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Power to Choose Texas Electricity Rates

Since the Texas energy market became deregulated in 2002, millions of Texas residents have benefitted from 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.

Compare Texas Electricity Rates

Electricity plans available to you vary by your location/utility provider. Listed below is a snapshot of the best plans available for each deregulated Texas utility provider.

Power to Choose Centerpoint Providers

CenterPoint Energy serves natural gas and electricity throughout the Houston area. Here are some of the best rates for CenterPoint Energy:

Utility: CenterPoint
Plan Term & Rate per kWh
Frontier Utilities

Frontier Utilities

Best Value 12

PUCT #10169
12 months
6.50¢
Constellation

Constellation

36Mo Usage Bill Credit + A/C Protection

PUCT #10014
36 months
9.90¢

Power to Choose Oncor Providers

Serving the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, Oncor is the largest utility provider in Texas. Here are some of the best rates for Oncor:

Utility: Oncor
Plan Term & Rate per kWh
Frontier Utilities

Frontier Utilities

Best Value 12

PUCT #10169
12 months
5.90¢
Constellation

Constellation

Power To Connect Usage Bill Credit

PUCT #10014
30 months
9.30¢

Power to Choose Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP) Providers

Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP) serves 249,000 homes and businesses throughout the state of Texas. Here are some of the best rates for TNMP:

Utility: TNMP
Plan Term & Rate per kWh
Frontier Utilities

Frontier Utilities

Best Value 12

PUCT #10169
12 months
7.60¢

Power to Choose AEP Texas Providers

AEP Texas is a subsidiary of AEP Energy, one of the largest utility providers in the US. They serve over 1 million customers throughout South and West Texas.

AEP Texas has two divisions, AEP Central and AEP North. AEP Central serves the southernmost parts of Texas, while AEP North Serves the northwestern parts of the state.

Here are the best electricity rates for AEP Central:

Utility: TX AEP Central
Plan Term & Rate per kWh
Constellation

Constellation

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

PUCT #10014
12 months
9.70¢
Constellation

Constellation

Power To Connect Usage Bill Credit

PUCT #10014
30 months
10.30¢

Here are the best electricity rates for AEP North:

Utility: TX AEP North
Plan Term & Rate per kWh
Frontier Utilities

Frontier Utilities

Beat the Heat 12

PUCT #10169
12 months
6.90¢
Constellation

Constellation

Power To Connect Usage Bill Credit

PUCT #10014
30 months
9.50¢

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.

To start comparing rates and benefit from your power to choose electricity providers, enter your ZIP Code in the free Rate Comparison Tool at the top of the page

Does My Texas Utility have Power to Choose?

The following utility providers do not supply their own energy. If one of them is the utility provider for your area, you must choose your retail electricity provider.

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.

Compare Electricity Rates in Texas

For more information about comparing Texas electricity rates and your power to choose, visit our comprehensive page about Texas electricity rates.

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