A guide to choosing a retail electricity provider (REP)
Deregulation laws, which took effect more than a decade ago, give most Texas residents and businesses the right to choose their retail electric provider (REP) from a competitive market of options. With so many providers on the market it can be hard to choose. Choose Texas Power was founded to make that process easier, clearing through the excess to help Texans find electric plans that really work for their needs.
When you enter your ZIP code above, we’ll take you to our marketplace. You’ll be able to filter your options by home size, contract length, type of rate and more. If you have questions, our team members are standing by to help. Sign up easily, all in one place, and take the guesswork out of deregulated energy. We believe that information is power, and we’re here to give you all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Here’s what to look for when searching for a new electricity provider.
Because the Texas energy market is deregulated, any company can join the fray of providers competing for business. Some providers have better track records than others. At Choose Texas Power, we make it our business to find out which REPs provide truly reliable service.
We believe building relationships with electricity providers we know we can trust allows us to set our customers up for success. Therefore, our marketplace is selective. When you enter your ZIP code above, you won’t be overwhelmed by plan offerings from companies with bad customer service records or gimmicky deals. We’ll show you only providers and plans that are proven to work for Texans across the state, so you can choose with confidence.
FAQs about choosing a provider
How soon will my power be turned on?
When you sign up for a plan through our platform, you’ll be able to schedule a start date. Some energy companies also offer same-day service. If same-day service is something you are interested in, give us a call.
What do I do if my power goes out?
Usually, energy provider switches and set-ups are handled without any interruption to the power. If you do experience an outage, though, you’ll need to call your utility company, which you can find here.
What happens when my plan ends?
REPs in Texas are required to give customers 30 days’ notice before their current electricity plan expires. Then, you can sign up for a different plan with the same provider, switch providers entirely, or be reenrolled in your current plan. We do not recommend this last option because you will often be reenrolled at a higher rate.
I don’t like my provider. What do I do?
If you find your current provider isn’t working for you, you likely have an option to switch to a REP that better fits your needs. However, it’s important to be strategic about when you switch, as your current plan may require you to pay an early termination fee. To learn more about switching providers, click here.