Houston’s Best Electricity Rates & Energy Providers

Electricity Companies, Rates, Plans and Reviews in Houston

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

Reviews of Electric Companies in Houston: It’s important to learn as much as you can about an electricity provider before you make the switch. Check out our Electric Companies reviews page to find reviews for top electricity providers (also called light companies).

Houston Electricity Rates and Plans*

Average Monthly Usage
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Term
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CIRRO PLANS
Smart Lock 24 Online 13.9¢ 12.6¢ 11.4¢ 24 Months Fixed $200 10%
Smart Value 12 Online 12.6¢ 8.5¢ 9.4¢ 12 Months Fixed $200 10%
GEXA PLANS
Gexa Saver Premium 24 13.9¢ 13.6¢ 8.4¢ 24 Months Fixed $295 100%
Gexa Saver Freedom 36 13.2¢ 12.9¢ 12.7¢ 36 Months Fixed $295 100%
Gexa Saver 12 17.4¢ 7.5¢ 12.1¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 100%
Gexa Saver Supreme 24 15.9¢ 11.1¢ 24 Months Fixed $295 100%
Gexa Saver Premium 12 14.2¢ 13.9¢ 8.7¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 100%
Gexa Saver Supreme 12 16.3¢ 7.4¢ 11.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 100%
PULSE POWER PLANS
Texas Saver 12 16.1¢ 6.3¢ 10.9¢ 12 Months Fixed $125 15%
Texas Saver 36 17.1¢ 7.3¢ 11.9¢ 36 Months Fixed $125 15%
Texas Saver 24 16.7¢ 6.9¢ 11.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $125 15%
Texas Fixed 24 10.7¢ 10.2¢ 9.9¢ 24 Months Fixed $20 15%
Texas Fixed 12 10.8¢ 10.3¢ 10¢ 12 Months Fixed $20 15%
Texas Fixed 36 10.6¢ 10.1¢ 9.8¢ 36 Months Fixed $20 15%
Texas Green 24 11¢ 10.5¢ 10.2¢ 24 Months Fixed $20 100%
Texas Green 12 11¢ 10.5¢ 10.2¢ 12 Months Fixed $20 100%
Texas Green 36 10.9¢ 10.4¢ 10.1¢ 36 Months Fixed $20 100%
RELIANT PLANS
Truly Free Weekends 12 14.5¢ 14.1¢ 13.9¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 5%
Truly Free Nights 12 16.6¢ 15.2¢ 14.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 5%
Secure Advantage 12 13.1¢ 10.7¢ 10.5¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 5%
Truly Free 7 Days 12 14.5¢ 14.1¢ 13.9¢ 12 Months Fixed $150 5%
TRI-EAGLE PLANS
Eagle 12 10.1¢ 9.6¢ 9.3¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 15%
SMART Energy 24 10.6¢ 10.1¢ 9.8¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 15%
Eagle 24 10¢ 9.5¢ 9.2¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 15%
Eagle 36 9.9¢ 9.4¢ 9.1¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 15%
Green Eagle 36 10.2¢ 9.7¢ 9.4¢ 36 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
Green Eagle 12 10.4¢ 9.9¢ 9.6¢ 12 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
Green Eagle 24 10.3¢ 9.8¢ 9.5¢ 24 Months Fixed $20.00 100%
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Ratings and Reviews of Houston Electric 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: Houston gained its name in 1836, inspired by the Hero of San Jacinto, Sam Houston. Houston was a small town that was home to twelve residents along with a single log cabin. In the early 1900’s, the discovery of oil at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, turned Houston into a bustling city. On July 4th, 1962, NASA opened what is now known as the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, bringing jobs and economic growth to the city. Currently, Houston is one of the largest cities in the U.S., with a population of over 2.3 million.

Website for the City of Houston, Texas

Google Map to Houston City Hall

Local Houston Businesses that Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Bill

Local A/C service providers that sell and install smart thermostats and energy-efficient A/C systems in Houston:

Local attic insulation companies in Houston with thermal insulation to help you cut energy costs:

Houston businesses where you can find LED light bulbs:

Houston stores that sell certified Energy Star Products:

Window installation companies in Houston that sell energy-efficient windows:

Electricians in Houston that repair special energy-efficient lights and appliances (such as Google Nest):

Business Organizations in Houston

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Dealers in Houston

To find electric vehicle charging stations in Houston, click here!

The automotive industry is quickly evolving, and electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more common. EVs come with quite a few benefits which include lower fuel costs and reduced CO2 emissions, and they typically require less maintenance than conventional vehicles. Some of the top manufacturers of electric vehicles include Tesla, BMW, Nissan, Chevrolet, and Ford. The best-selling EVs from these manufactures include: Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and the Ford Fusion.

If you would like to lower your fuel costs while also reducing your CO2 footprint, consider visiting one of your local Houston dealerships that sell the EVs listed above:

 

Mfg. & EV Model Find Houston Dealer Top Reviewed Dealership Phone Number Location
Tesla: Tesla Model 3 Locate Tesla (713) 622-3393 Houston Galleria
BMW: BWM i3 Locate Momentum BMW (855) 645-6452 10002 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074
Nissan: Nissan Leaf Locate Sterling McCall Nissan (281) 243-8600 12230 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX 77477
Chevrolet: Chevrolet Bolt Locate Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land (281) 969-4132 13115 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Ford: Ford Fusion Locate Joe Myers Ford (713) 766-3600 16634 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040

How to Lower Your Electricity Bill and Carbon Emissions

Reduce your rate and go green: Find cheap energy companies that suit your needs on Home Energy Club, and choose from some of the best electricity rates and plans in Houston.  Check out discount providers such as TriEagle Energy and Gexa Energy, which are based in Houston. Also, why not consider a 100% renewable energy plan, which you can enroll in for rates that are lower than those of traditional fossil-fuel plans and cut your CO2 footprint?

Reduce your usage to cut your bill: You can also reduce your monthly energy bill by following any of these 10 easy steps to lower your electricity cost.

Who to Call if You Have a Power Outage in Houston

If you’re experiencing a Houston power outage, it’s important to know who to call. The power in your home is transmitted by your local Transmission and Delivery Service Provider (TDSP or TDU), not directly from your Retail Electricity Provider (REP). Houston’s local TDU is CenterPoint Energy, so click here to report an outage.

 

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