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Tyler is located in Smith County in the state of Texas. With a population of roughly 107,000 people, it’s one of the largest cities in northeast Texas. Tyler is known for many things, including its Rose Festival, Rose Garden, and being the “Rose Capital of America.”

Thanks to energy deregulation in Texas, Tyler residents also enjoy the ability to choose their own electricity providers. To find your next provider, enter your ZIP code on the screen and compare energy plans currently available in your area.

Tyler electric companies

Texas deregulated its energy market in 2002. Since then, residents of Tyler and most of the state have been able to choose the company that provides their electricity. As a metropolitan area, there are many companies that serve Tyler. Some examples of energy providers in Tyler include TXU Energy, TriEagle Energy, Reliant Energy, Frontier Energy, Constellation, and several others.

Keep in mind that while you can choose your own electricity provider, your local electric utility will still deliver your energy and maintain the electric infrastructure. They also respond to any outages or downed power lines.

Oncor Electric Delivery is the utility that serves Tyler, so contact them if you experience an outage or any other problem with your electricity service:

Types of plans

When signing up for your next electricity plan, you’ll have many options to choose from.

  • Fixed-rate plan: A fixed-rate electricity plan enters you into a contract with a locked-in electricity rate. You’re guaranteed to pay the same rate over the life of your contract. This protects you from any fluctuations in the market. With a fixed-rate plan, you’ll ensure you don’t see your electric rate spike if the market rate increases.
  • Variable-rate plan: Unlike a fixed-rate plan, a variable-rate plan doesn’t come with a locked-in rate. Your rate can fluctuate each month based on changes in the market. As the market rate increases, you can also expect your monthly rate to increase. But when the market goes down, you could enjoy the benefit of a lower monthly rate.
  • No-deposit plan: Many Texas electricity plans require an upfront deposit, especially from customers with poor credit. If you’d rather skip the deposit, there are a few options. First, good-credit customers can qualify for a no-deposit plan. Additionally, some no-deposit plans allow you to skip the credit check altogether.
  • Prepaid plan: A prepaid electricity plan is a type of no-deposit plan where customers pay for their electricity upfront based on the amount they plan to use in the month ahead. Because they pay ahead, customers aren’t locked into a contract and aren’t subject to price fluctuations for that month later on. The downside with this type of plan is that you must have a good idea of how much electricity you’ll use so you can pay for the correct amount.
  • Green energy plan: Renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular in Texas and around the nation as consumers seek to reduce their carbon footprint. Because Texas is a leader in renewable energy generation, it’s easy for Tyler residents to find electricity plans with either partial or 100 percent green energy.

Tyler electric rates in my area

Electricity rates can vary according to where you live and which utility services your area. Your rate includes supply charges and delivery charges, along with other taxes and fees. The rate someone pays in a different part of Texas will differ from what you’ll pay in Tyler, so it’s important to get a quote specifically for  your area. To see rates available in Tyler, enter your ZIP code in the box on the screen. From there, you’ll be able to shop, compare, and choose the right plan for you.

Tyler commercial electricity rates

Deregulation applies to both individuals and businesses, meaning business owners in Tyler also get to choose their own electricity providers. If you’re ready to shop around for commercial electricity plans, call the number on the screen for a quote or fill out the form on this page.

Green energy plans in Tyler

Texas is a leader in green energy generation, ranking first in the nation for wind energy and in the top five for solar power. This is a huge benefit for Tyler residents because it means they have plenty of options for renewable electricity plans. 

Every Texas electricity plan is sourced by a percentage of green energy. You can see exactly how much when you sign up for the plan. Some companies also offer 100 percent green plans, while others take it one step further and only offer green energy plans. The companies that specialize in only offering green electricity plans include Green Mountain Energy, Gexa Energy, Chariot Energy, and Iberdrola Texas.

 

Confused about deregulation?

If you’re considering switching energy providers for the first time, you might want to learn more about how deregulation works or how to navigate the market. We’ve put together some resources to help you learn more:

When you’re ready to shop around for your new Tyler electricity plan, just enter your ZIP code on the screen and you’ll see a list of plans and prices available near you.

updated 3/4/2021