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San Benito, Texas AEP Texas Central, Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc., are the Utility Companies that provide service to the area's 24500 residents and with coverage that includes zip code(s) 78586.

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Utility Companies: When Building a New Home in San Benito & for Regulated Zones

There are multiple Transmission & Distribution Utility companies in this area, so the first step in setting up electricity service for your brand new home (and to see if your location is regulated or not) is to find out which utility company serves the exact area. Start by calling AEP Texas Central's customer service number listed below to see if they provide service to your new location. If they don't, try the next listed company until you find the one that services your home location. Just as a reminder, you do not need to contact the utility company if it´s known that the location is deregulated and your new home already has electricity set up.

  • AEP Texas Central's customer service: 877-373-4858
  • Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc.'s customer service: 866-225-5683

After finding which utility´s service area covers your location, have the following information handy (depending on construction status and/or if the area is regulated) to activate service:

  • 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 San Benito 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, 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 a credit check to be performed.

Power Outages and Customer Service

Your electric utility company is responsible for responding to electric disruption and problems of electric matter in and around San Benito. In case of a power interruption, call its emergency number - and also in case you witness a dangerous situation involving power lines (a tree branch too close to a electric line). Please note: Your provider´s customer service (not the utility company) is the contact for all other concerns including questions about billing, payment, or contract details.

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

Utility Company Address Phone number Schedule Distance
AEP Texas Central 29636 Farm to Market 1847, 78566 Los Fresnos, 877-373-4858 7am - 3pm 15.84 miles away
AEP Texas Central 5700 N Cage Blvd, 78577 Pharr, 877-373-4858 7am - 5pm 55.56 miles away
AEP Texas Central 539 N Carancahua, 78401 Corpus Christi, 877-373-4858 8am - 7pm 186.31 miles away
AEP Texas Central 1519 W Calton Rd, 78041 Laredo, 877-373-4858 9am - 5pm 243.74 miles away
AEP Texas Central 110 N Jefferson St, 78102 Beeville, 877-373-4858 8am - 5pm 252.74 miles away
Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc. 1 3/4 Mile West Highway 83, 78570 Mercedes, 866-225-5683 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri) 31.07 miles away
Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc. 1825 N. Indiana Rd., 78521 Brownsville, 866-225-5683 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri) 31.16 miles away
Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc. 1311 S. Cage Blvd., 78577 Pharr, 866-225-5683 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri) 55.61 miles away
Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc. 2910 West Monte Cristo Rd, 78539 Edinburg, 866-225-5683 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri) 60.24 miles away

About AEP Texas Central Would you like to know more about AEP Texas Central? AEP Texas Central remains ready to assist with any questions related to setting up a new-construction electricity service and questions about base fees or electricity rates. Contact them during office hours at 877-373-4858

About Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc. Would you like to know more about Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc.? Magic Valley Electric Coop, Inc. remains ready to assist with any questions related to setting up a new-construction electricity service and questions about base fees or electricity rates. Contact them during office hours at 866-225-5683

The closest cities

  1. El Camino Angosto 2.63 miles away
  2. Lago 5.33 miles away
  3. Arroyo Colorado Estates 6.21 miles away
  4. Green Valley Farms 7.14 miles away
  5. Villa del Sol 8.67 miles away