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Galveston electricity rates

If you live or own a business in Galveston, you have the power to choose your electricity provider. You can browse through a wide range of plans and select the best one to meet your needs.

Enter your ZIP code on this page to compare electricity providers and energy rates on the Choose Texas Power marketplace.

Compare Galveston electricity rates

Cirro - Simple Bill Credit 24 24 months $0.116 / kWh
Discount Power - Bill Credit Bundle 24 24 months $0.116 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 months $0.117 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 months $0.117 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 12 12 months $0.117 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.117 / kWh
Veteran Energy - Valor 24 24 months $0.132 / kWh
Reliant - Power Savings 24 plan 24 months $0.149 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 months $0.150 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.155 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter Lite 24 24 months $0.159 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.159 / kWh
BKV Energy - Lantana 36 36 months $0.169 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.172 / kWh
Rhythm Energy - Clear Choice 36 36 months $0.174 / kWh
Payless Power - 12 Month - prepaid 12 months $0.184 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/20/2024, 3:33:35 PM CDT for ZIP Code 77550. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Power to choose your electricity in Galveston

Since Galveston is in a deregulated energy market, you have the power to choose your electricity rate and provider. This contrasts with a traditional energy market, where you have to purchase your energy from your local utility.

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Galveston electric companies

Texas deregulated its energy market back in 2002, and more than 85% of the state enjoys an open market where residents and businesses can compare plans to choose an electricity service that fits their needs.

Your electric provider sells electricity to you through an energy plan and manages your bill. You can choose from a range of Galveston power companies, with popular options including TXU Energy, Constellation, 4Change Energy, and Frontier Utilities.

While you can choose your Galveston electricity provider, you cannot select your utility company, which  is predetermined by your location. Regardless of the energy provider you choose, your local utility company will deliver your electricity and maintain the power infrastructure. It is also responsible for restoring electricity if the power goes out. The utility company for Galveston residents is CenterPoint Energy. If you experience a power outage, contact CenterPoint by calling 800-332-7143 or use this online form.

Energy providers Utilities
Sell electricity plans to customers    Deliver power to your home or business
Manage your electricity bill  Respond to power outages
Monitor your customer account Maintain the power grid

Types of Galveston electric plans

Not all electricity plans are the same. When you shop for your next plan from an electric company in Galveston, you’ll have the option to choose between a fixed-rate, variable-rate, or no-deposit plan.

  • Fixed-rate plans: You pay a fixed price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for your entire contract, and  your rate won’t change from one month to the next. Fixed-rate plans usually have contracts ranging from 12–36 months. You may have to pay an early termination fee (ETF) if you leave the contract prematurely.
  • Variable-rate plans: Unlike fixed-rate plans, variable-rate plans don’t have contracts. Your rate in any given month depends on the wholesale cost of power in the energy market. You’ll notice your rate increasing in some months and decreasing in others thanks to fluctuations in weather and energy demand. Because there’s no contract, there are no ETFs, and you can switch to another plan at any point.
  • No-deposit plans: Most energy plans require an upfront deposit. When you sign up for your plan, your new provider will usually run a credit check, and you’ll pay a deposit unless you meet a certain threshold. If you prefer to avoid paying this deposit, you can sign up for a prepaid, no-deposit energy plan and pay for your electricity as you go.

Galveston electric rates in my area

Electricity rates vary based on where you live and the utility that services your area. Due to supply charges, delivery fees, and taxes, the rate someone pays in another town in Texas may be entirely different from your rate in Galveston. To find out the current electric rates near you, enter your ZIP code on the Choose Texas Power marketplace. We’ll show you a list of plans and light companies in your area.

Galveston commercial energy

Business owners also gained the right through energy deregulation to choose their preferred energy provider. If you’re a business owner in Galveston who would like more information about commercial energy plans, call the number on your screen to speak with one of our energy experts, or fill out the form on this page for a quote.

Green energy plans in Galveston

Texas is a national leader in green energy. The state ranks first in the nation for wind energy production and second for solar energy generation. Texans therefore have a great range of green energy plans to choose from.

Each energy plan in Texas includes a percentage of green energy. You can find out exactly how much by checking your plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL).

Some electricity providers in Galveston offer fully green energy plans. For a 100% green energy plan, you can shop popular renewable energy providers like Gexa Energy and Green Mountain Energy.

Are you moving to Galveston?

Galveston is an island city located on the Gulf of Mexico about an hour southeast of Houston. The town has many popular local beaches, historical sites, and a downtown district. It also features a deregulated energy market that gives residents the power to choose their electric company. To explore electric plans and options for your new home, enter your ZIP code and start comparing providers.

Galveston energy FAQs

Which provider has the cheapest energy rates in Galveston?

Gexa Energy currently offers the cheapest rates on the Choose Texas Power  marketplace. It’s important to remember that rates can frequently change — enter your ZIP code to find the latest prices.

How can I lower my electricity bill in Galveston?

You could invest in energy-efficient light bulbs or appliances. Alternatively, consider monitoring your energy usage with an app to identify areas where you can cut consumption. You could also search for a provider with a lower rate than your current plan offers.

How do I find the best electric plan in Galveston?

Start your search with Choose Texas Power. Once you’ve entered your address, you have the option to filter your results to prioritize what matters to you most. You can focus on green energy plans, view plans by provider, and view your options by plan type. 

What is a good price per kWh?

That will depend. Rates change throughout the year — they tend to go up in summer and winter, when demand is high, and reach low points in spring and fall. When you’re in the market for a new energy plan, it’s best to compare prices during times of lower demand.