About Dynowatt Electricity Service

Dynowatt, was founded in 2002 in Texas as a retail electricity provider. They were purchased in 2007 by Accent Energy, an Ohio based company that offers electricity, natural gas, and green energy services to residential and commercial customers.

In addition to serving customers in Texas as Dynowatt, Accent Energy serves customers in California and New York. Dynowatt has re-branded to IGS Energy

Frequently Asked Questions About Dynowatt

Here we have some answers to frequently asked questions about Dynowatt.

What if I'm interested in buying Dynowatt's energy plans?

We currently do not offer any Dynowatt plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Discount Power's Wise Buy 24 starting at 13.2¢/kWh or Constellation's 12 Month Usage Bill Credit starting at 14.9¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to Dynowatt?

Some companies that are like Dynowatt in price range and user ratings are Discount Power and Constellation.

Here is an overview of these two:

Discount Power:

  • Average Plan Rate: 13.4¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Fixed Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Fixed: Wise Buy 24 13.2¢/kWh
  • Average User Rating: 2.2/5.0


  • Average Plan Rate: 13.4¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Bill Credit, Fixed Rate, Tiered Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Plan Fixed: 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee) 15.9¢/kWh
  • Cheapest 24 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 3.1/5.0

Is Dynowatt good?

Dynowatt has a customer rating of 1.6/5.0 stars (this is out of 74 reviews). This score is calculated by averaging the total number of reviews in our website.

What are some good companies in my area?

In , Texas there is:
  1. 4Change Energy 4.1/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 15.3¢/kWh.
  2. Energy Texas 3.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 12.2¢/kWh.
  3. Chariot Energy 3.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 16.2¢/kWh.
  4. Veteran Energy 3.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 16¢/kWh.
  5. Champion Energy Services 3.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 13.1¢/kWh.
  6. Constellation 3.1/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 17.3¢/kWh.
  7. TriEagle Energy 2.2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.3¢/kWh.

What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Frontier Saver Plus 24 for 24 months starting at 9.4¢/kWh.
  2. Frontier Saver Plus 12 for 12 months starting at 9.5¢/kWh.
  3. Come & Take It 12 for 12 months starting at 11.7¢/kWh.
  4. Bigger Than Texas 24 for 24 months starting at 11.8¢/kWh.
  5. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 11.9¢/kWh.

How much do electricity plans cost per month?

The monthly bill will vary by season (with the winter and summer seasons being the more expensive periods) and the size of your home. In 2022 in , Texas, the average electricity plan rate is 0¢/kWh. On average, that means

  • A small home will use around 500kWh of energy times 0¢/kWh totalling $0 per month.
  • An average-sized home will use around 1000kWh of power times 0¢/kWh totalling $0 per month.
  • A large home will use around 2000kWh of power times 0¢/kWh totalling $0 per month.

You can price electricity plans in your area here.

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How do I get the Cheapest Dynowatt Rate?

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Dynowatt Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.4¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.4¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.4¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.5¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.5¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

Dynowatt Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 8.9¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 8.9¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 8.9¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.0¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.0¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

Dynowatt Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.9¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.9¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

Dynowatt Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.8¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 03-28-2023. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

News Articles About Dynowatt

ERCOT Price Market Cap Changes Appear Politically Motivated

Posted on I've written before about the potential crisis in Texas due to the lack of new generation plants. Basically, not many new energy generation plants are being built, or even planned, at a time when Texas's population continues to explode and our electricity needs along with it. The problem is that because of the deregulated electricity system, all new plants must be built by private investors instead of by taxing customers or raising electric rates. And right now the low cost of natural gas and the lack of guaranteed profits have investors leery of risking the construction of new plants in Texas. A commonly referenced solution is to raise the market cap, which is the maximum cost a generator can charge for electricity per unit, from the existing three thousand dollars. And it looks as if Commissioner Donna Nelson of the Texas Public Utilities Commission is pushing to raise the market cap to four thousand five hundred dollars on July 1st of this year, followed by further increases over several years until the cap reaches seven thousand five hundred dollars. In the past I haven't been vocal against raising the market cap because, well, Texas needs the generation and there are only so many options to encourage investors to build new plants. Texas is adding the equivalent of the population of Corpus Christi every year so something needs to be done from a generation perspective. But I haven't been overly in favor of raising the cap either because it absolutely guarantees electricity rates will increase. Other options beyond raising the market cap would be to explore a capacity market or to improve the existing process of how the daily bid stack is ramped up, i.e. have some willing generation price points between the low 100's and the absolute market cap. There should be a real debate about these options in the public eye, and to this point there hasn't been. And now it looks like there won't be one at all. Results of Raising the Market Cap Arguing about raising the market cap at this point is almost a religious argument in the sense that people believe in it or they don't, oftentimes irrespective of actual facts. It is important to understand that this move is not a problem solving plan. Raising the market cap is an attempt to make the Texas market more attractive to investors that might build new power generation plants. But doing so in no way, shape, or form guarantees any new generation will take place. Texas needs new generation being built and coming online and raising the market cap is just a calculated roll of the dice the PUC hopes will land new investment in generation. Raising the cap certainly does NOT benefit residential and commercial customers because higher price points will be passed onto the end consumer. Weeks to months before the market cap increases on July 1st, prices will go up for anyone who is signing a new electricity contract in the state of Texas. Raising the cap also doesn't benefit the retail electricity providers (REPs), who will immediately have to adjust to new purchasing models and pay substantially increased prices for electricity. REPs will also pay much higher amounts than they do currently if they're forced to buy electricity on the spot market during power shortages like we experienced last summer when there were threats of rolling blackouts. Almost a half-dozen major REPs such as Reliant, TXU, Gexa, Dynowatt, and StarTex Power reported massive losses from the 2011 quarter that included August. Losses they have attributed directly to the Texas summer and the price spikes in the spot market when they were forced to purchase additional electricity to cover their customer's needs. And none of those are small companies, they're all part of major energy conglomerates. Nor is it the energy generation companies and plants that benefit from the raising of the market cap, despite what some people, apparently including the commissioners, might think. No generation plant will enter the market under the assumption of maximum price potential in their forecast models. And while yes, the price they can charge will increase, so will the risk they assume. This is because power plants have to play the spot market as well. Power plants go offline unexpectedly regularly when something breaks or goes wrong, or if weather conditions force shutdowns. And when they do go down, generation assets have to participate in the spot market as well and purchase electricity just like an REP does to cover their own commitments to REPs. What this means is that when a plant goes down, they will be at the mercy of the increased market cap pricing of the spot market just like an REP, except they won't have had the chance to hedge against this possibility like an REP. They'll just be cutting massive checks. It is foreseeable in this situation that a power plant suffering an unexpected closure of just a couple days could cost them their profits for an entire quarter. It's definitely risk versus reward. But does a tactic to raise the market cap when it comes with that kind of elevated risk really seem like a slam dunk to draw new investors in energy generation plants? There is no underlying data to support the theory being pushed by the PUC. Who Does This Move Benefit? My biggest issue with the PUC raising the market cap on July 1st is that it appears to be a 100% POLITICAL move for this summer. The only apparent benefactors from this decision are the commissioners themselves. Lets take a closer look. First, why July 1st? Why raise these rates when the Texas summer is peaking and the market is the most active with customers switching providers and shopping prices? When the grid and energy generating plants are at their most taxed with meeting consumer demand? When the threat of rolling blackouts and inflated spot market prices are the most prevalent to both REPs and downed plants alike? What possible benefit is there in choosing this time to drop a massive change into the marketplace, a change that will immediately inflate the prices and risk for all parties involved? Wouldn't it make more sense to pick the fall or winter, when generation needs are low, as a go launch date when everyone can easier adapt to the price changes and demands and plot forecasting models for the summer of 2013? Perhaps because by picking July 1st any price spikes in the spot market under the new market cap might make the idea of investing more attractive to potential investors. If there is the threat of a rolling blackout and the spot market erupts to the new market cap, investors could look at that activity and see the potential for profit. They'll also be able to view the price increases Texans will be forced to immediately pay, during the most expensive time of the year, and see the profit potential there as well. The whole thing is a gambit, and consumers, generators and REPs are all on the hook. And the sad truth is that this effort will in no way ensure new investment in energy generation construction in Texas. It is implausible that the PUC commissioners don't know this is the case. And down the line, if there is an energy shortage, they'll be able to point to the July 1st initiative to raise the market cap to legislators and say they did SOMETHING try and avert the energy shortage. The problem is that everyone knows fully well that raising prices this summer does nothing to avert any potential energy shortage later. No new multi-billion dollar generation plants will be built in the next 4 months, that notion is absurd. That is why this feels like a politically motivated move by the PUC. If no new generation comes online as the population continues to expand the commissioners can hold up their hands and say the shortage wasn't their fault, they tried to do something. It isn't their fault no investors took the bait. They'll be covered politically. Meanwhile, by that time, the customers and REPs will have been paying out the nose for the PUC's gamble for several years and Texas still won't have enough electricity to meet the basic needs of the state. It is a fact that the population of the state of Texas is rapidly expanding and needs energy desperately. The solution to the problem isn't likely to come from politicians who don't adequately understand how the market works in the first place. An encouraging sign that the commission somewhat understands this is that they have hired an outside consulting agency, the Brattle Group, to review the state of the ERCOT market. However, that doesn't mean those politicians can't tinker with the market to make sure they have their own political cover. Even if that tinkering forces the REPs and generators to adjust and guarantees Texas consumers will be paying substantially increased rates for electricity. And all of that for a strategy that still doesn't guarantee any new investment in the electricity generation plants Texas needs. The only thing a move on July 1st guarantees is that the days of low prices in the Texas deregulated electricity market will be behind us.

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings on 2/22/12

Posted on I just wanted to make a quick post alerting everyone that I've re-calculated the rankings on my website, Texas Electricity Ratings. The rankings are compiled using a number of independent sources including current electric rates, the most recent PUC complaint statistics, Better Business Bureau rankings, the customer reviews submitted through the website, and more. Champion Energy has regained the #1 position, overtaking Bounce Energy, based on some lowered pricing and getting past some customer complaints from Texas's hellish August. So congratulations to Champion Energy! Bounce Energy slides back to the #2 spot, and Direct Energy has leap-frigged Gexa for the #3 spot on the rankings. Gexa and StarTex Power round out the Top 5. Here's how the bigger names in the Texas electricity market graded out:
4.21 Champion Energy 4.09 Bounce 3.93 Direct Energy 3.81 Gexa Energy 3.43 StarTex Power 3.29 Tara Energy 3.05 CPL Energy 2.75 WTU Energy 2.71 Spark Energy 2.51 Amigo Energy 2.44 Green Mountain Energy 2.39 TXU Energy 2.28 Dynowatt 2.18 Reliant Energy
Texas deregulated electricity can be very confusing, and unfortunately lots of people still don't understand exactly how the market and the different providers actually work. Texas Electricity Ratings aims to help educate Texans on the market, highlight consumer issues, act as a consumer advocate, and most importantly arm people with the ability to research different providers through reviews and comparative pricing to help them make informed decisions on the electric plans that best suit their needs. And the rankings, the blog posts, and the access to customer reviews are all a different resources to make that happen and benefit Texas shoppers.