Texas Electricity Ratings Bill Calculator

We advise you to read the following to better understand the ins and outs of various electricity plans, but if you're in a hurry, feel free to jump ahead.

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Why is my electric bill higher than it should be?

The PUC only requires companies to post their average rates for billing cycles at 500, 1000 and 2000 kWh. What goes on at other usage levels is not required to be disclosed on the web (except on the EFL). That's what allows you to see that 4.9¢ rate that you can't feasibly get on other comparison sites. The rate you see is only at that certain usage amount, and odds are, you aren't going to use 1,000 kWh in every billing cycle.

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What do the houses mean?

The houses below represent the plan's rate at the 500, 1000, and 2000 kWh thresholds. The colors show the rate at those usage amounts relative to that plan's lowest rate. All green means the rate is fairly constant, regardless of usage amount. If part of the bar is orange, that means the rate at that amount is somewhat higher than the rate at the lowest usage amount. Red means the rate is significantly higher. Each plan will have at least one green section.

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Plan Profiles

To keep our examples simple, we've bundled the rates. Most plans are un-bundled, meaning the company you select will charge a fixed price per kWh and pass the TDSP (utility) fees on to you. TDSP fees usually include a base charge of $3-10 and an energy charge of 3-5¢/kWh. In bundled rate plans, the TDSP fees are not passed through to you. Your electricity company will absorb these costs and pay them to the utility for you. It is important to remember that TDSP fees are charged by your utility (Centerpoint, Oncor, AEP, TNMP). These are NOT bogus fees added to your bill by your electric company.

Fixed Rate

Regardless of how much energy you use, you will pay 10¢ per kWh. This is because the provider has included the TDSP fees into their price. If you use 500 kwh, you will pay $50. If you use 5,000, you will pay $500. The rates may not look as attractive, but you won't get any surprises on your bill.

Flat Rate

This plan has a fixed "monthly" charge of $75 with no energy charge up to 2,000 kWh. At 1,001 kWh, another fixed charge of $75 kicks in. At 2,001 kWh, an energy charge of 15¢ kicks in per kWh over 2,000. Depending on what the energy rate is, these plans could be ideal for large homes.

Bill Credit

This plan has a bundled energy charge of 15¢ per kWh. At 1,000 kWh, a $75 bill credit kicks in, dropping your average rate to 7.5¢/kWh. This credit is per billing cycle, not per month. If you use 1,100 kWh in January but only 950 in February, your February bill almost doubles!

Bill Credit with Cap

This plan also has a bundled energy charge of 15¢ per kWh and a $75 bill credit at 1,000 kWh. The difference is that the bill credit does not apply if you use more than 2,000 kWh in a billing cycle. Even though the EFL rates may look the same, these plans are very different.

Other Factors

Keep in mind that there are other charges that can get added to your bill that may not be included in your rate. Some companies charge you for paying your bill online while others charge for paying by phone. There are also some companies that will charge you a monthly fee for not enrolling in auto-pay.

Read the EFL. Know what you're getting into before you sign a contract.

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Average Usage:
If you don't know your average usage, you can enter previous bill info below:

Note: The average bills shown are based on the average kWh entered extrapolated across an entire year based on aggregate customer usage data. Your yearly profile will differ based on factors like in-ground pools, electric heating, small data-centers in your garage, walk-in freezers, etc.

  • Company
  • Plan Name
  • Price
  • Term
  • Avg Bill
  • Type
36 Inflation Fix
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Champ Saver-24
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Champ Saver-12
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Simply Bright 36
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Texas Fixed 36
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Bigger Than Texas 24
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Frontier Super Value 24
19.5¢
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Gexa Saver Deluxe 24
19.5¢
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Free Energy Nights 36
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Texas Fixed 24
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Simply Bright 24
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Free Energy Weekends 36
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Come & Take It 12
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The Gruene 18
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Secure 24
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Gexa Energy Saver 36
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Smart Budget 24
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Smart Budget 36
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Texas Fixed 12
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Secure Green 24
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Simply Bright 12
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Free Energy Nights 24
19.5¢
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Gexa Saver Deluxe 12
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Free Energy Weekends 24
19.5¢
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Amigo Web - 24
19.5¢
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Just Energy Web - 24
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Tara Web - 24
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Two Months Free 24
19.5¢
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Gexa Energy Saver 24
19.5¢
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Smart Budget 12
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Eagle 36
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Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12
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Savvy Value 36
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Green Eagle 36
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Secure 12
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Eagle 24
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Amigo Web - 12
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Tara Web - 12
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Energy Texas Monthly
19.5¢
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Green Eagle 24
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Savvy Value 24
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Sure Value 36
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Just Energy Web - 12
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12 Month Usage Bill Credit
19.5¢
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Frontier Max 24
19.5¢
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Gexa Superb Saver 24
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Solarize 36
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Eagle 12
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Sure Value 24
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Solarize 24
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Free Energy Nights 12
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Free Energy Weekends 12
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12 Month (No Min Usage Fee)
19.5¢
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Green Eagle 12
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Savvy Value 12
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Solarize 18
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Value Plus 12
19.5¢
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12 Month GREEN (No Min Usage Fee)
19.5¢
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Flex Forward
19.5¢
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Solarize 15
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Simple Rate 12
19.5¢
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Solarize 12
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Sure Value 12
19.5¢
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Reliant Basic Power 24 plan
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Reliant Conservation 24 plan
19.5¢
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Just400 Advantage - 24
19.5¢
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Rise 12
19.5¢
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Reliant Basic Power 12 plan
19.5¢
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Frontier Saver Plus 12
19.5¢
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