Compare Electricity Companies and Plans in Harlingen, TX
Compare rates from Harlingen’s top electric companies

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Today’s Harlingen electricity rates

Express Energy - Flash 12 12 months $0.127 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 months $0.127 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 months $0.127 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.127 / kWh
Veteran Energy - Valor 24 24 months $0.141 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 months $0.159 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.159 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.159 / kWh
BKV Energy - Lantana 36 36 months $0.175 / kWh
Rhythm Energy - Clear Choice 36 36 months $0.179 / kWh
Payless Power - 12 Month - Prepaid 12 months $0.193 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/20/2024, 8:40:51 AM 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.

Your power to choose electricity in Harlingen

In cities like Harlingen, Texas, you have the power to choose your own electricity provider and rates. This is in contrast to a traditional electricity market, where customers are required to buy their power from a designated utility company. Since Harlingen is part of the deregulated Texas electricity market, you can choose an electricity plan from several energy providers that compete for your business.

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Average residential rate in Harlingen, TX

In February 2024, the average Texan paid 14.31 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for their energy. The average national rate was 16.10 cents per kWh, which means Texas residents benefit from lower electricity rates than the nationwide average. 

Top Harlingen electricity companies

 If you live or run a business in Harlingen, you have the power to choose from a wide variety of energy providers. Providers sell energy plans to customers, and handle your electricity bill and account details. Some of your best options include TXU Energy, Gexa Energy, Reliant, Express Energy, Frontier Utilities, and 4Change Energy.

Harlingen utility companies

Your local utility has a different role than an energy provider in a deregulated energy market like Harlingen. The utility company deals with power distribution, maintains the power grid, and fixes power outages. You should contact your utility in the event of a power outage. 

In the Harlingen area, the main electric utility is AEP Texas Central. To report an outage in Harlingen, call AEP at 1-866-223-8508 or use the company’s online outage center

Types of Harlingen electric plans

When exploring different electricity plans in Harlingen on the Choose Texas Power marketplace, you may find a number of different plan types. Light companies in Harlingen offer a variety of the following plans:

  • Fixed-rate plan: A fixed-rate plan allows you to lock in your rate when you sign up for the contract. As long as you’re under contract, this rate (other than taxes and fees) does not change even if the wholesale cost of energy fluctuates from month to month. These are often fixed-term contracts, so choose this plan if you prioritize structure and stability each month. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll pay an early termination fee (ETF) if you end your contract early.
  • Variable-rate plan: Variable-rate plans have no contract, and rates can fluctuate depending on changes to the wholesale cost of energy each month. While you may not know exactly what you’ll pay for your energy each month, this option offers the possibility of savings during periods of low energy demand. However, your rate may spike during periods of high energy demand. A variable-rate plan may be best if you have room in your monthly budget for fluctuating costs and more open terms that allow switching.
  • No-deposit plan: A no-deposit plan does not require an upfront fee before beginning service. Providers often run a credit check before they start service and may require a deposit if your credit does not meet a certain limit. No-deposit plans allow you to skip the deposit. They often come in the form of prepaid plans, where you pay the company for energy in advance.

Understanding Harlingen electric rates

In Texas, electricity rates vary based on where you live and which utility serves the area. One reason for this is that utilities and local governments charge different supply charges, delivery charges, taxes, and other fees. That’s why it’s important to check electricity rates in your area.

Start looking for the best rates near you by entering your ZIP code today.

Harlingen commercial energy

Deregulation also affects businesses in Harlingen. 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 from one of our energy experts, or you can get started by filling out our commercial energy form.

Green energy plans in Harlingen

Texas is a national leader in green energy. It ranks first for wind power production and second for solar energy generation. If you’re looking for a plan powered by green energy, you have plenty of options in the Lone Star State.

Because of this focus on renewable power, all Texas electric plans include at least a portion of green energy. You can find the exact amount on your plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). Some providers specialize in 100% renewable energy plans. To explore these fully green options, check out plans from Gexa Energy.

Moving or switching to a new provider?

Harlingen is on the far southern tip of Texas, near the Mexico border and the Gulf of Mexico. That means residents face hot summers and high electricity rates during the long, warm summer months. Whether you’re moving to Harlingen or just want a new provider, the Choose Texas Power marketplace can help.

Moving to a new address

If you’re moving, you should contact your power company in Harlingen prior to your move date. Giving your provider two weeks notice is best, but some providers offer same-day switches. If you’re looking for a new energy plan, enter your new Harlingen ZIP code to check out what’s available on our marketplace.

Switching energy providers

Switching to a new provider can be a great way to lock in a lower energy rate. It’s important to choose the best time of year for your switch, which should be when prices are at their lowest. That’s most often the case in spring or fall. You should also keep in mind that you may have to pay an ETF if you switch providers before your contract ends.

Harlingen energy FAQs

Which provider has the cheapest electricity rates in Harlingen?

Currently, 4Change Energy and Express Energy have the cheapest electricity plans in Harlingen on our marketplace. Remember, though, that rates constantly fluctuate, so it’s well worth entering your ZIP code to get the most up-to-date information.

 

How can I lower my electricity bill in Harlingen?

You could install energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances to reduce power consumption. Alternatively, try turning up your air conditioning a degree or two so it uses less power. Another option is to search for an electric company in Harlingen with a lower rate than your present provider.

 

How do I find the best electric plan in Harlingen?

After you’ve entered your ZIP code, you can use our search filter to focus on the plans that are best for you. For example, you can narrow your selection by your preferred providers, green energy, or plan features like free weekends. You can then read details about each plan that’s relevant to your needs. Once you find one that satisfies you, the online sign-up process only takes a few minutes.

 

What is a good electricity rate in Harlingen?

That will depend on your personal requirements. In addition, a “good rate” depends on the time of year, as prices will go up in the summer and winter when energy demand is higher. In addition, the headline energy rate isn’t always the best way to decide if a plan is good. Some plans may be more expensive but offer you additional benefits. You can make a balanced decision by reviewing the information on our marketplace.