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McAllen, Texas AEP Texas Central is the Utility Company that provides service to the area´s 142600 residents and with coverage that includes zip code(s) 78501,78502,78503,78504, and on.

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Utility Company: When Building a New Home in McAllen & for Regulated Zones

To activate service for a brand new home with AEP Texas Central McAllen (and to find out if your location is regulated or not), simply call customer service at 877-373-4858 and have the following information handy (depending on construction status and/or if the area is regulated):

  • Your full name and contact details (phone, email, SSN, possibly Driver´s License number)
  • New address to activate service (if unknown, address of nearby property)
  • Service start date
  • Load details
  • Site plan
  • Construction timeline

Regulated or Deregulated? For regulated zones, all residents setting up electricity will work exclusively with the Utility Company in the area. However, for the majority of residents, the section below lays out the next steps in setting up electricity for deregulated zones.

Electricity Service in McAllen and Deregulated Areas: Who & How

For homeowners setting up electricity to a newly constructed home in a deregulated zone, the utility service legwork is just the first half of the task (above). Residing in a deregulated zone, all homeowners and renters across the board (just moved-in and lifelong) can actually choose a preferred Retail Energy Provider (REP)!

Deciding which can seem like a daunting task but we are here to help. A great place to begin is the below list of 10 well-known providers or check out the full list of Retail Electric Providers. When you have chosen the provider that best suits your needs and interests, opening an account is pretty straightforward.

ProviderPhone number / *Toll-Free number
Reliant Energy (NRG Co.)713-207-7777 / *866-222-7100
Gexa Energy713-961-9399 / *866-961-9399
TXU Energy972-791-2888 / *855-750-0899
Bulb*833-439-2852
Constellation844-823-4663 / *866-917-8271
Green Mountain Energy*866-301-3120
Payless Power*866-963-9353
Cirro Energy*800-692-4776
Direct Energy*844-885-1125
Discount Power*877-455-4674

Simply call your favorite REP and give them the following:

  • Your exact address (including your street address, unit number, city/town, and zip code)
  • Your full name and contact information (phone number, email, a temporary address if applicable)
  • 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 a credit check to be performed.

AEP Texas Central : Power Outages & Customer Service

Call AEP Texas Central customer service at 877-373-4858 to report a power outage, electricity-related emergency, or you witness a dangerous situation involving power lines (a tree branch too close to a electric line).

Additionally, you can call AEP Texas Central at 866-223-8508 in the event of a blackout or similar electric problems or dangerous situation involving power lines (a tree branch too close to a electric line).

For additional in person assistance in creating an account (if available), visit the location nearest you:

Store Address Phone number Schedule Proximity
AEP Texas Central 5700 N Cage Blvd, 78577 Pharr, 877-373-4858 7am - 5pm 7.19 miles away.
AEP Texas Central 29636 Farm to Market 1847, 78566 Los Fresnos, 877-373-4858 7am - 3pm 76.07 miles away.
AEP Texas Central 539 N Carancahua, 78401 Corpus Christi, 877-373-4858 8am - 7pm 195.24 miles away.
AEP Texas Central 1519 W Calton Rd, 78041 Laredo, 877-373-4858 9am - 5pm 195.87 miles away.
AEP Texas Central 110 N Jefferson St, 78102 Beeville, 877-373-4858 8am - 5pm 249.21 miles away.

Please note: Your provider´s customer service (not the utility company) is the "go-to" for all other concerns including questions about billing, payment, or contract details.

About AEP Texas Central Would you like to know more about AEP Texas Central? AEP Texas Central will be happy to answer any questions you might have about setting up a new-construction electricity service and questions about base fees or electricity rates.

The closest cities

  1. Pharr 4.73 miles away
  2. San Juan 7.62 miles away
  3. Lopezville 8 miles away
  4. Mission 9.61 miles away
  5. North Alamo 10.43 miles away