Texas Power Price Roundup: Cheapest Electricity Prices for July 23, 2015


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This is the fourth in our price roundup series for Texas electricity. 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. Please keep in mind, however, that prices in Texas can change daily, and so these articles serve as a snapshot of Texas electricity prices. We've based our choice of towns so that they cover the various 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.

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.

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
6.9 cents/kWh 6 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 6 month plan at 6.9 cents/kWh. However, to take advantage of generally low rates at the moment, we would recommend going for a longer contract, such as 4Change Energy's 12-month plan at 7.1 cents/kWh or their Eco-Saver (100% renewable) 12 month plan at 7.7 cents/kWh.

Medium-level consumption households in Dallas (who consume between 1,000 - 1,999 kWh/month) will find the lowest rates with TriEagle and their Eagle 12 plan at 8.4 cents/kWh, or with Green Mountain Energy and their 100% renewable plan at the same low rate (8.4 cents/kWh). The next best option this week is First Choice Power at 8.5 cents/kWh for 12 months.

Smaller power consumers in Dallas (under 1,000 kWh/month) will find this week's lowest rate with TriEagle Energy and their Eagle 12 plan at 8.9 cents/kWh, or with 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.

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 trieagle-energy 8.9 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, Texas households that use at least 2,000 kWh per month will find the cheapest rate with 4Change Energy, and their Generous Saver 12, which this week is at 7.5 cents/kWh. The next best options are Frontier Utilities with their Instant 12 at 7.8 cents/kWh per month, and 4Change Energy's 100% renewable Eco Saver 12 at 8.3 cents/kWh per month.

Customers who use between 1,000 and 1,999 kWh per month will find the cheapest rates this week with TriEagle Energy's Eagle 12 plan at 8.9 cents/kWh, followed by Green Mountain Energy's 100% renewable at 9 cents/kWh, and 9.1 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 Green Mountain Energy's 100% renewable 12-month e-plan at 9.6 cents/kWh. The third best option for smaller power consumers comes from TriEagle Energy, for their Green Eagle 12 plan 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 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 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.  

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, and their 6-month plan at 9.4 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, 9 months at 10.2 cents/kWh, and 6 months at 10.3 cents/kWh.

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

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