Texas Electricity Rates

What are the best electricity rates in Texas?

Price trendsThe chart below lists the cheapest 12-month electric plans (including TDU charges) currently available at various generalized usages1. But DO NOT choose a plan based on this chart! Instead, plug your home’s electricity usage into our RateGrinder tool to find the best plan for YOU quickly and easily.

Think you’ve seen better elsewhere? Look closely. Teaser rates and other pricing gimmicks are common, even among the plans below. Always compute the average rate over your range of monthly electricity usages. Doing so leaves nowhere for gimmicks to hide, and even lets you work them to your benefit. For more help, read “How To Shop for Electricity in Texas“.

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Lowest Cost Texas Residential Electric Plans

Updated daily. Last change: 10/16/2017.

Dallas/Ft Worth Houston
Avg kWh/ mo Avg ¢/kWh Company & Plan Avg ¢/kWh Company & Plan
300 6.6 DISCOUNT “Economy – 12” 7.5 DISCOUNT “Economy – 12”
400 6.3 GEXA “My Choice Basic 12” 7.0 GEXA “My Choice Basic 12”
500 5.8 6.5
600 5.4 6.1
700 5.3 6.1
800 6.0 OUR “OPTIMAL PLUS 12” 6.7 OUR “OPTIMAL PLUS 12”
900 6.1 FRONTIER “Your Green Energy 12” 7.0 4CHANGE “Easy Saver 12”
1000 6.1 6.9
1100 6.4 7.0
1200 6.5 GEXA “Gexa Choice Select Plus 12” 7.1
1300 6.3 7.1 POWER EXPRESS “#Super12”
1400 5.8 DISCOUNT “Prime Plus – 12” 6.5
1500 5.7 6.4
1600 6.0 6.7
1700 6.3 7.0
1800 6.6 7.3
1900 6.6 GEXA “My Choice Premium 12” 7.5
2000 6.7 7.6 GEXA “My Choice Premium 12”
2100 6.8 7.6 OUR “OUR FIXALL ADVANTAGE”
2200 6.9 7.6
2300 7.0 7.6
2400 7.1 7.6
2500 7.2 CHAMPION “iChoosr Texas Power Switch II – 12m” 7.6
3000 7.1 GEXA “Gexa Choice Plus 12” 7.6
3500 7.1 CHAMPION “iChoosr Texas Power Switch II – 12m” 7.6
4000 7.0 7.6

 

1 Computed by scaling the average Texas 12-month residential electricity usage profile (from 2016 EIA usage per customer data) linearly to the targeted average kWh/month level, then running that profile through TexasPowerGuide.com’s RateGrinder tool.