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The Space City is home to NASA, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class museums and theatres, and a thriving culinary scene. If you are new to the area or are moving and need an electricity provider, you’re in the right place

Choose Texas Power can help find the best plan for you. We work with all the power companies in Houston to help you compare and find the electric plan that works for your Houston home or business. Enter your ZIP code above to start the search for cheap electricity rates in your area. 

Houston electric companies

Unlike other states, the customer has the power to choose electric providers in Houston, Texas. Houston energy companies must compete to earn your business, which puts you in the driver’s seat to find the best plan for your home. 

So, how can you go about finding the electric provider in your area that fits your needs? Choose Texas Power can introduce you to over a dozen providers available in and around the Houston metro area. Depending on where you live, you can choose among TXU Energy, Just Energy, Pulse Power, and Frontier Utilities, to name a few. Other popular providers include 4Change Energy, Direct Energy, Reliant Energy, and Constellation

While you have a choice of Houston electric suppliers who provide your electricity, you do not have your choice of utility companies. Utilities deliver the electricity to your business or home. They are also responsible for the upkeep of the infrastructure and responding to any outages.

In Houston, the utility is CenterPoint Energy. If you experience an outage, see a downed power line, or another service issue, you can report it on their website.

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

Types of Houston electric plans

When you select a Houston electric provider, you might have a choice of different types of electricity plans. Here is a breakdown of some of the most common ones available:

  • Fixed rates: Your electric rate will remain the same for the plan term. Most plan terms range from 12 to 36 months, depending on your provider. While your rate stays the same, the taxes imposed on electric service could change during your term. You could pay an early termination fee if you switch providers before your term ends.
  • Variable rates: Your rate can change each month based on the wholesale prices of your electricity. Many variable-rate plans have a low introductory rate, but, rates can go up or down depending on the season and other factors. 
  • No deposit: Prepaid, or no-deposit electric plans, can be a good fit if you do not want to undergo a credit check or pay money upfront.

Houston electric rates in my area

Electric rates are subject to change based on your utility provider, energy load demand, and more.  All rates include other items like transmission and delivery charges and taxes. 

To find the most affordable electricity rates near me, enter your ZIP code to discover all the suppliers and electricity plans in my area.


Houston energy FAQs

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Houston TX?

Electricity rates in Houston vary among providers and can fluctuate throughout the year. Currently, rates start as low as $0.062/kWh. Choose Energy can help you find the plan with the combination of low rates, term length, and upfront costs that are ideal for your household. 

What is a good electricity rate in Houston?

Rates in Houston are generally between $0.061/kWh and $0.162/kWh. You can use the chart at the top of this page to find a rate that works for you, but remember your monthly electric bill can vary based on the terms of the plan. 

How do I choose an electricity provider in Houston?

You’ll want to do your research to compare rates and terms of Houston electricity providers before deciding on a plan. Choose Energy can do the heavy lifting for you by consolidating your choices into one place so you can feel secure that you are making the best choice for you. Enter your ZIP code above to start saving today.

What is the best energy company in Houston?

Houston has several providers offering competitive rates, convenient plans, and good customer service. Houston residents have the power to choose which supplier is the best one for them to use based on their electricity needs. 

Houston commercial electricity rates 

Looking for rates for your company or small business? You have the power to choose the plan you want for commercial electricity in Houston. Choose Texas Power can help you find and compare plans. Fill out the form on this page or call for a quote today. 

Green energy plans in Houston

Texas is one of the most innovative states as it relates to renewable energy generation. In fact, Texas holds the title of top U.S. state for wind energy and is among the top five U.S. states for solar energy. All Texas plans have a percentage of renewable energy and  it isn’t uncommon to discover electric suppliers that offer renewable energy incentives. To find these perks, read the Electricity Facts Label of the plan you like. And check out providers that offer green-only energy plans, such as Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy

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