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How to Get Same Day Electricity in Texas

Do you need same day electricity service? Whether you’re moving in to a new home or to get power on today, when you have lights out no service, you need electricity fast.

In a rush? Enter your zip code to find rates in your area. Pick a plan. During enrollment, select “move-in” and pick today’s date. You’ll get

Here’s our list of cut-off time for same day electricity. Some providers will accept enrollments up to 6pm, Monday through Saturday.

How to Get Electricity Turned on Today

Whether you need same day electric service in Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi or somewhere in between, the process is the same. Here’s the how-to guide on how to get electricity turned on fast, even on the day you move in.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to get electricity turned on same day in Texas

  1. Compare electricity rates

    Shop online to find the best rate and plan for same day electricity connection. Use the chart below to find the cut-off time for same day power connection with each company

  2. Choose your electricity provider

  3. Enroll online or by phone

    Click to enroll online, or call your provider if you prefer to talk to someone.

  4. Request a “move-in” and pick today’s date.

    During your enrollment, you will be asked if you want a switch or a move-in. You want to pick Move-In, and specify today’s date.

  5. Turn on your lights!

    Once your order is complete, your electricity provider will send an electronic transaction to the local utility. Your lights will be turned on automatically once the order is processed.

    Your electricity provider can’t guarantee a specific time your lights will be on. But as long as you make the cut-off time for your provider and pay any required deposit (if applicable), your lights will be turned on the same day.

What’s the Cut-off Time for Same Day Electricity in Texas?

Here’s the cut-off time to get same day power in Texas.

To get service the same day, you must complete your enrollment by the time listed below, including paying any deposit (if required) or prepaying your service. Some REPs only offer same day power Monday through Friday. Others offer Saturday same day lights.

Retail Energy ProviderCut-Off TimeDays of WeekPhone Number
4Change Energy4pmMon-Sat844-395-4408
Champion Energy2pmMon-Sat855-307-8616
Cirro Energy5pmMon-Sat833-307-1139
Direct Energy3pmMon-Sat844-879-7711
Discount Power5pmMon-Sat833-307-1140
Flagship Power3pmMon-Sat844-285-0231
Frontier Utilities6pm
2pm
Mon-Fri
Saturday
855-209-0714
Gexa Energy2pmMon-Fri855-639-8057
GoodCharlie5pmMon-Sat800-241-0742
Green Mountain Energy5pmMon-Sat833-307-1138
Payless Power6pmMon-Sat866-934-3451
Pulse Power2pmMon-Fri888-853-4218
Reliant Energy5pmMon-Sat833-302-3650
Rhythm2pmMon-Fri877-649-0354
TXU Energy6:30pmMon-Sat833-201-0058
Veteran Energy6pmMon-Fri855-780-5209

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Shop Rates for Same Day Lights

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Energy Texas Energy Texas Monthly 1 11.6 ¢ Details
OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 36 36 12.4 ¢ Details
Energy Texas 36 Inflation Fix 36 12.7 ¢ Details
GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 36 36 12.7 ¢ Details
Rhythm Simply Bright 6 6 12.8 ¢ Details
GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 24 24 13.0 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 36 36 13.2 ¢ Details
Energy Texas Bigger Than Texas 24 24 13.2 ¢ Details
OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 24 24 13.3 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24 24 13.3 ¢ Details
Rhythm Simply Bright 36 36 13.4 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 24 24 13.4 ¢ Details
Energy Texas Come and Take It 12 12 13.5 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Free Weekends 24 24 13.5 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Frontier Max 24 24 13.6 ¢ Details
OhmConnect Energy Half Price Nights 24 24 13.6 ¢ Details
Energy Texas Taste of Energy Texas 3 3 13.7 ¢ Details
GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 12 12 13.7 ¢ Details
Rhythm Simply Bright 24 24 13.7 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Frontier Max 12 12 13.9 ¢ Details

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Same Day No Deposit Lights

If you need your lights on fast with no deposit and no credit check, you should consider prepaid electricity same day service. The best prepaid electricity same day service is Payless Power.

Complete your enrollment by 6pm, including your prepayment, and your service will be on the same day. You can enroll online or enroll by phone at 866-934-3451.

There’s no deposit required. Just prepay the minimum payment of $75 depending on the plan you select.

Same Day Lights – Saturday and Sunday

You can get same day lights on Saturday from certain providers. Refer to the chart above to find power companies with same day electric connection Monday through Saturday. However, you can not get same day electric service in Texas on Sunday or on a holiday.

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Same Day Electricity Connection for New House

Moving in to your new house and forgot to get the power turned on?

Contact your electric provider as soon as possible. If it’s after 2pm but before 6pm, Frontier Utilities is your best option. You can call them at 855-209-0714.

(Next time you are moving in to a new house, just know that you can set up your electric service up to 60 days in advance with any of the power providers in Texas.)

Same Day Power for Apartments

Apartments in Texas required that you show proof of the utilities in your name before you move in. The best same day electricity connection for a new apartment is Payless Power.

Think of it this way. You’ve just spend a boat load of money on your apartment deposit, first month’s rent and a mover. If you don’t have good credit, you’ll have to pay a deposit up to $350 to get lights on fast.

Payless Power can get your lights on same day for just $75. Or shop postpaid options and compare apartment electricity plans.

Sign Up for Payless Power by Phone!

Same Day Electric Service for my Business

Do you need same day electricity service for your new business? This one is more complicated.

When you need service at a new location for your business, you are likely to need a permit for electricity service. This is the case if the electric has been disconnected by the prior tenant.

Your best bet for business power rates? Shop as soon as you can to lock in the best rate. Call us at 844-214-5559. We can walk you through the process for a same day move-in and any necessary inspections. And we can set you up with an electricity provider that accepts personal guarantees for business credit.

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