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Founded in 2002, Tara Energy was one of the first electricity providers to offer competitive products and prices following the deregulation of Texas electricity markets. In 2009, Tara Energy merged with Fulcrum Power. Then in 2011, Fulcrum Power was purchased by Just Energy.

Just Energy is a massive electricity and natural gas company that services Canada and the United States and has the distinction of being the largest green energy retailer in North America. In total, they service more than 1.6 million residential and commercial customers.

About Tara Energy

Tara Energy was one of the first electricity providers to offer competitive products and prices following the deregulation of Texas electricity markets. Based in Houston, Texas, Tara has been serving retail energy customers since 2002 and has become one of the leading brands in Texas. Tara is a subsidiary of Just Energy Group, Inc.

Tara Energy gives back to its community by partnering with nonprofits across the state of Texas to support communities. The company also works with the Just Energy Foundation to build stronger, healthier and more supportive communities.

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Tara Energy Ratings

The overall score for Tara Energy is 2.19. Their best category was Products where they earned a score of 3.09, while their worst rating came in at 1.19 in Communications. More detailed information on these ratings is available on our Tara Energy Rating Detail page.

  • Rating Overall
  • 2.19
  • Market Perception
  • 2.56
  • Operations
  • 2.51
  • Products
  • 3.09

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Tara Energy Rates for Houston

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Tara Energy Rates for Dallas

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Tara Energy Rates for Abilene

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Tara Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

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Texas Electricity Ratings Overall Score for Tara Energy

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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.

Summer’s Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans for Dallas

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Comparing and shopping for the cheapest summer rates is the best way to choose your Dallas power provider.

What Are Best Electricity Plans For Summer In Dallas?

With what could potentially be one of the hottest summers on record approaching, the time to shop for the cheapest rates in Dallas, Texas is now. You have a lot of great options to choose from when comparing Dallas electric rates. But how do you choose the best plan for your electricity needs in time for summer?

Three Great Plans with Cheap Energy for Summer

Here are the top three options for locking in low rates for the summer. All the plans on this list are from the best electric companies in Texas with ratings of 3.4 stars or higher. If you’re in the market for low rates for any size household, then these plans are great options for you.

Tri-Eagle Energy’ Eagle 12

Tri-Eagle Energy’s Eagle 12 offers customers the lowest rates without worrying about bill credits or usage targets. With this plan, users get a base rate of 9.3 cents per kWh. After you add in the low base charge of $4.95 per month, the average rate comes out to 10.3 cents per kWh at 1000 kWh of usage. Aside from the early termination fee of $20 per month remaining on the contract, there are no other fees. This plan’s one drawback is that it only uses 6 percent renewable energy, well below the state average of 17 percent.

Tara Energy’s Tara Web 12

Tara Energy’s Tara Web 12 offers another fixed rate electricity plan without worrying about gimmicks. The plan offers a fixed rate of 10.9 cents per kWh with no base fees or additional charges. Average billing and the option to choose auto pay make billing anxiety-free. They also offer the option to “Blend and Extend”, so if cheaper rates come along the way, you have the power to choose the better rate simply by extending your contract. If you’re worried about the environment, their Just Green option only costs $5 more a month and gives you 100 percent renewable generation. Do keep in mind that there is a $175 early termination fee for leaving this plan before the contract ends.

Amigo Energy’s Amigo Web 12

Amigo Energy’s Amigo Web 12 provides another excellent option for a low deposit plan with even lower energy rates. There are no extra fees or base charges, only a fixed rate of 10.9 cents per kWh. Average billing makes payment easy. Plus, EZ Access makes this a great bad credit option for electricity in Dallas. Customers with bad credit can choose to pay their deposit over time rather than all at once, making it easy to slip into this plan before summer turns up the heat. There is also the option to add 100 percent renewable energy with Just Green for $5 as well. Just be aware that this plan also comes with a steep $175 early termination fee. Now is the best time to shop for low rates before summer sets energy prices soaring. For more information on the demand/wholesale prices for energy rates in Texas, check out And be sure to check out when you’re ready to shop for the best electric provider in Dallas, Texas.

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