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No matter who you choose to buy energy from, your local utility will continue to deliver your electricity and/or gas and respond to service interruptions and outages. You will still pay your utility for these services. Depending on your area, you can choose to receive a single bill from your utility listing your utility delivery charges and competitive supply charges, or separate bills from the utility and alternate energy provider.  The information on this page was last updated on May 31, 2011.  Please be sure to get accurate and up-to-date information before making any decision.


  

Residential Electricity:

There are a quite a large number of choices for residential consumers in the state of Texas.  Please follow the links below to compare rates and switch plans.  Contact us directly at 310-619-3055 if you have any questions. Click on the link below to see some of the hundreds of choices that are available in Texas.

www.PowerToChoose.ORG


SpendLessOnUtilities.com is a rate finder and consumer tool that lets you shop and compare electricity prices and plans then switch online in minutes with the provider of YOUR choice. Enjoy one-stop convenience whether you are moving or simply want a new electric plan. Transfer your existing service in minutes with a few clicks! Choose from the best Retail Electricity Providers (REPs)in the state of Texas.


In the state of Texas, EnergyPriceQuote.com usually offers the very best prices for residential customers from a large selection of top quality electricity supply companies.



You should also consider checking prices at the following website...



AEP Central

     Bid My Electricity Rate (coming soon)

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Price Quote**

     Ignite (Stream) Energy

     MXenergy

     Spark Energy


**Usually the lowest rate



AEP North

     Bid My Electricity Rate

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Price Quote**

     Ignite (Stream) Energy

     MXenergy

     Spark Energy


**Usually the lowest rate



Centerpoint

     Bid My Electricity Rate

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Price Quote**

     Ignite (Stream) Energy

     MXenergy

     Spark Energy


**Usually the lowest rate



Nueces Cooperative

     MXenergy - 6.56ยข



Oncor

     Bid My Electricity Rate

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Price Quote**

     Ignite (Stream) Energy

     MXenergy

     Spark Energy


**Usually the lowest rate




TNMP

     Bid My Electricity Rate

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Price Quote**

     Ignite (Stream) Energy

     MXenergy

     Spark Energy


**Usually the lowest rate



Commercial Electricity: 

In the state of Texas, BidMyElectricityRate.com usually offers the very best prices for commercial customers from a large selection of top quality electricity supply companies.



AEP North

     Bid My Electricity Rate**

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Price Quote


**Usually the lowest rate


AEP South

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Market Exchange (EMEX)
          Under $2,000 per month
          $2,000 - $5,000
          Over $5,000      

     Energy Price Quote

     Lower Energy Rates Now


**Usually the lowest rate



AEP West

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Market Exchange (EMEX)
          Under $2,000 per month
          $2,000 - $5,000
          Over $5,000

     Energy Price Quote

     Lower Energy Rates Now


**Usually the lowest rate



Centerpoint

     Bid My Electricity Rate**

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Market Exchange (EMEX)
          Under $2,000 per month
          $2,000 - $5,000
          Over $5,000

     Energy Price Quote

     Lower Energy Rates Now


**Usually the lowest rate



Oncor

     Bid My Electricity Rate**

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Market Exchange (EMEX)
          Under $2,000 per month
          $2,000 - $5,000
          Over $5,000

     Energy Price Quote

     Lower Energy Rates Now


**Usually the lowest rate



Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP)

     Bid My Electricity Rate**

     EnergyBrokerConsultants

     Energy Market Exchange (EMEX)
          Under $2,000 per month
          $2,000 - $5,000
          Over $5,000

     Energy Price Quote

     Lower Energy Rates Now


**Usually the lowest rate



In addition to the instant price quotes listed above, please feel free to fax your latest commercial electricity bill to us at 888-505-3661 in order to obtain a custom quote to see if we can help you reduce your electricity bill even further.  Call us at 310-619-3055 if you have any questions. 




 



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Texas
Electric:

In 2002, most of state of Texas was opened to competition for retail electricity. That means about 85% of Texans have the right to choose their own electricity provider.

These Texans live in what is known as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which covers areas including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Corpus Christi and much of West Texas.

If your local wires utility is one of these companies, you can choose your electric provider:

Oncor (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
CenterPoint (Houston)
AEP Texas Central (Corpus Christi)
AEP Texas North (Abilene area)
Texas-New Mexico Power
Sharyland
 

Here's how electric choice in Texas works. You get to choose your electric provider based on whatever criteria you like -- price, stability, green power, etc. Your electric provider sells you your power, and pays your local utility (Oncor, CenterPoint, etc.) to transmit the power to your home. You only pay one bill to your electricity provider; you no longer pay your wires utility. But if you ever need to report an outage or other emergency, you contact your utility (Oncor, CenterPoint, etc.) because they still own the lines and are responsible for maintenance.

What if you've never chosen an electric provider before? You're automatically on a "legacy" provider, which used to be the old utility before Texas was opened to competition, but is now a separate company. For a while, these legacy providers, also called "Affiliated Retail Electric Providers" or "incumbents," charged rates set by the Public Utility Commission, during a transition period. However, this transition period ended January 1, 2007, and the legacy providers can now charge a rate determined by the market. That means if you haven't shopped around yet, you should.

The legacy providers vary by utility area. For example, if you live in the Dallas area and are served by Oncor, your legacy provider is TXU Energy. For the Houston area, if you're served by CenterPoint, your legacy provider is Reliant Energy

Here's a list of all the legacy providers:
     Utility Area         Legacy Retail Provider
     AEP Texas Central         CPL Retail Energy
     AEP Texas North         WTU Retail Energy
     CenterPoint         Reliant Energy
     Oncor         TXU Energy
     Sharyland Utilities         First Choice Power
     Texas-New Mexico Power         First Choice Power
If you are still on your legacy energy provider, you may be paying more than you need to. It's a good idea to shop around and look for a lower rate, especially since switching your energy provider is free.

What about areas not open to competition?
If your utility is SWEPCO (AEP), El Paso Electric, Entergy, Southwestern Public Service (Xcel), CoServe, Co-op, or a city owned municipality, you cannot choose your electric provider at this time. The Public Utility Commission is still studying how to open those areas to electric competition.

 

  

Residential Natural Gas:


Centerpoint

     BMER

  

Commercial Natural Gas:



AEP

     Bid My Electricity Rate



Atmos

     Tiger Natural Gas

     CLICK HERE For a Custom Price Quote



Centerpoint

     BMER

     CLICK HERE For a Custom Price Quote



Gulf South

     Tiger Natural Gas



Oncor

     Bid My Electricity Rate



Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP)

     Bid My Electricity Rate



 



Texas Natural Gas Utilities:

  • Alto Natural Gas Co.
  • Aransas Natural Gas Co.
  • Atmos Energy - West Texas Division
  • Atmos Energy Mid-Tex Division
  • Bay City Gas Co.
  • Booker Gas Co.
  • Brackettville Municipal Gas
  • CenterPoint Energy Entex Division
  • City Public Service Board of San Antonio
  • Dal-Mar Energy Inc.
  • Entergy Gulf States Inc.
  • Joaquin Municipal Gas Co.
  • Markham Gas Corp.
  • Rising Star Municipal Gas
  • Southwest Texas Municipal Gas Corp.
  • Texas Gas Company
  • Texas Western Municipal Gas Corp.
  • Trans Pecos Gas Co.
  • West Texas Gas Company

 

  

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