Same-Day Electricity Plans & Providers
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How to get electricity today

Whether you are moving or want to switch providers on short notice, many energy companies offer same-day electricity activation. These energy providers communicate with your utility company to turn on your power the same day you purchase your plan. Follow the steps below to find same-day electricity plans near you.

  1. Enter your ZIP code to find available electricity plans in your area. 
  2. Compare and choose a plan that best fits your energy needs. Use the filters to sort through plans based on features, ratings, terms, rate types, and providers. 
  3. Sign up for service on our site or call the number on your screen to connect with an energy specialist. Ask them about same-day electricity services. 

Same-day electricity providers in Texas

Texas residents, including those in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi, have access to same-day electricity. Energy providers such as 4Change Energy, Cirro Energy, Payless Power, and TXU Energy provide same-day services as long as you call before a specific time. The daily cut-off time varies by provider, but it is typically between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Enter your ZIP code or call the number on your screen today to find the best energy plan in your area offering same-day electricity services. 

Types of same-day electricity plans

  • Prepaid electricity plans allow you to pay upfront for the amount of electricity you expect to use that month. Prepaid plans do not require contracts or upfront deposits. Payless Power specializes in prepaid electricity options and provides same-day electricity services. 
  • No-deposit electricity plans do not require an upfront deposit before beginning service. No-deposit plans are ideal for customers who do not have the funds for a deposit. Payless Power offers two no-deposit electricity plans. Many providers also allow customers to skip the deposit if their credit meets a certain threshold.
  • Green energy plans are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. All electricity plans in Texas have a percentage of green energy from wind, solar, and other renewable sources. Gexa Energy and Green Mountain Energy offer 100% green energy plans
  • Commercial energy plans are also available in our marketplace. Enter your ZIP code, choose your service type, and a start date to find the best commercial energy plans for your business. 

Same-day apartment electricity

Most apartments require electricity under your name before you can move in. However, if you need same-day electricity, you can sign up for a last-minute energy plan on our site or call the number on your screen. Your selected energy provider will provide proof of service for your apartment’s leasing office. 

Same-day home electricity

There are many concerns when moving to a new home. It can be easy to forget the basics, like electricity. Same-day electricity removes the pressure of setting power up beforehand and the worry of spending the first night in your new home without electricity. If you would rather begin your service before moving, most providers allow you to set up your electricity plan 60 to 90 days in advance. Enter your ZIP code to compare and select available electricity plans in your area. 

Same-day electricity for businesses

Providers typically have more requirements for setting up electric service for businesses, but some energy companies do offer same-day setup for commercial plans. If you’re searching for an energy plan for your business, fill out the form on our business energy page for information about commercial electricity plans. 

To find the right plan, you’ll need to know your business’s monthly energy usage. If you are hoping to begin your business energy service immediately, you may need to pay an additional fee or deposit for expedited service.

What to consider when choosing a same-day plan

There are a lot of factors to consider when shopping for a same-day electricity plan, just like when you’re searching for an energy plan in advance. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t rush into a decision. It can feel stressful shopping for an energy plan on a tight timeline. However, you shouldn’t sign up for the first plan you find. Instead, take the time to compare your options and review each plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). Remember — the plan with the lowest energy rate won’t necessarily result in cheap electric bills.
  • Same-day setup shouldn’t cost more. If you sign up for a plan offering same-day service, you should not have to pay an extra fee. Contact your new provider to confirm you won’t incur a fee for this service. Same-day commercial energy plans have different requirements and may include a fee to begin service on short notice.
  • Contact Choose Texas Power for help. If you have questions or want to discuss your options, call the number on this page to connect with an energy expert.

Same-day energy and bad credit

If you have a low credit score, some providers may require a deposit before beginning service. Thankfully, there are no-deposit energy plans available that offer same-day setup. Payless Power offers same-day electricity service without a deposit requirement, making it a good provider option for Texans with low credit scores who need immediate service. Payless Power’s no-deposit options are prepaid plans, which let you pay for your electricity upfront.

Same-day electricity FAQs

Are there additional charges or fees for same-day electricity plans?

Providers offering same-day electricity plans will not charge extra to set up your service the day you sign up for the plan. However, your local TDU may charge a priority fee, so double-check with the utility to determine if there is an extra fee.

Can you get same-day electricity on a Sunday?

No. Texas electricity providers do not operate on Sundays or major holidays. Certain energy companies operate on Saturdays. Check your selected energy provider’s hours to receive same-day electricity service.

How long does it take to get electricity turned on in an apartment?

You can begin your service immediately if you sign up for a same-day electricity plan, as long as you complete your signup by the cut-off time (which is usually between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.). Plans that do not include same-day setup can take up to seven days to begin service.

What is the difference between a fixed- and variable-rate plan?

Fixed-rate plans offer a stable rate throughout the length of your contract. These plans protect you from fluctuating electricity prices. Variable-rate plans depend on the energy market and change month to month. These plans allow customers to capitalize on low rates during times of low demand. Use our guide to understand your energy bill.

Where can I find details about my energy plan?

Your energy plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL) lists important details, including the rate, contract length, and percentage of green energy.