Texas Electricity RatesWe have electric rates for both regulated and deregulated markets in the U.S.  Consumers in deregulated markets (Texas, Ohio, etc.) can not only find rates and plans offered by local providers on our site, but they can signup to a new plan on our site, as well.

In Texas, the biggest deregulated state, Houston is by far the biggest deregulated city and is the single biggest deregulated market in the entire US.  Within Houston (as well as other markets) there are numerous retail electricity providers competing by offering a variety of different types of electricity rates, plans, and services to homes and businesses.

Current Rates (August 2018)

Here are some sample rates (as of writing) for offers in Houston, Texas:

Provider Electricity Rate Plan Length Early Termination Fee
Veteran Energy $0.08.7 / kWh 3 months $50.00
Bounce Energy $0.08.7 / kWh 6 months $135.00
Infinite Energy $0.08.8 / kWh 3 months $50.00
Trieagle Energy $0.08.9 / kWh 36 months $20 per month
Trieagle Energy $0.09 / kWh 24 months $20 per month
Veteran Energy $0.09 / kWh 3 months $50.00
Direct Energy $0.09 / kWh 12 months $135.00
Bounce Energy $0.09.1 / kWh 12 months $50.00
Trieagle Energy $0.09.1 / kWh 12 months $20 per month
Bounce Energy  $0.09.2 / kWh 6 months $50.00

These are current as of publish date (2018), but might be outdated by the time you see them.  Please check today’s rates by entering your zip above for accurate Houston rates.

Popular Markets in the United States

Houston Texas electricity ratesSome other popular markets — as determined by zip code searches on our site — include the following deregulated cities:

Residential

On average, a home in the US uses 911 kWh of electricity per month.   By taking this number and multiplying it by the cost per kWh of a given month, we can estimate the cost of residential electricity for any state.  As an example, each home in Mississippi was mailed an electric bill of $100.21 (11 cents x 911 kWh) on average for March 2018.

Here are current kWh prices for homes:

STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Average
Alabama 12.11  12.48  12.59 12.71 12.73 12.79 12.53 12.78 12.59
Alaska 20.57  20.59  20.9 21.42 22.04 22.13 22.3 21.8  21.46
Arizona 11.31 11.46  11.55 12.49 13.04 12.65 12.74 12.72  12.24
Arkansas 9.18  9.46  9.57 10.4 10.49 10.73 10.67 10.61 10.13
California 18.44  18.55  18.65 14.09 18.29 19.39 18.85 19.02 18.16
Colorado 11.53  11.69 11.75 11.95 11.91 12.75 12.45 12.46  12.06
Connecticut 19.28  19.56  19.72 20.12 20.94 20.47 20.23 20.55  10.1
Delaware 12.83  13.08  13.33 13.62 14.77 13.40 12.71 13.13  13.35
DC 12.37  12.58  12.72 13.10 13.55 12.59 12.23 12.62  12.72
Florida 11.54  11.73  11.74 11.58 11.38 12.02 11.93 11.86  11.72
Georgia 10.86  11.19  11.36 11.49 11.70 12.53 12.59 12.74  11.8
Hawaii 28.32  28.81  28.89 30.33 29.07 30.45 29.25 28.76  29.23
Idaho 9.26  9.43  9.56 9.76 10.17 11.42 10.58 10.63  10.1
Illinois 11.27  11.68  12.32 13.20 13.71 12.95 12.07 12.59  12.47
Indiana 11.28  11.49  11.64 12.57 12.3 12.05 11.85 11.97  11.89
Iowa 10.79  10.95  11.16 12.19 13.11 13.92 14.6 14.69  12.67
Kansas 11.95  12.37  12.65 13.58 13.77 13.56 13.61 13.62  13.13
Kentucky 10.26  10.4  10.43 10.76 10.66 10.68 10.64 10.61  10.55
Louisiana 7.71  8.52  8.8 9.35 9.88 10.19 9.99 9.82  9.28
Maine 15.95  15.98  15.96 16.05 16.18 16.17 15.96 15.96  16.02
Maryland 14.25  14.30  14.25 14.33 14.53 14.22 13.59 13.93  14.17
Massachusetts 19.59  19.72  19.76 20.70 20.03 19.97 19.88 19.94  19.94
Michigan 15.23  15.31  15.33 15.40 15.85 15.86 15.69 15.7  15.54
Minnesota 12.13  12.44  12.48 13.03 13.36 13.96 14.02 13.89  13.16
Mississippi 10.57  10.88  11.07 11.64 11.68 11.4 11.1 10.98  11.16
Missouri 9.37  9.61  9.85 10.90 11.85 13.25 13.16 12.86  11.35
Montana 10.61  10.61  10.65 10.93 11.29 11.73 11.59 11.46  11.1
Nebraska 9.28  9.57  9.85 10.69 11.25 12.06 12 12.13  10.85
Nevada 11.55  11.7  11.84 12.32 12.15 11.64 11.64 11.77  11.82
New Hampshire 18.48  18.67  18.77 19.01 19.61 19.37 18.98 19.2 19.01
New Jersey 15.83  15.77  15.70 15.75 16.22 15.96 16.02 15.86 15.88
New Mexico 11.98  12.37  12.48 12.63 12.83 13.41 13.57 13.38 12.83
New York 17.30  17.39  17.27 17.31 18.5 18.77 18.82 18.59 17.99
North Carolina 10.49  10.79  10.85 11.43 11.27 11.07 11.2 11.37 11.05
North Dakota 8.98  9.19  9.3 10.39 11.4 12.34 11.7 12.22  10.69
Ohio 11.55  11.81  11.98 12.52 12.51 12.67 12.59 12.62 12.28
Oklahoma 9.09  9.88  10.08 11.83 10.74 10.53 10.29 10.59 10.37
Oregon 10.4  10.45  10.47 10.69 10.86 10.97 10.94 10.93 10.71
Pennsylvania 13.79  14.02  14.04 14.46 14.67 14.52 14.31 14.41  14.27
Rhode Island 18.98  19.38  18.92 19.64 16.95 16.71 17.19 17.79  18.19
South Carolina 12.14  12.47  12.52 13.13 12.99 13.07 12.79 13 12.76
South Dakota 10.33  10.48  10.67 11.66 12.25 12.57 12.48 12.44  11.61
Tennessee 10.42  10.47  10.51 10.68 10.74 10.93 10.83 10.58  10.64
Texas 10.84  11.08  11.15 11.27 11.17 11.16 11.04 11.11 11.1
Utah 10.71  10.7  10.71 10.74 10.82 11.48 11.91 11.62 11.08
Vermont 17.05  17.26  17.3 17.72 18.04 18.02 17.74 17.72 17.6
Virginia 10.58  10.8  11 11.5 11.88 11.91 12.41 12.42 11.56
Washington 9.24  9.25  9.26 9.43 9.68 9.95 9.87 9.85 9.56
West Virginia 11.31  11.42  11.46 11.86 12.02 11.69 11.6 11.67 11.62
Wisconsin 14  14.15  14.26 14.75 15.35 15.05 14.65 14.98 14.64
Wyoming 10.57  10.66  10.73 11.48 11.69 12.21 12.15 12.09 11.44

Commercial

The average business consumes 6x more electricity than homes.  The average business consumers roughly 6,000 kWh a month, making the average electric bill for businesses around $600.  Using Texas as an example again, on average a company in Texas paid an electricity price of 7.77/kWh in October.  This makes the average commercial electric bill in Texas about $466.

Of course, commercial electric bills vary wildly from industry to industry and business to business, much more so than with homes.  Business haver much larger variations of scale, size, and needs of commercial buildings and operations.

Here are current kWh prices for businesses:

STATE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Average
Alabama  11.5  11.73  11.73 11.44 11.50 11.66 11.54 11.60  11.58
Alaska  18.33  18.52  18.97 20.35 20.64 20.76 19.51 19.16  19.53
Arizona  9.66  9.71  9.73 10.23 11.30 11.23 12.74 10.92  10.69
Arkansas  8.01  8.14  8.09 8.5 8.56 8.77 8.7 8.65  8.42
California  13.99  14.21  14.31 13.94 14.93 17.32 17.69 17.73  15.51
Colorado  9.17  9.3  9.38 9.64 9.83 10.72 10.36 10.41  9.85
Connecticut  15.60  15.76  15.85 15.81 16.16 16.03 16.33 16.12  15.95
Delaware  9.78  10.16  10.42 9.95 10.48 9.81 9.43 9.81  9.98
DC  11.76  11.88  12.02 11.93 11.55 11.63 11.13 11.09  11.62
Florida  9.48  9.67  9.66 9.55 9.29 9.6 9.49 9.52  9.53
Georgia  9.80  9.91  10.01 10.03 9.79 9.92 10.09 10.06  9.95
Hawaii  26.35  26.47  26.45 26.46 26.36 26.95 26.5 26.22  26.47
Idaho  7.43  7.52  7.59 7.99 7.78 9.35 8.21 8.25 8.01
Illinois  8.3  8.37  8.80 9.07 9.23 9.06 8.83 8.86 8.81
Indiana  10.10  10.23  10.24 10.41 10.3 10.37 10.17 10.29 10.26
Iowa  8.67  8.68  8.62 8.96 9.39 10.84 11.57 11.61 9.79
Kansas  9.74  9.99  10.09 10.53 10.57 10.99 10.74 11.04 10.46
Kentucky  9.48  9.61  9.59 9.76 9.6 9.67 9.66 9.68 9.63
Louisiana  7.64  8.41  8.64 8.87 8.98 9.39 9.16 8.91 8.75
Maine  12.37  12.48  12.48 12.18 12.09 11.98 12.2 12.29  12.25
Maryland  11.17  11.23  11.14 11.07 10.96 10.61 10.33 10.61 10.89
Massachusetts  15.29  15.35  15.28 15.02 15.01 15.74 16.2 16.45 15.54
Michigan  10.84  11.03  11.05 10.81 11.54 11.09 10.91 11.07 11.04
Minnesota  9.57  10.26  10.10 10.59 10.71 11.21 11.43 11.01 10.61
Mississippi  10.12  10.29  10.35 10.47 10.29 10.27 10.12 10.06 10.24
Missouri  8.1  8.23  8.29 8.55 10.01 10.81 10.77 11.01 9.47
Montana  9.98  9.92  9.96 10.22 10.46 10.49 10.25 10.10 10.17
Nebraska  8.40  8.46  8.59 8.72 8.97 9.67 9.57 9.44 8.97
Nevada 7.77  7.86  7.85 8.02 7.85 7.59 7.92 8.08 7.86
New Hampshire  14.32  14.58  14.62 14.48 14.78 14.69 14.63 14.64 14.59
New Jersey  11.96  12  12.03 12.24 12.97 13.34 12.97 13.01 12.56
New Mexico  9.39  9.75  9.83 9.97 10.25 10.93 11.24 10.82 10.27
New York  13.87  13.65  13.82 13.78 14.54 15.96 16.11 15.97 14.71
North Carolina  8.41  8.54  8.54 8.2 8.64 8.32 8.82 8.75 8.52
North Dakota  8.76  8.86  8.86 9.12 9.37 9.78 9.55 9.86 9.27
Ohio 9.67  9.82  9.91 10.24 10.05 9.88 9.75 10.03 9.91
Oklahoma  7.82  7.88  7.74 8.04 7.88 8.15 8.27 8.29 8
Oregon  8.72  8.73  8.82 8.89 8.97 8.89 8.9 8.94 8.85
Pennsylvania  9  9.14  9.1 9.13 9.11 8.9 8.9 8.93 9.02
Rhode Island  15.58  15.8  15.57 15.37 13.87 14.55 15.2 15.55 15.18
South Carolina  10.14 10.42  10.35 10.48 10.21 10.66 10.71 10.67 10.45
South Dakota  8.94  9.04  9.18 9.64 9.69 10 9.86 9.65 9.5
Tennessee  10.42  10.38  10.35 10.27 10.33 10.77 10.67 10.56 10.46
Texas  7.96  8.22  8.28 8.42 8.28 8.34 8.29 8.22 8.25
Utah  8.07  8.2  8.3 8.46 9.21 9.48 9.32 9.05 8.76
Vermont 14.34  14.43  14.4 14.72 14.83 14.8 14.71 14.27 14.56
Virginia  8.02  7.72  7.73 7.86 7.81 7.87 8.32 8.41  7.96
Washington  8.37  8.39  8.44 8.37 8.38 8.54 8.46 8.43 8.42
West Virginia  9.57  9.71  9.73 9.94 9.68 9.37 9.21 9.34 9.56
Wisconsin  10.73  10.88  10.9 10.85 11.45 11.52 11.2 11.3 11.1
Wyoming   9.19  9.39  9.45 9.94 10.02 10.22 9.77 9.72 9.71

Oklahoma has the cheapest electricity averaging around 6.8 cents per kWh.

Outside of Alaska and Hawaii, many states in the Northeast US are vying for the title of having the most expensive commercial electricity.  States like Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York are well over 10 cents per kWh.

What determines how much you pay for electricity?

There are several primary factors that determine your electricity rate and how much you pay for electric service:

  • What time you use it (some companies charge less during off peak hours)
  • What month you use it (summer rates are higher than winter rates)
  • Where you live (region, regulated vs. deregulated, etc)
  • How much you use (consumption)
  • Your provider (each utility/provider charges different rates)

Ultimately, if you’re in a deregulated market in the United States you can shop around for electricity and choose the right rate and plan for you.  If you live in a regulated area, you’re unable to shop for electricity.