Elkhart Electricity Rates, Plans & Suppliers

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What are Elkhart's Average Electricity Rates

Currently, the cheapest Elkhart electricity rate is 13.1 ¢/kWh, 37% lower than the average rate of 20.8 ¢/kWh.

Based on recent order data, the best electricity providers in Elkhart are Frontier Utilities, Chariot Energy, and 4Change Energy.

44% are choosing plans with a contract length of 12 months, with 24 month contracts being the second most popular choice at 24%.

The average electric bill in Elkhart ranges from $150 to $300, with an average electricity usage of 1100-1400 kWh per month.

Compare Elkhart Electricity Rates

We've researched the best providers and plans so you can find a great electricity rate in Elkhart

Company Term Rate
Discount Power 24/months 10.9¢/kWh
Frontier Utilities 12/months 11.0¢/kWh
Gexa Energy 12/months 11.0¢/kWh
Express Energy 24/months 11.5¢/kWh
4Change Energy 24/months 11.5¢/kWh
Chariot Energy 36/months 11.7¢/kWh
TriEagle Energy 24/months 12.9¢/kWh
Constellation 12/months 12.9¢/kWh
Veteran Energy 36/months 13.5¢/kWh
BKV Energy 36/months 13.8¢/kWh
Rates as of Mar 03, 2024 at 02:31 PM
Market Update

Electricity Rates are coming down in Elkhart

Everyone wants to know the best electricity plan to buy, and there's never an easy answer because everyone's needs are different. Do you live in an apartment, house, or mansion, because every plan has different rates at different uses.

Apartment users should look at Frontier's Saver Value 12. It's one of the few plans where the rates are cheapest the less you use. APG&E's True Classic 6 is another good one, as well as Gexa's Eco Saver Lite.

Regular sized home users have more options, but also more confusion. Bill Credits and Tiered rates can make billing complicated if you don't use a minimum amount of electricity for some of these plans. Reliant's Retail Power Savings 24 is a good plan because it has a good rate, and its bill credit is uncomplicated, just be sure to use over 1k. Cirro's Smart Value 24 is similar.

Live in a giant house on a sprawling estate? Doesn't mean you want to overspend on electricity. 4 Change's Power Maxx Saver 24 is a great plan. Constellation's 12 Month Flat Tier Product is an excellent choice. It's a flat low rate for the first 2k of usage, then a low rate for everything over 2k.

Elkhart's Top Electricity Companies

TexasElectricityRatings, rates the top electricity companies in Elkhart

Rank Provider Stars Award
#1 Champion Energy Services Champion Energy Services  Medal Provider
#2 Payless Power Payless Power  Medal Provider
#3 Constellation Constellation  Medal Provider
#4 Gexa Energy Gexa Energy  Medal Provider
#5 4Change Energy 4Change Energy  Medal Provider

Electricity Plans for Elkhart

  • Fixed Rate Plans: Offer a fixed rate per kWh (monthly bill may vary based on usage) for the length of the contract, typically 12 to 36 months.
  • Green Energy Plans: Source power from renewable sources such as wind, and solar.
  • No Deposit Plans: Electric companies in Elkhart offering no deposit sometimes called prepaid electricity plans; allow customers to pay for their electricity in advance. With a no deposit electricity plan, customers can avoid credit checks, deposits, and avoid disconnection for non-payment.
  • Variable Rate Plans: Usually considered as the opposite of fixed rate plans, with these plans the price per kWh will vary month to month.
  • Time of Use Plans: Vary the rate per kWh based on the time of day and/or the season. Customers are often charged a higher rate during the day and a lower rate in the evening. Additionally there
  • Solar Buy Back Plans: This allows Elkhart homeowners with solar panels earn extra money by selling their surplus electricity to their electricity provider. Often this is in the form of bill credits for electricity that would otherwise go to waste. Electricity companies offering these plans include: Chariot Energy, Rhythm Energy, and Energy Texas.

Renewable and Green Energy Options in Elkhart

Over 30% of the energy produced in Texas is from renewable energy resources such as solar, and wind. In fact, Texas produces more green energy than any other state. And is one of the reasons that Texas has some of the lowest electricity rates in the US.

Every Texas energy provider has about 20% green energy in their mix of energy sources. You can see this in the Fuel Mix section of any Texas Electricity Plan EFL (Electricity Facts Label).

Most Texas electricity companies have a 100% green / renewable energy plan, where 100% of the energy you buy supports renewable energy generators. Some Elkhart electricity companies are exclusively green, where every plan is 100% green and prices and rates support 100% green energy and renewable generation.

The 3 types of renewable energy plans to select from:

Green energy term plans:
These are similar to traditional 3 to 12 month term plans with 100% green energy.
EV Charging Plans:
Plans targeted at EV owners that are "Time of Use" where you pay low rates at night (between 11PM and 5AM) and a higher rate during the day.
Solar Buy Back Plans:
Plans that allow homeowners who own their solar panels to sell excess power back to their provider or offset their electricity bill with excess power generated by their solar panels and may earn bill credits of up to .25 cents per kWh exported back to the grid.

Five Green Electric Plans for Elkhart

Company Term Rate
Gexa Energy 12/months 11.0¢/kWh
Chariot Energy 36/months 11.7¢/kWh
Rhythm 24/months 14.4¢/kWh
GoodCharlie Energy 36/months 15.0¢/kWh
TriEagle Energy 24/months 15.2¢/kWh
Rates as of Mar 03, 2024 at 02:31 PM

What if I have Bad Credit or Cant Afford A deposit

There are several no deposit light companies in Elkhart that can get your lights on tonight. No deposit electricity plans require that you prepay for your electricity. You can order online, and deposit a small amount - generally $25-$75 and get your lights on in a few hours. Once youve ordered service, you download an app and that reminds you when you need to deposit more money to keep your lights on.

Company Term Rate
Payless Power 12/months 18.4¢/kWh
Payless Power 6/months 18.4¢/kWh
Rates as of Mar 03, 2024 at 02:31 PM

FAQ: Elkhart Rates, Plans and Providers

Gexa Energy offers these plans in Elkhart

The following rates are available from Gexa Energy

Gexa Eco Saver Plus 1211.00 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Plus 2411.00 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Value 1213.70 cents per kWh
Gexa Saver Freedom 3617.10 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Lite 1218.60 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Advantage 1219.00 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Premium 1219.60 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Premium 2419.60 cents per kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Supreme 1220.40 cents per kWh
Gexa Solar Buyback Saver 2422.10 cents per kWh

What is a cheap Cirro Energy electricity rate in Elkhart?

Smart Value 24 is the cheapest rate from Cirro Energy. It is a 24 month plan with a rate of 14.500 cents per kWh.

You can order the Smart Value 24 plan here on TexasElectricityRatings without hassling with the state-run powertochoose.org website

Is it true that 4Change Energy has a low price in Elkhart?

Maxx Saver Select 24 is the cheapest rate from 4Change Energy. It is a 24 month plan with a rate of 11.500 cents per kWh.

We recommend you compare electricity rates in Elkhart and see if this plan is right for you.

What Elkhart TriEagle Energy electricity plans are available?

The following rates are available from TriEagle Energy

Sure Value 2412.90 cents per kWh
Sure Value 3612.90 cents per kWh
Sure Value 1213.50 cents per kWh
Simple Savings 2414.20 cents per kWh
Simple Savings 3614.20 cents per kWh
Savvy Value 2414.70 cents per kWh
Savvy Value 3614.70 cents per kWh
Simple Savings 1214.80 cents per kWh
Simple Green 2415.20 cents per kWh
Simple Green 3615.20 cents per kWh
Savvy Value 1215.30 cents per kWh
Simple Green 1215.80 cents per kWh

Are You Moving to Elkhart?

Texas has a deregulated electricity market. That means Elkhart Electricity Companies compete for your business. Just like cellphone, Internet, Insurance and credit card companies that compete for your business. And just like those businesses there are plenty of ways that Texas electricity companies can take advantage of you, so we've made it easy. We've rated, ranked, and recommend Elkhart's best electricity companies and electricity plans that will make your move easy.

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Elkhart Electricity Outage Information

If you have a power outage, or any issue with your home's electrical delivery, you should contact your local electric utility for assistance, Centerpoint Energy - 713-207-2222, Oncor Energy - 888-313-4747, AEP Central/AEP North - 866-223-8508, or TNMP - 888-866-7456

Contact the Texas Public Utilities Commission with any other concerns: PUC Customer Protection, P.O. Austin, TX 787111-3326. Phone: 1-888-782-8477, Email at customer@puc.texas.gov

5 Things to Know Before You Order Elkhart Electricity Service

  1. Know your usage. Ok you don't have to "know" but you should have an idea. Are you moving into an apartment/small house, a medium size home or condo, or a large home? Home size matters and relates to the average usage. Electricity rates are based on volume and are based on 500kWh, 1000kWh and 2000kWh use per month. In other words a small house or apartment customer will generally pay a higher rate than a high usage / large house customer.
  2. Know your credit score. Do you have great, average or poor credit? If you have average or poor credit you'll probably be asked to pay a deposit - generally $150-$300. You can also use a no-deposit plan that you pre-pay.
  3. Understand Utility Charges. Centerpoint Energy is the local electricity utility company in Elkhart. They own and maintain the poles and wires, read the meters and get your power back on when there's a storm or power loss. About 30-40% of your bill is made up of Centerpoint Energy fees.
  4. All rates displayed on our site include Centerpoint Energy Utility Charges and Fees.
  5. Understand Your Electricity Facts Label (EFL) The EFL sets out the rates and charges based on usages of 500, 1000 and 2000kWh.

Electricity Plan Types in Elkhart

Now that we have explained TDSP rates, the second thing to consider is the type of electricity plans a customer can buy. Each plan will likely end up having different rate scales. There are three types of electricity plans you can choose from when selecting an energy plan that best fits your needs.

Fixed Rate Electricity Plan in Elkhart

Lock in low energy rates for a period of months ranging from 9 to 36. Be aware that these contracts typically charge an early termination fee if you switch before your term ends.

Variable Rate Electricity Plan in Elkhart

Month to month contracts with rates that vary. You won't have to worry about deposits or early termination fees, but rates can decrease or increase from month to month.

Pre-Paid Electricity Plan in Elkhart

You deposit money into an account that your energy company bills directly depending on your use. Keep in mind there are often daily charges with these plans. Rates typically change from month to month.

There are other kinds of plans, such as green plans, or plans that come bundled with things like Smart Thermostats, but for the most part, these three plans are the main three kinds of choices available.

TDSP's - Transmission and Distribution Utilities

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