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You should always read a plan’s EFL details to decide if it’s a fit for you, but our system does the tedious math to help you compare estimated costs. Of course, your future bill amounts will depend on your future usage.

You will find a widget on Home Energy Club which fetches your home’s energy usage data from Smart Meter Texas (SMT) and runs calculations of the rate structures of energy plans to help you conveniently estimate the cost of energy plans you are considering, based on your prior 12 months of energy usage as reported by SMT.

In one of the text panels of the widget, you will see an authorization button. By checking the permission box above the fields in which you enter your name and email address, and clicking on the authorization button, you are authorizing Smart Meter Texas to provide us with your location’s energy usage information so that our system can run cost calculations. It’s important to note that errors can occur when developing and running calculations, and the Company does not guarantee that its cost numbers are correct. You should always read the Electricity Facts Label (EFL) for each energy plan you are considering before enrolling, and make an independent decision on whether the plan is an appropriate fit for your home based on your own calculations and all the information disclosed by energy providers in the EFL.

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Compare Electricity Rates from Trusted Energy Providers

Which is the best energy provider with the cheapest rate?

The best energy provider and plan for you may not be the best for someone who lives in a different size home and has different energy usage patterns. Enter your zip code to compare electricity rates and plans for your home size from the most trusted energy providers (also called electricity companies, energy suppliers and light companies).

The actual price you pay depends on an energy plan’s rates charged for your home’s monthly energy usage level, and taking into account bill credits and other variables.

You can conveniently find your usage history at Smart Meter Texas. And you should always carefully review the Electricity Facts Label for any plan you’re considering to make sure it’s a fit for your home.

Compare Electricity Rates from Texas Electric Companies

{total} Reliant Energy Trusted Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with a Reliant Energy operator for help in choosing a plan that fits your home at 833-339-0416.

Call Reliant (833-339-0416)


{total} New Power Guaranteed Rates (unit of Shell Energy)

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Enter your zip to enroll online or call New Power directly to help you choose a plan at 866-505-0115.

Call New Power for help

{total} Rates from 4Change Energy (affiliate of TXU)

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with 4Change Energy, sister company of TXU, about their trusted no-gimmick plans at 888-366-7291.

Call 4Change (888-366-7291)

{total} Pulse Power Rates (unit of Shell Energy)

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with Pulse Power directly about their straightforward plans with a 90-Day Guarantee at 888-853-4219.

Call Pulse (888-853-4219)

{total} Payless Power No Deposit

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with Payless Power about their competitive “No Deposit” prepaid electricity plans at 833-926-9776.

Call Payless (833-926-9776)

*Samples above are live rates based on Oncor zone at 500, 1000 and 2000 kWh usage. Enter your zip code for rates in your area and additional companies and plans.

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Why compare electricity rates on Home Energy Club?

  • We are free, trusted and vet each energy plan to protect you from bill surprises using TrustPlan™
  • Compare electricity rates in Texas with just your zip code and use our guides to choose the best plan for your home
  • We use our bargaining power to get you special deals (filter for “special discount rates” on our home page)

Home Energy Club is a free service that vets each energy plan using TrustPlan ™. We use our bargaining power to get you a better price that in many cases is lower than what you’ll find on the provider’s own site. The energy providers pay us a modest fee to appear on our site, which is built into their discount rates. Our objective price comparison service in Texas helps you compare energy plans and rates, and switch your energy provider to cut your electricity bill.

How to run an energy rate comparison with Home Energy Club?

We can help you find the best energy rates for energy providers in your zip code – just follow these simple steps to compare electricity rates from the best electric companies in Texas:

  1. Enter your Texas zip code
  2. Review the energy plans
  3. Use our filter to narrow your search for brands, term length and other preferences
  4. You’ll see the cheapest energy rates which have been vetted to help you avoid bill surprises
  5. Enroll in the plan that suits you
  6. Relax, you’ve switched! Easy as that!

Why should I compare energy rates and switch?

If you haven’t shopped electricity plans recently, it’s doubtful that you’re getting the best deal for your zip code. Because of our bargaining power, Home Energy Club receives discount pricing for its customers from the electricity providers most Texans get their energy from, so why pay more?

There’s no energy plan that’s “one size fits all”, so it’s important to run an electricity plan comparison based on your preferences and home’s energy usage. Each plan’s Electricity Facts Label will help you make a better choice and the Smart Meter Texas meter usage site will make your work fast and more convenient.

We can help you find the lowest electricity rates from the most trusted energy providers in the fastest time. And we vet each plan to help you avoid gimmicks that cause bill surprises.

How can I get the best electricity rate?

To find the cheapest electricity rate for your home you’ll need to shop around when your current plan has ended. If you allow your current contract to expire without renewing or switching to another plan, you’ll almost always pay for the most expensive type of plan your current provider offers.

The odds are high that you’ll find a cheaper energy rate in minutes on Home Energy Club due to the discount rates offered by most energy providers on our site. Simply enter your zip code and search for a cheap deal.

It’s possible you won’t need to switch from your current energy provider, but it makes sense to confirm if you could get a better rate on every kilowatt hour you burn – it adds up fast.

Energy Comparison FAQs

How do I use Home Energy Club to switch electricity?

There are two easy ways to compare energy deals with Home Energy Club (HEC) – and all of them are completely free (the energy providers pay us a small fee which is built into their discount rates):

  1. Enter your zip code on this page or go to the home page to compare plans
  2. See the comparison grid below and click on the name of the plans that interest you for details
  3. Call the phone number of the energy provider whose plan you wish to discuss and speak directly with their operator

What happens once I’ve switched electricity providers?

Home Energy Club is a free service that helps you to find low rates on trusted energy plans that have been vetted. Once you click on the signup button and enroll in a plan or call an operator to enroll you, your new energy provider will take care of the rest. You will then receive an email from your new electricity supplier confirming your switch and other details. There won’t be any interruption in your electricity supply.

How long does it take to switch to a new energy supplier?

It only takes less than 10 minutes to enroll in a new energy plan if you have your contact information and identification information available, and know the date you wish for the switch to occur.

Why is my Texas electricity bill so high?

Your electricity bills are in large part dependent on usage, which can be impacted by the weather and energy efficiency of your home, but there are other reasons your bills might have gone up recently:

  1. Your fixed price plan ended:
    A fixed price plan protects you against price increases. When these plans end, if you don’t renew or switch to another plan and contract, most energy providers will automatically enroll you into a variable rate plan at a much higher rate, usually their most expensive type of plan.
  2. Your energy supplier has raised rates:
    If you’re on a variable (non-fixed) rate plan, your electric company can raise rates every month. Be careful about energy plans that sell you electricity at “wholesale prices” at floating rates, because you may get a summer bill surprise that will drain your bank account.

Can I switch energy if I’m, renting?

It depends. Some apartments and condos allow tenants to choose their own electric company, while others include the cost of electricity in the rent.

What’s the difference between a fixed rate contract and a variable rate tariff?

When you run an energy comparison on Home Energy Club, you’ll be able to choose fixed rate plans and variable rate plans. Fixed rate contracts are typically for term lengths of 12, 24, 36 and sometimes 60 months, and they lock in your rate for the term of the contract. Variable rate contracts float according to the ups and downs of wholesale energy prices.

How do I know I’m choosing best energy supplier?

The best electric company for you won’t necessarily be the cheapest one. Home Energy Club protects you from signing up with energy providers who have bad reputations for causing bill surprises by simply not allowing them on the site. We also vet each plan from trustworthy energy providers to help you avoid the gimmicks that sometime show up in their plans.

Energy Suppliers Phone Numbers and Reviews

Provider Toll Free Number Year Founded Reviews
Amigo Energy 888-528-2672 2002 Amigo Reviews
Chariot Energy 844-978-6797 2018 Chariot Reviews
Cirro Energy 833-392-9778 2001 Cirro Reviews
Discount Power 833-556-6491 2008 Discount Reviews
Entrust Energy 800-871-8100 2010 Entrust Reviews
Gexa Energy 855-639-8212 2002 Gexa Reviews
Green Mountain 833-339-0421 1997 Green Mt. Reviews
Just Energy 833-871-5317 1997 Just Reviews
Pulse Power 888-853-4219 2018 Pulse Reviews
Reliant Energy 833-339-0416 2000 Reliant Reviews
TriEagle Energy 888-380-4813 2002 TriEagle Reviews
TXU Energy 800-818-6132 2002 TXU Reviews

 

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Texas Electricity Rates

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GEXA PLANS
Gexa Saver Freedom 36 17.7¢ 17.4¢ 17.2¢ 36 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Energy Saver 24 16.9¢ 16.6¢ 16.4¢ 24 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Saver Value 12 14.6¢ 16.3¢ 21.1¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Energy Saver 36 16.7¢ 16.4¢ 16.2¢ 36 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Superb Saver 24 24.5¢ 20.7¢ 13.8¢ 24 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 22.6¢ 12.2¢ 17.1¢ 24 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Saver Premium 12 19.9¢ 19.5¢ 14.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 25.2¢ 12.3¢ 18.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Superb Saver 12 24.9¢ 21¢ 14.1¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Saver 12 23.8¢ 13.9¢ 18.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 23.8¢ 13.4¢ 18.3¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
JUST PLANS
Just Energy Web Plan - 24 14.9¢ 14.9¢ 14.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $175 12%
Base Saver III - 12 20.7¢ 12.9¢ 16.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $175 12%
Just Energy Web Plan - 12 15.5¢ 15.5¢ 15.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $175 12%
PULSE POWER PLANS
Free Energy Nights 36 18¢ 17.6¢ 17.5¢ 36 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Free Energy Nights 12 20¢ 19.7¢ 19.5¢ 12 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Free Energy Weekends 24 16.6¢ 16.3¢ 16.1¢ 24 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Free Energy Weekends 36 16.1¢ 15.7¢ 15.6¢ 36 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Texas Fixed 36 15.3¢ 14.8¢ 14.5¢ 36 Months Fixed $20 21%
Free Energy Weekends 12 17.7¢ 17.3¢ 17.2¢ 12 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Texas Fixed 12 16.8¢ 16.3¢ 16¢ 12 Months Fixed $20 21%
Free Energy Nights 24 18.7¢ 18.3¢ 18.1¢ 24 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Texas Fixed 24 15.8¢ 15.3¢ 15¢ 24 Months Fixed $20 21%
Texas Green 24 16.2¢ 15.7¢ 15.4¢ 24 Months Fixed $20 100%
Texas Green 36 15.7¢ 15.2¢ 14.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $20 100%
Texas Green 12 17.2¢ 16.7¢ 16.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $20 100%
RELIANT PLANS
Basic Power 18 18.1¢ 15.7¢ 15.5¢ 18 Months Fixed $180 0%
Basic Power 12 18.5¢ 16.1¢ 15.9¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 12%
Conservation 12 16.7¢ 15.9¢ 16.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 12%
Truly Free Nights 100% Solar 24 20.5¢ 20.1¢ 19.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $295 100%
Truly Free Weekends 100% Solar 24 20.5¢ 20.1¢ 19.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $295 100%
Truly Free Flex Days 100% Solar 24 20.5¢ 20.1¢ 19.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $295 100%
TRI-EAGLE PLANS
Savvy Value 36 16.2¢ 15.7¢ 13.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Savvy Value 24 16.8¢ 16.3¢ 14.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Eagle 36 15.7¢ 15.2¢ 14.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Sure Value 36 17.4¢ 13.9¢ 15.1¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Eagle 24 16.3¢ 15.8¢ 15.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Sure Value 12 19¢ 15.5¢ 16.7¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Sure Value 24 18¢ 14.5¢ 15.7¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Eagle 12 17.3¢ 16.8¢ 16.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Savvy Value 12 17.2¢ 16.7¢ 14.9¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Green Eagle 24 17.3¢ 16.8¢ 16.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
Green Eagle 36 16.7¢ 16.2¢ 15.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
Green Eagle 12 18.3¢ 17.8¢ 17.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
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