Texas Power Price Roundup: August 6th's lowest prices


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Here we are with our fifth installment in our series on the best Texas electricity rates. Keep in mind that our selections are based on prices for residential customers consuming 500 kWh/month, 1,000 kWh/month, and 2,000 kWh/month, based on the cheapest prices available at the time of writing. That being said, prices in Texas can change daily, and so these articles serve as a snapshot of Texas electricity prices. Our choice of towns is based on covering the rates available for the major transmission & distribution utilities throughout the state.

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What Type of Plan to Choose?

In general, we recommend choosing a fixed rate, for your electricity, for at least a 12 month term. This is because the lowest rates offered in Texas at the moment tend to be for one year-long contracts, and locking in a price over the long term should also shield you from price fluctuations throughout the year.

Remember, we've got got lots of information that can help you out the next time you are shopping for electricity in Texas, whether you're new to the Texas electricity market, or a seasoned power shopper.

Find out more If you're just getting started in your shop for electricity, check out our page on understanding electricity prices in Texas, where we break down the different price options, as well as explain what you can expect to find on your bill.

Lowest Power Rates in Dallas

oncor is the utility that we display rates for in this roundup

Summary of Lowest Rates in Dallas
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month 4change
Generous Saver 12
7.1 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 11% renewable content
  • Online-based plan; requires automated payment and online communication
  • $20/month remaining early termination fee
1000-1999 kWh/month startex
12 Month Usage Bill Credit
6.5 cents/kWh* 12 months
  • 0% renewable content
  • $50 cancellation fee
  • *$35 credit on all consumption above 1000 kWh per month; lowest rates for consumption just over 1000 kWh
Less than 1000 kWh/month green-mountain-energy
Pollution Free e+ 12 preferred

8.9 cents/kWh

12 months
  • 100% renewable content
  • Flat $150 early termination fee
  • Online-based plan; additional fees may apply for live customer service

Dallas households who use over 2,000 kWh per month will find cheapest rates with 4Change Energy and their Generous Saver 12 month plan at 7.1 cents/kWh. Next best options are StarTex Power's 12 month rate, which comes with a $35 bill credit for consumption over 1000 kWh and makes for a rate around 7.2 cents/kWh, or 4Change Energy's Eco Saver 12 at 7.7 cents/kWh.

Households in Dallas that consume between 1,000 - 1,999 kWh/month will find the lowest rates this week with StarTex Power's 12 month rate with the $35 credit. Depending on how close to 1000 kWh your monthly consumption is, you could pay as little as 6.5 cents/kWh for your electricity. TriEagle and Green Mountain Energy are your next best options at 8.4 cents/kWh for 12 month terms.

It's a tie between TriEagle Energy and Green Mountain Energy again this week for smaller power consumers in Dallas (under 1,000 kWh/month), at 8.9 cents/kWh. TriEagle's Green Eco 12 comes in third, at 9.2 cents/kWh.

Clifton Power Prices

tnmp is the ERCOT grid TDU that covers the Clifton area

Summary of Lowest Rates in Clifton
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month green-mountain-energy
Pollution Free e+ 12 Preferred
8.1 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 100% renewable content
  • $150 early termination fee
  • Online-based plan; additional charges may apply for offline customer service
1000-1999 kWh/month green-mountain
Pollution Free e+ 12 Preferred
8.7 cents/kWh 12 months
  • Online plan - additional charges may apply for live customer service
  • 100% renewable content
  • $150 early termination fee
Less than 1000 kWh/month trieagle
Green Eagle 12

9.2 cents/kWh

24 months
  • 6% renewable content
  • $175 early termination fee

Residential households in Clifton using over 2,000 kWh per month should check out Green Mountain Energy's 12 month Pollution Free e+ plan, at 8.1 cents/kWh. Next best options include Cirro energy's Smart Lock 12 online plan at 8.2 cents/kWh, or Green Mountain Energy's 9 month plan. The advantage of choosing a nine month plan over a year-long plan is that with electricity prices tending to go up in the summer and winter, you may be able to catch a better rate in the shoulder season in May. 

It's Green Mountain Energy again for customers who use slightly less power (1,000 - 1,999 kWh/month), this time at 8.6 cents/kWh for their 12 month plan. Coming in second is TriEagle Energy's Green Eagle 12 plan, at 8.7 cents per kilowatt hour. Our advice about considering a nine month plan still applies here, which is offered by Green Mountain Energy at 8.8 cents/kWh.

For smaller power consumers (under 1,000 kWh/month), it's green power all the way with TriEagle's Green Eagle 12 offering the lowest rates this week at 9.2 cents/kWh, followed by Green Mountain Energy's 100 % renewable rate at 9.4 cents/kWh. TriEagle's regular 12 month rate is also 9.4 cents/kWh this week. 

Houston Cheapest Power Prices

centerpoint is your utility in the Houston area

Lowest Rates in Houston Summary
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month 4change
Generous Saver 12
7.7 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 11% renewable content
  • Online-based customer service
  • $20/month remaining early termination fee
1000-1999 kWh/month startex-power 7.3 cents/kWh* 12 months
  • 0% renewable content
  • $50 early termination fee
  • Lowest prices for rates closer to 1000 kWh per month
Less than 1000 kWh/month trieagle
Eagle 12
9.4 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 6% renewable content
  • $20/month remaining early termination fee

This week, Texas households that use at least 2,000 kWh per month will find the cheapest rate with 4Change Energy's Generous Saver 12, which this week is at 7.7 cents/kWh. The next best options are Frontier Utilities with their Instant 12 at 7.8 cents/kWh per month, and StarTex Power's 12 month plan at around 8 cents/kWh. 

StarTex Power's $35 credit works out to the best deal for customers who use between 1,000 and 1,999 kWh per month, which can work out to a rate as low as 7.3 cents/kWh. TriEagle Energy's Eagle 12 is the next best option, at 8.9 cents/kWh, followed by Green Mountain Energy's 100% renewable at 9 cents/kWh.

It's TriEagle Energy again for smaller power consumers in Houston (less than 1,000 kWh/month) this week, with their Eagle 12 plan at 9.4 cents/kWh. Other options to consider are Green Mountain Energy's 100% renewable 12-month e-plan at 9.6 cents/kWh, or their nine month plan at 9.7 cents/kWh. Choosing a nine month plan may allow you to take advantage of lower rates when your contract ends in May. TriEagle's Green Eagle 12 month 100% renewable plan is also at 9.7 cents/kWh.

Corpus Christi

aep-texas is your utility in Corpus Christi

Summary of Cheapest Rates in Corpus Christi
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month 4change
Generous Saver 12
8.1 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 11% renewable content
  • $20 per month remaining early termination fee
1000-1999 kWh/month green-mountain-energy
Pollution Free e+
5.4 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 100% renewable content
  • $150 early termination fee
  • Online-based plan - additional charges may apply for online service
Less than 1000 kWh/month trieagle
Eagle 12

10.5 cents/kWh

12 months
  • 100% renewable content
  • $150 early termination fee
  • Online-based plan - additional charges may apply for online service

Larger power consumers (2,000 kWh/month or more) in Corpus Christi can find the cheapest rate with 4Change Energy's Generous Saver 12 plan at 8.1 cents/kWh. Next best options include Frontier Utilities at 8.4 cents/kWh, or 4Change Energy again with their 100% renewably sourced Eco Saver 12 at 8.7 cents/kWh.

Medium-level power consumers in Corpus Christi (between 1,000 and 1,999 kWh/month) will find the cheapest prices this week with Green Mountain Energy: their Pollution-Free e-12 is at 9.2 cents/kWh (12 months), followed by their 9 month plan at 9.3 cents/kWh. 

Corpus Christi households that use less than 1,000 kWh in a month month) will also find this week's lowest rates this week with Green Mountain Energy, with 12 months at 10.1 cents/kWh, or 9 months at 10.2 cents/kWh.

That's all for this week, we'll see you again next week for another price roundup!

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