Texas Power Price Roundup: Cheapest Electricity Prices for July 16, 2015


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This is the third in our price roundup series for electricity in Texas. Our selections are 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. Please keep in mind, however, that prices in Texas can change daily. Think of this selection as a snapshot of prices in Texas.

Remember, you can always call us at 1 (832) 460-0233 for up-to-the-minute prices and recommendations about the cheapest prices for you in Texas

What Type of Plan to Choose?

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

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

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.

Houston Cheapest Power Prices

Your utility in Houston and the surrounding areas is centerpoint.

Lowest Rates in Houston Summary
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month 4change
Generous Saver 12 or
4change
Frontier Instant 12
7.8 cents/kWh 12 months
  • See our description below
1000-1999 kWh/month spark-energy
Sure Saver 12
5.3 cents/kWh* 12 months
  • 0% renewable content
  • $100 early termination fee
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 it's a tie for the best offer for Houston residents consuming at least 2,000 kWh per month, between is 4Change Energy's Generous Saver 12-month plan, and Frontier Utilities with their Frontier Instant 12 at 7.80 cents/kWh. A few notes of comparison: Frontier's option includes 6% renewable content, compared to 4Change's 11%. Frontier Utility charges a flat $150 cancellation fee, whereas 4Change charges $20 for every month remaining on the contract.

The next lowest-price option to check out is Spark Energy's Sure Saver 12 plan (8.0 cents/kWh).

Customers who use between 1,000 and 1,999 kWh per month will find the cheapest rates this week with Spark Energy and their Sure Saver 12 plan. Because it includes a $60 rebate on all monthly consumption, customers who consume just over 1,000 can benefit from an exceptionally low rate: as little as 5.3 cents/kWh. Spark Energy charges a $100 early termination fee, and the plan contains 0% renewable content. Next best options include Spark Energy again with their Price Protect 12 plan at 8.5 cents/kWh, or TriEagle Energy's Eagle 12 plan, at 8.9 cents/kWh.

Small consumers in Houston who consume less than 1,000 kWh/month should check out TriEagle Energy and their Eagle 12 plan at 9.4 cents/kWh, or their Green Eagle 12 at 9.7 cents/kWh (100% sourced from renewable energy). The third best option for smaller power consumers also comes from TriEagle Energy, for their Eagle 36 plan at 9.8 cents/kWh.

Lowest Power Rates in Dallas

The utility in Dallas that we have displayed rates for is oncor

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 spark-energy
Sure Saver12
5.3 cents/kWh* 12 months
  • 0% renewable content
  • $100 cancellation fee
Less than 1000 kWh/month trieagle
Eagle 12

8.9 cents/kWh

12 months
  • 6% renewable content
  • $20/month remaining early termination fee

Dallas households who use over 2,000 kWh per month will find cheapest rates with 4Change Energy and their Generous Saver 12 plan at 7.1 cents/kWh. This is followed by Spark Energy, with their Price Protect 12 (at 7.3 cents/kWh, 0% renewable content), and Frontier Utilities and their Online Secure 12 at 7.9 cents/kWh.

This week, Dallas customers who consume between 1,000 - 1,999 kWh/month will find the lowest rates with Spark Energy this week and their Sure Saver 12 plan at 5.3 cents/kWh. This plan comes with a $60 credit on all monthly consumption over 999 kWh, so customers who consume just over 1,000 will enjoy the lowest rate. Next up is Spark Energy again, with their Price Protect 12 at 7.6 cents/kWh, followed by TriEagle Energy's Eagle 12 at 8.4 cents/kWh.

For smaller power consumers in Dallas (under 1,000 kWh/month), it's TriEagle Energy all the way, with their Eagle 12 plan at 8.9 cents/kWh, their Green Eagle 12 plan at 9.2 cents/kWh, or their Eagle 36 plan at 9.3 cents/kWh.

Clifton Power Prices

The ERCOT-grid utility covering Clifton is tnmp

Summary of Lowest Rates in Clifton
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month first-choice
Texas Choice Savings 12
8.2 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 11% renewable content
  • $150 early termination fee
1000-1999 kWh/month trieagle
Green Eagle 12
8.7 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 100% renewable content
  • $20/month remaining early termination fee
Less than 1000 kWh/month frontier
Online Secure 24

8.9 cents/kWh

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

For residential customers in Clifton who use over 2,000 kWh per month, we recommend First Choice Power and their Texas Choice Savings 12 plan at 8.2 cents/kWh. Next best options include Direct Energy's Price Protection Plan, or Bounce Energy's Terrific 12 plan, both of which offer 12 months electricity supply at 8.4 cents/kWh (though plans feature 11% renewable content).

Residential customers who use slightly less power (1,000 - 1,999 kWh/month) will find the cheapest rates this week with TriEagle Energy, and their Green Eagle 12 plan, which delivers 100% at 8.7 cents/kWh. This is closely followed by First Choice Power and their Texas Choice Savings 12-month plan or TriEagle Energy and their Eagle 12 plan. Both plans are at 8.9 cents/kWh for 12 months.

For smaller power consumers (under 1,000 kWh/month), your cheapest options are: Frontier Utilities's and their Online Secure 24 plan at 8.9 cents/kWh. This is an online-based plan (meaning that you may have to pay for additional fees if you require customer service help beyond what is offered online and through their automated services) that includes 6% renewable content. It is followed by TriEagle Energy's Green Eagle 12 plan at 9.2 cents/kWh, and their regular Eagle 12 plan at 9.4 cents/kWh.

Corpus Christi

The investor-owned utility for Corpus Christi is aep-texas.

Summary of Lowest Rates in Corpus Christi
Consumption Level Contract Name Rate (cents/kWh) Contract Length Other Notes
2000+ kWh/month 4change
Generous Saver 12
8.3 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 11% renewable content
  • $20 per month remaining early termination fee
1000-1999 kWh/month spark-energy
Sure Saver 12
5.4 cents/kWh 12 months
  • 0% renewable content
  • $100 early termination fee
Less than 1000 kWh/month trieagle
Eagle 12

10.5 cents/kWh

12 months
  • 6% renewable content
  • $20/month remaining early termination fee

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 or with Spark Energy and their Sure Saver 12 plan, both of which are at 8.3 cents/kWh. Frontier Utilities is close behind with their Frontier Instant 12 at 8.4 cents/kWh. 

For Corpus Christi residents who consume between 1,000 and 1,999 kWh/month, this week's cheapest prices are with Spark Energy and their 12-month Sure Saver 12 plan at 5.4 cents/kWh. This plan gives a $60 credit on bills with consumption over 999 kWh, so customers who consume just over 1,000 kWh will benefit from the lowest rates. Other strong options include Spark Energy again with their 12 month Price Protect 12 plan at 9.3 cents/kWh, or First Choice Power and their 12 month Texas Choice Savings 12 plan at 9.8 cents/kWh.

Corpus Christi households that use less than 1,000 kWh in a month month) will find the cheapest rates this week with TriEagle Energy and their Eagle 12 plan at 10.5 cents/kWh. Next best options include Frontier Utilities and their Online Secure 12 plan, or with TriEagle Energy and their Eagle 24 plan, both of which at 10.7 cents/kWh.

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

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