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Frontier Utilities was founded in 2008 by two pioneers of the Australian and New Zealand retail electricity markets. In February of 2012, they were sold to a group of Texas based investors. The currently serve retail and commercial customers in both Texas and New York.

About Frontier Utilities

Houston-based Frontier Utilities was founded in 2008 and quickly expanded its markets in the northeastern states. Sold to private investors in 2012, NextEra acquired the company in 2019. Frontier Utilities remains a fast growing energy provider in its northeastern markets and offers a variety of affordable energy plans for residential customers all across Texas.

Frontier Utilities strives to provide customers with value and satisfaction. The company is well known among customers for its Happiness Guarantee which allows new customers to switch within the first 60 days of service to another Frontier Utilities plan without have to pay a penalty. Frontier Utilities also invests in giving back to the communities it serves through charitable giving and employee volunteerism with several Texas charities.

Frontier Utilities Plans & Rates

Frontier Utilities currently has 12 plans available on our site.

Our Rate Comparison Page will let you compare 12 different Frontier Utilities Rates

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Type Company & Plan Term
Bill Credit Frontier Super Value 24 24
Fixed Rate Smart Budget 36 36
Fixed Rate Frontier Saver Plus 12 12
Bill Credit Frontier Super Value 12 12
Fixed Rate Smart Budget 24 24
Fixed Rate Smart Budget 12 12
Bill Credit Frontier Max 24 24
Bill Credit Frontier Max 12 12
Bill Credit Frontier Saver Max 24 24
Flat Rate Frontier Saver Max 12 12
Fixed Rate Frontier Saver Value 12 12
Fixed Rate Frontier Saver Plus 24 24

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Frontier Utilities Ratings

The overall score for Frontier Utilities is 3.52. Their best category was Community where they earned a score of 5.00, while their worst rating came in at 1.31 in Products. More detailed information on these ratings is available on our Frontier Utilities Rating Detail page.

Frontier Utilities earned a Bronze Award in our most recent semi-annual rating process with an overall rating of 3.52

Texas Electricity Ratings's Bronze Tier providers are solid retail electricity providers that have a lot to offer customers. These companies represent good options for discerning shoppers and have lots to offer customers. There are plenty of good companies offering good plans that can fit what consumers are looking for in their company.

  • Rating Overall
  • 3.52
  • Communications
  • 3.34
  • Community
  • 5.00
  • Market Perception
  • 2.34
  • Operations
  • 5.00

Customers Frequently Asked Questions for Frontier Utilities

Texas electricity deregulation, and Retail Electricity Providers can be complicated.

To answer your frequently asked questions about Frontier Utilities read on.

What is the cheapest electricity plan that Frontier Utilities has?

The cheapest Frontier Utilities plan is Smart Budget 36 with a rate starting at 15.9¢ per kWh. Customers of Frontier Utilities can expect their average bill to fall around $147 per month on this plan. This plan's early termination fee is $200. This is a 36 month plan.

More details on this plan can be found on the Smart Budget 36 plan page or by calling 855-344-4644.

Frontier Utilities has 11 more plans with rates starting at 16.1¢ per kWh@1000/kWh and estimated monthly bills starting at $149.

Where can I order Frontier Utilities electricity?

You can find 18 plans starting at 10.7¢/kWh on our Frontier Utilities plans and products page.

Frontier Utilities has 18 electricity plans in 4 states, 12 plans in Texas, 3 plans in Pennsylvania, and 3 in 2 other states

Where can I order Frontier Utilities natural gas?

You can find 4 plans starting at $0.8/ccf on our Frontier Utilities plans and products page.

Frontier Utilities has 4 natural gas plans in 2 states, 2 plans in New Jersey, 2 plans in Ohio

What do customers think about Frontier Utilities?

The average customer review in Texas is 1.9. The average Frontier Utilities customer review is 1.8 / 5 stars. For a different take you can go on over to our company ratings page for Frontier Utilities

Why is my electricity rate higher than when I signed up?

The rate you see when you sign up is the average rate at that exact amount of usage in one billing cycle.

Some companies try to game the system by applying bill credits between certain usage thresholds. It works great if you are within the margins, but as soon as you leave that band you no longer get that bill credit and your rate per kWh can double. The PUC only requires that companies disclose their average rates at 500, 1000, and 2000 kWhs. Companies can get around this by giving you a $50 bill credit if you use between 1000 and 2000 kWhs per billing cycle.

The only way to really know what you're getting into is to read your EFL. A 10¢ rate at all usage amounts may end up being cheaper than that 8¢ rate at 1,000 kWh!

What are the cheapest natural gas plans that Frontier Utilities has?

This retailer does not offer any natural gas plans in your area at this time.

Does Frontier Utilities have no-deposit plans?

Unfortunately, Frontier Utilities does not offer any non-deposit plans at this time. Popular non-deposit plans from other reps are:

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

We currently do not offer any Frontier Utilities plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Energy Texas's Bigger Than Texas 24 starting at 13.5¢/kWh or Energy Texas's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to Frontier Utilities?

Some companies that are like Frontier Utilities in price range and user ratings are Energy Texas and Energy Texas.

Here is an overview of these two:

Energy Texas:

Energy Texas:

Is Frontier Utilities good?

Frontier Utilities has a customer rating of 1.9/5.0 stars (this is out of 233 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 4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 17.4¢/kWh.
  2. Chariot Energy 4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 21.7¢/kWh.
  3. Energy Texas 3.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 12.7¢/kWh.
  4. Champion Energy Services 3.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.5¢/kWh.
  5. Constellation 3.3/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.6¢/kWh.
  6. Veteran Energy 2.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.6¢/kWh.
  7. TriEagle Energy 2.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 16.1¢/kWh.

What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Taste of Energy Texas 3 for 3 months starting at 11.1¢/kWh.
  2. Frontier Saver Plus 12 for 12 months starting at 11.9¢/kWh.
  3. Frontier Saver Plus 24 for 24 months starting at 12¢/kWh.
  4. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 13.3¢/kWh.
  5. TrueClassic 6 for 6 months starting at 13.4¢/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.

Featured Plans for Frontier Utilities

These are a few plans that we think you'll like. We also have a more detailed listing of all TX plans for Frontier Utilities, or you can use our Frontier Utilities Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

Frontier Saver Max 12
  • 21.9¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 12 month Flat Rate Non-Renewable
  • $207/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 12 month
  • Flat Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Frontier Saver Max 24
  • 22.4¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 24 month Bill Credit Non-Renewable
  • $178/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 24 month
  • Bill Credit
  • Non-Renewable
Frontier Saver Plus 24
  • 12.0¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 24 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $234/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 24 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable

Frontier Utilities In The Community

Frontier Utilities and their have a notable track record of commitment to giving back to Texas communities through charitable giving and volunteering. The company has spent many years supporting a variety of organizations in the Houston area. Some of its early projects have allowed it to evolve into corporate sponsorship of several important annual events that help families and benefit their communities.

Frontier Utilities initial charitable involvement began around 2012 and included early plan incentives that benefitted the Boy Scouts Of America and the Susan G.Komen for the Cure organization of Greater Houston. Later efforts supported organizations that benefited children and youth charities, such as Kick for Kids that provided soccer match tickets to underprivileged children and Workshop Houston, a direct-learning arts education institution teaching music, dance, media production, and fashion.

Beginning in 2017, Frontier Utilities partnered with Houston NBC affiliate, KPRC Channel 2 in the Houston Humane Society's annual Clear the Shelters drive. The company has also partnered as one of the corporate sponsors for the KPRC Channel 2 Habitat for Humanity home build and many of their employees helped with construction.

How do I get the Cheapest Frontier Utilities Rate?

We've created a step by step guide to help you get the cheapest electricity rate. Or you can use our Bill Calculator tool.

Listed here are the cheapest rates offered by Frontier Utilities in your area. If you would like, you may compare all Frontier Utilities rates, or view all Frontier Utilities plans and products to choose the best electricity plan for your home.

Frontier Utilities Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 month 11.9¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 month 12.0¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 month 12.0¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 01-29-2023. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

Frontier Utilities Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 month 10.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 month 10.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 month 10.8¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 01-29-2023. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

Frontier Utilities Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 month 10.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 month 10.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 month 10.8¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 01-29-2023. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

Frontier Utilities Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 month 11.4¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 month 11.5¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 month 11.5¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 01-29-2023. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

Understand Your Frontier Utilities Bill

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We can help.

Check out our How to Understand your Frontier Utilities Bill page where you can get information on what the various charges and fees mean.

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Frontier Utilities Scores and Ratings:

Texas Electricity Ratings Overall Score for Frontier Utilities

3.5 / 5

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How the Power to Choose Fails Customers, Part 1

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Does Power to Choose Fail Texans?

Find out how the Power to Choose actually fails Texas electricity customers. In part 1, we dig into their rating details.
Power to Choose site should offer a clearer rating system for retailers. Find out how their rating method actually fails Texas electricity customers and where you can get better help when you shop.

Most Texans seldom shop for electricity. On average, you shop for a new power plan once every year. So it makes sense to build a site to help customers make a relatively infrequent choice for an electricity plan. But Power to Choose fails customers in several ways. In Part 1 of this series, we’ll examine their rating system and show how Texas Electricity Ratings helps better. 

Where Power to Choose Fails

The Texas PUC designed the Power to Choose to be impartial and not favor one provider over another. But unfortunately, the problem is that there’s no objective standard for what earns a top rating. As a result, this gives a woefully insufficient picture of how well a company actually performs. So let's look closer.

Murky Grading System 

The Power to Choose retail electricity provider grading scale tells you very little about a given company. Their five-star scale is based on the ratio of complaints over the past six months as compared to other companies. Sure, that sounds great, right? But how reliable is this system? How valid and helpful is it if the data is inconsistent and incomplete?

Going to the cellar dwellers on Power to Choose shows just how bad the rating system is. Two one-star rated companies – Frontier Utilities and Energy Texas – have very different histories. Across January to June 2022, Frontier Utilities has 79 complaints. And over the same period, Energy Texas only has 12. Is that because one has more customers? Or is it because the other is so much better? Using Power to Choose, you’ll never know. 

Now, look at one of the five-star companies – Summer Energy. Here's where the system gets more confusing. This one has 25 complaints over the same stretch of time. How does that make any sense? Why do 79 and 12 complaints deserve one star but 25 complaints merit five stars? Clearly, something appears to be broken. 

And what about complaints beyond the past six months? Say you want to lock in a 12 month fixed rate electricity plan. Don’t you want to know the firm’s history for at least the same length of time as your contract? It just makes sense. You want a company with a good and long track record. 

Better Texas Electricity Ratings 

Texas Electricity Ratings measures on an array of variables to figure a composite score. Rather than just complaints like Power to Choose, Texas Electricity Ratings includes more factors. Ratings for communication, products, market perception, operations, and community involvement give shoppers a multifaceted view. Customers can weigh which factors are most important to them and make their choices.

If you need to shop for power plans, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find all the data you need to make a good decision on powering your home. The facts at empower Texans where Power to Choose fails. 

Grab A Cheap Electric Rate In Dallas

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Which Texas Electricity Providers have the Cheapest Rates?

Finding a cheap rate Dallas electricity plan isn't easy. But, we've got three of the lowest priced rates right here!
Grab the cheap rate that fits your usage right here! Check out these 12-month electricity plans in Dallas!

Looking to grab a cheap electric rate in Dallas? Even though electricity rates are on the rise across the nation, you’ve still got options to find a cheap rate. For example, these 12-month electricity plans have the cheapest rates in Dallas right now. Here’s what you need to know about them before you make the switch to a cheaper electricity provider.

Cheap Bill Credit Electricity in Dallas

GridEdge 12 from Chariot Energy is a 100% renewable energy plan with a high energy charge of 14.25 cents per kWh. This does not include the standard TDU charges, either. However, there is a $90 bill credit when you use more than 1000 kWh in a billing cycle.

When you add in that bill credit with the energy charges, your rate comes to 9.8 cents per kWh for 1000 kWh of use. If you keep your electricity use at just above 1000 kWh each month, you can expect a low energy bill. However, if you dip below or above 1000 kWh, you’re going to end up paying a lot more.

This plan’s early termination fee is only $15 per month remaining in your contract. If you want to switch to a new electricity provider near the end of your contract, it won’t be as expensive.

Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 from Gexa Energy is another bill credit electricity plan in Dallas. You pay 13.1 cents per kWh plus the standard TDU charges. If you use between 1000 – 2000 kWh in a billing cycle, you’ll receive a $100 bill credit. That brings your average rate for 1000 kWh of use to 7.6 cents per kWh.

While this product is 100% renewable, it does come with a steep early termination fee of $150. Something you’ll need to consider if you start shopping for a new electricity provider before your contract ends.

This is another plan that you need to be careful of. If you regularly use over 1000 kWh for your electricity, you can get a low rate with the bill credit. However, if you miss that bill credit window, it’s going to cost you big!

The Cheapest Bill Credit Electricity Plan in Dallas

Super Value 12 from Frontier has an electricity rate of 13 cents per kWh. You’ll need to add in the standard TDU charges here as well. This plan also offers $100 bill credit if you use between 1000 – 2000 kWh each month. And that brings the average rate for electricity to 7.5 cents per kWh for 1000 kWh of use.

This plan also has a steep $150 early termination fee. And you’ll need to make sure you keep your electricity in that window to get the bill credit. Otherwise, you’ll pay a lot more on your monthly electricity bills.

Cheap Rate Straightforward Electricity in Dallas

Come & Take It 12 from Energy Texas has a very low electricity charge of 5.83 cents per kWh. There’s a monthly base charge of $4.95 to consider. Once you add in the standard TDU charges, your average electricity rate comes to 10.8 cents per kWh. And it stays consistent regardless of your use.

There are no bill credits on this plan. However, the straightforward pricing means you won’t get penalized for missing your bill credit window. And that's great if you travel or your usage tends to fluctuate each month.

The plan also offers 100% renewable electricity. But it has a steep, $150 early termination fee. You’ll want to keep that in mind if you think you may leave the plan early to shop for cheaper electricity rates.

Still, this is a great plan for those that prefer the peace of mind of simple, predictable billing.

What Happens When Your 12-Month Contract Ends?

You’ll want to start looking for a new electricity plan before your contract ends. If you don’t switch to a new electricity plan before your end date, these providers will switch you over to their default renewal product.

These are usually variable-rate plans with high electricity rates. That’s why it’s always in your best interest to shop for new electricity plans before your contract expires.

Shop for Cheap Electricity Rate Deals

You have the power to choose cheaper electricity as an Oncor customer. But there are a lot of plans to choose from. So, you don’t get stuck in the wrong one. Visit for all the information you need to find the cheapest energy rates for your home.

We’ll help you shop cheap electric and find the perfect plan for your Dallas home. Start saving today!

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