Markham electricity rates and energy plans
Whether a business owner, new resident, or long-time citizen of Markham, use of this comprehensive guide will enable you to find your best solution for an electricity plan.
Time to read: about 7 min
Sections in this guide:
Pick a section below to skip directly to it:
- Markham Electricity Rates Table (live 24/7 updates)
- Electricity Price Trends in Markham (average kWh price chart)
- How to find the best energy plan in Markham (know your usage!)
- Moving to Markham: Setting up Electricity (how to choose the right plan)
- Switching electricity companies in Markham (how to choose the best plan)
- Markham Energy Companies
- No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Markham
- Markham Business Electricity Plans
- Markham Utilities (and how to report a power outage)
Markham Electricity Rates Table
You have the power to choose your household’s energy provider in Markham, Texas.
ComparePower is a free consumer service started in 2009 to assist residents of Markham searching for their lowest rate energy plan.
These official rates are the identical rates you’ll find contacting the electricity companies or visiting them online.
Plans from many different electricity providers are presented in a simple grid that makes comparing your options simple and fast.
This allows Texas consumers avoid hidden fees and advertising gimmicks by comparing plans “apples-to-apples” without consuming hours of time calling different energy providers or sorting through hundreds of different websites.
93 Markham Electric Rates
These live rates for AEP Central service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.
Electricity Price Trends in Markham
Electricity in Markham, Texas, is deregulated. As an energy customer, you have a choice when it comes to picking a retail electricity provider (your electricity company), which gives you insight and control over your energy bills.
Deregulation of electricity in Texas de-monopolized the electricity market for the majority of Texas, the city of Markham included, which introduced massive competition.
As a result, many excellent retail electricity providers compete for your business in Markham by offering low-prices, making it a great time to shop, switch, and save costs on your power statement.
As many as 60-100 energy companies compete for your business in Markham and there are hundreds of plans to select from.
Average Electricity Rates in Markham, 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 Markham residents on ComparePower with rates as low as $0.11
How to find the best energy plan in Markham
#1 rule: Usage is key!
Discovering the amount of energy you will consume month-to-month is the ideal way to find a deal on energy in Markham. Why is this so vital?
The “price per kWh” you see power companies advertising is for an exact monthly usage (typically 2000 kWh).
Every plan uses a different calculation for how your monthly bill is determined, and your monthly bill will change according to how much power you use in the month.
Unless you match the exact advertised usage each month, you will end up paying an effective “price per kWh” different than what you saw when you ordered.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to shop for power rate.
Calculating your expected monthly bill based on anticipate monthly usage, then comparing plans by total monthly bill, is the best way to shop for the best rate for your household.
Better still, if you have an entire year of usage history for your household, you can compare plans by total annual cost. This annualized method takes into account the changes in usage between summer and winter months and is the absolute best way to determine the right energy rate plan for your home.
ComparePower does all this math for you in an instant. What could take you hours on a spreadsheet is now done in just moments.
We put the power in your hands, taking what would amount to hours of investigation, spreadsheets, and calculations across hundreds of offers and navigate you step-by-step to the energy rate plan that’s best for your home’s usage.
We clarify the details, disclosing all fees and charges, so you’ll know precisely where your money is going and what to anticipate on your bill.
We then assist you in enrolling with your selected electricity company without leaving our service.
The bottom line is you must know your expected or historical usage before selecting the right energy plan for your home.
If you don’t know your usage, estimate
If you are unable to acquire 12-months of historical usage, or you’re the owner of a brand new home, the next best thing is to estimate how much energy you will use in an average month.
While not as optimal as having all previous 12-months of usage, estimating your average usage is better than blindly choosing the first plan you see advertised by an energy company at a specific usage that isn’t what you’ll consume.
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 Markham: Setting up Electricity
If this is your first time setting up electricity service in Markham, to get the best rate you need to get the previous 12-months of energy usage for your new home.
Ask the previous home-owner to provide you with their past 12-months of usage.
This information is readily found in recent billing statements.
It may take some effort to acquire usage for the past 12-months, but the time (and savings) will be well worth it.
Once you have historical usage, ComparePower will do the math instantly to help you find the best plan for your home’s usage pattern.
Note: If you are unable to obtain historical usage information, a second option would be to estimate your future usage via utilizing our “Help Me Choose” tool. By simply entering your zip code the tool will be able to assess your home’s projected electricity consumption.
By signing up for a plan through ComparePower you will receive automated reminders when it’s time to renew your existing plan or to possibly switch plans.
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 Markham
Switching is good. Market conditions are always changing, so it is important to shop for a lower price each year when your contract is about to expire.
Your existing energy provider will typically raise your electricity rate once your contract expires. If you do not take action, you’ll be left on a month-to-month rate that is significantly higher than the plan you signed up.
Before renewing your contract make sure to shop the rates of competing energy companies.
Switching can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on your electricity bill.
Switching is easy:
- You don’t have to call your current company to cancel (no “break-up call”)
- No one comes to your home
- There is no disruption in your electricity supply
- It takes just minutes
When you make the switch, your new electricity company will handle everything for you including canceling service with your previous company.
Your lights stay on when you switch. Electricity in Markham is all delivered by the Oncor Transmission and Distribution Utility.
The wires and poles that deliver electricity to your home do not change when you switch electricity companies. Therefore the reliability of your service is not affected.
You can choose any date within 14 days of your contract expiration date without an “early termination” fee. That’s Texas Law.
If you’re still under contract, find out how many months remain on your contract. You can set a future start date with most companies up to 6o days in advance.
The amount saved each month by switching to a different electricity company may outweigh the one-time fee to get out of your contract early.
If you are unsure email us your latest energy bill and one of our team members will get back to you promptly with your best options.
If you’re ready to switch and would like to know how to find the best plan remember that understanding your usage is the best way to find the truly best price.
You will want to find your historical usage for the last 12 months to determine the best plan with the lowest rate for your household.
Ready to find the best plan for your household's usage? Enter your zip code to get started:
Markham Energy Companies
Looking for a great electric company in Markham?
You can sign up for service with great companies such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy and more.
To sign up, learn more, or view current rates, click on the company of your choosing.
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No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Markham
Need to find an energy plan in Markham that doesn’t require a deposit?
If charged a deposit on your first plan selection, ComparePower will automatically show you other plans available without a deposit.
Instead of calling a lot of power providers or browsing through websites to determine if different electricity companies need a deposit, this will save you a ton of time and effort.
Working for you, we will instantly check any deposit obligations for other plans, allowing you to get power and return to your every-day activities stress-free.
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 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.
Markham Business Electricity Plans
If you own a business in Markham, you’re not alone.
Markham is home to a significant number of small and large companies and is a thriving town to run a company.
To manage your electricity costs, you need to shop 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 cheapest rate. Simple, quick, and easy.
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 Markham, visit the AEP Central website or call them at 1-877-373-4858.
For gas service in Markham, call or visit Markham official city website to determine who your provider is.
In Markham, water, garbage, sewer, and recycling services are usually handled by the City of Markham.
Other Utility service areas in Texas
Not in the AEP Central 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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Are you searching for a lower electricity rate in a different city? If so, you can find the location below, and then click to sign up for a more affordable electricity plan.
If your city is not on the list, use the zip code finder for a rate lower than what you currently pay in your city.
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