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  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges

  • Looking for the best electricity rates in Richmond Texas or the Richmond Rosenberg area? You’re not alone. With electricity prices higher than ever, it pays to shop around for low power prices.

    There are a lot of electricity plans and power providers to compare. Shopping tools like ElectricityPlans can help you find the right energy provider to switch to. Plus we’re headquartered just up the road in Cypress Texas. (Isn’t it nice to work with real, local folks?)

    What is the average electricity rate in Richmond?

    The average electricity rate in Richmond is 16.86¢ per kWh based on rates as of 07/22/2024. That's based on a typical home in Richmond using 1300 kWh. The average monthly electricity bill in Richmond is $219.18.

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    Average Electricity Rate & Electric Bill in Richmond TX

    • Average electricity rate in Richmond : 15.53¢ per kWh
    • Average electricity usage per month: 1300 kWh
    • Average electricity bill in Richmond : $201.89

    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 Richmond
    2. Electricity Companies in Richmond
    3. Moving to Richmond TX – Set Up Utilities
    4. Switch Electricity Provider in Richmond TX
    5. No Credit Check Electricity in Richmond
    6. Business Electricity Rates in Richmond

    How to Find the Best Electric Rate in Richmond

    We created ElectricityPlans in 2017 because it’s just too darn hard to shop for an electricity plan! All the complicated electricity rates make it hard to shop for a power provider.

    The best way to shop? Compare power plans based on your electricity usage and shop online with our free tools. That’s how to quickly find the best electricity plan for your home.

    Time needed: 10 minutes

    How to find the best electricity rates in Richmond

    1. Search electricity rates by zip code.

    2. Enter your monthly usage.

      This is the most important step! Pick from 500, 1000 or 2000 kWh based on small, medium or large home. OR, enter your own average monthly usage.

    3. Pick any specific plan features.

      You can pick from a variety of electricity rates and plans, from basic fixed rate electricity, free electricity at certain times or bill credit electricity plans. We recommend basic fixed rate plans for most of our customers as the best value.

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

    5. Pick the cheapest electricity rate.

      Using your zip code and average monthly usage, we’ll calculate the average price and monthly bill for each rate.

    An electricity plan is more than just a rate. Make sure to also factor in the term length, and any early termination fee. Shopping by price usually makes sure you get the best deal.

    Always read the electricity facts label before you commit. You can view that info right on our website.

    You can also see the full calculation of each plan under Plan Details.

    And if there’s any fine print like bill credits and usage levels, we highlight that in the Plan Description.

    Electric Companies in Richmond and Rosenberg

    The electricity companies listed below all provide electricity in Richmond and Rosenberg. Your local utility in the area is Centerpoint Energy. They deliver the electricity to your home, but you must pick a retail electricity provider (REP) to serve your power and deliver your bill.

    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
    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
    Shell Energy800-716-8807
    TriEagle Energy877-649-0354
    TXU Energy833-201-0058
    Veteran Energy855-780-5209

    ElectricityPlans carefully reviews the offers, management and financial backing of every light company we add to our site. This list of electricity companies in Richmond can help you start your electricity shopping.

    Moving to Richmond Texas – Set Up Utilities

    Add it to your to-do list. When you move, electricity is just one of the utilities you need to set up.

    If you are moving within Richmond TX or moving from another suburb of Houston, you can transfer your current electricity service to your new home. Just contact your provider by phone or website.

    Before you do transfer service, make sure to check current prices. Because “moving” is a valid reason to cancel your current electricity contract with no termination penalty. Just notify your provider you’re moving, provide a forwarding address and cancel. Then pick a cheaper plan.

    If you are moving to Richmond from out of the area, you’ll need to select an electricity provider. Follow the steps outlined above to enter your zip code and compare rates.

    If you’re moving to a new home, it’s hard to shop for an electricity plan based on usage. That’s why we recommend picking a basic fixed rate electricity plan for your first contract. These have no usage requirements or penalties for using too much or too little.

    When you shop, just know that the average electricity bill for a typical Texas home is 1200 kWh a month, for a house around 2,000 square feet. You can use that to guesstimate your usage.

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

    And if you forget to set up service? You can get same day electricity in Richmond TX.

    Switching Electricity Providers

    After all our years in the energy business, two things are consistent.

    First, most electricity companies give their best rates to new customers. Second, the highest rate you’ll pay for your Richmond TX electric bill is when you forget to shop for power.

    Don’t forget to shop! If you are off contract, you’ll be paying month to month electricity rates. Those are always the highest prices around.

    Shop for an electricity provider every time your contract expires. While it’s not always convenient to switch electricity providers, this approach will give you the best rates.

    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!

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    Electricity for Apartments in Richmond TX

    When you’re renting a new place, there are a lot of upfront costs. Not only do you have the cost of your move, but you have a lot of deposits — for your place, pet deposit, water, gas, power.

    Most electricity providers will run a credit check before you get electricity service. And if you have credit below a 600 score, you’ll have to pay a deposit.

    To avoid a deposit, you can shop for a prepaid electricity plan. It’s under $100 to get your lights turned on.

    Many apartment management companies have side deals with electricity providers. They may give you information that includes the name of their recommended provider. We guarantee it will come with a high price for your electricity bill! Instead, it’s best to shop online and compare rates from multiple companies.

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    FAQs About Electricity in Richmond

    FAQ: Are Richmond and Rosenberg one town in Texas?

    If you’re new to the area, you may be wondering why people often say “Richmond Rosenberg” as if it’s one town. It’s similar to folks saying Dallas Fort Worth or Midland Odessa. This happens sometimes when two cities are very close to each other. But the City of Richmond and City of Rosenberg are separate cities. They are located southwest of Houston and Sugar Land.

    FAQ: How do I set up utilities in Richmond?

    You can set up your Richmond electricity service using ElectricityPlans.com. Then head to the the city’s website to set up water in Richmond TX and set up trash pick-up in Richmond TX. You can set up your natural gas service by contacting Centerpoint.

    Business Electricity in Richmond – Commercial Electricity Rates

    Richmond Texas is a fast growing suburb of Houston. And with the growth of homes comes the growth of businesses! If your business is in the area, you can shop online for commercial electricity prices.

    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 Richmond Rosenberg (Centerpoint electricity) area.

    Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    Reliant Business Power Plus 36 Months 36 9.40 ¢
    ENGIE 60 Months 60 7.45 ¢
    ENGIE 6 Months 6 7.50 ¢
    ENGIE 48 Months 48 7.54 ¢
    ENGIE 36 Months 36 7.63 ¢
    ENGIE 24 Months 24 7.77 ¢
    ENGIE 12 Months 12 7.80 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 60 Months 60 7.82 ¢
    ENGIE 18 Months 18 7.86 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 48 Months 48 7.92 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 12 Months 12 7.93 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 6 Months 6 7.94 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 36 Months 36 8.01 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 24 Months 24 8.07 ¢
    APG&E APG&E 18 Months 18 8.22 ¢
    Reliant Business Power Plus 12 Months 12 9.50 ¢
    Reliant Business Power Plus 24 Months 24 9.60 ¢

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    Zip Codes for Richmond TX Electricity Rates

    About Rebecca Bridges

    Rebecca Bridges has worked in deregulated energy markets since 2001. As chief marketing officer for ElectricityPlans, she focuses on helping consumers save on their electricity bills and find the best electricity plans. Outside of work, Rebecca uses her marketing experience to support dog rescue and can often be found hiking or biking local trails.

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