Fixed rate electricity plans are the most popular electricity plans in Texas, offering convenience and security.
How Can I Find the Best Fixed Rate Plan for Me?
When shopping for a fixed rate electricity plan, it’s best to shop based on your approximate monthly usage. Some plans offer tiered rates, bill credits for specific usage levels, or base charges for minimum usage.
The plans shown below are what we consider to be TRUE FIXED RATE plans. You don’t have to worry about hitting a minimum usage or getting tricked. These plans have a fixed rate for every kWh you use during the term of your agreement.
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)
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|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 14||14||11.2 ¢|
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|GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 24||24||11.3 ¢|
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|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 24||24||11.3 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 36||36||11.4 ¢|
|GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 36||36||11.4 ¢|
|Discount Power Wise Buy 24||24||11.5 ¢|
|Energy Texas Bigger Than Texas 24||24||11.5 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy GreenConnect 12||12||11.6 ¢|
|Energy Texas 36 Inflation Fix||36||11.6 ¢|
|Energy Texas The Gruene 18||18||12.3 ¢|
|Shell Energy Electricity Plans 12||12||12.6 ¢|
|Shell Energy Electricity Plans 24||24||12.6 ¢|
|Rhythm Simply Bright 24||24||12.7 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 12||12||12.7 ¢|
|Reliant Basic Power 24||24||12.7 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24||24||12.8 ¢|
|Reliant Basic Power 12||12||12.9 ¢|
Best Fixed Rate Electricity Plans in Fort Worth Area (Oncor)
|Energy Texas Come and Take It 12||12||10.0 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 14||14||11.0 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 12||12||11.0 ¢|
|GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 12||12||11.0 ¢|
|GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 24||24||11.0 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 24||24||11.1 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy TexasConnect 36||36||11.2 ¢|
|GoodCharlie GoodEnergy 36||36||11.2 ¢|
|Energy Texas Bigger Than Texas 24||24||11.2 ¢|
|Energy Texas 36 Inflation Fix||36||11.3 ¢|
|OhmConnect Energy GreenConnect 12||12||11.3 ¢|
|Cirro Energy Smart Lock Saver 24||24||11.3 ¢|
|Discount Power Wise Buy 24||24||11.5 ¢|
|Green Mountain Energy Pollution Free™ e-Plus 24 Preferred||24||11.7 ¢|
|Energy Texas The Gruene 18||18||11.8 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 12||12||11.9 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Silver 24||24||12.0 ¢|
|Rhythm Simply Bright 24||24||12.0 ¢|
|Champion Energy Services Champ Saver 24||24||12.1 ¢|
|Shell Energy Electricity Plans 12||12||12.2 ¢|
What are the Benefits of a Fixed Rate Electricity Plan?
Fixed rate plans are the most popular type of electricity plans. A fixed rate electricity plan means that your rate per kWh will not change for the duration of your contract. This can protect you from rising energy rates and help you budget your monthly expenses. The benefits of a fixed rate electricity plan include:
- Security: A fixed rate gives you security. Your have the same price per kilowatt hour of electricity for the term of your agreement.
- Convenience: With a fixed rate electricity plan, you don’t have to monitor your usage like a tiered rate plan. And you don’t have to think about what your rate will be next month, like a variable rate plan.
- Stability: A fixed rate plan doesn’t fluctuate like a variable-rate month to month plan.
Every energy supplier in Texas offers fixed rate products. So you have a lot of companies to consider when you switch energy providers.
You can find out more about how to find the best electricity rates in our blog article on that topic.
Are There Discounts & Promo Codes for Fixed Rate Electricity?
Everyone wants to find the cheapest electricity plan. Who wants to pay more for what’s basically the same no matter what what company you pick.
That’s why we work with select providers to negotiate a discount with our promo code.
You can find a complete list of discount with promo code for these fixed rate electricity plans. Some of the companies that give us an exclusive discount include Champion Energy, Pulse Power and Shell Energy. When you shop through our website, you’ll get these discounts of almost 1/2 a penny per kilowatt hour. That’s huge savings for fixed rate electricity plans.
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!
If you are moving before your electricity plan expires, you will also need to shop for an electricity plan. You can take your fixed rate electricity contract to your new home, or you can shop for a new lower electricity rate. Any early termination fee is waived when you move. Just provide a forwarding address.
Need help remembering to shop for a new fixed rate electricity plan? Sign up for our shopping reminder service. We’ll make sure you don’t forget to shop. And we’ll give you shopping tips too.
What is a Flat Rate Electricity Plan?
One new trend in Texas is the Flat Rate Electricity Plan. Flat rates offer 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. And with a fixed energy bill, you can have a more secure budget. After all, you’ll know your payment every month.
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.
Flat rate or flat bill offerings can be what we call a Texas teaser rate. These are rates that look good… but only if you meet specific criteria. And if you use more than what they specify, you could pay a higher rate per kWh, on top of the flat bill amount.
Make sure you understand your monthly usage and average usage before using flat rate electricity plans. If your usage is a good fit for this type of fixed rate plan, you can get a great deal!
When reviewing these plans, always read our 1-line plan description. In it, we’ll include the usage parameters for the plan.
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Other Types of Electricity Plans in Texas
As we said, most consumers in Texas prefer the security of a fixed 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.
- Are you credit challenged or prefer to pay-as-you-go? Consider prepaid electricity plans. These are usually variable rate 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.
- Variable-rate month to month plans are also available. While we don’t recommend them, some people prefer not to be locked in to a contract. If that’s you, just be careful. Your rate can change monthly with no limits.
If you want to learn more, read this article on the differences between fixed, variable and index rates.