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A guide to switching your electricity provider
Many major cities in Texas allow you to choose your electricity provider, thanks to energy deregulation. Residents and business owners in large and small cities across the state, such as Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, or Corpus Christi, have the power to choose their energy plan from various providers in a competitive market. However, choosing an electric provider and energy plan can be challenging with so many available options.
Fortunately, learning how to change electricity providers has never been easier. The Choose Texas Power marketplace streamlines the process of finding the best electricity providers in your area so you can switch energy plans quickly. With our marketplace, you can compare options, search for the cheapest energy plan, filter by preferred feature, and start saving on your energy bill today.
Here’s what you need to know about switching energy providers and picking the right energy plan for your Texas home or business.
When to switch electric companies
In a deregulated market, you can switch electricity companies anytime, depending on your current situation. Some customers switch electricity providers because their new location is out of their current retail electricity provider’s (REP) service area. But there are other reasons to switch electricity providers in Texas, from lower rates to green energy.
You want a lower rate or different options. Electricity prices change constantly. You may be paying more than you’d like to for your current electric plan. Or, if you have a variable rate that fluctuates, a fixed rate may provide more stability.
Your current plan no longer fits your needs. Sometimes priorities change, and your energy plan should account for that. Whether you’ve decided to go green or your average usage has shifted, it’s normal for your household or business needs to change. Choose Texas Power can help you shop for a new plan.
You are unhappy with your current provider’s 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. Consider switching to a Texas energy company with better customer satisfaction ratings.
What happens next?
Once you sign up for an electricity plan, we’ll give you a confirmation number. You’ll receive two confirmation emails — one from Choose Texas Power and one from your new provider. Your new provider will coordinate with your utility company and previous provider to switch your service. Your power will continue without interruption, and your next bill will show the change in electric companies.