How to Switch Providers
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A guide to switching your electricity provider

About 85% of the Texas energy market is deregulated, which means residents and businesses in most of the Lone Star State have the power to choose their electricity provider. This includes residents of major cities like Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Arlington

You can switch electricity providers to take advantage of more favorable energy plans, whether you’re just starting a new energy plan or you want a new electric company. If you’re strategic about shopping for electricity, switching providers can mean big savings. You can also choose green energy to benefit the environment while saving on energy costs. 

Many people find shopping for energy providers overwhelming. That’s where Choose Texas Power comes in. Our marketplace makes it easy to change electric companies and find a plan for any budget or usage level. Read on to learn more about switching electricity providers in Texas, or enter your ZIP code now to get started.

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When to switch electric providers

In a deregulated market, you can switch electricity companies at any time. Some customers switch electricity providers because they are moving to a new utility area their current retail electricity provider (REP) doesn’t service. But there are other reasons to switch electricity providers in Texas, from lower bills to green energy.

You want a lower rate or different options. Electricity prices change constantly. Depending on when you last bought a plan, you may now be paying more than you need to. Or, if you have a variable rate that fluctuates frequently, something more stable can lead to better savings. Switching electricity providers in Texas can help you find an energy plan that suits your current preferences.

Your current plan no longer fits your needs. Sometimes priorities change, and your plan should account for that. Whether you’ve decided to go green or your average usage has shifted, it’s normal to outgrow your plan and shop for a new one.

You are unhappy with your current provider’s level of service. Deregulation encourages competition, which means you have plenty of options for electric service. There is no reason to stay with a supplier that doesn’t meet your standards. Click here to learn more about the REPs available to you.

How to switch to a different electricity provider

It may sound like a headache, but switching electricity companies is easy. All it takes is a few steps. You can find a new provider in a few minutes. If you have questions along the way, call the number on your screen, and one of our energy specialists can walk you through it.

Check your eligibility

Only customers in deregulated areas can switch electric companies. Almost all of Texas is deregulated, but a few cities aren’t. If you’re unsure about your town, enter your ZIP code to find out.

Check your current contract

Before you change your electric company in Texas, you should prepare to make an informed decision — and that includes knowing any fees you’ll have to pay to make the switch. Have the following information ready:

  • Your current provider’s name
  • Your rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh)
  • Any other monthly charges or usage fees
  • Any early termination fees (ETFs)

You can find your provider’s name and rate on your contract or on your last monthly bill. On your bill, the rate and other monthly usage fees are listed under “Energy Charges,” “Supply Charges,” or “Generation Charges.” You’ll need to review your contract for any ETFs you’ll incur by canceling your plan.

Compare energy companies and electric rates

Now that you have the information you need to switch electricity providers, you’re ready to shop around. When you enter your ZIP code, we’ll show you the current rates available in your area. Filter by type of rate, provider, or contract length to narrow your options. For more information about plan types, review our guide to understanding electric plan options

Choose your plan with confidence

When you find a plan you like, you can sign up over the phone or online. We won’t send you to another website to complete the process, making it easy to sign up in minutes. Your new provider will ensure your transition goes smoothly.

What happens next?

Once you sign up, we’ll give you a confirmation number. You’ll also receive two confirmation emails — from Choose Texas Power and your new provider. After that, your new provider will coordinate directly with your utility company and previous provider to switch your service. Your power will continue seamlessly, and the change in electric companies will be reflected on your next bill.

If you have any questions, give us a call. Our team members are here to support you at every step. Once you’re ready to switch electricity companies, enter your ZIP code to see the best options in your area with Choose Texas Power’s comprehensive marketplace.

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Let us put the power in your hands with a new electricity plan.

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