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First Choice Power Transitions All Customers to Other NRG Brands

  • Written By: Shannon Bedrich

  • Effective October 1, 2021, NRG has retired the First Choice Power brand. All current customers will transition to one of the other NRG brands, such as Reliant Energy, Cirro Energy, Discount Power, or Direct Energy.

    First Choice Power was founded in 2000 as the retail electricity division of Texas-New Mexico Power. They were acquired by Direct Energy in 2011. Direct Energy was subsequently acquired by NRG in January 2021.

    Alternatives to First Choice Power

    If you are looking to shop First Choice Power, consider these other NRG brands instead:

    Reliant Energy

    Cirro Energy

    Discount Power

    And if you are looking for First Choice Power to Go, their prepaid electricity product, consider Payless Power. Just like First Choice Power to Go, there’s no deposit to turn on your electricity.

    Compare First Choice Power Rates

    You can no longer compare First Choice Power rates in Texas. Here are rates from all providers. You can shop these providers to find the cheapest rates. Look for one of the other NRG brands instead! The rates below are for the Dallas Fort Worth (Oncor) area. Enter your zip code or click the “details” on any plan to see electricity rates near you.

    Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    4Change Energy 4Change Energy Maxx Saver Select 12 12 11.9 ¢ Details
    Discount Power Discount Power Bill Credit Bundle 24 24 11.9 ¢ Details
    Cirro Energy Cirro Energy Simple Bill Credit 24 24 11.9 ¢ Details
    Frontier Utilities Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.0 ¢ Details
    Gexa Energy Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 12.0 ¢ Details
    Discount Power Discount Power Bill Credit Bundle 12 12 12.9 ¢ Details
    Cirro Energy Cirro Energy Simple Bill Credit 12 12 13.1 ¢ Details
    Veteran Energy Veteran Energy Valor 24 24 13.5 ¢ Details
    Chariot Energy Chariot Energy Free Nights 36 36 14.9 ¢ Details
    Chariot Energy Chariot Energy EV Ride 24 24 15.1 ¢ Details
    Constellation Constellation 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 15.4 ¢ Details

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    About Shannon Bedrich

    Shannon Bedrich, co-founded ElectricityPlans in 2016 after shopping for electricity rates using a confusing state-sponsored website. A CPA and our CFO, Shannon is the one that deciphers the fine print on each electricity plan. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with family, rooting for the Aggies, and exploring all that Houston has to offer.

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