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Your Power to Choose Alternative - Best Way to Shop for Electricity

Looking for a Power to Choose alternative? Power to Choose is the state-run electricity shopping site where any provider can list their rates. And it’s the official electricity shopping site for the Public Utility Commission of Texas. But it’s hard to use, has a lot of gimmicky plans, and doesn’t have any quality screening.

Instead, use the best Power to Choose alternative: ElectricityPlans. We read the fine print and highlight the information you need to know. You can shop based on your average monthly electricity usage. And we’ll help you avoid the gimmicks to get the best price.

In a hurry? Here are current prices for rates in Houston (Centerpoint) and Dallas (Oncor). Just enter your zip code to see electricity rates in your area. And read on to find out why we’re the best Power to Choose option.

Power to Choose Houston Electricity Rates (Centerpoint)

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Frontier Utilities Frontier Max 12 12 6.9 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Straight Power 12 12 8.4 ¢ Details
4Change Energy Budget Saver 12 12 8.7 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Premium 12 12 8.7 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 24 24 9.6 ¢ Details
Think Energy Think Simple 12 12 9.8 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 12 12 9.8 ¢ Details
Bulb Simply-Flex 1 10.0 ¢ Details
New Power Texas Power of One 12 Month 12 10.3 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 36 36 10.5 ¢ Details
4Change Energy Charitable Saver 24 24 10.5 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Eagle 24 24 10.5 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Eagle 36 36 10.5 ¢ Details
TXU Energy TXU Energy Saver's Discount 12 12 10.5 ¢ Details
Discount Power Value Plus 12 12 10.5 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 36 36 10.6 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 24 24 10.6 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 10.6 ¢ Details

Power to Choose Dallas Electricity Rates (Oncor)

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Frontier Utilities Frontier Max 12 12 6.9 ¢ Details
4Change Energy Budget Saver 12 12 7.9 ¢ Details
Gexa Energy Gexa Saver Premium 12 12 8.3 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Straight Power 12 12 8.4 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 24 24 9.2 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Veterans and Active Military 12 12 9.4 ¢ Details
Think Energy Think Simple 12 12 9.4 ¢ Details
Bulb Simply-Flex 1 9.5 ¢ Details
New Power Texas Power of One 12 Month 12 9.8 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Eagle 24 24 9.9 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy Eagle 36 36 9.9 ¢ Details
TXU Energy TXU Energy Saver's Discount 12 12 9.9 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 24 24 9.9 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 36 36 10.0 ¢ Details
TriEagle Energy SMART Energy 36 36 10.3 ¢ Details
First Choice Power You Got This! 12 12 10.3 ¢ Details
Frontier Utilities Smart Budget 12 12 10.3 ¢ Details
Direct Energy Live Brighter! 36 36 10.4 ¢ Details
4Change Energy Charitable Saver 24 24 10.4 ¢ Details
Pulse Power Texas Fixed 36 36 10.4 ¢ Details

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ElectricityPlans – How to Avoid Gimmicks

Texas Electric choice was the first Power to Choose Texas site in 2002, at the beginning of deregulation. The Public Utility Commission of Texas launched the PowertoChoose.org site in 2012.

The intentions of Power to Choose were good — help Texans shop for electricity. Unfortunately, the Power to Choose has become the Power to Confuse, with a mish-mash of teaser electricity rates, all hiding behind an average price per kWh that “looks” fair.

As a matter of fact, most of the issues come from the three electricity rates shown on the Electricity Facts Label. That’s because people don’t understand how to read the EFL. Few customers understand the three rate structure. And they sign up thinking that those are the exact rates that they’ll be paying for a range of usage.

And there are a lot of plans look good at 1000 kWh, the default usage level for the Power to Choose Texas site. But most people pay more than they expected. Because the Power to Choose site is full of electricity plan gimmicks.

That’s why we created ElectricityPlans.com as an alternative to Power to Choose. When you look at PowertoChoose vs. ElectricityPlans, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to shop for electricity.

You’ll find tools that let you:

  • Shop based on your unique monthly usage to see your price per kWh and estimated monthly bill for every plan.
  • Use search tools to look for just the features you want, like fixed rate electricity plans or 100% Texas green energy plans.
  • Review one-line plan summaries and rates to see if it’s the plan for you
  • See the fine print highlighted for each electricity plan.
  • Sign up for electricity plan expiration reminders after you shop.
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Shopping for electricity should be simple. ElectricityPlans.com is the best alternative to Power to Choose.

Why ElectricityPlans is the Best Alternative to Power to Choose

It should be easy to shop for electricity, just like anything you buy online. ElectricityPlans.com is a simple alternative to Power to Choose and helps you find the best electricity plan for your home.

Instead of shopping based on 500, 1000 or 2000 kWh, you can shop using your monthly kWh usage. We’ll recalculate every rate for you! That way you can find the plan that’s best for you…not best for the person using 1000 kWh a month.

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We comb through the details for you and show the exact pricing for each plan in an easy-to-read format. Type in your usage level and we’ll calculate what your bill will be whether you use 500 kWh, 5000 kWh, or something in between.

Plan Details and Bill Calculator example for Electricity Plans.

We developed ElectricityPlans.com as an alternative to Power to Choose. We carefully evaluate plans, and only show plans that are fair deals for the consumer, complete with transparency regarding bill calculations as well as rate history.

ElectricityPlans.com lets you easily compare rates and plans. And if you need more help shopping, our PlanScan service will evaluate your bill and make recommendations based on your electricity usage patterns– all at no charge.

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