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  • Written By: Kelly Bedrich

  • Plano is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Dallas, with a population of over 300,000. This community north of Dallas has competitive electricity rates. You can pick your electricity supplier and get the lowest electricity rates in Plano.

    The challenge is, how do you pick from over 40 Texas electricity providers and hundreds of plans? Shopping tools like ElectricityPlans can help you find the best electricity company for your home.


    What is the average electricity rate in Plano?

    The average electricity rate in Plano is 16.02¢ per kWh based on rates as of 04/18/2024. That's based on a typical home in Plano using 937 kWh. The average monthly electricity bill in Plano is $150.11.


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    Average Electricity Rate & Electric Bill in Plano

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

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

    1. How to Find the Best Electric Rate in Plano
    2. Electricity Companies in Plano
    3. Moving to Plano TX – Set Up Utilities
    4. Switch Electricity Provider in Plano
    5. Business Electricity Rates in Plano

    Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas with a population of almost 300,000 people. Geographically, it covers 72 miles.

    Source: World Population Review

    How to Find the Best Electric Rate in Plano

    ElectricityPlans provides tools that make it easier to shop for electricity for your home. We review every electricity facts label to highlight things like bill credits or bonuses. And you can shop based on how much power you use. That’s especially important in Plano, where the average home is 2,490 square feet.

    Time needed: 10 minutes

    How to shop for electricity rates in Plano

    1. Search electricity rates by zip code

    2. Enter your monthly usage.

      Entering your monthly usage quickly brings the cheapest electricity plans to the top of the list. The default for electricity shopping is to assume 2000 kWh per month. But if you have a larger or smaller home, you could use more or less than this. Shopping by usage is especially important if you want to consider bill credit or tiered rate plans. (We recommend basic fixed rate plans for most homes.)

    3. Sort results by “Price: Low to High.”

      With any online shopping, it’s best to shop by low to high to find the best deal.

    4. Determine if you want to screen by type of plan.

      Just like you can filter for size or features when shopping online, you can pick features for your electricity plan. Filter by free electricity, 100% green, basic fixed rate electricity and more.

    5. Pick the cheapest electricity rate for your usage.

      Once you have entered your zip code and usage, you can see what you pay for each rate, both the price per kWh and the energy bill.

    Electric Companies in Plano

    Shopping for an electricity company for your home? ElectricityPlans makes it easy to find a list of electricity companies.

    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

    We carefully review these companies before adding them to our site. You can feel confident that any of these electricity providers is an excellent choice.

    Moving to Plano – Set Up Utilities

    Moving to Plano? You can easily shop online to find power prices in Plano. Follow the steps above to find the best electricity rate for your home. Here are a few more things to consider when moving.

    If you are moving within Plano or moving from another area of DFW, you can easily transfer your electricity service to your new home. Check electricity rates before you do that. If new rates are lower, you can use your move as a way to cancel your contract with no penalty and get a new provider. If your current electricity contract gives you a lower price, transfer your contract to your new home. You can schedule a transfer of service via your online account portal or on the phone.

    If you are moving to Plano from out of the area, you’ll need to pick an electricity provider. Oncor, the local utility company, will deliver power to your home. But the power company you pick will be your electricity company.

    Estimating electricity usage for your new Plano home. You may be able to ask the prior owner or occupant for the historical electricity usage or average usage for the home. If you can’t get that information, here are some assumptions you can use when you’re comparing energy rates:

    • If you have a 1 bedroom apartment, you’ll use around 500 kWh a month.
    • If you have a 2 bedroom apartment, use 1000 kWh a month when shopping for rates.
    • The average electricity bill for a typical Texas home is 1200 kWh a month.
    • You can estimate your electricity usage by assuming 7 kWh annually per square foot. Then divide the total by 12 for your monthly average.

    During enrollment, select that you are moving in to a new home, called a “move-in.” Then pick the date you want service.

    You can schedule your electricity in Plano to start up to 60 days out. But if you forget? You can get same day electricity.

    Switching Electricity Providers in Plano

    There are two things that we’ve seen over the years regarding electricity shopping:

    1. Electricity providers usually save their best rates for new customers. There’s very little reward for loyalty.
    2. The highest rate you’ll pay for your electricity bill is when you forget to shop for a new electricity plan!

    We recommend that you shop for a new provider every time your contract expires.

    You can take advantage of the lowest rates from each energy provider. And you will avoid paying an off-contract rate.

    Switching is easy to do and takes less than 10 minutes to complete your enrollment. There’s no need to contact your old provider. Your new energy company takes care of everything!

    Almost 1/3 of homes in Plano have a pool, making it the most pool friendly place in Texas. Your pool pump will add to your electricity bill. Consider switching to a variable-speed pool pump. You’ll cut your pool electricity usage substantially.

    Switch Electricity Provider in Plano

    Business Electricity in Plano – Commercial Electricity Rates

    As a developing suburb, there are a lot of businesses in Plano. These range from the smaller shops to restaurants and shopping centers. If you are a business owner, paying attention to your electricity can help your bottom line.

    You can shop up to 6 months ahead of time for your business electricity in Plano. And, if you are a new business with no credit history, we have special options for no deposit commercial electricity.

    Compare business electricity rates online if you are a small business that spends less than $2,500 per month. 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.

    Below are commercial electricity rates per kWh in the Plano (Oncor) area:

    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 ¢

    Compare Business Electricity Rates in Plano

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    About Kelly Bedrich

    Kelly Bedrich co-founded ElectricityPlans in 2016 with the goal of simplifying the complicated process of buying energy. As president and chief technology officer, Kelly keeps our development team focused on providing a user-friendly website. When not reading the latest on technology and finance, Kelly enjoys celebrating Taco Tuesday, listening to live music at local venues, and hiking.

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