About Texpo Energy Electricity Service

Texpo Energy was founded in 2006 to sell retail electricity in the state of Texas. They also market themselves under the brands Southwest Power & Light and YEP. Their website claims they sell electricity in deregulated markets other than Texas but does not say which markets specifically, although they seem to be tied to a company called Enercal USA, an electric provider that does business in California.

Frequently Asked Questions About Texpo Energy

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What if I'm interested in buying Texpo Energy's energy plans?

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What companies are similar to Texpo Energy?

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Is Texpo Energy good?

Texpo Energy has a customer rating of 2.2/5.0 stars (this is out of 18 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 14¢/kWh.
  2. Energy Texas 3.8/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 12.5¢/kWh.
  3. Veteran Energy 3.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 15.2¢/kWh.
  4. Champion Energy Services 3.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 13¢/kWh.
  5. Constellation 2.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.9¢/kWh.
  6. TriEagle Energy 2.4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.2¢/kWh.
  7. NRG Home 2.2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 6.2¢/kWh.

What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Come & Take It 12 for 12 months starting at 11¢/kWh.
  2. Bigger Than Texas 24 for 24 months starting at 12¢/kWh.
  3. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 12.1¢/kWh.
  4. GoodEnergy 12 for 12 months starting at 12.4¢/kWh.
  5. GoodEnergy 24 for 24 months starting at 12.4¢/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.

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Texpo Energy Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.2¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 9.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.2¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 06-02-2023. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

Texpo Energy Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 8.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 8.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 8.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 8.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 8.8¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 06-02-2023. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

Texpo Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.9¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 06-02-2023. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

Texpo Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.7¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 06-02-2023. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

News Articles About Texpo Energy

PUC Continues to Drop Ball on Consumer Advocacy?

Posted on I revieve reader questions on a regular basis about how the PUC handles their ranking system. The general thrust is "I see there is a state rankings system for Texas electricity, but it looks dated." Or "I don't see the electricity provider that I'm interested in listed on the PUC's page. What gives?" I wrote an article in early November about some serious flaws and confusing inconsistencies in how the PUC updates and lists the Texas retail electricity providers (REPs) in their complaint scorecard in attempt to address some of these FAQs. I then posted an update in early January pointing out that yet again the PUC had fallen behind and failed to update their complaint scorecard. I'm not sure what the problem is, but the PUC has still managed to sit on their hands and do absolutely nothing to their complaint scorecard. And I'm not referring to any of the confusing inconsistencies that remain unaddressed (more on that later), but I'm talking about a simple basic update of the scorecard. The complaint scorecard is supposed to be released once a month, and is a composite of a rolling 6 month average. Sure at some point AFTER January 11th (my last post), they posted an update for December. But now we're 20 days in February, more than 80% of the way through the month, and an update that should have been posted around the first of the month is still nowhere to be found. The last time I wrote an article and asked questions of the PUC (after I phoned and interviewed them), they managed to find the resources to update their scorecard the very next day. I hope this article does something similar, and maybe they can make some more changes. Or perhaps I should just make a monthly post to spur updates to their page. This isn't curing cancer here. What Else Is Wrong With The Complaint Scorecard Lets take another opportunity to break down some big time issues with the complaint scorecard as it stands right now. Other than the fact the PUC struggles to post regular updates, the biggest problem has to be confusion. For anyone who doesn't actually work in the Texas electricity market like myself and is trying to shop, this scorecard seems to have huge glaring omissions. Lets break it down. There are a number of companies that have multiple listings on the complaint scorecard that actually do businesses as multiple names. The prime example is US Retailers, which does business as Pennywise Power, and also a new brand of green electricity known as Compassion Energy. Compassion Energy has plans listed on PowerToChoose.org (PTC), but there's no listing of them anywhere on the complaint scorecard. Ditto with US Retailers main brand, Pennywise Power. So what does a customer think when they see Compassion Energy or Pennywise Power on PTC, but not on the complaint scorecard? Do they think they're too small?  Do they think they're not licensed? Who knows. Or better yet, what if a customer leaves Pennywise and goes to Compassion Energy? They wouldn't even know they stayed with the exact same company. In the past, the PUC explained that any company who was purchased (such as NRG purchasing Green Mountain Energy) that had a separate PUC License would maintain an independent listing on the complaint scorecard. But that doesn't explain US Retailers, whose entry doesn't list any of the actual names US Retailers does business as in Texas: Pennywise Power and Compassion Energy. And yet right below US Retailers, we see Texpo Energy listed, with the other names they do business as in Texas, Southwest Power & Light and YEP, respectively. Why the inconsistency? And that doesn't include the NRG ties.  NRG is currently doing retail electricity business in Texas as Reliant Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Pennywise Power, Compassion Energy, and they even have a listing on the complaint scorecard as Energy Plus Holdings (a northeast company they purchased) despite the fact that Energy Plus Holdings offers zero plans on PowerToChoose. That whole situation is as clear as mud. And just for humor sake, how would a customer find out all of this on their own? Well, assuming they knew where to start, they would visit the PUC homepage. Then they'd click on Industry. Then on Registration and Reporting, under Electricity.Then on REP - Retail Electric Providers Certification and Reporting. THEN they would scroll down to Retail Electric Providers, under Registered Companies. And then finally someone would input a search criteria and get an answer to their question about who owns who. Well, in reality, they'd have to probably put in a dozen or two different searches and cross reference the answers. Now, what are the odds the average person shopping would know how to, much less go through that process to find out who Pennywise Power really is? It's only somewhere between 6 and 60 steps...IF you know exactly where you're going first. I wouldn't expect the bureaucrats employed at the PUC to understand this, but anyone with any experience in eCommerce or even shopping online understands that less is more  with clicks and the amount of steps it takes for someone to get to information. The reality is that not a single consumer is going to have the time, energy, or inclination to click through that many pages to get to the bottom of who is who. This is exactly the kind of information the PUC is supposed to be providing to the consumer with ease and without any hurdles. The hurdles serve to benefit only the big REPs in the market playing games with their various brands and literally no one else. Not the consumers, not the PUC, the health of the market, and not the media covering the space. NRG/Reliant/Pennywise/Compassion Energy/Energy Plus Holdings/Green Mountain Energy isn't the only company with multiple brands in Texas not represented consistently between the scorecard and the PTC shopping website. TXU Energy recently filed a separate license for an REP geared towards charity called 4Change Energy, and they are not listed on the complaint scorecard yet, either. Infinite Energy does business as Veteran Energy, or at very least bought their customer book, and yet there's no mention of Veteran Energy anywhere on the scorecard. There are probably a dozen examples of problems in this vein. Other Examples of Problems Big name players with multiple brands isn't the only problem. There's also a lack of consistency. A company called ENCOA (formerly Twin Eagle Management) is listed on PowerToChoose.org, but not on the complaint scorecard. Meanwhile, a company called Enow has no plans on PowerToChoose, and yet is listed on the complaint scorecard despite, from what searching I did, not even having a PUC license to sell electricity in Texas. Now, I'm sure Enow DOES have a license, but I couldn't find it by searching the PUC website for their license like I demonstrated above, which is a PERFECT illustration of one of the problems existing here. Illuminar Energy is listed on the complaint scorecard, but has no plans on PowerToChoose.org. Our Energy has plans on PTC, but isn't listed on the complaint scorecard. Source Power & Gas is offering plans on PTC but isn't listed on the complaint scorecard. Xoom Energy has no plans on PowerToChoose, yet has a very high complaint scorecard ranking. How is this not extremely confusing to an average shopper? And this is from a website with the express purpose of helping to educate consumers and help them shop for the right electricity plan for them. Is this really the best we can hope to expect? How To Fix The PUC Complaint Scorecard Honestly, fixing the complaint scorecard isn't complicated. I believe a few small changes would work wonders for transparency and customer confidence. First, the PUC needs to make it a priority to actually update their scorecard on a consistent, timely basis at the beginning of each month. There's no excuse for this not to happen. Second, the PUC needs to create transparency of ownership CONSISTENTLY for all REPs listed on the complaint scorecard. I suggest two things. The first would be that if an REP is doing business under multiple names on their PUC license filing, then all of those names be listed out on the complaint scorecard, just like it currently does with Texpo/YEP/Southwest Power & Light. There's zero excuse for it not reading US Retailers/Pennywise Power/Compassion Energy...this format is already in place for other REPs on the list! Direct Energy should be Direct Energy/New Leaf Energy, etc. Furthermore, there should be some notice given to customers when a larger energy company is operating multiple REPs. Every company owned by NRG should have (an NRG Company) in parenthesis next to their list of DBAs. Ditto for TXU/Energy Future Holdings, ditto for Direct Energy/Centrica, and anywhere else where it is applicable. Finally, the PUC needs to ensure that every single provider that offers plans on PowerToChoose.org is listed on the complaint scorecard. Period. If they're selling electricity on the PUC's shopping website, they should be listed on the scorecard. If they stop selling on the PUC website, they can be removed. Currently the PUC has a qualifier of not listing REPs with less than 2,500 customers, but that doesn't help mitigate any consumer confusion if they flip over to the complaint scorecard and see nothing listed by a provider selling electricity on PowerToChoose. What does that say to a shopper, that the PUC's own shopping website is allowing REPs to sell electricity that they can't even be bothered to rank or review? The PUC might respond with the idea that they can't rank everyone of any size, or that the volatility for the smaller customers rankings on a month-to-month basis based on 1-2 complaints have some merit, but aren't without solutions. For example, they only have to list small providers that are actually listed on PTC, of which there aren't many. And if they're worried about volatility, list them at the bottom in a separate, smaller list of providers below 2,500 customers. There won't be too many providers that qualify for a smaller list based on those criteria. Final Thoughts Part of the purview of the PUC and PowerToChoose.org is to educate the customers, look out for their best interests, and provide them with the resources to effectively and successfully navigate the Texas electricity market. But right now, the inconsistencies and confusion that exist on the complaint scorecard are a hindrance to customers, not a helpful resource. The inconsistencies between what's listed on the complaint scorecard and PowerToChoose exacerbate the problem even further. If the PUC wants to live up to the part of their charter mandated to help customers, they need to rectify these issues sooner, rather than later.  

Texas Electricity Provider Map

Posted on Last week's purchase of First Choice Power by Direct Energy was yet another major acquisition of a Retail Electricity Provider by a major energy conglomerate. There's been around half a dozen of these deals in the past year, and in my opinion, things have gotten a bit muddled and confusing. So I wanted to write a post to chart exactly who owns who in the deregulated electricity space in Texas. Dominion Resources: Dominion Energy probably isn't a name that is very recognized by Texas electricity customers. However, they are a huge energy company that deals in both energy generation and distribution in multiple states. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, they own the incumbent and regulated electricity providers in Virginia and North Carolina. In Texas, they own Cirro Energy, which they purchased in 2008. Earlier this year, Cirro Energy purchased Simple Power and absorbed their customers. NRG: NRG, a new Jersey based company, is another huge energy company with massive power generation resources. On top of energy generation plants, NRG also owns Green Mountain Energy, which they purchased in 2010 for 350 million dollars. In 2009, they purchased former incumbent Texas electricity provider Reliant Energy for 287 million and change when Reliant was under heavy financial distress. This was a steal considering Reliant was the second largest REP in the state at the time and has huge brand recognition. In turn, Reliant Energy owns (and I believe operates) Pennywise Power, which is a new brand they've put into the deregulated Texas electricity market to try and capture different customers without effecting their core brand. So NRG owns Green Mountain and Reliant, and Reliant in turn owns Pennywise Power. Just Energy - Just Energy is yet another big energy company, with resources all over North America. They had been a fairly smaller player in the retail electricity market in Texas until recently. Just Energy itself was mostly a niche provider, offering 5 year long term contracts to customers. However, they recently purchased the entire retail arm of Fulcrum Power. That includes Amigo Energy, Tara Energy, and Smart Prepaid. So now all of those brands are part of the Just Energy portfolio. They'll likely keep the branding and still do business under the names Tara and Amigo, but it's all Just Energy. Just Energy also owns another smaller REP, Commerce Energy. Direct Energy: Direct Energy is actually a subsidiary of a British company called Centrica, but they're known almost exclusively in North America as Direct Energy, so that's the name we're going with. Direct Energy is yet another huge energy generation company with huge and varied resources. In the retail electricity space they do business as Direct Energy and they are one of the biggest REP's in Texas. They also operate in Texas as WTU Energy and CPL Energy in two respective TDSPs. In the Spring, Direct Energy also purchased Gateway Energy Resources for 90 millions dollars. Since then, Direct has removed Gateway as a brand from doing business in Texas. Just last week, Direct Energy made another huge purchase, this time of First Choice Power for 270 million dollars. Which is a huge price tag. So, as of now, every company I mentioned above is really a subsidiary of Direct Energy. Constellation Energy: Constellation Energy is the largest energy supplier in America. Their 2007 revenues were 21 billion dollars. So yes, they're another big energy guy. They own the regulated electricity entity Baltimore Gas and Electric. In 2 month period last spring and summer, Constellation announced purchases of both StarTex Power as well as MX Energy, two retail electricity providers that operate in the Texas deregulated markets. Gexa Energy: NextEra Energy is the parent company of Florida Power and Light, the regulated electricity provider for much of Florida. They're another big energy company, having generation resources in over 20 states. In 2005, Florida Power & Light purchased Gexa Energy. They still do business in Texas under the name Gexa. Dynowatt: Dynowatt is a subsidiary of Accent Energy, which is a large company with natural gas ties in Ohio. Accent also serves deregulated New York, but they do business in Texas as Dynowatt. TXU Energy: TXU is actually a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings, which also owns Luminant, the power generation portion of the old TXU company that was forced to split because of deregulation laws. Now Luminant and TXU operate separately. TXU is the largest individual REP in Texas and one of the two former incumbent providers. The following Retail Electricity Providers are stand-alone entities: Texpo Energy: Texpo Energy is a smaller company operating in Texas. What makes them interesting is that they actually operate under 3 different brand names while all sharing the same PUC Certificate. The other two brands are Southwest Power & Light and YEP. So to sum things up, Texpo, Southwest Power & Light, and YEP are all the same company operating in Texas under different names.
  • Champion Energy
  • Stream Energy
  • Ambit Energy
  • Brilliant Energy
  • Texas Power
  • Liberty Power
  • Mega Energy
  • APNA Energy
  • Bounce Energy
  • Spark Energy
Hopefully this helps to give people a clearer picture about who some of the players are in Texas electricity. It is important that people know exactly who the company is that is supplying their electricity. For example, if someone had a bad experience with one company, they might not want to get service from another one of their subsidiaries. And since there's been so many purchases and mergings of REP's in the last 6 months, I thought it might be a good idea to chronicle which companies have ended where after the dust has settled. I'll try to update this page moving forward as well. I doubt we've seen the last of big REP acquisitions, so this family tree might change.  

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