Find the best fixed rate energy plans for your home or business in Texas. No plans with hidden fees, variable rates or other tricks.
This section highlights the average Texas electricity rates for residential and commercial customers.
Texas has a deregulated energy market. That means most Texans can compare electricity rates and plans from third-party electricity providers.
EnergyBot simplifies Texas energy rate comparisons by linking to your utility data, helping you find the best plan for your home or business. You can switch electricity providers using our platform in about 5 minutes.
Retail Electricity Providers (REPs) buy energy on the wholesale market from energy generation companies. They then sell it to consumers (you). In Texas, there are several dozen electricity providers. Popular name brands include TXU Energy, Reliant Energy, and Cirro Energy.
We exclusively partner with top-rated energy providers in Texas. To compare Texas energy providers head to head enter your zip code here and link your utility data.
There are several types of energy plans. You have probably seen plans talking about free nights and weekends or other promos. While these plans may seem intriguing, they often favor the supplier.
Each electricity provider offers several electricity plans that have rates dependent on your energy usage. That's why we highly recommend using our tool to link to your usage data.
By linking to your data you can be sure that the electricity rate you sign up for will be low as possible. To get started, enter your zip code here.
You will notice providers have several different electricity plans listed for various terms and usage levels. It may seem overwhelming. But in most cases, there are two types of plans: fixed-rate and variable-rate. Each type of plan has its respective pros and cons.
As a consumer, it’s important to understand the two types of plans before signing up for an electricity plan.
Fixed-rate plans will have a set price for the term of the contract. Regardless of weather, natural events, or market volatility, your rate will not change. In most cases, fixed-rate plans have a term length of 6, 12, 24, or 36 months. We recommend fixed-rate plans for most customers.
Fixed-rate plans let you lock in a rate, making it easier to predict your monthly electricity bill.
Variable-rate plan rates may change on a monthly basis based on market factors. Variable-rate plans offer more flexibility but also present more volatility in pricing which may impact your monthly electricity bill. In most cases, we do not recommend variable-rate plans.
Since variable-rate electricity plans change pricing regularly (usually monthly), there's a risk of your bill drastically increasing from one month to the next.
Nowadays many electricity providers in Texas offer renewable energy or green energy plans. Some Texas electricity providers have even made the leap to 100% renewable. This type of electricity plan means you are supporting renewable energy generation. In Texas, these plans help finance generation facilities like solar and wind energy farms.
In some cases, renewable energy plans may have slightly higher electricity rates. But, that's not always the case.
As more and more renewable energy facilities have been built the prices have become more in line with traditional forms of energy generation such as natural gas.
So if you are looking to compare Texas electricity rates and renewable energy is important to you, just look for the green energy percentage on the listing on our site, or check the electricity facts label. The percentage will tell you how much of your plan's energy is coming from renewable sources.
Buying solar panels in Texas can be a great way to lower your carbon footprint and electric bill. Investing in a solar system for your home can be complicated. It's essential to understand the various solar tax incentives, net metering, and types of solar panels before you make the leap. Learn more about the options for Texas solar panels here.
EnergyBot makes it quick and simple to switch electricity providers. Follow these steps to get the best electricity rate in Texas.
Your energy usage is the biggest factor that impacts your electricity rate. Generally, the more electricity your home or business uses the cheaper your electricity rate will be.
This is where we shine. We can connect directly to your utility to link to your energy usage data. Our platform will then retrieve electricity rates from dozens of electricity companies. Then you can quickly see your forecasted electricity bill with the cheapest electricity rates available from dozens of retail electricity providers.
We only partner with trusted energy providers in Texas. This means you don't have to worry about hidden fees, variable rates, or any other "ugly" terms and conditions.
Once you've settled on an electricity provider you can make the switch 100% online on our platform. In most cases, it takes about 5 minutes.
After you have selected your new low rate we handle the paperwork to get your new electricity service up and running. We'll let you know when everything is good to go. You don't have to worry about your power going out when you switch electricity providers.
Just moved? Getting your new home or business powered up is easy. You can find the best Texas electricity rates for your new space and get enrolled in a plan in about 5 minutes using EnergyBot.
Your energy consumption is the biggest factor that determines your electricity rates in Texas. You will notice many providers will list rates at various kilowatt hour (kWH) usage amounts. Usually 500, 1,000, and 2,000 kWh.
Small apartments may use around 500. Large apartments, condos, townhomes, and small homes may use closer to 1,000. Large homes or homes with multiple AC units, a pool, and other energy-hogging appliances will likely use 2,000 or more.
If you are not sure you may want to sign up for a short-term plan and then switch to a longer-term plan once you have a good idea of your usage habits.
If you are trying to get your power turned on the same day, you are in luck. Most homes have their lights turned on the same day. While not entirely impossible, business meters are harder to deal with on the same day.
For homeowners and renters same-day electricity is possible but you may need to contact us or your provider to ensure you get power on ASAP.
For businesses, same-day electricity may be hard or impossible to get. You should contact our support team immediately.
You can learn more about same-day electricity here.
Business customers in areas of Texas with a deregulated energy market can compare rates and providers. Business rates differ from residential plans in a few ways, but with EnergyBot it is still easy to compare plans based on your consumption and switch providers.
The biggest differences you will notice about business electricity rates in Texas are:
Shopping for a business energy provider doesn't have to be a pain. If you have any questions our noncommissioned support team can answer all of your questions.
The Texas electricity market is complex. the main entity in charge of ensuring that Texans have steady electricity service is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT for short.
ERCOT manages the flow of power to 26 million Texas residents, 8 million locations, and 90% of the Texas grid. It is a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors. The Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature oversee its operation. ERCOT members encompass many stakeholders including:
It's important to note that ERCOT nor the PUC directly sets electricity rates in Texas. Instead, electricity rates in Texas are set by various electricity providers.
Power to Choose is the website managed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC). It lists energy plans for consumers to compare. It does not list commercial electricity rates. Learn more about Power to Choose here.
EnergyBot.com is an energy marketplace based out of Dallas, Texas that enables consumers in states with deregulated energy markets to find the best electricity plan for their home or business. We’re on a mission to revolutionize the way you buy electricity plans and make energy decisions. You can learn more about us here.
We have helped thousands of customers find electricity plans for their homes or business. And we are pretty darn good at it, with over 1,000 5-Star reviews we know how to help you stay powered up.
EnergyBot is free to use. When you select an electricity plan we receive a small referral payment from providers if you decide to purchase one of their products.
We are very picky about who we partner with. The energy industry is full of enough nonsense as it is. The providers you see on our site went through a rigorous vetting process. If you can’t find a particular brand on our site it is likely they didn’t meet our standards. But, we do add new providers regularly. So if you don’t see them today, they could be added in the future.
There are several different types of electricity companies in Texas. Utilities are in charge of the operation and maintenance of the energy grid. They care for power lines and other hardware that delivers power to your home or business. The major utilities serving the state of Texas include Oncor and Centerpoint Energy.
An Electricity Facts Label (EFL) provides details about a specific electricity plan so consumers can easily compare offers from different electricity providers, much like a nutrition label on food allows consumers to compare food choices. EFLs are required for all residential electricity plans in Texas. Some other states in deregulated areas may have some form of EFL as well.
You can learn more about EFLs here.
ESID stands for Electricity Services Identifier. Your ESID Number (pronounced "Easy I.D."), is a unique number to your property address. It helps Texas electricity companies easily enroll customers, switch energy providers, and meter your energy consumption. It is sometimes referred to as an ESIID, ESI ID, or ESI-ID.
Think of it as a social security number for your electric meter. It's not visible on your meter, but we offer a free tool to help you find your ESID here.
Many factors play a part in your final decision when shopping for an electricity plan. Maybe you want green, maybe not. Maybe you want a supplier that you have used before. Maybe you just want the cheapest electricity rate available.
Whatever the case we will help you find the best option for you by linking to your utility data, this will help us find the best plans for you. Then you can filter and sort by term length, provider, renewable, and other factors you might be considering.
And, if you still need help our U.S.A-based support team is here to help you find the perfect plan for your home or business.