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Worried about paying your bill, or about high bills as a result of working from home?

The far-reaching impact of COVID-19 has put a lot of financial strain on many of us Texans.

This is an unprecedented time in our lives. All of us are facing some type of concern related to paying our bills and keeping our lights on and affordable.

Whether you are worried about paying your bills and your lights going off, or you need to secure a lower rate to get the bills down while using a lot more energy working from home, this article will guide you in the right direction.

If you’re worried about high energy bills as a result of working from home, we can help.

Check out this guide and learn how to quickly make an informed decision, or put in your zipcode below to start comparing rates. You can switch your electric rate this same-day in about 10 minutes. The switch is automated – No one comes to your home, and there is no disruption in your service.

Working from home driving up your electric bill?

Dealing with a sudden loss of income and can’t pay your electricity bill?

Being ordered to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory for us all. If you find yourself out of work or unable to pay your electric bill, you should understand that getting relief is possible.

The Covid-19 crisis is unlike any we’ve had in the modern economy. Millions of people may be losing income or losing their jobs.

So what do you do if you find yourself unable to pay your electricity bill? Keep reading – we’ll share what we know so far, and how you can keep your lights on in this trying time we are all facing…

Talk to your electricity provider now

If you find yourself unable to pay your electricity you should talk with your electric company now. Do not wait.

Your electricity provider is unlikely to disconnect your power during a state of emergency, but you need to contact them now to make the appropriate arrangements so that you have power for your home or business.

Many providers are offering waivers of late payment fees and will work with you to come up with a plan.

They are facing tough times as well, and many providers have put programs in place to help ensure you receive electricity even if you’re having a tough time paying.

Disconnection Suspensions

On March 16, 2020, the Public Utility Commission of Texas held a hearing where the imminent threat to public health and safety by the Covid-19 epidemic was addressed.

The PUCT reinforced that each individual utility may choose to suspend disconnection for non-payment at their discretion. You can view the hearing here.

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has suspended disconnections for non-payment (DNPs). Visit the official CenterPoint Energy website for more information.

Oncor and TNMP each said that they will work with other utilities, retail electric providers, the Commission, and state and local authorities to develop a longer-term plan for handling DNPs during this State of Disaster. For more information visit the Oncor and TNMP websites.

AEP Texas has halted disconnection of service for non-payment in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), “until further notice.” Visit the official AEP Texas website for more information.

It’s your turn to act:

Working from home with high energy bills, or losing your job and unable to pay them – both of these require just a bit of simple action from you. We’re here to help you in whatever ways we can- as the real-person team behind ComparePower, we too are going through this with you.

  • If you’re out of work and can’t make the payment on your bills, take the action we’ve outlined above to ensure your lights stay on.
  • If you’re trying to reduce your energy rate while working from home, enter your zip code and get a better deal locked in now. The switch is automated – No one comes to your home, and there is no disruption in your service.

From all of us at ComparePower, we wish you and your family health, wellbeing, and prosperity during this troubling time we face together.

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Texas Electricity Prices. Switch Holds. Light Companies

A switch-hold will remain in effect until your light company notifies the Utility company that payment obligations have been met, including back-billings and meter repair charges due to tampering if applicable.

If you are disconnected for non-payment, you will need to pay your provider to get your lights turned back on.

What is a switch hold? 

A switch hold is a response to an electricity customer who does not pay a past-due bill as a means to block and prevent that customer from switching to another light company before paying their overdue light bill. 

Why is a switch-hold placed on my account?

The switch-hold prevents a switch or move-in transaction from occurring. In the event that you are not able to pay your light bill, your electric company will offer you a deferred payment plan to allow you to pay any outstanding balance in installments. Upon entering this agreement the light company can place a switch hold on your meter to prevent you from switching to another light company to avoid the balance due.  

Another reason is if your utility company determines that meter tampering has occurred at your location. It is against the law to tamper with the Transmission and Distribution Utility meter to benefit from unbilled electricity service. 

Can you switch electric companies if you owe money? 

In Texas, you can switch light companies if you owe money (as long as there is no switch hold already in place).  However, you will most likely be required to pay a deposit to start service with a new company. If your power is disconnected contact your electric company and request a payment plan to pay the balance owed overtime. 

Note: When entering a payment plan with your electric provider you also agree to have a switch hold placed on your service address. To prevent a switch hold from being placed on your account in the first place, do not enter into a payment agreement with your light company. If at all possible pay your bill in its entirety. If you do not have the funds we still recommend that you pay your bill and switch to a prepaid company right here on ComparePower. Not paying your light bill might have a negative impact on your credit which will make it more difficult to get lights in the future, when you need it most.

How to remove a switch hold? 

A switch hold can be removed by paying any past due balance owed to your electricity company. Once the balance is paid in full it can take up to 72 hours to remove the switch hold. 

If you are a new occupant residence with a switch hold you can remove the switch hold by contacting the electricity company that you are trying to set up services with and filling out a New Occupant Statement (NOS). New Occupant Statements must be accompanied by at least one of the following documents:  

  1. Copy of signed lease
  2. A notarized affidavit of landlord
  3. Closing documents
  4. Certificate of Occupant; or
  5. Utility bill in Customer’s name dated within the last two months from a different premise.

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Learn more about Texas electricity and how to shop for your best light plan. 

Moving To a New Home Before Your Electricity Plan Expires?

If you are moving into a new home in Texas, you are not obligated to take your electricity plan with you.

You can cancel your current contract without any penalty.

As long as you can provide a new forwarding address, your retail electricity provider cannot charge an early termination fee for disconnecting electricity service before contract expiration. This is a rule established by the Texas PUC.

Your upcoming move is an ideal opportunity to shop for a lower rate plan that could save you money on your monthly electricity bill and also offset some of your moving expenses.

If you do decide to transfer your service instead of canceling, be sure you have a great plan you are satisfied with, and that there aren’t better rates available on ComparePower.

We’ll help you estimate your new home’s energy usage, ensuring you choose the best plan for your household without any guesswork.

Find a low rate for your new home in a few of clicks.

 

Should You Transfer Electricity Service?

If you are moving into a new home within the same service area, and you are satisfied with your existing electricity plan, contact your electricity company to explore transferring the plan and the contract over to your new home.

A word of caution before you blindly transfer your energy plan. Some electricity plans have different discounts, fees, and pricing tiers that may or may not apply each month, depending on your kWh usage.

No two homes use the same amount of energy. Unless your new home requires the exact same kWh usage as your previous home your old plan may not be ideal.

The best way to shop for an energy plan in Texas is by estimating your anticipated monthly usage.

The key to avoid overpaying is knowing your expected usage and comparing monthly costs for each plan based on that usage amount.

This Online Electricity Usage Calculator will help you estimate the approximate energy usage of your new home.

If you can’t determine your usage, you can still compare rates by home size by entering your zip code in the zip box below.

Find your best electricity plan in minutes.

 

Ending your Electricity Service Contract

You can cancel your existing service with one phone call.

Contact your existing electricity company and let them know you are moving and need to cancel service and shut down your electricity account. You will need your electricity account number, the current address with the expected move out date and your future address.

Be diligent – Providers will often encourage you to stay with your existing plan and to transfer your service instead. Some may even tell you that you are required to stay if you are still in a service area covered by your plan. You can politely remind them that Texas law provides you the option to disconnect with no termination fee when moving. That should be all it takes, but they may request you provide proof of your move – a small price to pay for the option of getting out of a bad contract you aren’t happy with.

 

Average Price of Electricity In Texas

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA.GOV). The average price for electricity in Texas is 11.67 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Find the average price you are paying for power on your current electricity bill.

If you are paying more than the Texas average, consider using your move as an opportunity to find a lower rate plan.

There are fixed-rate plans for Texas residents on ComparePower with rates as low as $0.06 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

 

Compare Texas Electricity Rates For Your New Home

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 1212 months$0.100 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 2424 months$0.098 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 3636 months$0.096 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 1212 months$0.103 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 2424 months$0.101 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 3636 months$0.100 / kWh
Champion Energy - Champ Saver-3636 months$0.103 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan12 months$0.141 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan1 months$0.151 / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months$0.087 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months$0.061 / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months$0.075 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.133 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months$0.065 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months$0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months$0.154 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months$0.164 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months$0.105 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months$0.104 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months$0.108 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months$0.107 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! 1212 months$0.115 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! After Hours 1212 months$0.126 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! Free Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Free Power Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter"! 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Energy Saver 2424 months$0.118 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months$0.073 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months$0.131 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Freedom 1212 months$0.121 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months$0.130 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months$0.089 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months$0.072 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months$0.089 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee)12 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months$0.075 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months$0.115 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 1212 months$0.134 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months$0.110 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months$0.120 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 1212 months$0.136 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months$0.168 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Saver 1515 months$0.112 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months$0.126 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months$0.089 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months$0.113 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months$0.151 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months$0.117 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months$0.099 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months$0.109 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months$0.126 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 1212 months$0.145 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Value 1212 months$0.105 / kWh

These live rates for Oncor Electric Delivery service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Instantly compare competing Texas electricity plans and rates.

 

Moving Your Business?

Click here to get competing quotes for your business electricity. 

To find the best commercial electricity rates, you need to compare prices from competing energy companies.

ComparePower bridges the gap between your business and energy companies by inviting various energy providers to compete for your business in a sealed bid process.

You submit your information, once and the providers will present their bids.  You to choose the lowest price.  Simple, quick, and secure.

Texas Energy Companies

Predictable fixed-rate plans from a trusted Texas energy providers. 

Instantly enroll for service with great electricity providers such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy, Green Mountain, and more.

Click on the provider of your choice to view rates, learn more, or sign up.

Energy CompaniesPhone Number
4Change Energy855-550-6663
Direct Energy855-307-6915
First Choice Power888-458-6877
Frontier Utilities866-763-5084
Constellation855-798-2889
Gexa Energy855-639-8210
TXU Energy866-603-1533
Payless Power855-854-8482
Pulse Power855-652-1045

Instantly compare competing Texas electricity companies head to head and save.

How can I get my electric service reconnected in Texas?

If you forget to pay your bill or have an issue with your billing or auto-pay not working, you’re likely facing what most of us have dealt with at one time or another: electricity disconnection.

Your electric service can be reconnected, usually within 24-48 hours, by paying all overdue charges and disconnection and reconnection fees. If you cannot afford to pay your past-due balance today, you can try to set up a payment plan with your provider, or you can shop for another light company with no deposit here on ComparePower.

Shop for a new electric company and sign up in about 10 minutes with no deposit.

 

You will still owe your previous company your outstanding balance, but you may be able to get your lights on the same day with a new energy company while you sort out a payment plan with your old provider.

If you opt to stay with your current electric provider and pay your balance, you could be asked to make a deposit equal to one-fifth of your average annual billings or the next two months’ estimated billings, whichever is greater. Retail Electric Providers (REP) may request an additional deposit from an existing customer if a termination or disconnect notice has been issued or the account has been disconnected within the previous 12 months.

Light company disconnects in Texas

By understanding your obligations and rights regarding the electric service disconnection process, you may be able to avoid the cost and hassle of losing your electric service.

Your service agreement with a Retail Electric Provider (REP) is a legal contract. If you fail to pay your bill on time or violate other parts of your agreement, the provider may have your electric service disconnected.

In the event that your power is turned off, you may have to pay disconnection and reconnection fees and a deposit to have your service reconnected.

If you receive a disconnection notice or find that your power is out, call your electricity company.

Even if you cannot afford to make a payment, if you have a good standing payment history most electric companies will work with you to set up a payment arrangement.

Don’t wait until it is too late. Be proactive and call your provider.

When can my electric service be disconnected in Texas? 

Under the rules of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, a REP may disconnect service after proper notice:

  • If you don’t pay your bill on time or don’t make arrangements with the REP to pay the charges you owe over time.
  • If you don’t meet the terms of any deferred payment arrangement you’ve made with your REP.
  • If you use your electric service in an unsafe manner as outlined in your service agreement.
  • If you fail to pay deposits as required by your REP.

 

A REP may disconnect service without prior notice:

  • If there’s an immediate safety issue.
  • If the service is unauthorized or hooked up without a service contract.
  • If the power company’s equipment, such as the meter, has been tampered with.

 

A REP cannot disconnect your service for the following reasons:

  • If a previous resident of your home didn’t pay his/her electric bill on time.
  • For not paying charges unrelated to electric service.
  • For charges that are in dispute until the dispute has been settled in favor of the REP.
  • For charges that didn’t appear on your bill or were billed in error.
  • For charges due to under billing of service that was provided more than six months before your current billing period.
  • If the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory or a cold alert in your area.
  • For failure to pay an estimated bill other than a bill rendered pursuant to an approved meter-reading plan.

 

What if my electric service contract is canceled for non-payment?

In cases where there is no immediate safety issue or evidence of theft of service, the REP must provide written notice of its intention to shut off your power at least ten (10) days before the disconnection date.

The notice must tell you why your service is being disconnected, what you can do to avoid disconnection, the charges you will have to pay for disconnection and reconnection, and the total amount that’s overdue.

The notice must explain how you can make arrangements to pay your overdue bill over time and tell you how the company will try to collect your unpaid charges if you do not pay or don’t make deferred payment arrangements before the shut-off date.

There are special rules for disconnecting service for seriously ill or disabled customers whose health would be impaired by shutting off power, customers served by energy assistance programs, and residents of master-metered apartments.

If you fail to meet your obligations by the disconnection date, your service may be shut off the next day unless that day is a weekend or holiday.

Shop for a new electric company and get a new electricity provider in about 10 minutes.

 

How do I report a Power outage?

In the event of a power outage, please immediately contact your local poles wires company (TDSP) listed below:

 

Enter your zip code and we'll guide you to your best electric plan.

 

Switch Texas Energy Companies

Need Power today? Enroll for a new electric plan from a trusted Texas energy provider.

 

Instantly enroll for service with reputable electricity providers such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy, Green Mountain and more.

Click on the provider of your choice to view rates, learn more, or sign up.

Energy CompaniesPhone Number
4Change Energy855-550-6663
Direct Energy855-307-6915
First Choice Power888-458-6877
Frontier Utilities866-763-5084
Constellation855-798-2889
Gexa Energy855-639-8210
TXU Energy866-603-1533
Payless Power855-854-8482
Pulse Power855-652-1045

Instantly compare competing Texas electricity companies head to head and save.

Switch Electric Companies and Save

Some electricity plans have different discounts, fees, and pricing tiers that may or may not apply each month depending on your usage.

Predict what your electricity bill will cost you for every month of the year before you enroll. 

ComparePower will calculate each month’s bill for every plan and show the total cost for all bills combined. Now that is powerful!

Introducing our “Power TACO”™ Tool

If you input all 12 months of usage history, we will show you the Total Annual Cost of Ownership. We call this the Power TACO™.

Find the RIGHT energy company and your best electricity plan in 4 simple steps.

  1. Gather your home’s historical usage profile (kWh usage) month by month for the past 12 months. It’s ok if you don’t have all 12 months. The more months the better.
  2. Enter your historical usage month by month into the calculator below.
  3. Click on Compare Rates to compare competing light company rate plans based on your home’s custom usage.
  4. Enroll online or over the phone in about 5 minutes.

 

kWh Usage Pricing Calculator

Input as many months of usage history as you can gather, then click “Compare Rates”.

If you can’t find your usage history, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page.

How to Switch Energy Companies

Read this now to learn how to choose the right energy plan for your home when switching energy companies in Texas. 

Did you know electricity plans in Texas are priced according to how much energy you use each month?

That’s right. The amount of energy you use each month dictates the rate you pay for energy that month.

This is why it is very important to understand your monthly energy consumption when shopping for a new electricity plan in Texas.

To determine the best plan for your home you need to understand how much energy you use on any given month.

By the end of this short exercise, you’ll know how to compare electricity plan options by total annual cost instead of buying into advertised “teaser” rates.

Find your previous month’s energy bills or log into your existing energy company website. Write down month-by-month how many kilowatt-hours of energy you consumed last year.

It is ok if you do not have all 12 months of usage. Gather as many months as you can find. The more months the better.

If you can’t find your usage history, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page

Make an Informed Decision

We’ll show you how to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the best energy company plan for your home. 

Is your electricity bill too high? If you’re confused with all the different energy companies and electricity plans in Texas, you’re not alone.

Many Texans choose their electricity company based on advertisements they see on TV, brand recognition, or recommendations from friends and family.

Knowledge is power. Blindly deciding on your energy company without first knowing how to shop for the best electricity plan can end up costing you and your family a lot more money.

Next, we’ll show you step-by-step how to shop for the best plan so you can put your hard-earned money to better use than giving it away to an energy company that sold you the wrong plan for your needs.

Predictability is Power

Some electricity plans have different discounts, fees, and pricing tiers that may or may not apply each month depending on your usage.

ComparePower will calculate each month’s bill for every plan and show the total cost for all bills combined. Now that is powerful!

Find the RIGHT energy company and your best electricity plan in 4 simple steps.

  1. Gather your home’s historical kWh usage month by month for the past 12 months. It’s ok if you don’t have all 12 months. The more months the better.
  2. Enter your historical usage month by month into the calculator below.
  3. Click on Compare Rates to compare competing light company rate plans based on your home’s custom usage.
  4. Enroll online or over the phone in about 5 minutes.

 

kWh Usage Pricing Calculator Video

Still confused about why this is so important? This short 2-minute video will show you how to find your best plan on ComparePower.

 

How to determine your kWh Usage for a new home

What if you’re moving into a new home and do not have past or historical usage?

The best way to shop for an energy plan in Texas is still by estimating your anticipated monthly usage.

This Online Electricity Usage Calculator will help you estimate your new home approximate energy usage.

If you can’t determine your usage, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page.

Conclusion: Your turn to save

We’ve shown you how a few simple steps can help find the best electricity plan for your home.

Many users of this advanced way of shopping have reported saving over $2000 a year on their electric bill. That’s real money.

Give our usage estimator tool a try and see what you could be saving.

Compare the best electricity plans for your 1 bedroom apartment.

Have proof of service for your leasing office or landlord in minutes. 

You will need an electricity account number before you move into your 1 bedroom apartment in Texas. Your landlord or leasing office will not allow you to move in without first setting up electric service in your name.

You have options. Don’t let your new apartment complex recommend a single provider.

Do not overpay for your light company by choosing the provider recommended by your leasing office. You have the power to choose your apartment electricity provider in Texas.

We’ll help you quickly find your best electricity plan.

Whether you’re in the process of moving into a new apartment home or switching electricity providers, we’ll quickly help you find the best electricity plan with a low rate for your unique energy needs.

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Best electricity plans for a 1 bedroom apartment

The best way to shop for an energy plan in Texas is by understanding your monthly usage.

Prices and energy costs can vary based on usage, so knowing how much energy you use each month will help you determine the best price point for your home.

If you’re switching providers take a look at your electricity bill or log into your online account manager to obtain your electricity usage month by month for the past year.

Plug your usage into our historical usage calculator which will instantly find the best plan for your custom usage profile.

This 2-minute video will show you how to shop and switch using your historical usage. Click here to watch it. 

If you’re moving into a new apartment home try estimating your anticipated usage with this online calculator. Once you live in the home for a year and know your actual usage you can come back and shop for a more custom plan.

 

How much electricity does a 1 bedroom apartment use?

A small one-bedroom apartment will typically use around 500kWh of electricity, therefore you will want to shop plans in accordance with 500kWh of monthly consumption.

A larger one-bedroom apartment can use up to 1000kWh of energy. Therefore if you live in a large one-bedroom apartment you will want to sort the plans according to 1000kWh of monthly usage.

 

Electric rates for a 1 bedroom apartment in Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 1212 months$0.100 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 2424 months$0.098 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 3636 months$0.096 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 1212 months$0.103 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 2424 months$0.101 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 3636 months$0.100 / kWh
Champion Energy - Champ Saver-3636 months$0.103 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan12 months$0.141 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan1 months$0.151 / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months$0.087 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months$0.061 / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months$0.075 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.133 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months$0.065 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months$0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months$0.154 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months$0.164 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months$0.105 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months$0.104 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months$0.108 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months$0.107 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! 1212 months$0.115 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! After Hours 1212 months$0.126 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! Free Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Free Power Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter"! 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Energy Saver 2424 months$0.118 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months$0.073 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months$0.131 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Freedom 1212 months$0.121 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months$0.130 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months$0.089 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months$0.072 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months$0.089 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee)12 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months$0.075 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months$0.115 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 1212 months$0.134 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months$0.110 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months$0.120 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 1212 months$0.136 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months$0.168 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Saver 1515 months$0.112 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months$0.126 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months$0.089 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months$0.113 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months$0.151 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months$0.117 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months$0.099 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months$0.109 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months$0.126 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 1212 months$0.145 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Value 1212 months$0.105 / kWh

These live rates for Oncor Electric Delivery service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

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Electric rates for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dallas-Fort Worth

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 1212 months$0.100 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 2424 months$0.098 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 3636 months$0.096 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 1212 months$0.103 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 2424 months$0.101 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 3636 months$0.100 / kWh
Champion Energy - Champ Saver-3636 months$0.103 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan12 months$0.141 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan1 months$0.151 / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months$0.087 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months$0.061 / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months$0.075 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.133 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months$0.065 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months$0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months$0.154 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months$0.164 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months$0.105 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months$0.104 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months$0.108 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months$0.107 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! 1212 months$0.115 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! After Hours 1212 months$0.126 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! Free Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Free Power Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter"! 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Energy Saver 2424 months$0.118 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months$0.073 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months$0.131 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Freedom 1212 months$0.121 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months$0.130 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months$0.089 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months$0.072 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months$0.089 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee)12 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months$0.075 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months$0.115 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 1212 months$0.134 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months$0.110 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months$0.120 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 1212 months$0.136 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months$0.168 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Saver 1515 months$0.112 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months$0.126 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months$0.089 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months$0.113 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months$0.151 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months$0.117 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months$0.099 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months$0.109 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months$0.126 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 1212 months$0.145 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Value 1212 months$0.105 / kWh

These live rates for Oncor Electric Delivery service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

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Electric rates for a 1 bedroom apartment in the Houston Metropolitan area

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 1212 months$0.100 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 2424 months$0.098 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 3636 months$0.096 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 1212 months$0.103 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 2424 months$0.101 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 3636 months$0.100 / kWh
Champion Energy - Champ Saver-3636 months$0.103 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan12 months$0.141 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan1 months$0.151 / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months$0.087 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months$0.061 / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months$0.075 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.133 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months$0.065 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months$0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months$0.154 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months$0.164 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months$0.105 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months$0.104 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months$0.108 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months$0.107 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! 1212 months$0.115 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! After Hours 1212 months$0.126 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! Free Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Free Power Weekends 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter"! 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months$0.123 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Energy Saver 2424 months$0.118 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months$0.073 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months$0.107 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months$0.131 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Freedom 1212 months$0.121 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months$0.130 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months$0.089 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months$0.072 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months$0.089 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee)12 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months$0.075 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 1212 months$0.059 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months$0.115 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 1212 months$0.134 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months$0.110 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months$0.120 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 1212 months$0.136 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months$0.168 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Saver 1515 months$0.112 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months$0.126 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months$0.089 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months$0.113 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months$0.117 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months$0.151 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months$0.117 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months$0.117 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months$0.099 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months$0.109 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months$0.126 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 1212 months$0.145 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months$0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months$0.159 / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Saver 1212 months$0.146 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Value 1212 months$0.105 / kWh

These live rates for Oncor Electric Delivery service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

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Electric rates for a 1 bedroom apartment in Corpus Christi

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 1212 months$0.116 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 2424 months$0.114 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 3636 months$0.112 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 1212 months$0.119 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 2424 months$0.117 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 3636 months$0.116 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan1 months$0.161 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan12 months$0.151 / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months$0.099 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months$0.074 / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months$0.079 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months$0.132 / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.142 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months$0.064 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months$0.070 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months$0.074 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months$0.189 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months$0.194 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months$0.199 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months$0.108 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months$0.107 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months$0.105 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months$0.110 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months$0.110 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months$0.108 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! 1212 months$0.118 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! After Hours 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This"! Free Weekends 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Direct Energy - Free Power Weekends 1212 months$0.125 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter"! 1212 months$0.119 / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months$0.121 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months$0.122 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months$0.085 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months$0.119 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 months$0.074 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months$0.144 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Freedom 1212 months$0.134 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months$0.148 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months$0.157 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months$0.102 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months$0.085 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months$0.135 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 1212 months$0.160 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months$0.097 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee)12 months$0.119 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months$0.088 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 1212 months$0.074 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months$0.134 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 1212 months$0.147 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months$0.119 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months$0.122 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months$0.131 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 1212 months$0.142 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months$0.168 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Saver 1515 months$0.124 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months$0.140 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months$0.101 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months$0.130 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months$0.126 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months$0.154 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.130 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1212 months$0.152 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1212 months$0.157 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 1212 months$0.152 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months$0.119 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months$0.128 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months$0.109 / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months$0.119 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months$0.136 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 1212 months$0.155 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 1212 months$0.149 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months$0.151 / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months$0.171 / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months$0.142 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Saver 1212 months$0.159 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Value 1212 months$0.115 / kWh

These live rates for AEP Central service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

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Electricity companies for a 1 bedroom apartment in Texas

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Energy CompaniesPhone Number
4Change Energy855-550-6663
Direct Energy855-307-6915
First Choice Power888-458-6877
Frontier Utilities866-763-5084
Constellation855-798-2889
Gexa Energy855-639-8210
TXU Energy866-603-1533
Payless Power855-854-8482
Pulse Power855-652-1045

 

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One-bedroom apartment electricity prices in your city

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Use this kilowatt-hour (kWh) electricity usage and consumption calculator to quickly estimate your expected energy usage based on your home size in square feet (sqft), the number of occupants, and your energy usage habits.

Determine your usage then compare electric rates.

Estimate your usage using the tool.

Then, if you’d like, you can shop for a light company with the cheapest electricity plans and rates for your usage.

Just enter your zip code above to get started.

Let’s quickly find your best energy plan.

1. Size of home:

2. Number of residents:

3. Your energy habits:

Approximate average monthly usage: 690 kWh

Disclaimer: This tool is for approximation purposes only. Accuracy is not guaranteed or implied.

The approximated monthly usage is based on an average over 12 months. Air conditioning and heating costs can vary and often account for up to 50 percent of your home’s energy use during different seasons.

Factors such as size of your home, weather, construction, heating and cooling equipment type, insulation, and family living habits will influence your actual usage.

 

kWh Usage Pricing Calculator

Input as many months of usage history as you can gather, then click “Compare Rates”.

If you can’t find your usage history, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page.

How to Switch Electricity Providers

Learn how to choose the right energy plan for your home to make an informed decision when switching energy companies in Texas. 

Did you know electricity plans in Texas are priced according to how much energy you use each month?

That’s right. The amount of energy you use each month dictates the rate you pay for energy that month.

This is why it is very important to understand your monthly energy consumption when shopping for a new electricity plan in Texas.

To determine the best plan for your home you need to understand how much energy you use on any given month.

By the end of this short exercise, you’ll know how to compare electricity plan options by total annual cost instead of buying into advertised “teaser” rates.

Find your previous month’s energy bills or log into your existing energy company website. Write down month-by-month how many kilowatt-hours of energy you consumed last year.

It is ok if you do not have all 12 months of usage. Gather as many months as you can find. The more months the better.

If you can’t find your usage history, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page

Make an Informed Decision

We’ll show you how to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the best energy company plan for your home. 

Is your electricity bill too high? If you’re confused with all the different energy companies and electricity plans in Texas, you’re not alone.

Many Texans choose their electricity company based on advertisements they see on TV, brand recognition, or recommendations from friends and family.

Knowledge is power. Blindly deciding on your energy company without first knowing how to shop for the best electricity plan can end up costing you and your family a lot more money.

Next, we’ll show you step-by-step how to shop for the best plan so you can put your hard-earned money to better use than giving it away to an energy company that sold you the wrong plan for your needs.

Predictability is Power

Some electricity plans have different discounts, fees, and pricing tiers that may or may not apply each month depending on your usage.

ComparePower will calculate each month’s bill for every plan and show the total cost for all bills combined. Now that is powerful!

Find the RIGHT energy company and your best electricity plan in 4 simple steps.

  1. Gather your home’s historical kWh usage month by month for the past 12 months. It’s ok if you don’t have all 12 months. The more months the better.
  2. Enter your historical usage month by month into the calculator below.
  3. Click on Compare Rates to compare competing light company rate plans based on your home’s custom usage.
  4. Enroll online or over the phone in about 5 minutes.

 

kWh Usage Pricing Calculator Video

Still confused about why this is so important? This short 2-minute video will show you how to find your best plan on ComparePower.

 

How to determine your kWh Usage for a new home

What if you’re moving into a new home and do not have past or historical usage?

The best way to shop for an energy plan in Texas is still by estimating your anticipated monthly usage.

This Online Electricity Usage Calculator will help you estimate your new home approximate energy usage.

If you can’t determine your usage, you can still compare rates by home size by entering just your zip code at the top of this page.

Conclusion: Your turn to save

We’ve shown you how a few simple steps can help find the best electricity plan for your home.

Many users of this advanced way of shopping have reported saving over $2000 a year on their electric bill. That’s real money.

Give our usage estimator tool a try and see what you could be saving.

The power to choose your electricity provider

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Texans use more electricity now than they ever have before, and retail electricity providers deliver power to about 27 million people in the state.

The market has been able to absorb this huge increase in demand by the free operations of the market, not direct government controls.

This article will teach you about the history of deregulation in Texas so you will be informed when shopping for the best electricity rates for your home.

Energy deregulation in Texas has helped create a robust competitive marketplace that can meet the public’s electricity needs while giving you the power to choose your home’s electricity provider.

ComparePower is a free consumer service established in 2009 to assist residents of Texas shopping for their best energy plan.

The official rates you will find on ComparePower are the same rates you’ll find calling the energy companies or visiting their websites.

Offers from many different competing electricity companies are presented in an easy to understand format that makes comparing your options simple and fast.

This helps Texas consumers avoid hidden fees and advertising gimmicks by comparing plans “apples-to-apples” without wasting hours making phone calls, spreadsheets, or navigating dozens of different company websites.

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Deregulation of the Texas electricity market

Texas has a long cultural history of independence and freedom of personal choice. So, it’s no surprise that the state was among the first in the nation to free its electrical power grid from government control.

The first power plant in Texas was built in Galveston in the 1880s, just as the nation was starting to rebuild after the Civil War. Dozens of electricity generation facilities followed, mostly relying on the state’s mighty rivers and streams to generate plentiful hydroelectric power. Texas cities electrified quickly, and by the 1890s most major cities in the state were aglow with electrical lighting.

As anyone who has ever lived in or visited the state knows, Texas has robust natural resources. By the end of World War II, more than one million Texan homes were connected to the electrical grid.

By the late 1960’s, Texas was able to harness these resources into a strong electrical grid that was capable of providing power across the entire state. So, in 1970, the State created the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or “ERCOT.”

Ever since then, ERCOT has been responsible for managing the Texan electrical grid. As part of this responsibility, ERCOT passes rules and regulations pertaining to electric utilities in Texas. This includes both consumer protection policies and public safety measures.

In 1975, the Texas legislature enacted the Public Utility Regulatory Act (“PURA”), which was aimed at providing the State with greater authority to regulate electricity rates and services. Prior to PURA, cities throughout Texas were individually responsible for regulating their respective electricity rates and services.

Thus, PURA represented a major change in the regulation of electricity in Texas. Rather than allowing electric companies to compete and deal with local communities individually, PURA allowed the state government to control electricity services.

Unfortunately, state regulation of energy markets didn’t go very well under PURA. Electricity rates skyrocketed after PURA’s enactment, largely due to an inflated market and the need for increased electric capacity. This prompted the Texas legislature to act again, this time with the goal of deregulating the electricity market in hopes that it would decrease electricity costs for Texan consumers statewide.

George W. Bush, who was Governor of Texas at the time, strongly supported electricity deregulation in the 1990s. “Competition in the electricity industry,” he claimed, “will benefit Texans by reducing rates and offering consumers more choices.” This sentiment, which was shared by many in the Texas legislature, guided Texas’ energy marketplace toward deregulation.

As a result, the Texas legislature passed two laws meant to deregulate the state’s electricity market. First, in 1995, the Texan legislature passed Bill 373, which changed ERCOT’s responsibilities with regard to regulating utilities. While Bill 373 represented a critical policy shift, it didn’t break down the state stronghold on electricity markets as well as the legislature had hoped. For this reason, the State passed Senate Bill 7 in 2002.

Senate Bill 7 fundamentally altered how Texans get their electricity. Before this law, electricity rates were tied by law to the cost of the fuel. In fact, power plants, electric lines, and entire customer distribution networks were owned by public utilities commissions rather than private enterprises.

By restoring privatization and breaking down regulations in the energy market, the Texas legislature hoped that a more competitive marketplace would emerge. With higher competition, customers would see lower rates.

Even despite popular and political support, full deregulation of Texas’ electricity market wasn’t easy. ERCOT, the entity responsible for implementing deregulation, faced early challenges shifting their internal operations to accommodate their new tasks. In fact, on the day that the deregulation pilot project began, ERCOT experienced system failures.

Power companies sent switch requests to ERCOT and their computer systems were unable to process the requests. Instead, ERCOT officials had to utilize manual workarounds rather than the fully-automated systems it was meant to rely on. This setback led to significant delays of electricity services, and electricity prices started to spike in response to the volatility.

Fortunately, however, the rough start to deregulation has given way to a smoothly-operating industry. Now, nearly all Texas power customers are able to choose among several retail electricity providers when deciding on their electric company.

Since Senate Bill 7 fully deregulated Texan power markets in 2002, customers have embraced the freedom of choice they get in selecting electricity service providers. And, more and more service providers are coming online all the time, making rates even more competitive and tailored to local needs.

Over the past fifty years, energy regulation in Texas has shifted from local regulation to statewide regulation, and then finally to deregulation. Texas deregulated its energy market to help make sure Texans have access to electricity at a competitive market price. As a result, Texans across the state can now enjoy the benefits of competitively-priced electricity without the burdens of excessive government controls.

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Texas Electricity Prices on the Rise

There is a major crisis that is likely to affect all Texan’s wallets in 2020. Texas electricity prices are expected to increase this summer.

According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), electricity customers will experience record high prices as the state’s electrical grid is stressed during the hot summer months.

Variable pricing could go as high as 15 cents per kilowatt-hour or higher. 

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The best thing Texas electricity customers can do to protect themselves from high prices this year is to lock in a fixed price contract.

With terms as short as a few months to as long as a few years, there is bound to be a fixed price electricity plan that meets your household’s power needs.

You can rest easy knowing your electricity bill won’t ride the wave of increasing prices this summer. Read on to find out what is causing the spike.

Texas Electricity Prices

 

ERCOT points to a variety of factors expected to put the grid to the test. In addition to record-breaking demand, delayed power supply projects and the closure of three major coal-fired power plants will dampen the amount of electricity available.

To make a long story short, you need to lock in your electricity prices now before rates shoot up right before summer.

Look outside, and you can see the signs of spring. The grass is growing, and the flowers are blooming.

That means you don’t have much time before the thermometer hits triple digits. Shop for electricity plans now on Compare Power to see which one meets your needs for the best price.

 

Expect increase for Texas electricity rates 2020

This year is another in a long succession of years where ERCOT has predicted peak demand in the summer months. It’s easy to become desensitized to ERCOT power prices. However, this summer is different.

Wholesale electricity prices are expected to jump this summer in the wake of shutdowns of three of the state’s largest coal-fired generating plants.

These closures have driven the state’s power reserves down to their lowest in more than ten years. ERCOT manages 90 percent of the Texas electricity grid.

ERCOT has not been sitting on its hands. Late last year, ERCOT calculated Texas would start this summer with fewer megawatts of power than expected.

This was caused, they said, by the coal plant closures along with temporary shutdowns and delays in natural gas and wind power projects.

As a point of reference, one megawatt can power about 200 homes on a hot Texas day.

 

Increasing demand combined with decreased supply

As with any good or service traded on an open market, increased demand and reduced supply mean increasing prices.

Industrial power customers will be impacted the soonest because they tend to buy power at the market price.

Most residential customers will be shielded from the high prices in the short run because of fixed-price contracts, but eventually, electricity suppliers will recover their increased costs. If you don’t currently have a fixed price electricity plan, you need one.

Signing up for a fixed price electricity plan will spare you from those high prices, but you must act now.

Thankfully for customers, Texas has some of the lowest energy prices in the nation because of easy access to natural gas and an abundance of wind power.

On the flip side, low prices have made it difficult for power generating companies to stay profitable.

To maintain their slim margins, they have delayed capital investment in new and existing plants.

As these power plants are allowed to operate with few improvements and less than optimal upkeep, the risk of malfunctions increases.

If a plant is taken offline for repairs, that decreases the supply of available electricity.

Taking a plant offline for repairs on a summer day could force ERCOT to implement emergency conservation measures such as rolling blackouts.

 

Reserves running short

Relative to expected demand, ERCOT aims to have 13.75 percent in reserves; however, ERCOT estimates it will have less than desired in reserve this summer.

The organization blames plant closings and delayed openings for this shortfall.

Looking into the future, ERCOT expects to have some kWh in reserve for summer 2020, but again, this is below the amount ERCOT feels comfortable having in reserve.

ERCOT estimates peak electricity demand in Texas to increase 1.7 percent each year over the next decade.

As ERCOT has said for years, conserve electricity during peak demand. The summer months have high demand in general, but in particular, the hottest hours of the afternoon are the most straining on the Texas electrical grid.

So if you can, wait to do your laundry or run your dishwasher until the sun goes down. And if you can bear it, turn your home’s thermostat up a few degrees. Your wallet and your fellow Texans will be grateful.

 

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Texas Public Utility Commission: Submitting Protests or Complaints

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When something goes wrong, you deserve to have the issues resolved immediately. While your first step should be to contact your current electric provider, they are not always able, or willing, to help. The PUC of Texas will take action on the complaints that you file with them, although this should be your last resort option.

After first filing an informal complaint, the Public Utility Commissioners will have your case investigated. Their goal is to determine whether the provider is guilty of wrongdoing. Their evidence will be shown to the company, in hopes they will make it right. If they do not, your next step is a formal complaint.

Although this may be necessary if you have been outrageously cheated or wronged, it may not be worth your time and money to file a formal complaint. The proceedings are much like a court case, and it is advisable that you consult an attorney before moving forward. Sometimes, the best option is to simply cut your ties with the company.

The energy market in Texas is deregulated, and you can choose your provider. Why go through the trouble of a formal complaint process, when it takes minutes to switch to another utility company online? ComparePower finds the lowest rates available in your area to ensure that you can choose the provider that best fits your needs.

The PUC of Texas protects your power to choose and hopes that you will exercise that right. There is less work and headaches, both for them and you, if you switch providers when a company proves inadequate. Fight the smart way and take your business elsewhere.

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Texas Public Utility Commission: Defending Consumer Energy Rights

Since 1975, the Public Utility Commission of Texas has been responsible for implementing rules and guidelines that protect consumers. They regulate electric utilities and the companies that provide them, by finding solutions to customer complaints and investigating pricing and service practices in the energy industry.

At the center of the Public Utility Commission’s mission, is providing the power to choose to residents of Texas. That is the best way to ensure prices are low and that you get the best service and rates available in your area. The Public Utility Commissioners understand the importance of their role and how their rules can help consumers like you.

 

What’s the Job of the Public Utility Commission of Texas?

The original role of the Public Utility Commission, or PUC of Texas, was to ensure that the utility monopoly in Texas didn’t get out of hand. Energy companies had free reign over a particular area and consumers couldn’t get energy from anyone else. PUC Substantive rules were created to ensure that the energy industry was unable to gouge consumers with high prices.

Eventually, lawmakers saw that there were still issues, despite the work of the commission. So in 2002, the Texas Government passed a deregulation law. Suddenly, competition among providers was keeping prices low and giving consumers the power to choose. So the PUC adapted and began to oversee the implementation of the law and resolve initial issues.

To this day, the PUC of Texas fields complaints from customers and works to protect the people. Whenever an energy company steps out of line, they are there to impose regulations or sanctions and ensure that big businesses can’t take advantage of Texans across the state.

 

The Authority of the Texas PUC

There are some limitations placed on Public Utility Commission of Texas, and they are unable to operate across the whole state. The main threat is from utility companies that are investor-owned and operate in deregulated areas. The PUC can create rules and sanctions that help control these companies but have no authority over utilities provided by cities and co-ops. They can only suggest that these organizations follow PUC guidelines.

If you live in one of these areas, your prices are determined by the company’s board or the city council members. The Public Utility Commission is not given power over them, and you are not protected in quite the same way. It is essential that you elect board members and city council members that are aware of PUC rules and govern themselves in a way that cares for consumers.

To file an electric complaint form go to the official Public Utility Commission of Texas website. 

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