AEP Texas Central Corpus Christi : About & Contact

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AEP Texas Central is the utility company - aka TDU (Transmission & Distribution Utility)- in Corpus Christi (zip codes: 78415, 78414, 78413, 78412, etc.) that generates and distributes electricity to its quickly approaching 350,000 residents. Apart from the "Sparkling City by the Sea", AEP Texas Central also distributes to McAllen, Laredo, Abilene, San Benito, Carrizo Springs, Vernon, Alpine, and San Angelo just to name a few.

AEP Texas Central oversees power production for several Corpus Christi neighborhoods, such as:

Neighborhood Zip Codes
Bay Area 78404, 78411, 78412
Calallen 78380, 78410
Central City 78401, 78402, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78411, 78412, 78415, 78416, 78417
Flour Bluff 78418, 78419
Mustang-Padre Island 78373, 78418
Northwest 78380, 78406, 78409, 78410, 78415
South Side 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418


AEP Texas Central also powers the following communities around Corpus (Nueces County):

If you live in these areas and are experiencing an outage, blackout or similar electric emergency, please reach out to AEP Central Texas immediately at 866-223-8508 (available 24/7).

Moving to Corpus Christi (78362,78370,78373,78380,) and need to start electricity service with AEP Texas Central?

If you´re looking to set up service with AEP Texas Central when you are moving to Corpus Christi, simply call customer service at 877-373-4858.

After establishing service with AEP (and understanding the base prices AEP pushes through their service Retail Electric Providers to end consumers), the only other step left is to shop for a Retail Energy Provider (at least a REP can be chosen whereas the utility company comes with your home)! Feel free to check out the Full List of Retail Electric Providers in Texas. Once decided, starting service is pretty straightforward. To open an account in your name you will simply need to call your ideal REP and provide:

  • Your exact address (including your street address, unit number, city/town, and zip code)
  • Your full name and contact information (phone number, email, address)
  • The date you require service (in other words, the date you move in)

Many REPs require a security deposit to activate accounts for new customers, so you may also be asked for your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for the provider to perform a credit check.

For a starting point, here are a few of the most recognized electric companies in Texas:

A great source for researching REPs operating in Texas is the Public Utility Commission of Texas website. They maintain a fairly current listing of formal Complaint statistics for Energy providers that include formal complaints filed, billing problems, documented cases of slamming/cramming, and service quality experiences by customers. Working from the bottom of the list to the top might be the most efficient way to go about finding your next provider since the list ranks the REPs from the highest to lowest on number of issues they have had.

AEP Texas Central customer service

Call AEP Texas Central customer service at 877-373-4858 for answers to your questions and concerns relating to questions about your bill, how to change electricity suppliers, ways to save money on your power bills, and/or financial assistance.

For one-on-one help in creating an account, you can visit the closest store (*walk-ins and opening hours may differ due to COVID-19 restrictions, so calling before making the trip is recommended)::

Utility Company Address Contact for: Phone number Schedule
AEP Texas Central 539 N Carancahua, 78401 Corpus Christi, Customer Service 877-373-4858 *8am - 7pm (M-F), *8am - 5pm (Sat)
AEP Texas Central   Emergency 866-223-8508 24/7

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