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Your insider’s guide to finding the best electricity rates and energy plans in Baytown
No matter how long you’ve lived in Baytown, you can use this guide to learn how to unlock affordable electricity through comparison shopping.
Baytown electricity rates
You have the power to choose your home’s electric provider in Baytown.
ComparePower is a free consumer service established in 2009 to help residents of Baytown find affordable energy plans.
These are the same official rates you’ll find after calling the energy companies or visiting their websites.
We present current offers from competing electrical companies to simplify and speed up your search for the right provider.
Offers from many different competing electricity companies are presented in a standardized format that makes comparing your options simple and fast. You don’t need to waste valuable time making calls, searching websites, or crunching numbers. ComparePower speeds up your search for your next provider.
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These live rates for CENTERPOINT ENERGY HOUSTON ELECTRIC LLC service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.
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Electricity price trends in Baytown
The state legislature deregulated the market for electricity in Texas communities like Baytown in 2002. This policy change means that instead of a single provider, Waco residents choose from competing energy providers.
Deregulation helps consumers like you by encouraging energy providers to compete for your dollars rather than establish cookie-cutter rates. You can take advantage of this competition by using ComparePower to find quotes from up to 100 energy providers. Instead of looking through individual plans, you will see every plan offered by every provider through ComparePower’s search tool.
Average electricity rates in Baytown
Updated February 2024
The average residential electricity rate in Texas is 14.61 ¢/kWh, 9% less than the U.S. average.
The average Texas business electricity rate is 8.76 ¢/kWh, 29% less than the U.S. average.
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How to find the best energy plan in Baytown
#1 rule: Know your usage!
The first step in reducing your monthly energy bill is to know how much energy you use each month.
Energy companies don’t adjust their rate quotes to your estimated usage. Instead, they use a standard rate of about 2,000 kWh baseline for all of their quotes.
This works fine if that is your monthly usage but imagine the shocking revelation of a monthly bill based on a higher usage rate.
ComparePower simplifies matters by customizing energy quotes based on your actual usage rather than a baseline rate. Before using the search tool, you only need your zip code and monthly electric usage for the past year.
Once you input this data, ComparePower takes care of the rest. You will see quotes from energy providers serving Baytown that include taxes and additional fees. The site lets you set up your service with a new provider without going to another site. All you need to get started is your last year of energy usage.
If you don’t know your usage, take an educated guess
If you can’t acquire recent usage or are new to your current home, the next best thing is to determine how much energy you will use in an average month.
While not as accurate as having your previous usage, estimating your typical usage is better than choosing a plan that doesn’t match your household’s energy needs.
Use ComparePower to find the best energy plan for your specific usage.
Ready to find the best plan for your household? Enter your zip code to get started:
Moving to Baytown: Setting up electricity
Baytown acts as a midway point between the hustle and bustle of Houston and the natural habitat of Galveston Bay. Residents can make their way to the city or coastal cities like Galveston by hopping on the freeway.
To save time for these trips, you can reduce time-consuming activities like searching for an energy plan.
Important: If this is your first time setting up electricity service in Baytown, you need to get the previous year’s energy usage for your home.
To get previous usage figures, ask the previous homeowner to check their billing statements for exact figures. You will save time and money by trying to piece this information together.
Once you have these numbers, ComparePower can start finding the right plan for your energy needs. If this info isn’t available, you can use an estimate of your monthly usage using the “Help Me Choose” tool. ComparePower reminds you to return and switch your plan at the end of your current contract.
Ready to get started? Enter your zip code below, and we'll guide you to the best energy plan for your new home.
Switching electricity companies in Baytown
Your electrical provider may take the end of your current energy contract as a chance to hike your rates.
This contract bump means that you should search for cheap electrical rates each year to take advantage of industry competition. You may save hundreds of dollars each year by switching accounts.
Switching contracts is easy because your new provider handles everything, including cancellation. As you switch, you don’t need to worry about representatives coming to your home or disrupting your power. The switch only takes minutes, and you could realize savings in the first month.
There is no loss of power when you switch. Electricity in Baytown is all delivered by the Oncor Transmission and Distribution Utility rather than your provider.
Here are some details about switching plans:
- Texas law allows early contract cancellation within 14 days of the contract’s end without penalty.
- Some plans allow you to arrange your next contract within 60 days of your current contract’s conclusion.
- You may find a new energy provider with a rate that makes early cancellation worthwhile even if you pay the penalty.
Ready to find the best plan for your household's usage? Enter your zip code to get started:
Baytown energy companies
Looking for a great electric company in Baytown?
You can sign up for service with great companies such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy, and more.
Click on the company of your choice to view rates, learn more, or sign up.
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No-deposit electricity plans in Baytown
Energy companies in Baytown sometimes require deposits before providing service to new customers.
ComparePower shows you no-deposit plans available in Baytown as part of its standardized quote format.
You don’t need to commit to an energy provider that requires a deposit. The deregulated market means many plans meet your needs. ComparePower automatically checks deposit requirements so you can select the right plan.
Learn how to get no deposit lights.
You may be eligible to have the deposit waived if you meet one of the requirements from the Texas Public Utility Commission §25.478 – Credit Requirements and Deposits.
If you have any questions about deposit waivers, you can contact us. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.
Get your lights turned on the same day with No Deposit. Enter your zip code to get started:
Baytown business electricity plans
Baytown’s business community features major corporations, including Bayer, Chevron, and ExxonMobil. The city also features a 15,000-acre industrial park, the fifth-largest park of its kind in the world as of 2018. These assets, along with proximity to Houston, mean that Baytown entrepreneurs have opportunities to grow.
To stay competitive in Baytown, your business needs to keep costs as low as possible. Your business should shop each year for affordable energy rates from energy providers. The deregulated market isn’t just helpful to residents with business plans available at low rates.
ComparePower uses a sealed bid process to compare business plans from Mission energy providers. Once you enter your zip code, you can select your preferred bid and complete the sign-up process. The entire process is easy and quick.
Click here to get competing quotes for your business electricity.
To learn more about smart meters or to download your electricity usage, visit Smart Meter Texas.
To report an issue with your electricity service or power outages in Baytown, visit CenterPoint Energy’s website here.
For gas service in Baytown, call or visit CenterPoint Energy at 713-659-2111.
In Baytown, garbage, sewer, and recycling services are included with your water utilities bill from the City of Baytown.
The City of Baytown provides water services to all residents and businesses in the city.
Customer Care: 281-420-6515
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
24-Hour Emergency Service 281-422-8371: call if you suspect a water main break, leak, sewer overflow, or water contamination.
Other utility service areas in Texas
Not in the CenterPoint Energy’s Service area? Search low electricity rates by service area and local utility company.
Click on your Texas Distribution Utility (TDU) below to compare electricity rates in your service area.
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View electricity prices for zip codes in Baytown
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