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Texas Electricity Ratings's Silver Tier providers are tremendous Texas electric companies. They all combine great customer service, lots of different plan offerings, and great communication from their companies to their customers and communities. If you select a plan from one of these providers you can be confident that you're selecting a great company with a good track record.

Founded in 1999 and licensed to sell electricity in Texas in 2002, Spark Energy is now a national retail electricity and natural gas provider. They now provider electricity and/or natural gas services in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.


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Best 15 Month Value
15 month
Fixed Rate
12.8¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Great for small homes
  • Low Rates regardless of usage!
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • 24 Month Locked-in price
  • Steady Rate regardless of usage
  • Great overall plan
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 100% Renewable Energy!
  • No Bill Surprises!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 12 Months of Bill Security
  • No Bill Surprises
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    Company
    Length
    Price
    Rate Stability
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 100% Renewable Energy!
  • No Bill Surprises!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    Plan Name
    Company
    Length
    Price
    Rate Stability
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    25.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    34.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    Plan Name
    Company
    Length
    Price
    Rate Stability
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 12 Months of Bill Security
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    25.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    34.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    Plan Name
    Company
    Length
    Price
    Rate Stability
    Best 15 Month Value
    15 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Great for small homes
  • Low Rates regardless of usage!
  • Plan Name
    Company
    Length
    Price
    Rate Stability
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • 24 Month Locked-in price
  • Steady Rate regardless of usage
  • Great overall plan
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 100% Renewable Energy!
  • No Bill Surprises!
  • Plan Name
    Company
    Length
    Price
    Rate Stability
    Best 15 Month Value
    15 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Great for small homes
  • Low Rates regardless of usage!
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • 24 Month Locked-in price
  • Steady Rate regardless of usage
  • Great overall plan
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 100% Renewable Energy!
  • No Bill Surprises!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Super Low Summer Rate!
  • 12 Months of Bill Security
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    25.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    34.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill

    Our Rating of Spark Energy

    Rating Overall

    22nd place
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    Customer Reviews of Spark Energy

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    15th place
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    Great company and great rate.
    So far my bill went down and I find the whole experience easier and more convenient than what I had before I can pay online and there are no fees. Love it. Babsy_2004 from Keller TX

    Marked down for the first short bill
    Ordering was easy, hand off to Spark was seamless. First bill was only 20 days, which was small enough to miss the rebate. So if you're switching you may want to time it to be closer to the beginning or end of the cycle. Fred from Colleyville TX

    Spark Energy customer for life
    Exceeded my expectations. Happy Customer from Dallas TX


    4-5 Star Reviews: 41 (26%)



    Great company and great rate.

    So far my bill went down and I find the whole experience easier and more convenient than what I had before I can pay online and there are no fees. Love it.

    Babsy_2004 from Keller, Texas
    September 2nd, 2021

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    3-4 Star Reviews: 18 (11%)



    Price was in the top 2, but the website/monitoring is lacking

    I really liked my two previous companies, but switched from both once the promotion of the first year ended. This company had one of the cheaper plans for the energy that my home uses during a year period. I figured that all companies at this point are the same. Who ever needs to call into an electric company? You go online, pay your bill, and view your usage. BUT.... you can't view your usage real time it seems. So my plan that I need to use so much energy before I hit that bill credit, I can't monitor. There are some months that I am below the threshhold, but could easily (as terrible as this does seem to me) turn on some extra stuff, to bring myself up to the 1000kw I need. But I can't even tell this info. Which I have never seen with a company before this. ??? If you are going with a threshold plan, I would maybe avoid spark at this point until they fix this.

    Jill Jere from Baytown, Texas
    April 22nd, 2021

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    2-3 Star Reviews: 17 (11%)



    Problems Galore from the Beginning

    We've been with Spark from the beginning and we have had numerous problems. For the first few years it was always administrative related...wrong address, wrong billing amount, etc. Now our problem is our contract expired the end of December and we did not renew on time. So they took our rate from 6.5cents to 16.9cents. When I called to renew for 24 months and complain about the bill, they refused to make a reasonable adjustment. They offered a $75 credit on a $565 bill. We cancelled our service.

    Martha Walker from Plano, Texas
    January 24th, 2019

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    1-2 Star Reviews: 68 (43%)



    No Rewards

    I mailed my first rebate coupon to get redeemed for $50 as instructed and never received the rebate. After contacting them to let them know I had not received it after few months, they wrote back and said they did not receive it and now the coupon has expired. Horrible customer service...specially since I had a picture of the filled out coupon showing it was done months ago

    Steve from Richmond, Texas
    August 31st, 2021

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    Spark Energy News  


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    Spark Energy FAQs  


    What is the cheapest plan that Spark Energy has?


    The cheapest plan Spark Energy has is Choice 15, with rates starting at 12.8. This is a 15 month plan.

    Where can I order Spark Energy electricity?


    Spark Energy has electricity plans in Texas, Maryland, and Illinois

    Where can I order Spark Energy natural gas?


    Spark Energy does not have any natural gas plans

    What do customers think about Spark Energy?


    That depends on who you ask. There will always be someone who feels wronged by a company, no matter how good they actually are. The average Spark Energy customer review is 2.7 / 5 stars. Keep in mind, consumers will go out of their way to complain far more often than they will to give praise.

    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!

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