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)
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Max 12||12||9.8 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Bigger Than Texas 24||24||11.1 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||The Gruene 18||18||11.2 ¢||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Premium 12||12||11.3 ¢||Details|
|New Power Texas||Power of One 12 Month||12||11.3 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Come & Take It 12||12||11.3 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Lone Star 6||6||11.4 ¢||Details|
|Rhythm||Simply Green 30||30||11.9 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Taste of Energy Texas 3||3||12.0 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 36||36||12.1 ¢||Details|
|Veteran Energy||Select 36||36||12.3 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Silver 24||24||12.4 ¢||Details|
|Veteran Energy||Select 24||24||12.5 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 24||24||12.5 ¢||Details|
|MP2 Energy||Electricity Plans 24||24||12.5 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Energy Texas Monthly||1||12.5 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Free Energy Nights 36||36||12.5 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 24||24||12.5 ¢||Details|
Power to Choose Dallas Electricity Rates (Oncor)
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Max 12||12||9.8 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Bigger Than Texas 24||24||10.2 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||The Gruene 18||18||10.6 ¢||Details|
|Gexa Energy||Gexa Saver Premium 12||12||10.7 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Come & Take It 12||12||10.7 ¢||Details|
|New Power Texas||Power of One 12 Month||12||10.8 ¢||Details|
|Energy Texas||Lone Star 6||6||10.8 ¢||Details|
|Rhythm||Simply Green 30||30||10.9 ¢||Details|
|4Change Energy||Helpful Saver 24||24||10.9 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 36||36||11.2 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Silver 24||24||11.5 ¢||Details|
|MP2 Energy||Electricity Plans 24||24||11.5 ¢||Details|
|Frontier Utilities||Smart Budget 36||36||11.6 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 36||36||11.6 ¢||Details|
|Champion Energy Services||Champ Saver 24||24||11.6 ¢||Details|
|Veteran Energy||Select 36||36||11.7 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Texas Fixed 24||24||11.7 ¢||Details|
|Pulse Power||Free Energy Nights 36||36||11.7 ¢||Details|
|Veteran Energy||Select 24||24||11.9 ¢||Details|
|Chariot Energy||Solarize 36||36||11.9 ¢||Details|
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How to Avoid Gimmicks When You Shop Electricity Plans
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Is There No Power to Choose for Commercial Electricity?
Businesses in deregulated areas of Texas have the power to choose their own electricity supplier. However, there is no power to choose Texas business site. You can search “powertochoose org commercial” and not find any information.
So, while businesses do have the power to choose electricity plans in Texas, it’s not easy.
It could be that the Public Utility Commission didn’t want to deal with all the variations in pricing. While residential electricity rates show energy + delivery and an average price, business rates are different. Power to choose business edition would have to deal with different delivery rates. Delivery rates change by your location and by how you use electricity, called your load factor and demand charges.
For consumers, it’s easy to shop and compare rates for their home. But for businesses, most electricity suppliers don’t publish their commercial rates online.
Business owners in Texas can use an energy broker to compare commercial electricity rates. ElectricityPlans.com is a Texas electricity broker that works with multiple business electricity suppliers.
While there may not be a power to choose business site? You can still easily compare rates, review contracts and sign up for your business electricity using our online shopping tools.