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Texas Electricity Rates

Electricity rates in Texas can vary depending on where you live and the supplier you choose. In most areas of the state, retail electricity suppliers are able to offer competitive Texas electric rates through the wholesale purchase of electricity from power generation companies. Enter your ZIP code above to see if your neighborhood is open to deregulation and to compare electricity rates. Texas retail electricity providers are ready to compete for your business!

Texas Electricity Rate Plans

Your Texas electric rate is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is simply a way to measure the amount of electricity drawn by a certain device and the length of time it is being used. Your Texas electric rate will vary depending on the electricity supplier you choose, the type of electricity plan you choose.

Compare Electricity Rates: Texas

Choose your city or town below for more information on Texas electricity rate plans in your city or town.

Find your Texas city or town name:
Abilene Addison Argyle Austin
Beaumont Carrollton Conroe Coppell
Corpus Christi Cypress Dallas Deer Park
El Paso Euless Flower Mound Frisco
Ft Worth Garland Grand Prairie Grapevine
Haltom City Houston Humble Hurst
Irving Killeen Lewisville Lubbock
McAllen Mesquite Midland Pasadena
Pearland Plano San Angelo San Antonio
Sheppard AFB South Houston Spring Stafford
Texarkana Tyler Waco Webster

Texas Residential Electric Bills Explained

Residential customers often pay for much more than just their energy. Looking at a bill to figure out what exactly you are being charged can be scary. Luckily, you've come to the right place. Read on to see how simple it really is.

Your Texas energy bill can be broken down into several charges. First, most utilities will include a Customer charge or service charge, which covers administrative costs of supplying energy to your home. That may include meter reading, equipment and customer service.

Next, you'll see taxes and surcharges. This varies by state, so the Texas electricity tax will be unique to your state. Additional line items in this category may include fees for late payments or other penalties or surcharges clearly outline in your service agreement.

Finally, you'll see your energy supply charge, or what's commonly known as your electricity rate. This is measured in price per kWh, or kilowatts per hour. If you use a 1000 watt appliance for one hour, for example, you are responsible for one kWh of energy use.

Electricity prices cover the costs of operating power plants, the cost to maintain the power grid and the cost to deliver electricity to your home. With the population growing, the cost to keep everyone plugged in is increasing minute by minute. Other factors that affect electricity prices include energy shortages, weather conditions, demand and state regulations.

Electricity can come from a variety of sources, including coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, as well as from renewable resources such as wind and solar power. The source of your energy can also affect cost.

Make the Switch

In Texas, you have a unique energy landscape. You're not just given the option to choose energy retailers, you are required to. There is no default utility rate in the deregulated areas of Texas. That means it is up to you to shop around for the best energy supplier for you. And if you're unhappy with your service, it's up to you to shop for another provider.

ShopElectricityRatesTexas helps you do just that, by compiling the leading Texas energy suppliers in one place so you can quickly and easily compare your options.

Top 5 Tips for
Electricity Shoppers

  1. Vote with Your Dollar - competition for your business inspires innovation
  2. Shop Smart - choose products, terms and service that meet your needs
  3. Conserve Energy at Home - lower usage means lower bills
  4. Look for Fixed Rates - they may give you long-term protection
  5. Read the Fine Print - make sure your monthly rate isn't promotional only