McAllen Best Electricity Rates, Plans and Light Companies

Electricity Companies, Rates, Plans and Reviews in McAllen

Electricity Companies in McAllen: With your ability to choose 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 McAllen on Home Energy Club.

Reviews of Energy Company Services in McAllen: It’s important to learn 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.

You can find McAllen power outage information and maps on our American Electric Power page.

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McAllen Energy Plans & Rates

{total} Gexa Energy Plans & Rates

Plan NamePlan LengthRate
  • 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)

{total} Frontier Energy Plans & Rates

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

Speak with a Frontier Utilities operator directly for easy enrollment by phone at 855-782-8379.

Call Frontier (855-782-8379)

{total} Reliant Energy Plans & Rates

Plan NamePlan LengthRate
  • 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)

{total} Payless Power No Deposit

Plan NamePlan LengthRate
  • 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)

History:  The City of McAllen was named after John McAllen who had donated land in 1904, to the railroad company finish the railway to Mexico. In 1947, oil was discovered in the Reynosa area near McAllen which attracted a large number of immigrants from Mexico’s interior regions. As their tourism industry continued to grow from the 1940s to the 1970s, so did a number of residents, going from around 20,000 in 1950 to over 32,000 in 1960. Currently, McAllen is a city that deals with border crossings daily, which has become a key component in the local economy.

Website for the City of McAllen

Google Map to McAllen City Hall

Local McAllen Businesses that Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Bill

McAllen air conditioner companies that sell and install energy-efficient A/C units and smart thermostats:

McAllen attic insulation services that provide quality insulation to help you cut energy costs:

Stores in McAllen where you can buy LED light bulbs:

Stores that sell certified Energy Star Products in McAllen:

Local McAllen window installation companies that sell energy-efficient windows:

Business Organizations in McAllen

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Dealers in McAllen

As the automotive industry evolves, 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 McAllen here!

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

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


Mfg. & EV ModelFind McAllen DealerTop Reviewed DealershipPhone NumberLocation
Tesla: Tesla Model 3LocateTesla – Corpus Christi(510) 249-40923605 S Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78415
BMW: BWM i3LocateBert Ogden BMW(956) 467-56633201 N 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501
Nissan: Nissan LeafLocateBert Ogden Nissan of McAllen(956) 683-6612 721 N Jackson Rd, McAllen, TX 78501
Chevrolet: Chevrolet BoltLocateFiesta Chevrolet(956) 287-3654 4002 South Expressway 281, Edinburg, TX 78542
Ford: Ford FusionLocateSpikes Ford(888) 476-3704805 E Expressway 83, Mission, TX 78572

How to Lower Your Electricity Bill and Carbon Emissions in McAllen

Reduce your energy rate and cut your CO2: Review profiles of the cheapest electric providers in McAllen on Home Energy Club and check out discounted electricity rates that are often less than those you’ll find on the power company sites for energy plans featuring the same term length.  To help lower your personal CO2 emissions, enroll in a 100% renewable energy plan at rates that are lower than those of many traditional fossil-fuel plans.

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

Landmarks, Events, Universities, Sports Teams in McAllen

  • Quinta Mazatlan
  • Hildago Viejo
  • La Lomita Mission
  • Old Hildago Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center
  • McAllen Holiday Parade
  • Rio Grande Valley Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Find events in McAllen

Who to Call if You Have a Power Outage in McAllen

If you’re experiencing a power outage in McAllen, you’re to call one of the Transmission and Delivery Service Providers (TDSPs or TDUs), your Retail Electricity Provider (REP). McAllen metro area’s TDSP is AEP Central, so call them at (866) 223-8508 in case of a McAllen power outage.

Electric Companies in McAllen

Home Energy Company collects reviews and customer satisfaction data on over 40 electricity companies servicing McAllen 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 McAllen

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Amigo Energy
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Chariot Energy 
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Cirro Energy
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Discount Power
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Express Energy
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4Change Energy
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Frontier Energy
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Gexa Energy
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Green Mountain Energy
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NRG Energy
713 537-3000
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Just Energy
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Payless Energy
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Pulse Power
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Reliant Energy
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Tara Energy
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TriEagle Energy
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Stream Energy
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TXU Energy
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Xoom Energy
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Rates, Reviews and Numbers for Non-HEC Rated Electric Companies in McAllen

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Ambit Energy
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Acacia Energy
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Bounce Energy
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Constellation Energy
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Direct Energy
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First Choice Power
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Infinite Energy
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Our Energy
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Penstar Power
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Pogo Energy
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Southwest Power & Light
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Startex Energy
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Think Energy
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Veteran Energy
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Volt Energy
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Windrose Energy
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Best Texas Electricity Rates Chart*

Average Monthly Usage
Smart Lock Saver 24 14.5¢13¢11.7¢24 MonthsFixed $29521%
Gexa Saver Freedom 36 17.3¢16.8¢16.5¢36 MonthsFixed $295.00100%
Gexa Energy Saver 24 15.4¢14.9¢14.7¢24 MonthsFixed $295.00100%
Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 22.7¢9.7¢15.7¢24 MonthsFixed $295.00100%
Gexa Eco Saver Advantage 12 20.1¢19.6¢14.4¢12 MonthsFixed $150.00100%
Gexa Eco Saver Lite 12 13.1¢17.6¢19.9¢12 MonthsFixed $150.00100%
Gexa Eco Saver Premium 12 24.8¢20.9¢12.6¢12 MonthsFixed $150.00100%
Gexa Eco Saver Premium 24 24.5¢20.5¢12.3¢24 MonthsFixed $295.00100%
Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 22.8¢9.8¢15.8¢12 MonthsFixed $150.00100%
Just Energy Web Plan - 24 14.5¢14.5¢14.5¢24 MonthsFixed $17512%
Base Saver III - 12 19.8¢11.9¢15.4¢12 MonthsFixed $17512%
Just Energy Web Plan - 12 14.9¢14.9¢14.9¢12 MonthsFixed $17512%
Texas Fixed 12 14.1¢13.6¢13.3¢12 MonthsFixed $2021%
Truly Free Weekends 100% Solar 12 15.7¢15.2¢14.9¢12 MonthsFixed $150%
Truly Free Nights 100% Solar 12 15.7¢15.2¢14.9¢12 MonthsFixed $150%
Sure Value 36 15.4¢11.9¢13.1¢36 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Eagle 36 13.7¢13.2¢12.9¢36 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Savvy Value 36 14.2¢13.7¢11.9¢36 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Savvy Value 24 14.2¢13.7¢11.9¢24 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Sure Value 24 15.4¢11.9¢13.1¢24 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Savvy Value 12 14.2¢13.7¢11.9¢12 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Eagle 12 13.7¢13.2¢12.9¢12 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Sure Value 12 15.4¢11.9¢13.1¢12 MonthsFixed $20.007%
Green Eagle 36 14.7¢14.2¢13.9¢36 MonthsFixed $20.00100%
Green Eagle 12 14.7¢14.2¢13.9¢12 MonthsFixed $20.00100%
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McAllen Electricity Frequently Asked Questions

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in McAllen? tracks the most trusted light companies and identifies the cheapest electricity rates in McAllen. Currently claiming the top four spots for the best electricity rates in McAllen are:

Enter your zip code at Home Energy Club to instantly review discount rates in McAllen. The site is home to vetted energy plans using the TrustPlan™ process and is a one-stop resource where you can compare dozens of energy companies, get information specifically about McAllen electricity, and find trustworthy ratings and reviews, complaint stats, and special discount rates. The exclusive low rates give testament to the site’s bargaining power with energy providers. The service is free and the club does not sell preferred treatment to electric companies. The site advocates for consumers and there are never any membership fees.

What are best light companies in McAllen?

Using its unbiased process, currently identifies the “Top 13 Best Electric Companies in McAllen” as:

Unbiased ratings and reviews of residential energy companies are provided at Home Energy Club from such objective sources as the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Public Utilities Commission of Texas, and major review sites, including Yelp and Google. When determining which are the best electric companies in McAllen, the following qualities are considered:

  • Best pricing based on rates offered  
  • Clarity of energy plans and trustworthiness 
  • Customer service and history of complaint resolution 
  • Quality of billing practices

What is a good rate per kWh in McAllen?

The lowest rates per kWh in McAllen fell to as low as 5 cents and 6 cents on due to a collapse in commodity prices, but seasonal variations are common and commodity prices have mostly bounced back. Now is a good time to consider locking in exceptionally low rates by enrolling in a 24-month, 36-month or 60-month energy plan by entering your zip code. Power generation rates will rise to normal levels, leading to increases in residential electricity rates. Residential electricity in Texas has been about 11 cents/kWh, on average, in recent years.

Where to find objective light company reviews and ratings in McAllen?

To avoid being influenced by reviews with potential bias, it is best not to rely on energy marketing websites that develop in-house reviews. Electric company ratings, reviews, and complaint statistics used by Home Energy Club are from the following independent, objective sources:

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

Visit to read reviews and ratings of McAllen electric companies from objective, dependable sources. 

Why is my McAllen energy bill so high?

Home Energy Club vets each energy plan and removes those with tricky gimmicks as a way of helping you avoid nightmare bill surprises. Unexpectedly high energy bills can occur for various other reasons as well, such as the following:

  • Rates have been increased by the electric company. Your electricity rates can be increased by the energy company at any time when you choose a variable rate plan, and the same is true with plans offering “wholesale prices.” Non-fixed variable rate plans can lead to staggeringly high energy bills, especially if you enroll in plans from untrustworthy providers. 
  • Your energy use does not match your energy plan. It is not unusual for shocking bill surprises to be the result of choosing the wrong energy plan for your home’s energy usage. For example, when apartment-dwellers using 500 kWh (the average for apartments) signs onto an energy plan intended for large homes using 2,000 kWh or more, they typically receive very high light bills. But if you review the Electricity Facts Label and read our guide to ensure that your home’s level of energy usage is a good match with the energy plan you select, ugly bill surprises can usually be averted.
  • The fixed-price plan you chose has expired. Before your fixed price energy plan expires, it is important to act in order to avoid a huge spike in electricity costs. Energy providers commonly switch customers whose plans have expired to expensive rates. You can avoid this by renewing or switching to another plan within 10 days before your current plan expires. 
  • Other factors that can increase your energy costs include a home that lacks energy efficiency, and sharp increases in electricity usage caused by the relentless heat of Texas summers. 



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