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Houston FAQs

What are the most popular 24 month electricity plans?

The most popular electricity plans in the past 30 days are 36 Inflation Fix, Champ Saver-24, Maxx Saver Select 24, Come & Take It 12, and 36 Month A/C Protect Premier for 2 Units.

What are the cheapest 24 month energy plans in my area 77036?

The most affordable electricity plans in 77036 are SureLock 24 from 10¢/kWh, Safe Harbor 24 from 11¢/kWh, TrueSimple 24 from 11¢/kWh, SureLock 24 from 11¢/kWh, and 24 Month Green Home Power Plan from 13¢/kWh.

What is the average cost of a 6 month electricity plan in the city of Houston, TX?

The average rate of a 6 month fixed-rate electricity plan is around 0¢/kWh, ranging from 0¢/kWh to 0¢/kWh. Popular plans in this range are and Simple 6.

For 12 month plans, the average rate of a 12 month fixed-rate electricity plan is around 21¢/kWh, ranging from 14¢/kWh to 25¢/kWh. Popular plans in this range are Come & Take It 12, Champ Saver-12, and Frontier Saver Plus 12.

What customers around Houston are saying

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Have had Vet Energy for 3 years on a fixed rate. Pretty happy for the most part especially knowing they donate $$ to charities. Got thrown a "bone" fixed rate being my plan expires in a couple months. I found "several" other companies that have a much lower rate however, I decided to give them one more year. I'll reevaluate then a switch if they aren't more competitive.
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Popular Retail Electricity Providers around Houston

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Popular Plans Around 77036

Name Term Price
Free Energy Nights 12 12 21.2¢
Value Plus 24 24 21.7¢
Smart Budget 12 12 17.6¢
Free Weekends 1 18.8¢
Amigo Web - 12 12 19.5¢
12 Month GREEN (No Min Usage Fee) 12 20.9¢
Just Energy Web - 12 12 19.5¢
Tara Web - 24 24 17.5¢
Solarize 18 18 21.0¢
Free Energy Weekends 12 12 21.2¢
Solarize 24 24 20.5¢
Gexa Energy Saver 24 24 19.1¢
Hello Easy 1 22.5¢
Amigo Web - 24 24 17.5¢
Solarize 12 12 22.0¢
Solarize 36 36 20.0¢
Solarize 15 15 21.5¢
Tara Web - 12 12 19.5¢
Value Plus 12 12 22.7¢
Just Energy Web - 24 24 17.5¢

News Around Houston

What the ERCOT-Brazos Coop Deal Means

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Getting Closer to a Resolution

As the Brazos Electric Coop bankruptcy settlement unwinds, energy customers all over north Texas may be affected.
The Brazos Electric Coop bankruptcy settlement will mostly affect coop customers. But, it's unclear how the deal may affect energy customers all over north Texas over time.

Following the 2021 winter storm crisis, Brazos Electric Cooperative in north Texas owed $1.9 billion to ERCOT. Since filing for bankruptcy in March 2021, Brazos’ and ERCOT's lawyers debated a plan to move forward. Last week, a bankruptcy judge allowed the largest power Texas Coop to vote on a plan to settle its debts.

But what does this deal mean to Texans? Will it affect electricity rates or TDSP charges in its service area?

The Coop Structure in Texas

Power Cooperatives are not-for-profit electric companies that supply communities with cheap electricity. Brazos is one of 66 generation and transmission (G&T) Cooperatives in the US. Of the 76 power Coops in Texas, Brazos is the largest with 1.5 million customers. It is the wholesale power supplier to its 16 member-owner distribution coops. Texas Coops aren’t subject to deregulation rules because Coop owners are its members. That means Coop members can't just switch electricity companies. As a result, the Coop passes costs on to the member households that it serves.

A Deal After Coop Bankruptcy

In February 2021, a historic winter storm froze Texas and shut ERCOT down. Brazos had to buy electricity at a staggering rate of $9,000 per megawatt hour as result of the short supply. This is hundreds of times higher than normal.

While Brazos claimed that ERCOT ignored protocol and overcharged for electricity, the debt was still payable. And it took a year and a half of negotiation to come up with a plan on how to.

Brazos’ Chapter 11 plan shows how the Coop plans to repay its debt to ERCOT. Firstly, they intend to sell its three power plants. They’ll also restructure to become a transmission Coop. Plus, they’ll set up a $140 million hardship fund for customers struggling with energy bills.

So, instead of $1.9 billion in debt, Brazos would only pay back $1.4 billion, saving $500 million in the process.

How Will This Deal Affect Texans?

With the proposed changes, the Waco-based Coop will stop generating power and sell its plants. This means the end of wholesale electricity to Brazo's 1.5 million customers.

Electricity prices in the area may rise due to customers switching to for-profit retail providers. And as Brazos becomes a transmission-only Coop, TDSP rates may also change. However, we won't see a cost difference until Brazos votes on the proposed changes.

Shop for Cheaper Electricity in Texas

As the Brazos Coop changes its role, shopping for a cheaper rate could become even more important in north Texas. And the best place to do that is by visiting

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Electricity and local information about 77036

Stats for 77036

77036 is a zipcode residing in Houston, Texas covering an area of 7.12 square miles. With a population of 71969 people, 77036 is the 14th most populous zipcode in all of Texas.

Area codes include 713/281/832.

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