Portland electricity rates and energy plans
If you’re a long-time resident, new to Portland, a business owner, or need no-deposit power, this thorough guide will help you determine your ideal power plan in Portland, Texas.
Time to read: about 7 min
Sections in this guide:
Pick a section below to jump directly to it:
- Portland Electricity Rates Table (live 24/7 updates)
- Electricity Price Trends in Portland (average kWh price chart)
- How to find the best energy plan in Portland (know your usage!)
- Moving to Portland: Setting up Electricity (how to choose the right plan)
- Switching electricity companies in Portland (how to choose the best plan)
- Portland Energy Companies
- No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Portland
- Portland Business Electricity Plans
- Portland Utilities (and how to report a power outage)
Portland Electricity Rates Table
You have the power to choose your household’s electric company in Portland, Texas.
ComparePower is a free consumer service established in 2009 to assist residents of Portland searching for their lowest rate electricity plan.
These official rates are the same prices you’ll find contacting the electricity companies or visiting their websites.
Competing plans from many different energy providers are presented in a powerful format that makes evaluating alternatives simple and fast.
This assures Texas energy customers avoid hidden markups and advertising gimmicks by comparing plans “apples-to-apples” without consuming hours of time making phone calls or sorting through hundreds of different websites.
87 Portland 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 Portland
Electricity in Portland, Texas, is deregulated. As a resident, you have a choice when it comes to picking a retail electricity provider (your electricity company), which gives you control and power over your energy bill.
Deregulation of electricity in the state de-monopolized the energy market for the majority of the state, the city of Portland included, which introduced lots of competition.
As a result, many fantastic power companies compete for your business in Portland by offering low-rates, making it a great time to compare, switch, and save money on your power statement.
As many as 60-100 energy companies compete for your business in Portland and there are hundreds of plans to sort through.
Average Electricity Rates in Portland, 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 Portland residents on ComparePower with rates as low as $0.11
How to find the best energy plan in Portland
#1 rule: Determine what your usage is!
Knowing how much energy you will use in a month is the best way to shop for energy in Portland. Why should you care?
The rate you see energy providers advertising is for an exact monthly usage (typically 2000 kWh).
Every plan uses a different calculation for how your monthly bill is calculated, and your monthly bill will be determined by how much power you use in each month.
Unless you use exactly the advertised amount each month, you will end up paying an effective “price per kWh” different than what you saw when you signed up.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to choose your electricity company.
Calculating your total monthly bill based on anticipate monthly usage, then comparing options by total monthly bill, is the best way to shop for the lowest rate for you.
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 ideal way to discover the ideal energy plan for your home.
ComparePower does all the complicated math for you instantly. What takes hours inside a spreadsheet is now solved in a few moments.
We put the power in your hands, taking what would amount to hours of investigation, spreadsheets, and calculations across hundreds of plans and guide you step-by-step to the energy rate plan that’s best for your household’s consumption.
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 monthly bill.
We then help you in enrolling with your selected electricity provider without leaving our website.
The bottom line is you should determine your expected or historical usage before choosing the right electricity plan for your home.
If you don’t know your usage, estimate
If you recently purchased a home or business, or you cannot obtain 12-months of usage history, you can always estimate the average amount of energy that you will use in any given month.
While not as optimal as having all previous 12-months of usage, estimating your average usage is better than blindly picking the first plan you see advertised by an electricity company at a specific usage that isn’t what you’ll consume.
Use ComparePower to shop for 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 Portland: Setting up Electricity
If this is your first time setting up electricity service in Portland, 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 Portland
Switching is good. Market conditions are always changing, so it is essential to shop for a lower price every year when your contract is close to expiring.
Your existing energy provider will typically raise your energy rate once your term expires. If you fail to 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 check the rates of competing electricity providers.
Switching can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on your electricity bill.
Switching is easy:
- You don’t have to contact your current provider to cancel (no “break-up call”)
- No one comes to your home
- There is no disruption in your power supply
- It takes just minutes
When you make the switch, your new energy company will handle everything for you including canceling service with your previous company.
There is no loss of power when you switch. Electricity in Portland is all delivered by the Oncor Transmission and Distribution Utility.
The wires and poles that deliver power to your home do not change when you switch electricity providers. Therefore the reliability of your service is not affected.
You can pick any date within 14 days of your contract expiration date without an “early cancellation” fee. Texas law protects you here.
If you’re still under contract, find out how many months remain on your contract. You can set a future start date with most providers 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 rate.
Keep in mind that when you get ready to switch, and you want to know the most efficient way to find the right plan at the best rate, it is essential that you first understand your usage. To accomplish that, you will need to collect the usage history for the past 12 months.
Ready to find the best plan for your household's usage? Enter your zip code to get started:
Portland Energy Companies
Looking for a great electric company in Portland?
You can enroll for service with great companies such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy and more.
Click on the company of your choice to view prices, learn more, or sign up.
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No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Portland
Need to find an energy plan in Portland that doesn’t require a deposit?
If your first choice of plans mandates a deposit, ComparePower will automatically show you additional plans that require no money down.
That saves you a lot of time and hassle. No more clicking around and calling electricity providers to determine if a deposit is needed.
Working for you, we will instantly check any deposit requirements for other plans, allowing you to get power and return to your regular 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.
Portland Business Energy Rates
If you manage a business in Portland, you’re in good company.
Portland has become a thriving place for many small to midsized companies. The city is small enough to get to know people and thrive, yet close enough to large metropolitan cities that provide even more opportunity for growth.
To lower your electricity bill, you need to shop rates from competing energy companies.
ComparePower bridges the gap between your business and energy providers by inviting various energy companies to compete for your business in a sealed bid process.
You submit your information on ComparePower and the companies 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 Portland, visit the AEP Central website or call them at 1-877-373-4858.
For gas service in Portland, call or visit Portland official city website to determine who your provider is.
In Portland, water, garbage, sewer, and recycling services are usually handled by the City of Portland.
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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