Santa Monica electricity rates and energy plans
Whether a business owner, new resident, or long-time citizen of Santa Monica, 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:
Click on a section below to navigate directly to it:
- Santa Monica Electricity Rates Table (live 24/7 updates)
- Electricity Price Trends in Santa Monica (average kWh price chart)
- How to find the best energy plan in Santa Monica (know your usage!)
- Moving to Santa Monica: Setting up Electricity (how to choose the right plan)
- Switching electricity companies in Santa Monica (how to choose the best plan)
- Santa Monica Energy Companies
- No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Santa Monica
- Santa Monica Business Electricity Plans
- Santa Monica Utilities (and how to report a power outage)
Santa Monica Electricity Rates Table
You have the power to choose your household’s electric provider in Santa Monica, Texas.
ComparePower is a free consumer service started in 2009 to assist residents of Santa Monica shopping for their best energy plan.
Plan information is presented in a user-friendly format that enables quick and simple comparison of available plans and options.
Plans from many different energy providers are displayed in a simple format that makes evaluating alternatives simple and quick.
This allows Texas energy customers avoid hidden fees and marketing gimmicks by comparing plans “apples-to-apples” without throwing away hours of time calling different energy companies or clicking through hundreds of different online sites.
95 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica
Electricity in Santa Monica, Texas, is deregulated. As a consumer of energy, you have a choice when it comes to selecting a retail electricity provider (your electricity company), which gives you flexibility and power over your energy bills.
Deregulation of electricity in Texas de-monopolized the electricity market for the majority of the state, the city of Santa Monica included, which introduced massive competition.
As a result, many excellent energy providers compete for your business in Santa Monica by offering low-rates, making it a great time to shop, switch, and lower costs on your electricity bill.
As many as 100+ retail electricity providers compete for your business in Santa Monica and there are hundreds of plans to choose from.
Average Electricity Rates in Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica residents on ComparePower with rates as low as $0.11
How to find the best energy plan in Santa Monica
#1 rule: Usage is key!
Discovering how much electricity you will use monthly is the ideal way to shop for electricity in Santa Monica. Why does this matter?
The “price per kWh” you see power companies advertising is for an exact monthly usage (typically 1000 kWh).
Every plan has a different equation for how your monthly statement is determined, and your monthly bill will be determined by how much electricity 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 signed up.
Thankfully, there’s a better way to choose your power provider.
Calculating your expected monthly bill based on estimated monthly usage, then comparing options by total monthly cost, is the best way to shop for the best rate for your household.
Even better, 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 determine the ideal electricity plan for your home.
ComparePower does all the complicated math for you instantly. What takes hours on a spreadsheet is now solved in just seconds.
We put the power in your hands, taking what would amount to hours of research, spreadsheets, and computations across hundreds of plans and guide you step-by-step to the energy rate plan that’s best for your household’s usage.
We clarify the fine print, disclosing the various charges and fees, so you’ll know exactly where your money is going and what to anticipate on your monthly bill.
We then assist you in ordering your plan with your chosen power company without leaving our service.
The take away here is you should understand your expected or historical usage before picking the best 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.
Although knowing the previous 12-months of usage is optimum, it is far better to estimate the average energy consumption than to select the first electricity provider that you see advertised. After all, you have no idea how much energy you will use at that point.
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 Santa Monica: Setting up Electricity
If this is your first time setting up electricity service in Santa Monica, 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.
Sign-up for a plan instantly through ComparePower. We will remind you when its time to come back to switch and save at the end of the plan length you decide on.
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 Santa Monica
Switching is good. Market conditions are always changing, so it is important to shop for a lower rate each year when your contract is close to expiring.
Your existing energy company 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 energy bill.
Switching is easy:
- You don’t have to call your current provider 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 energy provider will take care of everything for you including canceling service with your previous company.
Your lights stay on when you switch. Electricity in Santa Monica 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 companies. 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. 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 past usage for the past 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:
Santa Monica Energy Companies
Are you trying to find an excellent electricity company in Santa Monica?
You can sign up for service with great companies such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy and more.
Click on the provider of your choice to view prices, learn more, or sign up.
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No-Deposit Electricity Plans in Santa Monica
Need to find an energy plan in Santa Monica that doesn’t require a deposit?
If your first selection of plans charges a deposit, ComparePower will automatically show you additional plans that require no money down.
Instead of calling a lot of electric providers or browsing through websites to determine if different electricity companies require a deposit, this will save you a ton of time and effort.
We will review the different plans for any deposit requirements immediately so you can get your lights on and get back to your day.
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.
Santa Monica Business Electricity Plans
If you run a company in Santa Monica, you’ll discover several other companies also call Santa Monica home.
Santa Monica is home to a significant number of small and large companies and is a thriving town to run a company.
To manage your energy bill, you need to shop prices from competing providers.
ComparePower bridges the gap between your business and energy companies 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 pick the best price. Simple, quick, and easy.
Click here to get competing quotes for your business electricity.
Santa Monica Utilities
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 Santa Monica, visit the AEP Central website or call them at 1-877-373-4858.
For gas service in Santa Monica, call or visit Santa Monica official city website to determine who your provider is.
In Santa Monica, water, garbage, sewer, and recycling services are usually handled by the City of Santa Monica.
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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View electricity prices for cities near Santa Monica, Texas
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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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