About Power Express Electricity Service

Frequently Asked Questions About Power Express

Here we have some answers to frequently asked questions about Power Express.

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

We currently do not offer any Power Express plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Payless Power's Premier 12 starting at 20.5¢/kWh or Payless Power's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to Power Express?

Some companies that are like Power Express in price range and user ratings are Payless Power and Payless Power.

Here is an overview of these two:

Payless Power:

  • Average Plan Rate: 20.5¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Pre-paid
  • Cheapest 12 Month Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 3.5/5.0

Payless Power:

  • Average Plan Rate: 20.5¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Pre-paid
  • Cheapest 12 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 0/5.0


Is Power Express good?

Power Express has a customer rating of 4.0/5.0 stars (this is out of 114 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 18.5¢/kWh.
  2. Energy Texas 3.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.2¢/kWh.
  3. Chariot Energy 3.6/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 22.1¢/kWh.
  4. Constellation 3.4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 19.6¢/kWh.
  5. Champion Energy Services 3.3/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.9¢/kWh.
  6. Veteran Energy 2.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.6¢/kWh.
  7. TriEagle Energy 2.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 16.8¢/kWh.


What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Frontier Saver Plus 12 for 12 months starting at 13.8¢/kWh.
  2. Simply Bright 6 for 6 months starting at 13.9¢/kWh.
  3. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 14.1¢/kWh.
  4. Simply Bright 36 for 36 months starting at 14.5¢/kWh.
  5. Bigger Than Texas 24 for 24 months starting at 14.6¢/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.

If You're Looking for Power Express

Power Express is not currently available on TexasElectricityRatings.com. If you are shopping for residentail electricity in Texas, these are our recommended plans. Alternatively you can browse all of our Texas electricity plans.

How do I get the Cheapest Power Express Rate?

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

Power Express doesn't sell electricity on TexasElectricityRatings.com, instead compare the cheapest electricty plans from the best electricity companies in Texas.

Power Express Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 13.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 13.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 13.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 13.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 13.8¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

Power Express Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 12.1¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 12.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 12.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 12.2¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

Power Express Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 10.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 10.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 10.9¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 12.0¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.0¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

Power Express Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 13.1¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 13.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 13.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 13.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 13.2¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

News Articles About Power Express

NRG Buying Discount Power, Power Express, & Volterra Energy

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 Volterra Energy Holdings customers need to read what they can expect from NRG's buyout before their contracts end!
Volterra Energy Holdings customers —read what to expect from NRG's buyout before your contracts end!
Now is a great time to shop for a new Texas electricity provider!

NRG Buys VEH Brands and Customers

NRG energy, the biggest electricity seller in Texas and parent company of Houston-based Reliant Energy, is reported to have agreed to purchase the customers and brand assets of the three retailers owned by Houston-based Volterra Energy Holdings LLC (VEH).

Will NRG's Deal Affect My Electricity?

According to EnergyChoiceMatters.Com, NRG will be acquiring Discount Power, Power Express, and Volterra for an undisclosed amount. Customers will come under NRG control in November 2018. Power Express customers began transitioning to Cirro Energy in August. Volterra customers will begin transitioning to join Cirro Energy in November. Discount Power customers will be transitioned to Pennywise Power, however, Pennywise Power will change its name to Discount Power in early 2019. NRG promises to honor all VEH contract pricing plans and that the change-over should be seamless for customers. Still, VEH customers using autopay to pay their monthly Texas electric bill will need to notify their banks and set up a new autopay once they receive a new account number from either Cirro or Pennywise/Discount Power. Customers with questions about their accounts should contact their VEH provider company to learn more:

Can I Switch From My Discount Power, Power Express, or Volterra Energy Contract?

YES!!!  Since NRG has announced that they are honoring the current contract plans, it's safe to say that you have the power to choose a new provider. The best course is to wait until your current contract is nearing its end. You will receive two reminders via mail about when your contract will end and what your options are. Use that information to allow you to switch to a low priced fixed-rate electricity plan without having to pay a cancellation fee.

How Big is This Deal for NRG?

NRG has not announced how many of VEH customers will be affected. This past August, VEH announced it served "close to 225,000 residential customer equivalents in the state of Texas." NRG's purchase of VEH's assets follows this past June strategic acquisition of XOOM Energy for $208 million. XOOM is an electricity and natural gas provider with over 300,000 customers, primarily on the U.S. east coast. Volterra was launched in Houston in late 2013 and started serving customers in March 2014. Volterra acquired Discount (Power) in March 2014. In 2017, VEH created Volterra Energy focused on contributing to one of its 10 partnered nonprofits for each new customer that signs up. This past August, Inc. Magazine’s annual 5000 lists named Discount Power Texas as the #1 fastest growing Texas-based retail energy provider. With VEH changing hands, it's a sure bet that not all of their customers will want to sign with another NRG provider. Electricity customers in Texas can always find the best plans that fit their family's needs by shopping at https://www.texaselectricityratings.com.    

Top 5 Best Electricity Providers for Plans and Promotions in Texas

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Find out who’s the top five best electricity providers with the best plans in Texas.
Our Peoples Choice for the top five Texas Retail Electricity Providers tells you exactly why customers think these guys are the best!

Who are the best Texas electricity companies?

Many Texas electricity customers feel daunted by the multitude of providers and plans when they shop for electricity. Recently, Texas Electricity Ratings updated its provider rankings. These rankings rate companies in terms on plan offerings, rates, ease of ordering, customer service, innovation, and others. However, because customer insight is also valuable, we also track the best Texas retail providers based on customer reviews of their experiences. And because customers benefit from other customer reviews, we’ve assembled our Peoples Choice Ratings for plans and promotions to show who are currently the best companies to get your electricity supply from.

#1 4Change Energy

4Change Energy currently sits atop the customer ratings and is all about giving back to the community. They donate 4% of annual profits to local charities. At enrollment, customers pick one of the following charities to support: American Cancer Society, Feeding Texas, American Red Cross, or Heroes For Children. Their Generous Saver 36 plan locks in your rate for the long haul: a full three years. Only offered in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth areas, this plan gives customers a $25 bill credit once their usage reaches 1,000 kWh. At this usage, Houston customers pay 11.5 cents per kWh. Dallas electricity customers pay 10.1 cents per kWh at the same usage.

#2 Champion Energy Services

Champion Energy Services is rapidly expanding its footprint to be one of the largest retailers in the US. It’s more than just Texas Electricity Ratings users singing the praises of Champion Energy Services. In 2015, The company ranked “Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service in Texas” by J.D. Power. Their Champ Saver-24 plan guarantees a fixed electricity rate for two years. A Houston customer using 1,000 kWh pays an average rate of 10.6 cents per kWh. Though it isn’t considered a green energy plan, it’s renewable content is 16.4%, just slightly below the average for Texas electricity plans. Make sure you can stick out the full contract term because the early termination fee is a relatively high $250.

#3 Direct Energy

Direct Energy, based in Houston, provides retail electricity and home services to customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 10 Canadian provinces. One of the largest retail energy companies in North America, they’re well known for developing new plans, products, and technology for their customers. Their feature plan is Power on Command 24 which offers customers a two-year price lock and an Amazon Echo Dot. At 1,000 kWh of usage, CenterPoint Houston customers pay an average rate of 12.0 cents per kWh. The plan’s early termination fee is about average for two-year plans at $135. Even if you return the Echo Dot, you still have to pay the early termination fee.

#4 Tara Energy

Tara Energy, founded in 2002, it was acquired in 2011 by Just Energy, the largest green energy retailer in North America. We rated Tara Energy at 3.75/5 stars, with exceptional strength in its Texas community outreach. Customers, meanwhile, lauded them at 5.0 for customer service and billing and account management systems. Oddly enough, inspite of the high marks, Tara Energy currently offers just one fixed rate plan, Tara Web - 24, but it’s rate is all the same no matter how much electricity you use. Just 13 cents per kWh no matter if you use 500, 1,000, or 2,000. Plus, there’s no monthly charge, either. The plan does have a $175 early cancellation charge.

#5 Power Express

Power Express puts customers first by making three guarantees. First, they pledge to be completely transparent about their prices. Second, they resolve problems within two business days. Third, they treat every customer with respect. Their #Mandarin12 plan gives Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth area customers a guaranteed fixed price for one year. The price is remarkably stable across usages with Houston customers paying between 12.6 and 13.4 cents per kWh and Dallas customers paying between 12.1 and 12.6 cents per kWh.

Find your Texas energy provider!

Finding the right electricity plan takes a little research. Fortunately, Texas Electricity Ratings has organized the most important information you need for comparing power plans from various electricity companies. Use the powerful search tools to find the plan that meets your power needs.

Zip Codes with the Cheapest Power Express Rates in Texas