Compare the Best Texas Electricity Providers and Rates

  • Recommended We've assembled this group of plans because they consistently provide good value for majority of our users. You can order these with confidence!
  • Fixed Rates These plans are great if want to lock in a simple fixed rate and not worry about switching again soon.
  • Free Nights/Weekends Who doesn't like FREE! Crank that A/C all night or all weekend long - the choice is yours!
  • Prepaid/No Deposit Sometimes you just need electricity right away without the hassle of deposit payments or contracts. These plans are for you!
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We've assembled this group of plans because they consistently provide good value for majority of our users. You can order these with confidence!

“Best 24 Month Value”
24
Months

Fixed Rate
9.9 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$98 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Champ Saver-24 Details Page
Champ Saver-24
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • A 'People's Choice' favorite

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“Best Bill Credit Plan”
12
Months

Bill Credit
8.9 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$110 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the 12 Month Usage Bill Credit Details Page
12 Month Usage Bill Credit
  • No Minimum Usage Charge!
  • Great Rates for Any Size Home!
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!

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“Best 36 Month Value”
36
Months

Fixed Rate
10.3 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$103 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Texas Fixed 36 Details Page
Texas Fixed 36

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“Best 'No Contract' Plan”
No
Contract

Variable Rate
12.5 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$125 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Flex Forward Details Page
Flex Forward
  • No Contract
  • Variable Rate
  • Low Credit

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“Best Plan for Apartments”
12
Months

Bill Credit
11.0 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$109 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Gexa Easy Saver 12 Details Page
Gexa Easy Saver 12
  • Bill Credit!
  • Good for Apartments and Small Houses

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“Best 12 Month Value”
12
Months

Fixed Rate
10.4 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$103 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Champ Saver-12 Details Page
Champ Saver-12
  • 6 time winner - J.D. Power Award
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • No Base Charge or Bill Credit gimmicks

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“Best Free Energy Plan”
12
Months

Fixed Rate
10.5 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$94 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Free Weekends-12 Details Page
Free Weekends-12
  • Popular Plan
  • Free Weekends!
  • 12 Month Plan

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“2 Year Price Protection”
24
Months

Fixed Rate
10.6 ¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$106 est. avg. bill
Sometimes a plan with a lower advertised rate may have a higher average monthly bill because the advertised rate includes a bill credit which may not be applied in winter months due to your electricity usage falling below the bill credit usage threshold. For more detail, refer to the Live Brighter 24 Details Page
Live Brighter 24
  • 2 Year Fixed Rate
  • Bill Security
  • Consistent Bills

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Featured Plan:



Champ Saver-24


Plan Type:
Fixed Rate
Term Length:
24 months
Early Termination Fee:
$250
Monthly Recurring Charge:
$0.00

  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • A 'People's Choice' favorite

  • 9.9¢ / kwh



    Recommended Plans

    "Best 'No Contract' Plan"
    12.5¢ per kwh
    Variable Rate
    1 month
    Plan: Flex Forward
    Company: TXU Energy
    Rate: 12.5¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: None
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS
    "Best Bill Credit Plan"
    8.9¢ per kwh
    Bill Credit
    12 months
    Plan: 12 Month Usage Bill Credit
    Company: Constellation
    Rate: 8.9¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: $50
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS
    "No Credit Check"
    20.5¢ per kwh
    Pre-paid
    1 month
    Plan: Free Weekends
    Company: Hello Energy
    Rate: 20.5¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: None
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS
    "Best 24 Month Value"
    9.9¢ per kwh
    Fixed Rate
    24 months
    Plan: Champ Saver-24
    Company: Champion Energy Services
    Rate: 9.9¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: $250
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS

    Popular Plans

    9.5¢ per kwh
    Tiered Rate
    12 months
    Plan: Clear Deal 12
    Company: TXU Energy
    Rate: 9.5¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: $150
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS
    10.4¢ per kwh
    Fixed Rate
    12 months
    Plan: Free Nights-12
    Company: Champion Energy Services
    Rate: 10.4¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: $150
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC
    9.9¢ per kwh
    Tiered Rate
    12 months
    Plan: Solar Value 12
    Company: TXU Energy
    Rate: 9.9¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: $150
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS
    14.7¢ per kwh
    Pre-paid
    12 months
    Plan: SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan
    Company: Payless Power
    Rate: 14.7¢ / kwh @ 1000 kwh Analyze Rate
    Cancellation Fee: $40
    Monthly Base Charge: None
    Documents: EFL | YRAC | TOS


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    How to Use Our Texas Electricity Rates Table

    This table will show you the best Texas electricity rates from different providers, based on your usage. Understanding your usage is a key element to getting a great rate. If you don't know your usage a simple calculation for Texas is 100kWh for every 100sq ft. So a 1000 square foot apartment should use 1000 kWh. Or a 2500 sq ft house comes out to 2500 kWh/ month.

    How Electricity Rates Work

    In Texas, there are Electricity Generating Companies, (Luminant as an example) Electricity Distribution Companies (like Centerpoint and Oncor) and Electricity Retailers (REPS). Retailers buy electricity on the wholesale market and sell it to you. The distribution companies maintain the poles and wires, and turn off service and turn it on when directed by the retailer. Electricity rates are driven by the cost of natural gas, seasonal weather and expected usage. We've been in this business for over 20 years and we can tell you this. Texas weather is crazy. hurricanes in the Gulf, hail and tornadoes in North Texas and just plain hot weather all summer. For this reason we always recommend a fixed rate when shopping for electricity in Texas why should you shoulder the risk of a hot summer or a cold winter. Locking in a fixed rate eliminates the risks of changes in the natural gas market and weather risk which can spike variable rates by as much as 50%.

    Fixed Rate Electricity Plans

    Fixed rate plans in Texas lock in a rate for a term or period of time ranging from 3 months to 5 years. The most popular terms are 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. They are best for shoppers looking for stable rates, and long term price protection. The greatest risk of a fixed term contract is that rates go down significantly during your term. In these cases it’s best to do an analysis of paying the early termination fee ($100-$200) if rates have fallen to the level where paying the fee makes sense.

    Variable Rate Plans

    Variable rates are best for customers who need flexibility, or are between contracts. ¬†Your monthly bill will change and vary with the fluctuations of the electricity market. If it’s a hot Summer you will have high bills, if it’s a colder than average winter you will have high bills. And the opposite if we have a cool summer or mild winter. It’s risky and we only recommend using them between contracts for 1 month periods max.

    Pre-Paid Plans

    Pre-Paid plans are great for those who have weak, no credit, or are just getting started. The rates paid will be a few cents higher than traditional fixed rate post pay plans. However, prepaid providers have made the process extremely easy, with phone apps and texts that tell you to refill your account. Some provide bridges to post pay plans if you maintain on time payments.

    Green Energy Plans

    Green energy plans are a great way to support green energy generation. You will pay a premium for green energy, because you are paying for traditional electricity generation PLUS a subsidy for green energy. Your energy will be provided by the nearest generation source. However, you will offset the “dirty” generation usage with green energy RECs (Renewable Energy Credits which cost you 2-3 cents per kWh

    When is the best time to switch?

    The best time to switch depends on a few factors. If you're in a contract electricity prices have decreased by 20-30% - then you need to determine if you'll save more than the early termination fee. Usually you'll have to be a large user ( 3000kWh +/ month) for this to make sense. Otherwise the best time to switch is between peak seasons, for example, in fall and spring as that's when pricing tends to be at the best point.

    OK! Cut to the chase! Who has the best electricity rate in Texas ?

    So, upfront. The cheapest rate is probably not the best rate. Cheap rates may require specific usage "tiers" or may have "Gotcha's" that may increase your rate by 10-50% . We've built tools to help you figure out which is best. So we recommend looking at the average bill. We've done the analysis and provide usage "curves" (industry lingo) that factors in weather and how your rate could be effected. Check out the recommended tab (above) to view the plans that provide the best value.