what's my electric company for my address in texas

What Electric Company Serves my Address?

  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges
  • Edited By: Shannon Bedrich

  • When you are moving, setting up utilities can be a hassle. Especially if it’s not clear what electric company serves your address. Here’s how to find your local electric company in Texas.

    Summary: You can find your local electric company in Texas by using an ESID Lookup Tool (Electricity Service Identifier), updated daily. You’ll find the name of your local utility company and offers from retail electricity providers. Over 85% of Texas is deregulated, meaning you must shop for an electricity provider.

    Electric Company vs. Electric Utility in Texas

    Electricity in Texas is deregulated. That means for around 80% of residents, the utility company and the electricity provider are separate companies. That can be confusing if you are moving to Texas from out of state.

    You will have one electric company that delivers the power to your home and handles emergencies. That’s the utility company. You’re assigned to your electric utility company based on your address.

    And you will have another electric company that sells you the power, handles customer service and coordinates with the utility. That’s your retail electricity provider. You must shop and choose your electric company (provider) to get electricity at your new home.

    This article gives you the full info on the difference between a utility and an electricity provider. And this article gives you the 411 on deregulation in Texas.

    Now let’s move on to answering what electric company serves your address.

    What Electric Utility Company Serves my Address?

    The electricity rates and plans offered for your address will depend on what electric company serves your address.

    This map shows the basics on what Texas electric utility company serves your area.

    But it’s not that simple. Because some zip codes are split between utility companies. You and your neighbor across the street might have a different electric utility.

    The best way to find out what electric company serves your address is to use the ElectricityPlans ESID Lookup Tool. Just enter your address and you’ll get your unique electricity service identifier (ESID), meter status and the electric utility company for your Texas address. Plus you’ll see offers from retail electricity providers. You need to know both to set up electricity in your new home.

    What Electric Company Serves my Address?

    There are over 40 electricity companies that want to provide electricity for your Texas home.

    Here’s a list of the major electricity companies in Texas that you can find on ElectricityPlans.

    Electricity CompanyPhone Number
    4Change Energy844-395-4408
    Champion Energy855-307-8616
    Chariot Energy877-917-3876
    Cirro Energy833-307-1139
    Direct Energy844-879-7711
    Discount Power833-307-1140
    Frontier Utilities855-209-0714
    Gexa Energy855-639-8057
    Green Mountain Energy833-307-1138
    New Power Texas866-529-4931
    OhmConnect Energy866-531-5945
    Payless Power866-934-3451
    Pulse Power888-853-4218
    Reliant Energy833-302-3650
    Shell Energy800-716-8807
    TriEagle Energy877-649-0354
    TXU Energy833-201-0058
    Veteran Energy855-780-5209

    All of these electricity companies serve your address if you live in a deregulated area of Texas.

    As a quick primer on the basic steps for electricity shopping in Texas:

    • Enter your zip code and your estimated average usage. Don’t know it? Assume 1300 kWh/month for the average Texas home.
    • Select Basic Electricity Plans. These fixed rate plans give you the same price per kWh for all your power. Once you know your usage patterns, you can shop other types of plans.
    • Pick the cheapest electricity option and enroll.
    • Select “move-in” to start service in your new home.

    Shop Electricity Rates by Zip Code

    About Rebecca Bridges

    Rebecca Bridges has worked in deregulated energy markets since 2001. As chief marketing officer for ElectricityPlans, she focuses on helping consumers save on their electricity bills and find the best electricity plans. Outside of work, Rebecca uses her marketing experience to support dog rescue and can often be found hiking or biking local trails.

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