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PowerToChoose.org: What they aren't telling Texans

When electricity deregulated in Texas just after the turn of the century, Texans were given the power to choose their own Texas electricity provider. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) implemented the PowerToChoose website to help customers try and shop for electricity. Unfortunately, there is a lot more to determining a great electricity provider than just pricing...

The problem with powertochoose.org is that any electricity provider in the state can put their information there regardless of their reputation, customer service complaints, PUCT violations or BBB rating. There is NO CONTROL over which companies can list their products!

There are quite a few questionable electricity suppliers whose only source of customers is the Power To Choose website. They woo you with an impossibly low rate, all the while knowing that they will jack your bill up with unfair fees and hidden charges to try to boost their profits! And if you try to talk to them, they skimp on customer service hoping you'll just hang up and pay your bill to keep the lights on.

This is bad for everyone - except for the shady, disreputable companies who rely on PowerToChoose to help them pitch their 'bait and switch' scam to unsuspecting consumers just like you.



Why is Texas Electricity Ratings better than PowerToChoose?

We strive to bring transparency to the electricity marketplace. We want you to pick a plan that works for you! To do this, we offer several exclusive tools to help you!


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Real power to choose: Texas Electricity Ratings

Texas Electricity Ratings ranks companies based on multiple independent data sources, including: customer reviews, kilowatt-per-hour rates, Public Utility Commission of Texas complaint statistics, JD Power & Associates ratings and company standings with the Better Business Bureau. We also take into account individual plan types, standard features offered by each electricity provider, customer reward and incentive programs, customer service wait times and more.

To make sure you get a great utility provider AND a great rate, we've reviewed hundreds of electricity plans and combined them with our ratings, so you can quickly compare both price and quality at the same time in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth metro areas. Not in the big cities? No problem, we have rates for many other Texas cities as well!


What is the best rate I can get on Texas Electricity Ratings?

We've made it easy to get a really great rate - just check out the list below, pick the term you want, and click the orange button to switch your electricity provider! We will help you through the quick and easy process and you'll be finished in just a few minutes!


Rate Plan / Provider Term
9.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

4Change Energy

Budget Saver 12
12 months
9.3¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Gexa Energy

Gexa Saver Supreme 24
24 months
9.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Gexa Energy

Gexa Saver Supreme
12 months
10.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Cirro Energy

Smart Value 12 Online
12 months
10.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

60 mo Saver
60 months
10.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

48 mo Saver
48 months
10.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

Eagle 36
36 months
10.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Gexa Energy

Gexa Saver 12
12 months
11.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

36 mo Nest Rate
36 months
10.8¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Pennywise Power

Wise Buy 14
14 months
10.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TXU Energy

Smart Edge 12
12 months
11.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

Eagle 24
24 months
11.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Entrust Energy

Entrust 12
12 months
11.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Pennywise Power

Wise Buy Conservative Plus 12
12 months
11.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

Green Eagle 36
36 months
11.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

SMART Energy 36
36 months
11.3¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

36-month Partner Saver
36 months
11.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

Secure 36-month
36 months
11.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

4Change Energy

Helpful Saver 24
24 months
11.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Entrust Energy

Texas Refresh 12
12 months
11.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

4Change Energy

Generous Saver 12
12 months
11.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

36 mo Nest Rate
36 months
11.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

Eagle 12
12 months
11.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

24-month Partner Saver
24 months
11.6¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

24 mo Nest Rate
24 months
11.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

Secure 24-month
24 months
11.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

4Change Energy

Generous Saver 36
36 months
11.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Pennywise Power

Wise Buy 12
12 months
11.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

24 mo Nest Rate
24 months
11.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Champion Energy Services

Champ Saver-24
24 months
11.6¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

SMART Energy 24
24 months
11.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

Green Eagle 12
12 months
11.8¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

XOOM Energy

SureLock 36 Unbundled
36 months
11.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Cirro Energy

Smart Lock 15
15 months
12.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

12-month Partner Saver
12 months
11.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Constellation

12 Month Usage Bill Credit
12 months
11.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

Secure 12-month
12 months
12.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

First Choice Power

Select Choice 12
12 months
12.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Direct Energy

Direct Control 12
12 months
12.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

XOOM Energy

SureLock 24 Unbundled
24 months
12.3¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

18-month Partner Saver
18 months
12.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Cirro Energy

Smart Lock 24 Online
24 months
12.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Entrust Energy

Entrust 24
24 months
12.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

Secure 18-month
18 months
12.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Champion Energy Services

Champ Saver-12
12 months
12.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TriEagle Energy

SMART Energy 12
12 months
12.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Veteran Energy

Secure Green 12-month
12 months
12.3¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Gexa Energy

Gexa Saver Value
12 months
12.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Amigo Energy

Amigo Web - 24
24 months
12.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Tara Energy

Tara Web - 24
24 months
12.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Reliant

Clear Flex Plan
1 month
12.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

American Light & Power

Smart Power 24
24 months
12.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Just Energy

Just Energy Web - 24
24 months
12.6¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

American Light & Power

Smart Power 12
12 months
12.6¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Entrust Energy

Texas Refresh 24
24 months
12.6¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

XOOM Energy

SureLock 12 Unbundled
12 months
13.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

9-month Partner Saver
9 months
12.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Reliant

Secure Advantage 12
12 months
12.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

XOOM Energy

SimpleClean 12 Unbundled
12 months
13.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

First Choice Power

You Got This 24
24 months
13.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Amigo Energy

Amigo Web - 12
12 months
13.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Tara Energy

Tara Web - 12
12 months
13.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Direct Energy

Live Brighter 24
24 months
13.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Just Energy

Just Energy Web - 12
12 months
13.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Power Express

#Mandarin12
12 months
13.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

XOOM Energy

RescueLock 12 Unbundled
12 months
13.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Bounce Energy

Tremendous 24
24 months
13.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

First Choice Power

You Got This 12
12 months
13.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Bounce Energy

Terrific 12
12 months
13.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Direct Energy

Free Power Weekends 24
24 months
13.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Direct Energy

Live Brighter 12
12 months
13.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Green Mountain Energy

Pollution Free e-Plus 12
12 months
13.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Reliant

Truly Free Weekends 12
12 months
13.8¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

American Light & Power

Smart Power 9
9 months
13.8¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TXU Energy

MarketEdge
1 month
13.8¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

American Light & Power

Smart Power 6
6 months
13.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Direct Energy

Free Power Weekends 12
12 months
14.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Gexa Energy

Every Day | Every Night 12
12 months
14.3¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Bounce Energy

Amazing 18
18 months
14.9¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TXU Energy

Free Nights Solar Days 12
12 months
15.1¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TXU Energy

Saver's Choice 12
12 months
15.7¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TXU Energy

Free Nights Solar Days 24
24 months
15.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Gexa Energy

Gexa Saver Premium 12
12 months
15.8¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

TXU Energy

Solar Saver 12
12 months
16.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Spark Energy

Price Protect 24
24 months
16.0¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Green Mountain Energy

Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred Month-To-Month
1 month
16.2¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Spark Energy

Price Protect 12
12 months
16.5¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Infinite Energy

3-month Partner Saver
3 months
16.4¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Bounce Energy

Nifty 9
9 months
18.3¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Bounce Energy

Fantastic Fixed 6
6 months
20.6¢
price per kwh
@ 1,000 kWh / month

Bounce Energy

Fast Fixed 4
4 months


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Updated: 06-19-2018
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