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AP Gas & Electric is a Houston-based retail electricity provider that provides electricity service in Texas.

Our Take On AP Gas & Electric

Based on our investigation into AP Gas & Electric's rates, contract options, and customer reviews, we rate the company out of five stars.

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Available Plans

AP Gas & Electric has one offer for Texas residents. However, through a subsidiary called ZIP Energy, it also offers prepaid electricity.

Plan Type Contract Length Features Early Termination Fee Our Thoughts
Fixed Rate Plans 12 months
  • Monthly base charge of $8.95 applicable for consumption under 1,000 kWh per month
  • 12.8% renewable content

There are a lot of 12-month fixed rate offers in Texas; check to make sure AP G&E's rates are competitive with what else is on the market

Because of the base charge, AP G&E's offer is more competitive at higher consumption levels (if you consume more than 1,000 kWh per month

Explanation of Rate Options

Fixed Rate Plans

A fixed rate does not change over the whole period of the contract, meaning that for the length of the contract (12, 18, or 24 months) the price you pay for electricity in ¢/kWh does not change. In general we recommend choosing fixed rate contracts of at least 12 months or more. As electricity prices per kilowatt-hour fluctuate throughout the year, and you may actually lose money by not being able to take advantage of prices when they are low. However, because electricity prices tend to increase over time, locking in fixed rates for longer periods may prove advantageous and deliver savings. You can find more information about fixed rates in our guide.

Some customers have reported savings on fixed rate electricity plans from AP Gas & Electric. Fixed rate plans can often be a good deal if you are able to lock in a good rate at the right time of year.

Base Charges/Minimum Usage Fees

Base charges are flat charges that are charged every month regardless of the amount of power consumed. Minimum usage fees kick in when customer consumption is below a certain minimum monthly threshold. AP Gas & Electric charges a $8.95 monthly service fee for consumption under 1,000 kWh/month.

Customer Reviews

We give AP Gas & Electric a star-rating rating.

Positive reviews of AP Gas & Electric often mention savings on monthly bills. Of the negative reviews for AP Gas & Electric, most mention difficulties in getting in touch with customer service and/or problems with billing.

For more information, please visit our AP Gas & Electric customer reviews page. 

Company Background

AP Gas & Electric, formerly known as Affordable Power, LP (they changed names in 2007), was founded in Houston, Texas in 2004. In addition to selling electricity to residential customers, they also provide service to small business and industrial customers. While the company used to provide gas in addition to power, they currently only sell electricity.

Contact AP Gas & Electric


You can email AP Gas & Electric at [email protected].

Customer Care Phone Numbers

You can reach AP Gas & Electric toll-free at 1-877-544-4857, from Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Customer service is closed on Sundays and holidays.

AP Gas & Electric's fax number is: 1-888-456-2085.

Corporate Address:

AP Gas & Electric
6161 Savoy Dr Ste 500
Houston, TX 77036