Fixed rate electricity plans are the most popular electricity plans in Texas, offering convenience and security. They’re convenient because you don’t have to monitor your usage or think about what your rate will be next month. They’re secure because they guarantee the same electricity rate every month for the duration of your contract.
How to Shop for the Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plan
There are over 50 retail electricity providers in Texas, all offering a variety of plans. There are confusing offers, fine print, and deals that you later find out aren’t such a bargain. That’s why we created ElectricityPlans. We work with top rated suppliers, offering you their most popular electricity plans. We help you find the deal that’s best for you and your home.
When shopping for a fixed rate electricity plan, it’s helpful to know your approximate monthly usage. Some plans offer tiered rates, bill credits for specific usage levels, or base charges for minimum usage.
With our Electricity Bill Calculator, just enter your monthly usage to see what your average price will be. And, we’ll show your estimated monthly electric bill.
But all you really need to get started is your zip code. Enter your zip code and we’ll show you the best fixed price electricity plans in your area.
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Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Houston Area (Centerpoint)
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Max 12||12||7.8||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Straight Power 12||12||8.4||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Premium 12||12||8.6||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Smart 12||12||8.8||Details|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||12||8.9||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 6||6||9.4||Details|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||12||9.8||Details|
|4Change Energy||Generous Saver Plus 12||12||9.8||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Smart Budget 12||12||10.2||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 36||36||10.2||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 18||18||10.2||Details|
|Chariot Energy||GridEdge 12||12||10.4||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 18||18||10.4||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Stay Cozy 12||12||10.4||Details|
|Direct Energy||Veterans and Active Military 24||24||10.4||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 12||12||10.5||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Deluxe 12||12||10.5||Details|
Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Fort Worth Area (Oncor)
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Max 12||12||7.6||Details|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||12||8.3||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Smart 12||12||8.3||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Premium 12||12||8.3||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Straight Power 12||12||8.4||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 6||6||8.9||Details|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||12||9.2||Details|
|4Change Energy||Generous Saver Plus 12||12||9.3||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Stay Cozy 12||12||9.3||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Smart Budget 12||12||9.5||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 36||36||9.6||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 18||18||9.6||Details|
|Direct Energy||Veterans and Active Military 24||24||9.6||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 18||18||9.7||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Silver 24||24||9.8||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 36||36||9.8||Details|
|TXU Energy||TXU Energy Saver's Discount 12||12||9.9||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 12||12||9.9||Details|
When to Shop for a Fixed Rate Electricity Plan
We recommend shopping for a new fixed rate electricity plan when you are 30-45 days from your contract expiration date.
This lets you compare offers and find the best electricity rates for your home. You can select your start date for your new rate and plan to match your contract expiration date. You’ll want to have a new rate locked in before your contract expires.
If your contract has already expired, you are likely paying your provider’s default month to month variable rate. These rates can be 50-70% higher than what you could be paying with a fixed rate electricity plan. If you are on a default rate, don’t delay, shop immediately!
Not sure when your contract expires? Use our PlanScan service. We’ll review your bill, help identify your contract status and recommend the best plan for you. All at no charge!
Flat Rate Electricity Plans
One new trend in Texas is the Flat Rate Electricity Plan. This type of plan offers the same bill amount every month for the term of the agreement. So it’s not the rate that’s fixed. It’s the amount of the bill that’s fixed. This can be great for budgeting.
Here’s the trick to flat rate or flat bill offerings. They usually only benefit the retailer, not the customer. Most consumers don’t remember what they pay for a summer or winter bill. They see a flat bill amount and think, “That looks reasonable vs. what I’m paying now.” But they’re forgetting that they only pay those high summer bills for 4 months out of the year. Your bill in the spring, fall and winter is a lot less. And that’s how you get locked in to paying too much.
If you are interested in a flat rate electricity plan, filter plan results to look at Bill Credit/Tiered Rates. Then look at plan descriptions that say “Flat Fee.” Make sure you understand your monthly usage and average usage before using these plans. There are deals to be had. But only if you understand your usage.
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Alternatives to Fixed Rate Electricity Plans
As we said, most consumers in Texas prefer the security of a fixed rate plan. But there are plenty of other options to pick from.
- Plans that offer free electricity at certain times are also known as time-of-use plans. You’ll pay nothing for your electricity during free weekends or free nights, then a higher rate during the other time periods. If you are aren’t home much during the week or not home until after 7pm weekdays, these could be a great option. These are Index plans, not Fixed price plans, because there’s a different rate depending on the time of day or day of week.
- Are you credit challenged or prefer to pay-as-you-go? Consider prepaid electricity plans. You’ll receive notifications when your pre-payment is running low, allowing you to top-off your account. And many providers will also let you convert to a standard fixed rate plan after you have established good payment history with them.
- Do you hate contracts and prefer to have your electricity rate follow the market? Or maybe you just need power for a few months? You may prefer the flexibility of month-to-month with no contract? Variable month-to-month rate plans are also available. Check out Bulb Energy. They offer month to month variable rate electricity plans, but they give you 60 days notice of any rate change. Plenty of time to shop around if the rate is going up.
Regardless of the type of electricity plan you are looking for, ElectricityPlans makes it easy to shop.