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  • Written By: Shannon Bedrich
  • Edited By: Rebecca Bridges

  • Looking for cheap electricity rates in Dallas? You’re not alone. But with so many Dallas electricity plans, electric rates and providers, it’s hard to know which one to choose.

    ElectricityPlans gives you the tools you need to pick the right plan for your home.

    Before shopping, it’s helpful to benchmark your electricity rate. Otherwise how will you know if you are getting the best electricity rate in Dallas? So you need to know:

    What is the average electricity rate in Dallas?

    The average electricity rate in Dallas is 17.39¢ per kWh based on rates as of 04/18/2024. That's based on a typical home in Dallas using 937 kWh. The average monthly electricity bill in Dallas is $162.94.

    That’s the average rate in Dallas right now. But there are so many electricity plans that beat this rate. You’ll find current Dallas electricity rates below.

    Dallas Electricity Shopping

    These are just some of the rates available. Compare electric rates in Dallas and shop more Dallas electricity rates by entering your zip code.

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    How to Compare Electric Rates in Dallas

    Dallas electricity rates can be confusing. You think you got a great deal, only to find out the rate is higher than what you expected.

    That’s because the advertised rates at 1000 or 2000 kWh may be hiding some fine print. That’s the price if you use exactly that amount of power, but if you use more or less than that, you pay a different price. Usually higher than you expected.

    We created ElectricityPlans to make it easy to shop. Here are some of the tools that help you compare electric rates to find the cheapest electricity plans.

    • You can shop based on your usage, so you know exactly what you will pay per kWh, and the estimated monthly bill. Our Electricity Bill Calculator feature does all the math for you!
    • Read one-line summaries of the fine print on each plan. We highlight key items for you.
    • You can shop by type of plan. So if you want a tiered rate or bill credit plan, you can find those. But you can also find true fixed rate plans, which is what we recommend for most homes.

    New to shopping? Check our full guide on how to shop for an electricity plan in Texas or use the quick guide to shopping below.

    How to Find the Cheapest Electricity in Dallas

    If you want to find the cheapest electricity rates in Dallas, you should shop by zip code and by your average usage following these easy steps.

    TIP: Don’t know your usage? The average home in Dallas uses 937 kWh per month.

    Time needed: 10 minutes

    How to Find the Cheapest Electricity Rates in Dallas

    1. Enter your zip code to search for electricity rates by zip.

      Your zip code helps determine what rates you are eligible for.

    2. Enter Your Average Usage

      View electricity rates by 500, 1000 or 2000 kWh a month. Or enter your average monthly electricity usage into our Electricity Bill Calculator Tool. You’ll be able to see the average price per kWh for your home and your estimated bill, based on your actual usage.

    3. Select Plan Type

      Pick your plan type, like basic (no gimmick) electricity, free nights and weekends electricity, 100% renewable energy or plans with bill credits / tiered rates.

    4. Review Plan Details to Find the Cheapest Electricity Rate

      We use the information on the energy plan’s Electricity Facts Label to calculate what you will pay based on your usage. We also summarize how the plan works, which is important if you are picking a flat bill or bill credit plan. Pick the electricity plan that gives you the lowest electricity bill.

    Dallas Electric Companies

    There are two types of electric companies in Dallas and it’s important to know the difference.

    There is the utility company that delivers power to your home. And there’s the electricity provider that you purchase power from.

    Dallas Utility Company – Oncor

    The local Dallas utility company for electricity is Oncor. They deliver power to your home, read the meter, manage local power lines and respond to electrical emergencies and outages.

    But you must choose an energy company in Dallas to provide your electricity. You’ll have a choice in electricity provider, rate and plan.

    Dallas Electricity Providers

    Looking for a list of Dallas electricity providers? Below are the providers that we work with, all of which have passed our review standards.

    Electricity CompanyPhone Number
    4Change Energy844-395-4408
    Champion Energy855-307-8616
    Chariot Energy877-917-3876
    Cirro Energy833-307-1139
    Direct Energy844-879-7711
    Discount Power833-307-1140
    Frontier Utilities855-209-0714
    Gexa Energy855-639-8057
    GoodCharlie800-241-0742
    Green Mountain Energy833-307-1138
    New Power Texas866-529-4931
    OhmConnect Energy866-531-5945
    Payless Power866-934-3451
    Pulse Power888-853-4218
    Reliant Energy833-302-3650
    Rhythm877-649-0354
    Shell Energy800-716-8807
    TriEagle Energy877-649-0354
    TXU Energy833-201-0058
    Veteran Energy855-780-5209

    What’s the Best Electric Company in Dallas?

    There are 120 licensed energy providers in Texas, with 50 residential electricity companies in Dallas. That’s a lot to pick from.

    The truth is, there is no one best electric company in Dallas.

    But we’ve picked out our top recommendations for electricity companies in Dallas based on different plan types.

    • Best electricity company for fixed rate electricity plans. Chariot offers consistently low prices with fixed rates and 100% solar energy.
    • Best electricity company with satisfaction guarantee Rhythm Energy gives a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Don’t like them? Leave within 30 days with no early termination penalty.
    • Best free nights electricity. Flagship Power has the cheapest free nights electricity plans in Dallas.
    • Best prepaid electricity company. Payless Power is the best no-deposit lights company in Dallas because they offer a fixed rate plan in addition to month to month rates.
    • Best apartment electricity company. Reliant has some of the best electricity plans for apartments.

    These recommendations are based on over 20 years of experience in the Texas deregulated electricity market. We have personal experience with these companies and base this list on our review or their rates and plans.

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    Moving to Dallas – Start Electricity in New Home

    If you are moving to a new home in Dallas, whether renting or buying, you need to start electricity in your new home before you move in.

    In fact, if you are renting, your leasing agent or landlord may require proof of electricity service before you get the keys to your place!

    Most areas of the country have regulated utilities, with no choice of provider. Texas electricity is deregulated, and you must choose a provider. Oncor, the Dallas utility company, will deliver power to your home no matter what provider you choose.

    To start electricity in your new home, first enter your zip code at ElectricityPlans.com. Then enter your estimated monthly usage to see accurate bill estimates for each plan.

    You can get the average electricity info from your landlord or prior home owner. Or, just use the average electricity usage in Dallas, with is 937 kWh monthly. Shopping with usage helps you find the cheapest electricity plan.

    Once you’ve picked your electricity plan and electricity company, choose “Move in” during the enrollment process. Then select the start date for service.

    Need service in a hurry? Here’s information on same day electricity service.

    TIP: Moving within the Dallas area? If you currently have Oncor as your utility company, you can take your electricity plan with you as a transfer of service. Or if rates have fallen since you last shopped, you can cancel your current service with no early termination fee.

    Switch Electricity Companies in Dallas

    When your contract is expiring, your electricity company will contact you with a new renewal offer.

    Don’t take the renewal offer. At least, don’t just click the renewal link without shopping first.

    We recommend that you compare Dallas electricity rates every time your contract expires. Because most electricity providers offer the best rates to new customers.

    Here are tips to help you find the best rate when you switch electricity companies:

    • Shop based on your usage. Don’t look at the advertised rate (usually at 1000 or 2000) and think that’s what you’ll pay. Shop with your usage to see your estimated bill amount and rate.
    • Shop ahead of time. Don’t wait until your contact has expired before you shop. In fact, if your contract expires in the summer months, we recommend you start shopping 60 days ahead of time. Just remember to pick a start date equal to your expiration date.
    • Select a basic fixed rate plan. With all the different types of plans offering bill credits, tiered rates, free power, it’s easy to get confused. Based on the thousands of bills we’ve reviewed, basic fixed rate plans are best for most everyone.
    • Evaluate all parts of the electricity plan. Most only look at the rate. But you should also consider the term, termination fee and type of plan.

    TIP: Sign up for our free electricity plan contract reminder service, so you don’t forget to shop!

    Compare your current rate to the average electricity rate in Dallas, which you’ll see below. How does your rate stack up?

    Average Electricity Rate & Electric Bill in Dallas

    • Average electricity rate in Dallas : 16.02¢ per kWh
    • Average electricity usage per month: 937 kWh
    • Average electricity bill in Dallas : $150.11

    Power Outage in Dallas

    Power outages in Dallas are usually caused by weather events or electrical infrastructure failure (like area transformers.)

    If you have lights out in Dallas, here’s how to check when the power will be back on:

    • You can view current outages, report a power outage or check outage status on the Oncor website.
    • Sign up for My Oncor Alerts to get outage notifications for your home, and power restoration times.

    Need to report a power outage in Dallas? Here are 4 ways to report your power outage:

    • Call 888-313-4747
    • Text OUT to 66267 and follow instructions
    • Download the MyOncor app and follow instructions
    • Report a power outage online

    Dallas Electricity FAQs

    Here are answers to some common questions in Dallas electricity.

    Who is the cheapest electric provider in Dallas?

    Chariot, Good Charlie and Ohm Connect consistently have some of the cheapest electricity rates in Dallas Electricity prices change frequently, so check current rates based on your zip code and usage.

    What’s the average monthly usage of electricity in Dallas?

    The average home in Dallas uses 11,244 kWh a year or 937 kWh per month. Your usage will vary based on the size and age of your home, the number of people in the home and how you use electricity.

    How can I save money on my Dallas electricity bill?

    You can save money on your Dallas electricity bill by (1) picking the cheapest energy plan for your home and (2) implementing energy conservation tips.

    What are the major electricity providers in Dallas?

    The biggest electricity providers in Dallas are TXU Energy, Direct Energy, and Reliant Energy. But there are many other providers you can pick from, like Cirro Energy and Champion Energy.

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    Business Electricity in Dallas – Commercial Electricity Rates

    Commercial electricity rates in Dallas are deregulated. If your business spends less than $2500 monthly for electricity you can shop business electricity rates online.

    Or you can call us at 844-214-5559 Monday-Friday for a custom business electricity quote for larger business or for a same day electricity move-in.

    We also offer information on how to understand your business energy plan, cut your business energy costs and how to read commercial electricity bills.

    Commercial Electricity Rates per kWh in Dallas

    Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    Reliant Business Power Plus 36 Months 36 11.10 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 24 Months 24 8.52 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 60 Months 60 8.54 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 36 Months 36 8.57 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 48 Months 48 8.59 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 12 Months 12 8.65 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 18 Months 18 8.86 ¢
    ENGIE 60 Months 60 9.20 ¢
    ENGIE 48 Months 48 9.27 ¢
    ENGIE 24 Months 24 9.31 ¢
    ENGIE 36 Months 36 9.32 ¢
    ENGIE 12 Months 12 9.43 ¢
    ENGIE 18 Months 18 9.70 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 6 Months 6 10.11 ¢
    ENGIE 6 Months 6 10.83 ¢
    Reliant Business Power Plus 24 Months 24 11.30 ¢
    Reliant Business Power Plus 12 Months 12 11.50 ¢

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    About Shannon Bedrich

    Shannon Bedrich, co-founded ElectricityPlans in 2016 after shopping for electricity rates using a confusing state-sponsored website. A CPA and our CFO, Shannon is the one that deciphers the fine print on each electricity plan. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with family, rooting for the Aggies, and exploring all that Houston has to offer.

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