Fort Worth Best Electricity Rates & Providers

Electricity Companies, Rates, Plans and Reviews in Fort Worth

Electricity Companies in Fort Worth: With your ability to select electric companies in Texas, you can compare plans to find the best energy providers and electricity rates for your home. Compare energy providers and rates for Fort Worth on Home Energy Club.

Reviews of Electric Companies in Fort Worth: It’s important to be able to discover as much as you can about a provider before you make the switch. Check out our Texas Electricity Companies Reviews page to find reviews for top electricity providers (also known as light companies).

You can find Fort Worth power outage information and outage maps on our Oncor Electric page.

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Fort Worth Energy Plans & Rates

6 New Power Plans & Rates (Shell Energy)

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 3636 Months15.3 ¢/kWh
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 2424 Months15.7 ¢/kWh
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 1212 Months17.6 ¢/kWh
New Power Texas - Power of One 2424 Months23.8 ¢/kWh
New Power Texas - Power of One 3636 Months24 ¢/kWh
New Power Texas - Power of One 1212 Months27 ¢/kWh
  • 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 (866-505-0115)

11 Gexa Energy Plans & Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Gexa Saver Deluxe 2424 Months12.9 ¢/kWh
Gexa Eco Saver Plus 1212 Months14.1 ¢/kWh
Gexa Saver Deluxe 1212 Months14.4 ¢/kWh
Gexa Saver 1212 Months14.6 ¢/kWh
Gexa Saver Value 1212 Months17.1 ¢/kWh
Gexa Energy Saver 3636 Months17.9 ¢/kWh
Gexa Saver Freedom 3636 Months18.4 ¢/kWh
Gexa Energy Saver 2424 Months19.1 ¢/kWh
Gexa Saver Premium 1212 Months20.1 ¢/kWh
Gexa Superb Saver 2424 Months22.4 ¢/kWh
Gexa Superb Saver 1212 Months23 ¢/kWh
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with Gexa for cheap rates with a 60-Day “Happiness Guarantee” at 855-639-8212 (mention code “GexaTX” for discount).

Call Gexa (855-639-8212)

12 Pulse Power Plans & Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 3636 Months15 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 3636 Months15.4 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 2424 Months15.5 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 2424 Months15.9 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Nights 3636 Months16 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Weekends 3636 Months16 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Fixed 1212 Months16.6 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 1212 Months17 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Nights 2424 Months17.7 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Weekends 2424 Months17.8 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Nights 1212 Months21.2 ¢/kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Weekends 1212 Months21.2 ¢/kWh
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with a Pulse Power operator directly in English or Spanish at 888-853-4219.

Call Pulse (888-853-4219)

6 Reliant Energy Plans & Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 100% Solar 2424 Months20.1 ¢/kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 100% Solar 2424 Months20.1 ¢/kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Flex Days 100% Solar 2424 Months20.1 ¢/kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 1818 Months23.7 ¢/kWh
Reliant - Conservation 1212 Months24.5 ¢/kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 1212 Months24.7 ¢/kWh
  • These rates are for Oncor service areas.
  • Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

Speak with a Reliant Energy operator directly in English or Spanish at 833-339-0416.

Call Reliant (833-339-0416)

12 TriEagle Energy Plans & Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
TriEagle - Sure Value 3636 Months17.9 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Sure Value 2424 Months18.9 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Eagle 3636 Months19.2 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Savvy Value 3636 Months19.7 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Green Eagle 3636 Months19.8 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Eagle 2424 Months20.2 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Sure Value 1212 Months20.5 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Green Eagle 2424 Months20.7 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Savvy Value 2424 Months20.7 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Eagle 1212 Months21.8 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Green Eagle 1212 Months22.3 ¢/kWh
TriEagle - Savvy Value 1212 Months22.3 ¢/kWh
  • 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 TriEagle Energy directly to help you choose a plan at 888-996-4602.

Call TriEagle (888-996-4602)

2 Discount Energy Plans & Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Discount Power - Value Plus 2424 Months21.7 ¢/kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 1212 Months22.7 ¢/kWh
  • 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 Discount Power directly to help you choose a plan at 833-556-6491.

Call Discount Power (833-556-6491)

Fort Worth Special Business Electricity Rates

If you are a Fort Worth company looking for discount commercial electricity plans, you can conveniently fill out our simple form to request an immediate custom quote for special business electricity rates for Texas companies.

Ratings and Reviews of Fort Worth Electric Companies (also called Energy Providers and Light Companies)

Provider
Local BBB Rating
Year Founded
Reviews
Reliant Energy
A+
2000
Reliant Reviews
Gexa Energy
A+
2010
Gexa Reviews
TriEagle Energy
A+
2002
TriEagle Reviews
Cirro Energy
A-
2001
Cirro Reviews
Pulse Power
Not Rated
2018
Pulse Reviews
Green Mountain Energy
A+
1997
Green Mt. Reviews
Champion Energy
A+
2005
Champion Reviews
Just Energy
Not Rated
1997
Just Reviews
Amigo Energy
Not Rated
2003
Amigo Reviews
Discount Power
A+
2008
Discount Reviews
Chariot Energy
Not Rated
2018
Chariot Reviews
Direct Energy
Not Rated
1986
Direct Reviews
TXU Energy
A+
2002
TXU Reviews
Hello Energy
Not Rated
2016
Hello Reviews
Constellation Energy
A+
1999
Constellation Reviews
Ambit Energy
A+
2006
Ambit Reviews
Stream Energy
A+
2004
Stream Reviews
Lone Star Energy
Not Rated
2018
Lone Star Reviews

 

History:  Fort Worth, Texas, was established in 1849, serving as the last army outpost towards the North that was responsible for protecting the American Frontier after the Mexican-American War. By 1902, a few meat packing companies had set up base in Fort Worth, providing employment and prosperity for thousands of Fort Worth residents. Currently, Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in Texas and the thirteenth-largest city in the U.S..

Website for the City of Fort Worth, Texas

Google Map to Fort Worth City Hall

Local Fort Worth Businesses that Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Bill

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Stores in Fort Worth where you can buy LED light bulbs:

Stores that sell certified Energy Star Products in Fort Worth:

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Business Organizations in Fort Worth

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Dealers in Fort Worth

As the automotive industry advances, electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity. Some of the benefits of EVs include lower fuel costs (electrical) and reduced carbon emissions, and they have lower maintenance costs than conventional cars and trucks. Top manufacturers of EVs include Tesla, BMW, Nissan, Chevrolet, and Ford. The best-selling models from these manufacturers include: Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and the Ford Fusion.

Find electric vehicle charging stations in Dallas/Fort Worth here!

To get the best electricity rates in Texas for your home charging station, enroll in a plan on Home Energy Club, where a lot of the top electricity providers in Texas offer their rates for less than those found on their sites.

Below is a list of local Fort Worth car dealerships that sell the EVs listed above:

 

Mfg. & EV Model Find Fort Worth Dealer Top Reviewed Dealership Phone Number Location
Tesla: Tesla Model 3 Locate Tesla at Clearfork (469) 232-9270  5154 Monahans AvenueFort Worth, TX 76109
BMW: BMW i3 Locate Autobahn BMW Fort Worth (817) 665-5831 2828 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Nissan: Nissan Leaf Locate Fort Worth Nissan (817) 560-9000  3451 W Loop 820 S, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Chevrolet: Chevrolet Bolt Locate Vandergriff Chevrolet (682) 323-2486 1200 W Interstate 20 W, Arlington, TX 76017
Ford: Ford Fusion Locate Five Star Ford (817) 500-0096 6618 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

How to Lower Your Electricity Bill and Carbon Emissions in Fort Worth

Reduce your energy rate and cut your CO2: Review profiles of the cheapest electricity providers in Fort Worth on Home Energy Club and check out reduced electricity rates that are often cheaper than those you’ll find on the provider’s sites for energy plans featuring identical term length.  To help lower your personal carbon emissions, enroll in a 100% renewable energy plan at rates that are lower than those of many conventional fossil-fuel plans.

Cut your electricity usage by taking simple steps that will save you money: You can also reduce your energy bill by following any of these 10 easy steps.

Landmarks, Events, Sports Teams in Fort Worth

  • Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Fort Worth Water Gardens
  • Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
  • Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival
  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Christmas in the Stockyards
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Find events in Fort Worth

Who to Call if You Have a Power Outage in Fort Worth

If you’re experiencing a power outage in Fort Worth, you’re to call one of the Transmission and Delivery Service Providers (TDSPs or TDUs), your Retail Electricity Provider (REP). Fort Worth metro area’s TDSP is Oncor, so call them at 888-313-4747 in case of a Fort Worth power outage.

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Electric Companies in Fort Worth

Home Energy Company collects reviews and customer satisfaction data on over 40 electricity companies servicing Fort Worth from a combination of independent review sites, the State of Texas Public Utility Commission Complaints Stats, the Better Business Bureau and other sources. HEC combines third party information with its Home Energy Club/Amazon customer rating survey results to determine a rating for the energy providers listed in the first table below. The ratings can be found on the HEC electric company reviews page and Texas energy providers’ pages. You’ll find reviews, phone numbers and energy rate links for all providers in both tables.

Rates, Reviews and Numbers for HEC-rated Electric Companies in Fort Worth

Provider
Phone Number 
Reviews
Energy Rates
Amigo Energy
888-469-2644
Amigo Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Amigo Energy Fort Worth Rates
Chariot Energy 
844-978-6797
Chariot Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Chariot Energy Fort Worth Rates
Cirro Energy
833-392-9778
Cirro Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Cirro Energy Fort Worth Rates
Discount Power
833-556-6491
Discount Power Fort Worth Reviews
Discount Power Fort Worth Rates
Express Energy
844-361-2080
Express Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Express Energy Fort Worth Rates
4Change Energy
855-784-2426
4Change Energy Fort Worth Reviews
4Change Energy Fort Worth Rates
Frontier Energy
281-914-4976
Frontier Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Frontier Energy Fort Worth Rates
Gexa Energy
855-639-8212
Gexa Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Gexa Energy Fort Worth Rates
Green Mountain Energy
833-339-0421
Green Mt. Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Green Mt. Energy Fort Worth Rates
NRG Energy
713 537-3000
NRG Energy Fort Worth Reviews
NRG Energy Fort Worth Rates
Just Energy
833-871-5317
Just Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Just Energy Fort Worth Rates
Payless Energy
866-702-5033
Payless Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Payless Energy Fort Worth Rates
Pulse Power
888-853-4219
Pulse Power Fort Worth Reviews
Pulse Power Fort Worth Rates
Reliant Energy
833-339-0416
Reliant Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Reliant Energy Fort Worth Rates
Tara Energy
713-830-1019
Tara Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Tara Energy Fort Worth Rates
TriEagle Energy
888-380-4813
TriEagle Energy Fort Worth Reviews
TriEagle Energy Fort Worth Rates
Stream Energy
866-447-8732
Stream Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Stream Energy Fort Worth Rates
TXU Energy
855-545-5206
TXU Energy Fort Worth Reviews
TXU Energy Fort Worth Rates
Xoom Energy
888-997-8979
Xoom Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Xoom Energy Fort Worth Rates

Rates, Reviews and Numbers for Non-HEC Rated Electric Companies in Fort Worth

Provider
Phone Number
Reviews
Energy Rates
Ambit Energy
877-282-6248
Ambit Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Ambit Energy Fort Worth Rates
Acacia Energy
866-302-3233
Acacia Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Acacia Energy Fort Worth Rates
Bounce Energy
888-305-3828
Bounce Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Bounce Energy Fort Worth Rates
Constellation Energy
866-917-8271
Constellation Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Constellation Energy Fort Worth Rates
Direct Energy
855-461-9824
Direct Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Direct Energy Fort Worth Rates
First Choice Power
866-469-2464
First Choice Power Fort Worth Reviews
First Choice Power Fort Worth Rates
Infinite Energy
877-604-3489
Infinite Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Infinite Energy Fort Worth Rates
Our Energy
888-545-4687
Our Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Our Energy Fort Worth Rates
Penstar Power
800-687-5700
Penstar Power Fort Worth Reviews
Penstar Power Fort Worth Rates
Pogo Energy
888-764-6669
Pogo Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Pogo Energy Fort Worth Rates
Southwest Power & Light
866-941-7975
Southwest Power & Light Fort Worth Reviews
Southwest Power & Light Fort Worth Rates
Startex Energy
866-917-8271
Startex Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Startex Energy Fort Worth Rates
Think Energy
888-923-3633
Think Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Think Energy Fort Worth Rates
Veteran Energy
800-578-7070
Veteran Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Veteran Energy Fort Worth Rates
Volt Energy
281-369-5900
Volt Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Volt Energy Fort Worth Rates
Windrose Energy
800-483-1836
Windrose Energy Fort Worth Reviews
Windrose Energy Fort Worth Rates

Best Texas Electricity Rates Chart*

Average Monthly Usage
PROVIDERS/PLANS 500
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1000
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Contract
Term
Rate
Type
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GEXA PLANS
Gexa Energy Saver 24 19.4¢ 19.1¢ 18.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Energy Saver 36 18.2¢ 17.9¢ 17.7¢ 36 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Saver Freedom 36 18.7¢ 18.4¢ 18.2¢ 36 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 23.3¢ 12.9¢ 17.8¢ 24 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Superb Saver 24 26.2¢ 22.4¢ 15.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $295.00 100%
Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 27¢ 14.1¢ 20.2¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Saver 12 24.5¢ 14.6¢ 19.2¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Saver Value 12 15.4¢ 17.1¢ 21.9¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Superb Saver 12 26.9¢ 23¢ 16.1¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 24.8¢ 14.4¢ 19.3¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
Gexa Saver Premium 12 20.5¢ 20.1¢ 15¢ 12 Months Fixed $150.00 100%
JUST PLANS
Just Energy Web Plan - 24 17.5¢ 17.5¢ 17.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $175 12%
Base Saver III - 12 24.7¢ 16.8¢ 20.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $175 12%
Just Energy Web Plan - 12 19.5¢ 19.5¢ 19.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $175 12%
PULSE POWER PLANS
Free Energy Weekends 24 18.1¢ 17.8¢ 17.6¢ 24 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Free Energy Nights 36 16.3¢ 16¢ 15.8¢ 36 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Texas Fixed 36 15.5¢ 15¢ 14.7¢ 36 Months Fixed $20 21%
Free Energy Weekends 12 21.5¢ 21.2¢ 21¢ 12 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Free Energy Nights 24 18.1¢ 17.7¢ 17.5¢ 24 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Free Energy Weekends 36 16.4¢ 16¢ 15.9¢ 36 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Texas Fixed 24 16¢ 15.5¢ 15.2¢ 24 Months Fixed $20 21%
Free Energy Nights 12 21.5¢ 21.2¢ 21¢ 12 Months TimeOfUse $125 21%
Texas Fixed 12 17.1¢ 16.6¢ 16.3¢ 12 Months Fixed $20 21%
Texas Green 36 15.9¢ 15.4¢ 15.1¢ 36 Months Fixed $20 100%
Texas Green 24 16.4¢ 15.9¢ 15.6¢ 24 Months Fixed $20 100%
Texas Green 12 17.5¢ 17¢ 16.7¢ 12 Months Fixed $20 100%
RELIANT PLANS
Basic Power 12 27.1¢ 24.7¢ 24.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 12%
Conservation 12 25.3¢ 24.5¢ 25¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 12%
Truly Free Weekends 100% Solar 24 20.5¢ 20.1¢ 19.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $295 100%
Truly Free Nights 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
Eagle 36 19.7¢ 19.2¢ 18.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Savvy Value 36 20.2¢ 19.7¢ 17.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Sure Value 36 21.4¢ 17.9¢ 19.1¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Savvy Value 24 21.2¢ 20.7¢ 18.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Savvy Value 12 22.8¢ 22.3¢ 20.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Eagle 24 20.7¢ 20.2¢ 19.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Sure Value 24 22.4¢ 18.9¢ 20.1¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Eagle 12 22.3¢ 21.8¢ 21.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Sure Value 12 24¢ 20.5¢ 21.7¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 6%
Green Eagle 36 20.3¢ 19.8¢ 19.5¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
Green Eagle 24 21.2¢ 20.7¢ 20.4¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
Green Eagle 12 22.8¢ 22.3¢ 22¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
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Fort Worth Electricity Frequently Asked Questions

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Fort Worth?

Fort Worth residents looking for the cheapest electricity rates can find them at HomeEnergyClub.com, where energy plans are vetted (using TrustPlan™). Currently, the top four energy providers with the cheapest rates in Fort Worth are:

  • Gexa Energy (855-639-8212): Low rates plus bill credit and 60-day guarantee
  • Pulse Power (888-853-4219): Low rates plus bill credit and 90-day guarantee
  • Cirro Energy (833-392-9778): Low no-gimmick rates, Reliant Energy affiliate
  • TriEagle Energy (888-380-4813): Low no-gimmick rates, TXU Energy affiliate

Home Energy Club is a trusted one-stop shop where dozens of electric companies are compared side by side and consumers can also find objective reviews and ratings, special discount rates, complaint statistics, and information unique to Fort Worth. Get an instant view of energy rates in your area by entering your zip code on the site. Bargaining power with providers allows the comparison site to offer special low rates usually not available on the providers’ sites, and there are never any membership fees.

What are best electric companies in Fort Worth?

The Top 13 Best Electric Companies in Fort Worth at HomeEnergyClub.com are currently:

 At Home Energy Club, objective reviews and ratings from sources such as the Public Utilities Commission, the BBB, Yelp, and Google provide helpful information about residential electric companies in Texas. The best energy providers in Fort Worth are ranked in consideration of the following qualities:

  • Pricing, with consideration of level of service
  • Transparency and trustworthiness of the energy plans
  • Customer service and history of complaint resolution
  • Quality billing practices

Enter your zip code at HomeEnergyClub.com for discount rates from the best electric companies in your area.

What is a good rate per kWh in Fort Worth?

The lowest per kWh rates in Fort Worth dropped to as low as to 5 cents and 6 cents on HomeEnergyClub.com because of a crash in commodity prices, but between recovering commodity costs and seasonal variations, energy rates will rise. Now is a good time to consider locking in these unusually low rates by enrolling in a 24-month, 36-month, or 60-month energy plan. The costs of power generation will rise as commodity prices recover, and climbing residential rates will follow. The average price of residential electricity in Texas was about 11 cents per kWh in recent years.

Where to find objective electric company reviews for Fort Worth?

Relying on reviews developed by websites that sell electricity is not recommended because of potential bias. The following independent, objective sources for ratings, reviews, and complaint statistics are used by Home Energy Club:

  • The Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • The Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Google Reviews
  • Yelp Reviews
  • Home Energy Club/Amazon surveys

At HomeEnergyClub.com, view reviews of Fort Worth electric companies from objective sources.

Why is my Fort Worth energy bill so high?

Home Energy Club vets each energy plan to help you avoid tricky gimmicks that lead to electricity bill shocks. Unexpectedly high energy bills can also occur for a variety of other reasons, including:

  • The fixed-price plan you chose has expired. Your fixed price energy plan has expired without your renewing or selecting a different plan of your choice. Energy providers commonly move customers to plans with their highest rates when expirations occur or a switch to a new plan was not made before expiration of fixed-price plans.
  • Rates have been increased by the electric company. When you are enrolled in a variable rate plan, the energy company can raise your electricity rates at any time. Plans that offer “wholesale prices” should be considered with caution because the terminology is associated with variable rate plans that frequently lead to bill surprises.
  • The energy plan you chose does not match your energy use. Dreadful bill surprises occur because, for example, a person living in an apartment who uses a monthly average of 500 kWh typical for apartments signs up for an energy plan designed for those in very large homes using 2,000 kWh or more. The apartment dweller will discover in the monthly bill that the plan’s rate for low usage levels is sky high. One of the secrets of choosing the best energy plan is to choose one that is a correct match for your home’s energy usage. Reviewing the Electricity Facts Label (read our guide) will help you avoid mistakes.
  • Other factors that can increase your energy costs include a home that lacks energy efficiency, and spikes in electricity usage caused by the soaring temperatures of Texas summers.