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Looking for the best electricity rates in Houston? You’re not alone. Searches for best electricity rates, cheap energy rates and cheapest electricity plans in Houston are trending.

ElectricityPlans is the best alternative to power to choose in the Houston area. We help you compare electricity rates to find the best electricity plans.

And we’re here to make it easy. (In a hurry? Jump to list of cheapest electricity plans in Houston.)

There’s a lot to cover. Use this list of topics to find what you need.

  1. Why is it so Hard to Find the Cheapest Electricity Plan in Houston?
  2. How to Find the Cheapest Electricity Rates in Houston
  3. List of Cheap Electricity Rates in Houston
  4. List of Electricity Companies in Houston
  5. How to Find the Best Electricity Rate in Houston
  6. Recommendations for the Best Electric Companies in Houston
  7. Top 10 Free Nights Electricity Plans in Houston
  8. Best Fixed Price Electricity plans in Houston
  9. Best Renewable Energy 100% Green Plans in Houston
  10. Houston Prepaid Electricity with No Credit Check

Or, if you want more info on how to shop for electricity, jump to our general piece, How to Find Cheap Electricity in Texas.

Why is It So Hard to Find Cheap Electricity Rates in Houston?

The Power to Choose site and most energy shopping sites are full of electricity rates that are hard to compare. That’s because retail energy companies game the system.

Power to Choose is filled with things like introductory rates, bill credits, narrow usage levels, unexpected fees, and fine print. And there are so many shopping sites. As a matter of fact, the city even had their own shopping site!

But the problem with those sites? You may think you found the cheapest electricity rate, only to find out it was a gimmick. That’s why we created ElectricityPlans.com (based just up the road in Cypress, TX!)

Here’s how to find the best and cheapest electricity rates in Houston.

How to Find the Cheapest Electric Rates in Houston (Centerpoint)

Stop shopping individual retailer sites. And stop shopping the Power to Choose. Because it’s too hard to find accurate electricity rate comparisons.

Instead, use ElectricityPlans.com. You can shop based on your electricity usage. And that’s how to quickly find the best electricity plan for your home.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to find best cheap electricity rates in Houston

  1. Search electricity rates by zip code.

  2. Enter your monthly electricity usage.

    Use the  Electricity Bill Calculator tool (under advanced search) to enter your own average monthly usage.

  3. View your average price and monthly bill for all electricity rates.

    We’ll calculate the average rate per kWh for your home based on your usage. You’ll also see your estimated monthly electricity bill under each electricity plan.

  4. Find the best electricity plan for your home.

    Find the electricity plan with cheapest rates based on your usage. Or select other options, like just basic rates, or free electricity plans.

Here are current cheap electricity rate plans in the Centerpoint delivery area. Below that, we review different factors that impact your electricity rate. Plus, we tell you why your electricity usage makes a difference.

Cheap Electricity Plans in Houston (Centerpoint)

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Premium 12 12 8.1 ¢ Details
4Change Energy Budget Saver 12 12 8.3 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Straight Power 12 12 8.4 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 24 24 8.8 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Smart 12 12 8.8 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 12 12 9.1 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24 24 9.5 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 24 24 9.6 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 36 36 9.6 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Smart Budget 12 12 9.7 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 24 24 9.8 ¢ Details
TXU Energy TXU Energy Saver's Discount 12 12 9.8 ¢ Details
Cirro Energy Smart Secure 12 12 9.8 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 36 36 9.9 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 15 15 9.9 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Free Energy Nights 36 36 9.9 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Live Brighter! 36 36 10.0 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 36 36 10.0 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 12 12 10.0 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 24 24 10.0 ¢ Details

Note: the cheapest electricity plans above may be tiered rate or bill credit plans based on usage. You can easily find out just by clicking the details button next to each plan. If you want straight-forward fixed rate pricing, pick “basic plans” in your search.

Electric Companies in Houston

Whether you call it the list of light companies, energy companies, or electricity suppliers? Here’s a list of electricity companies you’ll find on our site:

ElectricityPlans makes it easy to compare rates from all these electricity companies at one time.

We carefully check each light company before adding them to our site. So if you’re looking for an electric energy company to power your home in Houston? You’ve come to the right place.

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How to Find the Best Electricity Rate in Houston

Are you looking for the best plan or the cheapest rate? For most area residents, finding the best electricity plan depends on two things.

  1. The desired contract length
  2. Your estimated energy usage level every month or kWh used.

After all, these two factors will drive everything in your search for a Houston electricity provider. And it can help you find the cheapest rates.

How your average usage impacts your electricity rate.

Knowing how much electricity you use each month helps you find the cheapest electricity rate.

That’s because electricity suppliers commonly advertise their electric rates associated with the highest (2000 kWh) usage levels. Those tend to show the lowest average electricity price. And, suppliers set up tiered rates that look great but only if you hit a certain usage level.

You can shop by 2000, 1000 or 500 kWh. Or…. drum roll… shop based on your electricity usage with our Electricity Bill Calculator!

It’s always best to shop based on your actual usage. Just enter your average monthly electricity usage. We’ll automatically calculate the average price per kWh, and your estimated electricity bill.

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Want to understand all the details? Once you find the plan you are interested in, you can review all the Pricing Details & Calculator. We have this for every plan we offer.

If you don’t know your average usage or your highest usage? Then, you can assume it’s around 1200 kWh a month. That’s the average monthly electricity usage in Texas.

How your contract length impacts your electricity price.

Should you choose a short-term, long-term, month-to-month, or prepaid plan? It depends on your needs and wholesale market conditions.

All electric companies offer a selection of plans for different contract lengths. Electricity rates vary, but prices for electricity contracts are usually higher in summer months.

If you’ve always gone with a 12 month electricity plan, consider a longer term electricity contract. Those can sometimes offer the best electricity rates especially for 2021!

TIP: Don’t be caught out of contract in the summer months. If your contract has expired, you are paying the month to month electricity rate. That’s bad. Don’t know if you’re in a contract? Look at your bill and search for words like flex rate, variable rate, or month to month rate. Then shop asap for a new electricity plan.

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Our Recommendations: The Best Electric Companies in Houston

Most people want the cheapest electricity plan for their home. After all, the A/C usually runs year round. But you also want the best Houston electric company.

The BBB reviews and electricity ratings aren’t much help. Because most everyone has an A or A+ rating. In addition, review sites can be biased. For the most part, the reviews are all positive.

When you shop electric companies on ElectricityPlans.com, you can be assured that we’ve reviewed the companies. We don’t represent all the electric companies. Just those that we consider the best.

But to find the best plan for you, we recommend that you shop for electricity by zip code and usage to find the cheapest rate.

That’s because the best electric company can vary depending on what you want.

Here our list for best electricity company by type of electricity plan.

  • Best electricity company for customer service? Pick Champion Energy. They’re a multi-year winner of the J.D. Power awards.
  • Best free nights electricity? Pulse Power. They have the cheapest free nights electricity plans.
  • Best 100% Texas Solar Energy plan? That’s Chariot Energy. Their parent company owns solar fields in Texas.
  • Best prepaid electricity company? Payless Power. They’re pretty much the best no deposit lights out there.
  • Best apartment electricity company in Houston? Reliant. They are the largest electric company in Houston and have a variety of plans for apartments.

Top 10 Free Nights & Weekends Plans in Houston

Want free nights or weekends electricity? You’ll find competitively priced free electricity plans below.

The best free nights and weekends electricity plans in Houston are from Pulse Power. You can compare their free electricity plans below and see how much cheaper they are. Sign up online or call Pulse at 888-853-4218. And use promo code “eplans” for the discounted electricity rates you see here!

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Pulse Power Free Energy Nights 36 36 9.9 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends 24 24 10.1 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Free Energy Nights 12 12 10.3 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Free Weekends 12 12 10.4 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Free Power Weekends 12 12 11.5 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! Free Weekends 12 12 11.6 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! After Hours 12 12 11.7 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Twelve Hour Power 12 12 11.8 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Free 3 Day Weekends 12 12 12.1 ¢ Details
TXU Energy TXU Energy Free Pass 12 12 13.8 ¢ Details

Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Houston

Most consumers choose a basic fixed rate plan. You’ll get price protection for the term of your agreement. All of the plans listed below are straightforward plans. These plans have no tiered rates, no bill credits and no fine print.

Basic fixed rate plans are our recommendation for almost everyone. Generally speaking, they give the best value.

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 24 24 8.8 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 12 12 9.1 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24 24 9.5 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 36 36 9.6 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 24 24 9.6 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Smart Budget 12 12 9.7 ¢ Details
Cirro Energy Smart Secure 12 12 9.8 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 24 24 9.8 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 36 36 9.9 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 15 15 9.9 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 12 12 10.0 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 24 24 10.0 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Live Brighter! 36 36 10.0 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 36 36 10.0 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Live Brighter! 24 24 10.1 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 12 12 10.2 ¢ Details
Discount Power Secure Plus 12 Preferred 12 10.3 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Live Brighter! 12 12 10.3 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Frontier No Hidden Fees 24 24 10.3 ¢ Details
Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 12 12 10.3 ¢ Details

Houston’s Best 100% Renewable Green Energy Plans

Houston is steadily becoming a center for green energy. Each of the plans below featured 100% renewable energy in the form of renewable energy certificates.

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Premium 12 12 8.1 ¢ Details
Rhythm Rhythm TX Breeze 36 36 10.3 ¢ Details
Rhythm Rhythm TX Breeze 24 24 10.4 ¢ Details
Rhythm Rhythm TX Breeze 12 12 10.6 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 11.0 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Green Eagle 24 24 11.0 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Green Eagle 36 36 11.1 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Gexa Energy Saver 24 24 11.2 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Green Eagle 12 12 11.4 ¢ Details
Green Mountain Energy Pollution Free™ Crystal Clear 12 Preferred 12 11.6 ¢ Details
Green Mountain Energy Pollution Free™ Crystal Clear 24 Preferred 24 11.7 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Free 3 Day Weekends 12 12 12.1 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Freedom 12 12 12.4 ¢ Details
TXU Energy TXU Energy Free Nights and Solar Days 12 12 14.1 ¢ Details
Green Mountain Energy Pollution Free™ e-Plus Preferred 1 15.1 ¢ Details

Houston Prepaid Electricity – No Deposit Lights

Can’t afford a deposit but still need lights? Your best choice is Payless Power SmarTricity. You’ll have a competitive fixed price and pay just $75 to start your electricity service. Sign up online or call them to set up your electricity: 866-934-3451.

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Payless Power SmarTricity Premier 12 12 13.4 ¢ Details
Payless Power SmarTricity Easy Choice 1 14.9 ¢ Details

Want to learn more about electricity shopping?  Read our Definitive Guide to Shopping for Electricity in Texas.

Business Electricity in Houston – Commercial Electricity Rates

You can compare electricity rates for your business too. Shop to find the best commercial electricity rates.

Shop Houston business rates online if you are a small business using under 500,000 kWh annually.

Or call us at 844-214-5559 Monday-Friday for a custom business electricity quote, same day electricity move-in or future start date commercial electricity rates.

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