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Texas Power to Choose

Updated: 02/24/2021

What is Power to Choose in Texas?

Since Texas deregulated its electricity market in 2002, millions of Texans have benefitted from Texas Energy Choice, also referred to as the power to choose your electricity provider. By eliminating the monopoly that local utilities once had over the supply of electricity, Texans with power to choose can compare the best electricity rates and plans and choose the best one for their home.

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ProviderPlan NameLengthRate Per kWh
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Spark Energy
PUCT #10046
Spark Green Secure 24
24 Mo.5.5¢Select
Spark Energy
PUCT #10046
Sure Saver 12
12 Mo.7.7¢Select
Pulse Power
PUCT#10259
Texas Saver
12 Mo.11.6¢Select
Pulse Power
PUCT#10259
Texas Saver
24 Mo.11.7¢Select
Pulse Power
PUCT#10259
Texas Saver
36 Mo.11.9¢Select
PlanRate Per kWh
At 1000kWh avg. usage
Spark Energy
Spark Green Secure 24

24 Months
5.5¢
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Spark Energy
Sure Saver 12

12 Months
7.7¢
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Pulse Power
Texas Saver

12 Months
11.6¢
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Pulse Power
Texas Saver

24 Months
11.7¢
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Pulse Power
Texas Saver

36 Months
11.9¢
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Official Power to Choose Website

PowertoChoose.org is the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT)’s official electricity comparison website. Here you’ll find hundreds of electricity providers with varying rates and types of electricity plans to choose from. Providers found on PowertoChoose.org also have varying levels of credibility and it can be difficult to figure out which providers are reputable and which ones will surprise you with hidden fees and gimmicks.

Power To Choose Alternatives

ElectricityRates.com alleviates the confusion that customers may experience while using the official Power to Choose site when comparing electricity rates in Texas. You’ll find only great rates from leading and reputable providers in the ElectricityRates.com Marketplace so that you can be confident in your choice and avoid hidden fees and gimmicks found on some other electricity shopping sites.

Does My Texas Utility have Power to Choose?

Most, but not all, Texans have the power to choose. Whether you have it or not depends on your local utility provider. There are four main utilities that participate in the Texas Energy Choice program.

  • AEP Texas – Serves wide areas of central and southern Texas, including cities like Abeline and Corpus Christi.
  • CenterPoint – Delivers electricity to the greater Houston area.
  • Oncor – Serves Dallas and Fort Worth, along with many other areas of northern and eastern Texas.
  • Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) – Smaller utility provider that serves areas sporadically throughout the state, including the northeast, west and southern areas.
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How To Take Advantage Of Texas Energy Choice

If you’re considering an electricity plan in Texas, here are a few of the main things to keep in mind. You can learn about everything discussed below and more on our Texas electricity guide.

  • Your Home’s Average Electricity Usage Per Month – In Texas, an electricity plan’s effective electricity rate can change depending on how much electricity you use each month. Know your usage and take note of the different factors that affect your effective electricity rate.
  • The Types Of Electricity Plans You Can Get – You can find plans with fixed rates, variable rates, time-of-day pricing and more. ElectricityRates.com features fixed-rate plans almost exclusively because they tend to save you the most.
  • Your Electricity Provider – Texas electricity providers specialize in different types of plans and services. For instance, some providers specialize in renewable energy plans that source electricity from renewable sources. ElectricityRates.com features many affordable clean energy plans.

Power to Choose Business Electricity in Texas

Business owners in Texas can save big on their electricity bills through deregulation. However, the process of switching is a little different. Electricity usage can drastically change from business to business. Generally, the more electricity you use, the lower your electricity rates get.

Visit the business electricity rates page to learn more about how you can take advantage of the power to choose for your business and request a customized energy quote.

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