Compare Harlingen electricity rates
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Compare Harlingen electricity rates

Harlingen is a city in Texas with a population of 65,129. Much of Texas has been deregulated for energy, meaning Harlingen residents have the power to choose their own provider. Luckily, finding the best provider with the lowest rates has never been easier. Simply enter your ZIP code to start searching for the best Harlingen electricity rates in your area. 

Harlingen electricity rates

Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.062 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.062 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.062 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.072 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 months $0.093 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Discount Power - Secure Plus 12 Preferred 12 months $0.100 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 36 months $0.108 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.110 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.111 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred 36 months $0.112 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Saver 15 15 months $0.117 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.125 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.141 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.148 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 5/11/2021, 3:39:40 PM CDT for ZIP Code 78550. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Harlingen electric companies

 Since residents in Texas have the power to choose their providers, you have a wide range of companies to choose from to find the best Harlingen electric rates. Some of your options include TXU Energy, Gexa Energy, Reliant, Express Energy, Frontier Utilities, and 4Change Energy

 Since deregulation, the providers listed above handle the billing and payment part of the process. That is why you would check with providers to find the best rates and plans for your home. However, the transmission and distribution are still handled by the local utility. You would contact them in case of a power outage. 

In the Harlingen area, the main electric utility is AEP Texas Central. The customer service line for AEP is 877-373-4858. 

Types of plans

 A fixed-rate plan allows you to lock in your rate when you sign up for the contract. This rate does not change even if the cost of energy fluctuates from month to month. However, taxes and certain government fees might change. This is your best option if you want to know about what your electric bill will be each month. These are often fixed-term contracts, so choose this plan if you prioritize structure and stability each month.

 Variable-rates plans can fluctuate depending on changes to the wholesale cost of energy each month. While you may not have as firm of an idea of what you will be paying for energy rates each month, this option does offer the possibility of saving during the periods when energy demand is low. But your rate may spike during periods of high energy demand. Variable-rate plans also will not lock you into a contract and often have more flexible terms. If you have room in your monthly budget for fluctuating costs and more open terms that allow switching, a variable rate plan may be best.

 A no-deposit plan does not require you to pay a fee upfront before service. Providers will often run a credit check before they begin service and may require a deposit if your credit does not meet a certain limit. Often, no-deposit plans can allow you to avoid a credit check altogether. No-deposit plans often come in the form of prepaid plans, where you pay the company upfront and then that balance is drawn down to cover your energy payments. Customers may also not have to pay upfront if they have a high credit score.

Harlingen electricity rates in my area 

Harlingen electricity rates can change based on your location. Rates change based on where you live and which utility serves the area due to supply charges, delivery charges, and taxes, and other fees. (You can learn more about reading your energy bill here.) So it’s important to check local rates in your area based on your ZIP code. Start looking for the best rates near you by entering your ZIP code today. 

Harlingen commercial electricity rates  

Deregulation has also affected business energy. That means commercial enterprises can also shop around for the best electricity rates in Texas. To make the process easier, you can call Choose Texas Power to get a customized business energy quote. You can also begin the process by filling out this form.

Green energy plans in Harlingen  

Texas is a national leader in green energy. It ranks in the number one spot for providing wind power. It is also in the top five states for generating solar energy. All Texas electric plans list a percentage of the power that is provided by renewable energy.  

 There are three providers that only offer 100 percent renewable energy. Those companies include Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.  

Confused about deregulation?   

Deregulation has added many more details into the market in terms of types of plans, how bills can fluctuate, and which companies you can get your power from. Below are some resources to help you understand how to navigate Texas’ energy market:

 Once you understand the marketplace better, feel free to enter your ZIP code to start finding the best Harlingen electricity rates for your home or business.

Updated: 5/11/2021