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How to Find Cheap Electricity Rates in Houston

Deregulation of electricity in Houston has given millions of us Texans the power to choose a utility provider that best suits your household or business. However, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. Read on for some insight…

If you live in the greater Houston area, there are over 60 different energy suppliers competing for your business. Many of these providers have websites that are confusing and difficult to navigate, their rates buried in misleading advertising and dense jargon. Who has the time to sort through and keep track of options across all these different sites?

Looking for business electricity rates in Houston? Click here to find cheap electricity rates to power your business.

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Houston Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle Energy - SMART Energy 1212 months11.6¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - SMART Energy 2424 months11.2¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - SMART Energy 3636 months10.9¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 1212 months10.8¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 2424 months10.6¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Eagle 3636 months10.5¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 1212 months11.1¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 2424 months10.9¢ / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 3636 months10.8¢ / kWh
Champion Energy - Champ Saver-1212 months11.1¢ / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan12 months13.9¢ / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan1 months14.9¢ / kWh
4Change Energy - Easy Saver 1212 months8.5¢ / kWh
4Change Energy - Eco Saver Plus 1212 months14.0¢ / kWh
4Change Energy - Value Saver 1212 months9.9¢ / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 1212 months12.9¢ / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 1212 months7.4¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 1212 months11.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Clear Deal 2424 months12.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Forward1 months13.2¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 1212 months15.9¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 1212 months15.8¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Saver's Discount 2424 months17.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Season Pass 1212 months15.5¢ / kWh
TXU Energy - Simple Rate 1212 months14.6¢ / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month12 months11.9¢ / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit12 months10.4¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 1212 months14.1¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 1212 months13.9¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 1212 months7.3¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Easy Bill 1212 months7.9¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Fantastic 12 Green+12 months12.4¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier No Hidden Fee 1212 months11.7¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+12 months12.2¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Preferred 12+12 months13.2¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat The Heat 12 A12 months8.0¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 1212 months16.8¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Easy Saver 1212 months11.8¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 1212 months8.4¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Advantage 1212 months11.9¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 months7.3¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Eco Plus 1212 months14.1¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Max 1212 months14.5¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 1212 months14.9¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 1212 months9.9¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 1212 months7.9¢ / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 1212 months13.1¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 months12.0¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1515 months11.6¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 months11.6¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 months11.4¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 months12.2¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1515 months11.9¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 months11.9¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 months11.7¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 1212 months7.2¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 2424 months7.9¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 3636 months8.3¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 1212 months17.3¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 2424 months16.8¢ / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Smart 3636 months16.3¢ / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months14.3¢ / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter™ 1212 months13.3¢ / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This™ 1212 months13.2¢ / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This™ After Hours 1212 months14.2¢ / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred12 months15.2¢ / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months14.9¢ / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred36 months14.2¢ / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred1 months16.2¢ / kWh
Reliant - Pay as you Go1 months14.5¢ / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex1 months14.2¢ / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1212 months13.2¢ / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 1818 months12.8¢ / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 1212 months14.8¢ / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 1212 months14.8¢ / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online12 months11.0¢ / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Lock 24 Online24 months13.6¢ / kWh

These live rates for CenterPoint Energy service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.


A Simple Solution for Finding the Cheapest Electricity in the Greater Houston Area

Don’t get bogged down in the sea of choices being thrown at you in different advertisements. If you know what to look for, discovering a solution to your reducing your energy expense can be simple… even fun.

Here are a couple of things you need to consider to find the cheapest electricity in Houston.


Contract Term Lengths

Utility providers in Houston offer a wide variety of long and short-term plans. There isn’t one optimal choice for everyone. Both locked-in contracts and monthly no-contract plans have their respective pros and cons.

On the one hand, long-term, fixed-rate (contract) plans offer stability in pricing. If energy supply costs suddenly go up in your area, you won’t be left paying more than what you bargained for.  You’ll have peace-of-mind.  If you want to switch out of your contract before it ends with a lower cost plan, you’ll likely face a cancellation fee (early termination fee).

On the other hand, month-to-month variable rate (no-contract) plans don’t have cancellation fees. You won’t be penalized if you find a better deal elsewhere and want to make another switch.  And, you won’t be stuck paying more than you should be if the market rate for electricity trends down.  But, if it goes up, you’ll be paying more than your in-contract neighbors, and you’ll likely want to shop around again for a better deal.

Do you want the security and peace-of-mind of a fixed rate plan or the freedom and flexibility of a variable rate plan? Review your particular energy needs to find out which option would best suit you.

ComparePower makes searching for electricity plans by term length easy. We list all the options offered by your local providers in one place and allow you to filter and sort them by contract length, displaying the best plans with the best pricing according to your search preferences.

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Average Usage Levels

If you don’t know your average monthly usage level, you may be spending more than your fair share on your electric bill. The average monthly usage level refers to the amount of energy your household consumes in a given month.

Often utility providers will advertise the rates associated with their highest usage levels, as those tend to be the lowest, even though most households do not consume nearly enough electricity to qualify for these rates.

ComparePower displays all-inclusive pricing from the different providers in a standard, easy-to-read platform.

You can sort, filter, and shop by pricing at YOUR specific usage level, which lets you shop and compare electricity plans based on the rates you’ll actually experience on your bill, inclusive of hidden fees and taxes. This ensures you’re not misled by the cheaper rates often advertised by electric providers…those “teaser rates” associated with higher usage levels that many households never enjoy because their usage level never reaches that pricing tier.

ComparePower has loyalty to you, the consumer, and we act on your behalf to level the playing field on which the electric providers compete.

We’ll provide you with all the information available, showing you the best deals from the most respected, reputable providers in your area offering the best rates, terms, and customer satisfaction.

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Cheap Business Electricity Rates in Houston

As a Texas businesses owner, you have a choice when it comes to your electricity provider. Take control of the energy budget to power your business with fixed-rate pricing. We’ll handle finding the cheapest electricity rate for you.

ComparePower bridges the gap between you and energy companies by inviting over 30 energy providers to compete for your business in a sealed bid process. Fill out the quotation form below and get started today or visit our Business Electricity page for more information.

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It’s Your Turn to Save…

An average user of ComparePower saves more than 25% on their electric bills. Finding your lowest electric rate should be free, fast, and simple… and now, it finally is.

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