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Houston is the largest city in Texas, with a population of more than 2.2 million people. This bustling city also is one of the many cities within the state of Texas that has a deregulated energy market, meaning its residents have the power to choose their electricity provider.

Deregulation gives you the ability to choose not only from a variety of Houston electricity rates but also from a robust list of different energy companies.

If you want to see what rates look like in your area, enter your ZIP code above to see available plans and rates in your area.

Houston Electricity Rates

Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.059 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.059 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.060 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.061 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.067 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.088 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.108 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.113 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred 36 months $0.114 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 months $0.118 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.118 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.120 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 months $0.122 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.133 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.145 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 10/21/2020, 4:41:32 AM CDT for ZIP Code 77030. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Houston electric companies

Deregulation opens up the market for a large group of competing companies. Some of the most popular energy companies in Houston are TXU Energy, Gexa Energy, Direct Energy, Frontier Utilities, and 4Change Energy. Most energy companies offer a mix of different plans, making it easier to find one that works for you and your budget.

It is important to note that while you can choose your electricity provider, you cannot choose your utility company. In other words, you can choose the source of your electricity, but you can’t choose how it is delivered to your home or business. Getting the electricity to the consumer is the job of a utility company, and for Houston, the utility is CenterPoint Energy.

If you are experiencing a power outage, you should contact your utility company. Contact CenterPoint Energy here or call 1-800-332-7143 to report an outage.

Report or check the status of a power outage here or at 1-877-425-9108

Types of Houston electric plans

Providers have a variety of different plans you can enroll in. Some might be more convenient for your income level or for the type of electricity you purchase. Below are the various plans:

  • Fixed rate: Electricity rates stay the same throughout your plan, regardless of changes in the energy market. Plans come in different term lengths – 12 months and 36 months are the most common. Note that while rates stay the same, government taxes and fees may change.
  • Variable rate:  The rate you pay fluctuates month-to-month and is dependent upon the wholesale price of your electricity.
  • No deposit: Your credit score determines whether you need to pay a deposit or not. You could also opt for a prepaid plan, where you pay upfront for every month.

Green energy plans in Houston

Texas is one of the leading producers of renewable energy in the U.S. In fact, the mayor of Houston has committed to purchasing 100 percent renewable energy for the city’s municipal operations.

This means that most energy companies offer green energy plans. Green electricity plans in Houston are normally sourced by wind or solar power to help you lower your carbon footprint.

Confused about deregulation?

If you have any further questions about what a deregulated energy market means for you, give us a call so we can assist you directly.

If you feel like you are ready to choose a plan, enter your ZIP code above to find rates and plans in your area.

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