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Sometimes you just need electricity right away without the hassle of deposit payments or contracts. These plans are for you!

Plans With No Deposit Required

12 Month plans are very popular and provide a steady fixed rate without forcing you into a really long term relationship.

Cheapest 12 Month Fixed Rate Plans

These plans are great for homeowners who want to lock in a great rate and not have to worry about switching next year.

Cheapest 24 Month Fixed Rate Plans

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All current Texas rates:

Plan Name
Company
/
Rating
Length
Price
Est Avg Bill
Steady Rate
24 month
Fixed Rate
10.3¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$103 est. avg. bill
Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • A 'People's Choice' favorite
  • 12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    7.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $101 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    9.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $168 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Enjoy a low fixed rate and stay cool this summer!
  • 12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    8.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $125 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    8.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $103 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Low Average Bill
  • Donates to Charity
  • Good for Medium Homes
  • 12 Month Tiered Rate
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    8.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $138 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Tiered Rate
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    8.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    3 Year Price Protection
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • Price Protection for 3 years
  • 12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    8.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $140 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Very low rate!
  • Good for medium homes
  • 12 months of bill security
  • 24 Month Tiered Rate
    24 month
    Tiered Rate
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $129 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 month fixed rate plan
  • No base charge, no minimum usage fees
  • 12 Month Tiered Rate
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    9.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $123 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Free Ecobee3 thermostat
  • Monthly Usage ScoreCard
  • 3 Year Price Protection
  • 12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    8.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $132 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Best for medium size homes
  • No fees to switch to Gexa
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% renewable
  • Includes FREE Energy Savings Kit!
  • Super low gree rate
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Spark Energy
    15 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $102 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Enjoy price security for 2 full years!
  • No minimum usage charges
  • 12 Month Bundled Rate
    12 month
    Bundled Rate
    10.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    Champion
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 6 time winner - J.D. Power Award
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • No Base Charge or Bill Credit gimmicks
  • 12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    8.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $179 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Best for medium size homes
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Good Value
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $121 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $139 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Great for medium and large homes
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $113 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Renewable Energy
  • Enjoy price security for 2 full years!
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    First Choice Power
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $117 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 1 entire year of rate stability
  • It’s easy to budget when your rate never changes
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    9.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $104 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 Month Locked-in price
  • Steady Rate regardless of usage
  • Great overall plan
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 Month Fixed Rate
    18 month
    Fixed Rate
    9.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $93 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    TriEagle
    6 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Pre-paid
    1 month
    Pre-paid
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $132 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Bill Credits cut your bill in summer months
  • Enjoy smaller bills in summer
  • 12 Month Price Protection
  • 6 Month Fixed Rate
    6 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Beat the summer heat!
  • Stady, predictable rate
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 24 Month Bundled Rate
    24 month
    Bundled Rate
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $144 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Tiered Rate
    24 month
    Tiered Rate
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $132 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    6 Month Fixed Rate
    6 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Pre-paid
    1 month
    Pre-paid
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    15 Month Fixed Rate
    15 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $127 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Tiered Rate
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    Variable Rate
    1 month
    Variable Rate
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $117 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Pre-paid
    1 month
    Pre-paid
    14.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Prepaid - No Deposit EVER
  • 12 Month Bundled Rate
    12 month
    Bundled Rate
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    Variable Rate
    1 month
    Variable Rate
    16.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $163 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% clean, renewable energy
  • Requires Tree Free billing and Auto Pay
  • 12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $117 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $120 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $134 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Get rewards with Plenti
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    12.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $137 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $142 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $127 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $155 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Solar Days: 5:00 a.m. through 7:59 p.m. each day
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 Month Tiered Rate
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    15.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $134 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 Month Bill Credit
    24 month
    Bill Credit
    14.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $141 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $128 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $135 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $227 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Tiered Rate
    12 month
    Tiered Rate
    14.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $150 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    14.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $145 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $195 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    12.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $125 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Bill Credit
    12 month
    Bill Credit
    13.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $135 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Flat Rate
    12 month
    Flat Rate
    14.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $139 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 Month Pre-paid
    12 month
    Pre-paid
    14.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill

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    Who are Houston energy companies?

    Even though you pay one bill each month for your Houston electricity, there are actually two companies that come together to power your home. One manages the utility infrastructure, and the other buys electricity that they then sell to you.

    TDSP's - Transmission and Distribution Utilities

    CenterPoint Energy is the transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) for Houston and the surrounding area. Like TDSPs in other parts of Texas, CenterPoint maintains the transmission lines, power poles, electricity meters, and other infrastructure that keeps electricity flowing from power plants to customers. Their responsibilities include sending out technicians when a storm causes power to go out.

    You may not realize it, but you pay for TDSP services on your monthly electricity bill. CenterPoint Energy charges appear on your bill as a small charge for each kilowatt hour of electricity you use and a small base charge each month.

    Here is a current example of the CenterPoint residential tariff includes the following charges:

    Centerpoint Residental Tarriff Includes:

    Centerpoint Energy Charge Rate
    Transmission system charge $0.008439 per kWh
    Distribution system charge $0.016489 per kWh
    Customer charge $1.62 per retail customer per month
    Metering charge $3.85 per retail customer per month

    The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) regulates charges assessed by TDSPs.

    Retail electricity providers

    While CenterPoint Energy maintains the Houston area electricity infrastructure, dozens of retail electricity providers compete for your business. Retailers purchase wholesale electricity from power generators and sell it to residential and business customers. When you're a Texan living in the state's deregulated electricity market, you have the power to choose your electricity company.

    Retail electricity providers offer plans to suit the various power consumption needs of customers. Each plan has pros and cons. Additionally, each one is perfect for some customers and dead wrong for others. The plan and the customer must fit each other.

    Low rate energy companies

    When it comes to competing for a share of the Texas electricity market, retail electricity providers compete on price. Houston electricity customers want to know who has the best price and how long they can lock in that price. Customer service, renewable options, mobile apps, and online tools are other points of comparison between companies; however, price is often the deciding factor for customers.

    Because price is tantamount, the retail electricity advertising you see around Houston reflect this fact. Advertisements often contains offers of free nighttime electricity, free weekend electricity, rebates when you switch, and rewards when you convince your friends to switch. They want you to believe you'll get the best deal possible when you sign up with their plan.

    Based on price alone (at 1000k usage) here are is a list of electricity plans available in Houston:

    Company & Plan Term Rate
    Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 6.4¢
    Frontier Utilities - Easy Bill 12 12 7.8¢
    Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 8.2¢
    Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 8.2¢
    Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 12 8.3¢
    Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver 12 12 8.4¢
    4Change Energy - Easy Saver 12 12 8.5¢
    4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 8.5¢
    4Change Energy - Free Energy 12 12 8.7¢
    Frontier Utilities - Beat the Heat 12 12 9.3¢
    First Choice Power - You Got This 18 18 9.3¢
    4Change Energy - Value Saver 12 12 9.9¢
    Spark Energy - Price Protect 24 24 9.9¢
    Spark Energy - Choice 15 15 10.2¢
    Spark Energy - Spark Green Secure 24 24 10.2¢
    Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 10.3¢
    Discount Power - Secure Plus 12 Preferred 12 10.3¢
    Spark Energy - Spark Green Secure 12 12 10.3¢
    Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 12 12 10.4¢
    TriEagle Energy - Eagle 36 36 10.8¢

    Picking the best electricity company in Houston

    As discussed at the beginning, selecting the right electricity company is all about knowing your usage and finding the plan that best aligns with it. When you know your normal electricity consumption you can shop for plans that give you the best price.

    The best way to figure out your normal usage is to look at your past electricity bills, either from last year or those from the past two months. If you're like most Houstonians, your electricity bill spikes in the hot summer months and bottoms out in the fall and spring. Take note of these extremes, and calculate your average kilowatt hours used per billing cycle.

    Once you have these numbers, compare them to what you would pay on several electricity plans you're considering. Use a plan's electricity facts label (EFL) and terms of service to see exactly how each plan works. If you're looking at a plan offering a huge bill credit once you consume 2,000 kWh in a billing cycle but your usage never tops 1,500 kWh, that plan isn't the right one for you. On the flip side, a consumer whose usage is consistently above 2,000 kWh should strongly consider this plan.

    Again, it all comes down to the fit between the customer and the plan. Generally speaking, there aren't bad plans, just ones that aren't right for you.

    Pricing structures for Houston electricity

    Paying for Houston electricity isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. You have choices in how you're billed for electricity. The most common method is fixed pricing. With fixed prices, you pay a certain price for the duration of the plan's contract term. Base charges, tiered rates, bill credits, and other incentives can impact your bill; however, you know up front what you would pay at any usage.

    When comparing fixed rate electricity plans, pay attention to early termination fees. These can sting when you want to switch electricity plans. Early termination fees encourage customers to remain committed to their electricity plans for the duration of the contract period. If you switch providers before your contract has expired, an early termination fee may apply.

    Variable rate plans and prepaid plans have pricing structures that follow the wholesale electricity market. When your retail provider's cost for electricity goes up, so does your cost. The same happens when the wholesale price decreases. Like with fixed rate plans, variable rate plan customers pay for energy after they use it. Prepaid plan customers buy electricity up front and then use what they've purchased. Since variable rate plans and prepaid plans are month-to-month agreements, they do not have early termination fees.

    Houston energy direct to you

    Shopping for Houston energy plans is straightforward at Texas Electricity Ratings. You can select from dozens of plans available for Houston electricity customers. Information is at your fingertips with pricing information clearly displayed and applied to a wide range of usages. Dig into the details of each plan by reading EFLs and terms of service to make sure the plan gives you exactly what you want.

    How to switch electricity companies in Houston

    Texas laws and regulations make switching electricity companies in Houston easy. Once you've found the plan that best matches your needs, you can sign up for that plan right from Texas Electricity Ratings. To get started shopping, just input your zipcode in the box below and press "Shop for Rates."

    After you agree to your new plan, your new electricity company tells your old company about the choice you've made. The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) also sends you a notice confirming your switch. Your old company sends you a final bill to settle your account. After paying that bill, your obligation to the old company is done. Future bills will come from your new electricity company.

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    Houston Electricity Rates FAQ's

    Who can I trust to have the best Houston Electricity Rates?

    TexasElectricityRatings has over 10,000 Five Star reviews on Shopper Approved and Over 1400 Google Reviews, and has been featured on Channel 2 News in Houston, The Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle.

    How much does electricity cost in Houston?

    The average cost for Electricity in Houston is 7.5 cents per KwH for an average bill of $122.00 per month. Multiple factors can influence the rate and your electricity bill, including the term of your contract, your usage and your credit rating

    Who provides electricity in Houston?

    Electricity in Houston is provided and serviced by multiple retailers and delivered by Centerpoint Energy (The poles and wires company). Houston residents have the option to choose thier electrcity provider, and can choose the price, plan term; 3, 6, 12 or 24 Months, Plan Type; Fixed or Variable rate type; fixed or Variable and Green Energy content; 0% to 100%. Fixed-rate plans offer plenty of stability and security with a set rate and set contract term. Variable-rate plans, change on a monthly basis based on market forces. Green Energy content reflects the amount of green generation such as wind or solar used to generate your electricity

    Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Texas?

    The cheapest electricity rate in Texas is currently around 5.7 cents per KwH, but only at specific usage levels. One of the benefits of living in Texas is a deregulated state. Energy deregulation is what gives residents the power to choose their energy plan and provider. It gives people the opportunity to find the best options and the lowest rates.