About WTU Retail Energy Electricity Service

West Texas Utilities was the incumbent electricity provider for areas north Texas for 75 years until Texas electricity deregulated in 2002. American Electric Power (AEP) then sold the retail electric part of their business to Direct Energy, who has been operating in that region of Texas as WTU Retail Energy ever since.

Direct Energy is the largest competitive retailer of energy and related services in North America. With operations across Canada, Texas and the north-eastern United States, Direct Energy delivers $8 billion of energy and related services to over five million residential and commercial customers. They operate generation assets, as well as retail electricity services in multiple states across the US.

Frequently Asked Questions About WTU Retail Energy

Here we have some answers to frequently asked questions about WTU Retail Energy.

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

We currently do not offer any WTU Retail Energy plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Veteran Energy's Secure 24 starting at 17.9¢/kWh or Veteran Energy's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to WTU Retail Energy?

Some companies that are like WTU Retail Energy in price range and user ratings are Veteran Energy and Veteran Energy.

Here is an overview of these two:

Veteran Energy:


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Is WTU Retail Energy good?

WTU Retail Energy has a customer rating of 1.2/5.0 stars (this is out of 12 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 17.4¢/kWh.
  2. Chariot Energy 4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 21.7¢/kWh.
  3. Energy Texas 3.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 12.7¢/kWh.
  4. Champion Energy Services 3.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.5¢/kWh.
  5. Constellation 3.3/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.6¢/kWh.
  6. Veteran Energy 2.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.6¢/kWh.
  7. TriEagle Energy 2.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 16.1¢/kWh.


What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Taste of Energy Texas 3 for 3 months starting at 11.1¢/kWh.
  2. Frontier Saver Plus 12 for 12 months starting at 11.9¢/kWh.
  3. Frontier Saver Plus 24 for 24 months starting at 12¢/kWh.
  4. TrueClassic 6 for 6 months starting at 13.1¢/kWh.
  5. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 13.3¢/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.

You can price electricity plans in your area here.

If You're Looking for WTU Retail Energy

WTU Retail Energy is not currently available on TexasElectricityRatings.com. If you are shopping for residentail electricity in Texas, these are our recommended plans. Alternatively you can browse all of our Texas electricity plans.

How do I get the Cheapest WTU Retail Energy Rate?

We've created a step by step guide to help you get the cheapest electricity rate. Plus we've built tools to help analyze your rate. Or you can use our Bill Calculator tool.

WTU Retail Energy doesn't sell electricity on TexasElectricityRatings.com, instead compare the cheapest electricty plans from the best electricity companies in Texas.

WTU Retail Energy Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Energy Texas - Taste of Energy Texas 3 3 11.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 11.9¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 11.9¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 11.9¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 12.0¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 01-27-2023. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

WTU Retail Energy Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Energy Texas - Taste of Energy Texas 3 3 10.2¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 10.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 10.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 10.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 10.8¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 01-27-2023. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

WTU Retail Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Energy Texas - Taste of Energy Texas 3 3 10.4¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 10.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 10.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 10.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 10.8¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 01-27-2023. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

WTU Retail Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Energy Texas - Taste of Energy Texas 3 3 10.6¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 11.4¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 11.4¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 11.4¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 11.5¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 01-27-2023. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

News Articles About WTU Retail Energy

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About Direct Energy -- Direct Energy was founded in Toronto as a competitive energy retailer in 1986. In 2000, the company was acquired by the British multinational energy and services company, Centrica. In 2010, Direct Energy acquired Clockwork Home Services and its three brands: One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, and Mister Sparky (electrical services). As a result, Direct Energy is now the largest energy and home services retailer in North America. The company has grown to roughly 4,000 employees serving over 4 million customers in North America, including 10 Canadian provinces and all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Direct Energy Brands in Texas

Direct Energy provides retail electricity and natural gas services in 15 states. Texas is by far one of Direct Energy's most important markets. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Direct Energy operates several retail electricity brands that include Direct Energy and First Choice Power. In South Texas, Direct Energy operates as CPL Retail Energy and CPL Business. In West Texas, Direct Energy operates as WTU Retail Energy and WTU Business. Direct Energy purchased Bounce Energy and First Choice Energy in 2013. Direct Energy retired the Bounce Energy brand in September, 2019 and transferred those customers to Direct Energy. Meanwhile, First Choice Energy is still active in Texas. In May, 2019, Direct Energy completed the $300 million sale of Clockwork Home Services and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands. Currently, Direct Energy's subsidiary, Home Warranty of America, provides home warrantee and service plans that utilizes local repair providers. Learn more about Direct Energy

Texas Electricity Ratings: Rankings Update: 10/16/2012

Posted on Summer has passed and we've had several events that have influenced some of the ways we rank providers at Texas Electricity Ratings, including rate changes as well as the releasing of the latest JD Power & Associates survey of Texas electricity providers, among others. And surprisingly enough, we actually have a tie at the top. The last time this happened, the tie went to Alphabetical Order, with Bounce Energy getting the nod over Champion Energy. As a result, this time we'll be reversing that trend and going in reverse alphabetical order with Champion Energy getting the nod over Bounce Energy. These two have been slugging it out for the top spot for almost as long a I've been doing this website, but that isn't much of a surprise considering the were the only two providers in Texas to receive the highest rating given for electricity providers. It would seem that the reviews submitted to this website match up pretty closely with what people tell JD Power & Associates, which is fantastic news for people who rely on this website to be an accurate snapshot of the Texas electricity market. Other providers performing well were StarTex Power, and Gexa. Here's a list of the top 10 below: Champion Energy               4.07 Bounce Energy                   4.07 StarTex Power                    3.74 Gexa Energy                       3.64 Direct Energy                      3.15 Tara Energy                        3.07 Green Mountain Energy      2.83 WTU Retail Energy*           2.52 Amigo Energy                     2.51 Texas Power                      2.48 *WTU Retail Energy is owned by Direct Energy and is only available in the AEP North TDU

Zip Codes with the Cheapest WTU Retail Energy Rates in Texas