TNMP and Texas Electricty

About TNMP

The Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) company dates from the formation of the Texas-Louisiana Power Co. in 1925. But while it served thousands of customers in small towns through out the southwest as well as Louisiana and Kentucky, the hard times of the Great Depression forced the company to reorganize in 1934. Emerging as the Community Public Service Co. on January 1, 1935, it operated businesses in natural gas, ice, telephone, sewer, creameries and bottling. From the late 1940s, the company sold off its non-electric utility businesses, finally transforming all of its operations to electric utility business by the 1970s.

In 1981, Community Public Service changed its name to Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP), reflecting its operations in both Texas and New Mexico. When Texas deregulated its electricity market in 2002, TNMP became a transmission and distribution service provider by shedding it generation operations in Texas. In 2006, the company transferred its New Mexico utility operations to its sister company in New Mexico.

TNMP is now a Texas-only TDSP/TDU based in Lewisville. It supports numerous charitable organizations through its annual Power Grants that go to schools, animal shelters, food banks, education programs, non-profits, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About TNMP

Here are answers to some common questions that people have had about TNMP

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

We currently do not offer any TNMP plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Tara Energy's Tara Web - 12 starting at 17.5¢/kWh or Tara Energy's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to TNMP?

Some companies that are like TNMP in price range and user ratings are Tara Energy and Tara Energy.

Here is an overview of these two:

Tara Energy:

  • Average Plan Rate: 15.8¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Bundled Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 1.4/5.0

Tara Energy:

  • Average Plan Rate: 15.8¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Bundled Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 0/5.0

What are some good companies in my area?

In Gatesville, 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 Gatesville, Texas are:

  1. Frontier Saver Plus 12 for 12 months starting at 13.3¢/kWh.
  2. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 14.6¢/kWh.
  3. Simply Bright 6 for 6 months starting at 14.9¢/kWh.
  4. Bigger Than Texas 24 for 24 months starting at 15.1¢/kWh.
  5. The Gruene 18 for 18 months starting at 15.2¢/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 Gatesville, Texas, the average electricity plan rate is 18.1¢/kWh. On average, that means

  • A small home will use around 500kWh of energy times 18.1¢/kWh totalling $90.5 per month.
  • An average-sized home will use around 1000kWh of power times 18.1¢/kWh totalling $181 per month.
  • A large home will use around 2000kWh of power times 18.1¢/kWh totalling $362 per month.

You can price electricity plans in your area here.

Featured Plans In The TNMP Footprint

These are a few plans that we think you'll like. We also have a more detailed listing of all TX plans for TNMP, or you can use our TNMP Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

News Articles About TNMP

Lower Electric Bills for High Use

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Who Offers Lower Electric Bills for High Use in Friendswood?

Don't get gouged because your home uses a lot of electricity. Check out these plans for high usage that help lower your electric bills!
Your electricity plan shouldn't penalize you for using a lot of electricity. Choose a better plan instead. Check out these plans for high usage that help lower your electric bills!
Just because you use a large volume of electricity doesn’t mean you should pay a high price. Sure, your bill will be sizable because of how much energy you consume, but it doesn’t have to be unnecessarily costly. Get lower electric bills for high use when you shop at

Friendswood’s Lowest Electric Bill Plans 

Check out these retail electricity plans have the lowest average bills for homes using 2,000 kWh per month. They all have simple pricing structures. There are no bill credits or tiered rates for you to try to game your monthly bill. Your bill increases and decreases proportionally to the amount you consume. 
Plan Retail Electricity Provider Average Price at 2,000 kWh Average Bill at 2,000 kWh
You Got This 36 First Choice Power 8.4 cents $169
Price Protect 24 Spark Energy 9.1 cents $182
Spark Green Secure 24 Spark Energy 9.1 cents $183
Champ Silver-24 Champion 9.2 cents $184
Spark Green Secure 12 Spark Energy 9.2 cents $184

Three Years Of Cheap Electricity

The cheapest plan for high usage customers is the You Got This 36 plan from First Choice Power. Sign up for this plan, and you won’t shop for Texas electricity until April 2024. That’s a long time to not worry about whether you’re getting the best electricity deal. The average bill is $169 which is $13 per month cheaper than the nearest competing plan.  If you want to cancel your contract before it ends, the early termination fee is only $135. Three-year plans tend to have much higher early termination fees. However, the Spark Energy plans have an even lower early termination fee of $100. 

Shop Power Plans In April 

April is the perfect time to shop for Friendswood electricity. Power plan prices in the TNMP service area have dropped since winter and have yet to experience their summer increase. Locking in a fixed rate contract now will give you lower bills throughout the year.  When your contract ends, make sure you sign up for another fixed rate plan. Retailers provide customers a notice at least 30 days before their contracts expire. If you don’t pick a new plan, you’ll transition to one of the retailer’s month-to-month plans. Don’t let this happen. First, choose a 12-, 24- or 36-month plan. Second, keep the savings going when you pick another plan in a future April. 

Get Lower Electric Bills

Even though you use a large amount of electricity, you can rest easy knowing you there's plenty of plans available to help you lower electric bills. Select one of the plans shown above, or choose from dozens of others on Texas Electricity Ratings. You’re sure to find one that will satisfy your power consumption needs.  

Rate Reforms Planned for Texas Grid

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Learn more about rate reforms planned for the Texas grid. New rules will affect your choices and your Texas electric bills.
Find out more about rate reforms planned for the Texas grid and how they might affect your choices and your electric bills.

What Planned Rate Reforms for the Texas Grid Are Coming?

The thaw after Winter Storm Uri has come, and nearly all Texans have reliable power and water once again. But as Texans huddled in unheated homes and boiled snow for potable water, they wondered who to blame.  They also wanted measures in place to prevent it happening again. Lawmakers demanding answers have since returned to the Texas Capitol and planned rate reforms for the Texas grid. 

Weatherizing Electricity and Natural Gas Infrastructure

Winter Storm Uri caused numerous freeze-offs that shut down both natural gas pipelines and Texas electricity plants. The Texas House and Senate differ in their approaches to improving weatherization. House legislation addresses electricity infrastructure but remains silent on natural gas. However, House leaders say natural gas infrastructure legislation is on the way. That means the lower and upper chambers could be closer in thinking than their bills currently reflect. High profile bills tend to be fluid until conference committee members hash out details late in a legislative session.   Both House and Senate legislation authorize the Public Utility Commission of Texas to penalize utility companies when they fail to weatherize. No doubt the five TDUs operating in Texas (AEP Texas Central, AEP Texas North, Centerpoint Energy, Oncor, TNMP) are watching this provision closely.  An interesting sticking point is who will pay for all this weatherization. Current legislation does not address that issue. In the end, customers will likely bear the brunt whether through public expenditures or higher electricity bills. 

Emergency Alerts ... Someday

House and Senate bills under consideration would create an emergency alert system for power disasters. The Senate version moves more quickly by directing the Public Utility Commission to create one. The House version requires the Texas Division of Emergency Management to conduct a study by March 2022. 

Bye Bye Griddy 

Rate reforms planned for Texas grid include the banning of wholesale indexed products like those offered by now-defunct Griddy. Some customers saw rates skyrocket during the storm to as much as $9.00 per kWh. Banning products like Griddy’s appears to have traction in both chambers of the legislature.   

Legislation to be Finalized Soon

Whatever the legislature decides to send to Governor Greg Abbott, Texans won’t have to wait long to see it. The last day of the 87th Regular Session is May 31. At that point, Abbott will decide which bills to sign and which to veto. Only then will Texans know what to expect for the Texas power grid.