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Discover Houston Energy Options

Houston and its surrounding suburbs play a huge role in the global oil industry. Houston energy providers and Fortune 500 companies are located all across the city. Whether you’re in town to visit Houston or you’ve lived here your whole life, the city has a lot to offer. Sports fans can root for the Astros and the Rockets, while others can enjoy shopping, exploring parks and checking out the vibrant nightlife.

No matter who you are, residents and business owners in Texas have to have electricity. Understanding electricity rates in Houston can be overwhelming at first. At SaveOnEnergy.com®, our job is to help you explore your Houston energy options. The more you learn about electric companies in your area, the easier your decision will be when you choose an energy plan.

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How to shop for electricity rates in Houston

Whether you’re a homeowner, a business owner or renting an apartment, SaveOnEnergy.com is the place to shop for supply rates. Type in your ZIP code to shop and compare electricity plans or call now and speak with an energy expert.

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Moving? Explore Houston energy providers

You have the power to choose the best power company in Houston for your needs before settling into your new home. A fixed supply rate will give you the same rate per kWh every month. It won’t fluctuate with the energy market or change during your contract. Most Houston energy providers offer some type of fixed-rate supply plans. Another popular option is a variable supply rate. Some people prefer variable supply rates because they can change along with market prices. When market prices go up your rate per kWh may increase, but when they decrease you could benefit from a lower supply rate. SaveOnEnergy.com can help you make sense of your options.

What is the best electricity company in Houston?

The best electricity company in Houston depends on your energy needs. You might be looking for a provider that has been around for decades or one that has top-rated customer service. Maybe you’re interested in finding a green energy plan and your current Houston electricity provider doesn’t have green option. Below, you'll find information on some of the leading residential retailers in Texas.

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Founded Date

Fixed-Rate Plan?

Green Products?

4Change Energy

2012

Yes

Yes

Amigo Energy

2003

Yes

Yes

Bounce Energy

2008

Yes

Yes

Champion Energy Services

2005

Yes

Yes

Direct Energy

1986

Yes

Yes

First Choice Power

2000

Yes

Yes

Just Energy

1997

Yes

Yes

New Leaf Energy

2012

Yes

Yes

StarTex Power

2004

Yes

Yes

Tara Energy

2002

Yes

Yes

TriEagle Energy

2003

Yes

Yes

TXU Energy

1912

Yes

Yes

Verde Energy

2009

Yes

Yes

YEP Energy

2006

Yes

Yes

Keep in mind that if you're looking to switch providers in Houston, check your current plan first to find out if it has any early cancellation fees.

Learn more about business electricity rates in Houston

Electric rates for businesses vary greatly, and SaveOnEnergy.com can set you up with a custom plan. Each business has different energy needs, and some supply plans may not be specific enough for your company. Many businesses in other states don’t have the ability to choose their commercial electric provider, so take advantage of the opportunity.

Compare Houston electric rates

Ready to shop? Below you’ll find available electricity rates in Houston. Search for plans by rate, term length or brand. If you have an apartment with a short lease, a supply plan with a shorter length might be the best for you. However, if you own a home and don’t plan on moving for a while, you can look for long-term plans. You have the power to choose!

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What to do in a power outage

CenterPoint Energy is the utility company for Houston and delivers electricity to homes and businesses in the area. If you experience a power outage, report it to CenterPoint Energy as soon as possible. You should also call your utility company if there are downed power lines in your area.

Outage hotline: 1-800-332-7143

Updated: 11-17-16. Sources: www.centerpointenergy.com; www.visithoustontexas.com.