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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.


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New customer
I have had a seamless transition from my last energy company. My first months bill was literally half price with almost the same usage! Daniel from Spring TX

Selecting Service is so difficult
As I am sure you know if you are reading this selecting a service is so difficult. Some want a down payment while others don't. This service was quick and easily and my billing has been great. The send me weekly updates on my usage. Also they did not charge me a down payment which was great. Rayjht from Houston TX

good deal
like all aspects of the experience so far so good tony from San Angelo TX


4-5 Star Reviews: 24 (30%)



New customer

I have had a seamless transition from my last energy company. My first months bill was literally half price with almost the same usage!

Daniel from Spring, Texas
January 11th, 2020

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3-4 Star Reviews: 5 (6%)



Good price to begin with

My first year was great. $.077, now at renewal they want $.125, so I will be changing providers. 62% increase is not acceptable.

Aaron from Round Rock, Texas
August 15th, 2018

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2-3 Star Reviews: 3 (4%)



Collections notice

Came home today to a collections notice from Amigo Energy. I have never had service through them. The collections department was closed, so I called Amigo directly. I was informed my bill was from Tara Enerfy from last April. I had changed to a new provider when my contract with Tara ended. I paid the next bill I received and thought I was done. In the past 14 months I have had no further communication with Tara Energy. So, imagine my surprise to learn I had an unpaid final bill balance that was being sent to third party collections effective 5/22/14. Of corse the notice was received after the cut off and after collections business hours. Had I received a bill, I would have paid it promptly, but they never billed me. The explanation from the customer service rep was that they recently changed billing systems and noticed many unpaid bills. So, I guess instead of refilling, they just sent it all to collections when they never billed to start with. I can't even get into the website to make payment, as the option is greyed out. Nice!!! Have scheduled payment through my bank, but it won't arrive u til a week from now. I'm going to be seriously pissed off if this hits my credit. Will be filing a complaint through the PUC.

S.o. from Texas
May 23rd, 2014

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1-2 Star Reviews: 25 (31%)



Stupid customer service

They will never take care of you. The service is good but customer service is wack.

Nfn Md Hasanuz Zaman from Houston, Texas
February 7th, 2020

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Tara Energy FAQs  


What is the cheapest plan that Tara Energy has?


The cheapest plan Tara Energy has is Tara Web - 24, with rates starting at 10.8¢. This is a 24 month plan. You can find details for that plan here.

Where can I order Tara Energy electricity?


Tara Energy has electricity plans in Texas

Where can I order Tara Energy natural gas?


Tara Energy does not have any natural gas plans

What do customers think about Tara 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 Tara Energy customer review is 3.7 / 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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Earn Big Bill Credits
12 months
8.9¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$109 est. avg. bill
Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • No Minimum Usage Charge!
  • Great Rates for Any Size Home!
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!
  • Up & Coming Provider
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    6.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
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  • Popular New Provider
  • 3 Year Price Stability
    36 months
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Fixed Energy Price
  • No hidden fees or base charges
  • 100% Texas Wind
  • 100% Clean Energy
    24 months
    11.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $117 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
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    Plan Name
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    Length
    Price
    Est Avg Bill
    24 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • No Monthly Charge
  • No Usage Restrictions