Your expert guide to finding the best electricity rates and energy providers in Katy, Texas
Whether you have just moved in, lived here for a long time, own a business, or need a no-deposit option, this thorough guide will help you find the right energy plan in Katy, Texas.
Time to read: about 7 min
Sections in this guide:
Click on a section to jump directly to it:
- Katy Electricity Rates Table (live 24/7 updates)
- Electricity Price Trends in Katy (average kWh price chart)
- How to find the best energy plan in Katy (know your usage!)
- Moving to Katy: Setting up Electricity (how to choose the right plan)
- Switching electricity companies in Katy (how to choose the best plan)
- Katy Energy Companies
- No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Katy
- Katy Business Electricity Plans
- Katy Utilities (and how to report a power outage)
Katy Electricity Rates Table
You have the power to choose your energy provider in Katy, Texas.
Founded in 2009, ComparePower exists as a free service allowing residents of Katy to easily find the electric company that best meets their needs.
The rates you see on this up-to-date table will be the same prices you will find when you call each energy provider directly or visit their websites.
The formatting used in the table makes it easy and fast to compare the offers from competing electricity providers.
Instead of wasting hours researching hidden fees and listening to a salesman, you see all the rates on the same playing field.
87 Katy Electric Rates
These live rates for CenterPoint Energy service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.
Instantly compare competing Katy electricity companies
Instantly compare competing Katy electricity companies
Electricity Price Trends in Katy
Unlike many places you may live, electricity in Katy, Texas has been deregulated. This means that instead of being forced to accept the prices that are thrown at you, you have the flexibility to choose your energy provider.
With deregulation, more companies have come into the energy market in Katy, and are trying to compete with each other for customers.
Thus, you reap the benefits of lower prices and the flexibility of shopping for or switching to, the Katy provider that seems best to you.
With between 60 and 100 companies competing for your business in Katy, you have hundreds of plans to choose from.
Average Electricity Rates in Katy, Texas
This chart is compiled using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA.GOV).
The average price for electricity in Texas in 2017 was 11.4 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
There are fixed-rate plans for Katy residents on ComparePower with rates as low as $0.11.
Enter your zip code to compare Katy energy plans and rates
How to find the best energy plan in Katy
The Key: Know How Much Energy You Need
In order to shop an energy provider that meets your needs, you have to know your average monthly usage. How does this help?
Most electricity companies price their rates depending on a certain usage, usually 2000 kWh.
If you don’t match the usage they are advertising, their “price per kWh,” then the energy company will change the rate that you are paying.
Luckily, you don’t have to do any fancy math or depend on the word of a salesman when shopping for a provider. ComparePower lets you shop for rates at the amount of electricity you will use each month.
Therefore, the key to finding the best rate is knowing how much energy you will use each month. By looking at your usage history from the past year, you can find the companies that give the best rates for your specific electricity needs.
Usually, this would take lots of time and calculations on your part, but ComparePower guides you to electricity plans that are tailored to your needs through their innovative research and comparison tools.
We will make sure that fees are not kept hidden and you know what you’re paying for.
Then, ComparePower makes it easy to sign up with your chosen provider without ever leaving the site. None of this can be done, however, unless you know your past or expected usage.
If you haven’t kept usage records, you can estimate.
You may not have access to a twelve month usage history or this may even be your first time owning a home and choosing an energy provider. Your best option is to estimate.
While historical usage records give you access to the best-priced plans, estimating is still better than choosing a plan that looks like it is the best price on the surface, only to find out it isn’t tailored to your level of usage.
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 Katy: Setting up Electricity
Did you know that Katy, Texas is ranked by HomeUnion as one of America’s most family-friendly places to live?
Founded in 1945, the city of Katy has a population of around 17,000 and is situated just west of the large metropolitan center of Houston. Its location gives it big-city convenience while maintaining the close-knit feeling of a smaller town.
The entire city takes up just over 11 square miles in south Texas and has a climate of hot and humid summers, paired with mild winters.
If you’re looking for a great, air-conditioned place to have some fun, you can visit their famous Katy-Mills Mall, which houses 160 retailers and was built in 1999. Or for some outside fun, you can catch a football game played by the Championship winning Katy High School Tigers.
Important: In order to get the best rates from companies in Katy, you will need to get the 12-month usage history of the home you are moving in to.
An easy way to do this is to ask the seller of the home you are moving in to. They should have access online or through mail, to their previous bills and statements.
Although this may take a little bit of work, you will reap the benefits in your energy savings.
With this information, ComparePower will instantly calculate the plans that will save you the most money.
Note: Estimating can be helpful if you do not have access to usage history. Use the “Help Me Choose” tool after entering your zip code below and ComparePower will assist you in evaluating your home’s usage.
Instantly choose the plan that is right for you based on ComparePower’s recommendations. They will even remind you when your agreed upon term is up and you need to re-evaluate.
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 Katy
Since competition and other market factors are always changing, it is important to evaluate your energy provider each year. Switching to another plan may have you paying a lower price each year.
Once you have completed a contract with an electricity company, they will most likely raise your rates, hoping that you will stay loyal or not re-evaluate.
Don’t mindlessly renew your contract. Check the competing rates on ComparePower and you may end up saving thousands of dollars during your residency in Katy.
Switching is easy:
- You don’t have to deal with agents from your current company.
- There is no need for anyone to visit your home.
- You won’t lose power.
- You can be switched in a matter of minutes.
After you decide to switch, it won’t be your responsibility to cancel your current service. The utility company you move to will take care of canceling and cutting ties with your old provider.
Since all companies use the same electricity equipment, like the wires and poles that lead to your house, no one has to come to your house and replace anything. This also allows you to switch your service and never lose power.
The electricity is simply switched to a different source and it all goes through the same wires to get to your house. Your power is never affected.
According to Texas Law, you can even cancel your contract and switch providers 14 days before your contract expires without assessing a late fee.
If your contract is months from over, however, you can look into building a relationship with the provider you have chosen and request for them to wait to switch your service for up to 60 days.
Even if you have much longer than 60 days, you should look into whether your savings will outweigh the cancellation fee you pay. It may be worth it to go ahead and switch.
If you’re not sure email us your latest energy bill and one of our service agents can advise you on your best options.
As has been said before, even when switching, knowing your usage is the key to savings.
You will want to gather your 12-month usage history so that you can get the best rate for your household and give yourself the most savings.
Ready to find the best plan for your household's usage? Enter your zip code to get started:
Katy Energy Companies
Need an electric company that meets your needs in Katy?
Click on the company of your choice and start comparing rates and learning more about companies like TXU, TriEagle Energy, and Direct Energy.
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No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Katy
Are you like many other residents who need a no-deposit plan in Katy?
ComparePower can help you to find the best plan for your household needs, while also filtering out those electric companies that will require deposits.
Why should you spend your valuable time calling companies and listening to them tell you about their high-priced deposits? There is no need for you go through that hassle again.
You deserve to have power for your home without having to pay a deposit. With ComparePower you can get the best rates and avoid those hefty upfront payments.
There are multiple options to choose from even if your best matches would normally require a deposit.
You can instantly know whether or not a certain plan requires a deposit and easily filter out the ones that do.
Get your lights turned on the same day with No Deposit. Enter your zip code to get started:
You may be eligible to have the deposit waived if you meet one of the following criteria.
A residential customer or applicant may be deemed as having established satisfactory credit if:
- The customer has been a customer of any REP or an electric utility within the two years prior to the request for electric service; is not delinquent in payment of any such electric service account, and during the last 12 consecutive months of service was not late in paying a bill more than once.
- The customer or applicant possesses a satisfactory credit rating obtained through a consumer reporting agency, as defined by the Federal Trade Commission.
- The customer or applicant is 65 years of age or older and the customer is not currently delinquent in payment of any electric service account.
- The customer or applicant has been determined to be a victim of family violence.
- The customer is medically indigent.
The requirements above are directly from the Texas Public Utility Commission §25.478 – Credit Requirements and Deposits.
Note: For any of the situations above, you must first complete your order for an energy plan on ComparePower before you can obtain a waiver for your deposit.
After you’ve placed your order, you will receive an email with instructions as well as contact information for your new energy company.
Important: You must send your waiver information by email, phone, fax or mail to your new energy company (not to ComparePower).
As soon as your energy company receives your documentation, they will let you know that they’ve sent a request for your energy service to begin.
Remember, your energy company will not start your electric service until you satisfy any deposit requirement (you pay or receive a waiver).
If you have any questions on deposit waivers, you can contact us. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.
Katy Business Electricity Plans
If you’ve opened a business in Katy, then you’ve joined many others who are taking advantage of the economic and retail boom in the city.
It’s a good time to own a business.
BP America, Amazon, and the Igloo corporation have already made their home in Katy’s thriving economy.
As a business owner, you know that competition drives down prices. Since energy has been deregulated in Katy, you are able to find and compare different electricity companies that are competing for your business.
As you may know, many companies will not sell to individual business without a broker, like ComparePower. Beyond this, we can even help to secure better rates.
You get better deals when energy companies are invited to bid on providing service to your business.
ComparePower will make this happen and then allow you to choose the lowest rates that meet your usage needs. They will do all the work and let you get the best deals in a fast and simple manner.
Click here to get competing quotes for your business electricity.
If you need more information on SmartMeters, or would like to download your usage history, go to Smart Meter Texas.
To get in touch with a service representative and report an outage or problem in Katy, call Centerpoint Energy: 281-391-5104
To get gas service in Katy, contact Centerpoint Energy: 281-391-5104
The city of Katy charges a $15.00 fee for garbage and recycling collection. For more information or to set up service, contact Republic Services: 713-849-0400
Water service is provided by the City of Katy, TX. When you visit their website you can find more information and ways of contacting a customer care representative.
For help, call 281-391-4801.
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other Utility service areas in Texas
Don’t fall within Centerpoint’s Service Area? You can use ComparePower to search local companies by service area.
Click on your Texas Distribution Utility (TDU) below to compare electricity rates in your service area.
- Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP)
- AEP Texas North
- AEP Texas Central
- Sharyland Utilities
Don’t know your TDU? Use our zip code finder to search for your new low rate:
View electricity prices for Zip Codes in Katy, Texas
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View electricity prices for cities near Katy, Texas
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- Houston, TX
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- Midland, TX
- Mcallen, TX
- Pearland, TX
- Corpus Christi, TX
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- Alvin, TX
- Katy, TX
- Abilene, TX
- Sugar Land, TX
- Arlington, TX
- Missouri City, TX
- Laredo, TX
- Loraine, TX
- Richmond, TX
- Harlingen, TX
- Edinburg, TX
- Plano, TX
- Cypress, TX
- Killeen, TX
- Humble, TX
- Friendswood, TX
- Dickinson, TX
- Grand Prairie, TX
- Mesquite, TX
- Angleton, TX
- Tyler, TX
- Eagle Pass, TX
- Allen, TX
- Spring, TX
- Austin, TX
- Eden, TX
- Belton, TX
- Carrollton, TX
- Baytown, TX
- San Benito, TX
- Mansfield, TX
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