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Houston Electricity Rates

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64 houston Electric Rates and Plans from 13 Providers
Plan NameRatePlan Length
SmarTricity Predictable 12

7.7¢

/ kWh

12

months

SS 12

5.3¢

/ kWh

12

months

SS 18

5.2¢

/ kWh

18

months

SS 24

5.3¢

/ kWh

24

months

CP 12

5.2¢

/ kWh

12

months

CP 18

5.3¢

/ kWh

18

months

SmarTricity Super Saver

8.1¢

/ kWh

1

month

Just Energy Web Plan - 24

9.2¢

/ kWh

24

months

Amigo Web Plan - 24

9.2¢

/ kWh

24

months

Tara Web - 24

9.2¢

/ kWh

24

months

Secure 3-month

4.7¢

/ kWh

3

months

Secure Green 3-month

/ kWh

3

months

Secure 6-month

4.7¢

/ kWh

6

months

Secure 9-month

4.6¢

/ kWh

9

months

Secure Green 9-month

4.9¢

/ kWh

9

months

Secure 12-month

6.4¢

/ kWh

12

months

Secure Green 12-month

6.7¢

/ kWh

12

months

Secure 18-month

5.8¢

/ kWh

18

months

Secure Green 18-month

6.1¢

/ kWh

18

months

Secure 24-month

6.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

Secure Green 24-month

6.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

24 mo Nest Hello

6.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

24 mo Nest Rate

6.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

Secure 36-month

6.3¢

/ kWh

36

months

Secure Green 36-month

6.3¢

/ kWh

36

months

36 mo Nest Hello

6.3¢

/ kWh

36

months

36 mo Nest Rate

6.3¢

/ kWh

36

months

Secure 48-month

6.2¢

/ kWh

48

months

Secure Green 48-month

6.2¢

/ kWh

48

months

Secure 60-month

6.1¢

/ kWh

60

months

Secure Green 60 month

6.1¢

/ kWh

60

months

Amazing 18

7.6¢

/ kWh

18

months

Fantastic Fixed 6

8.3¢

/ kWh

6

months

Terrific 12

7.5¢

/ kWh

12

months

Tremendous 24

7.2¢

/ kWh

24

months

Green Texas 12

7.3¢

/ kWh

12

months

Live Brighter 36

6.9¢

/ kWh

36

months

Power on Command 24

7.1¢

/ kWh

24

months

Live Brighter™ 12

7.1¢

/ kWh

12

months

Weekends on Command 24

7.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

Frontier NHF 12+

6.8¢

/ kWh

12

months

Fantastic 12 Green+

6.7¢

/ kWh

12

months

Light Saver 6+

6.9¢

/ kWh

6

months

Light Saver 12+

6.7¢

/ kWh

12

months

Light Saver 24+

7.1¢

/ kWh

24

months

Eagle 12

6.2¢

/ kWh

12

months

Eagle 24

/ kWh

24

months

Eagle 36

5.9¢

/ kWh

36

months

You Got This™ 12

6.9¢

/ kWh

12

months

You Got This™ 24

6.9¢

/ kWh

24

months

You Got This 36

6.9¢

/ kWh

36

months

You Got This Green 12

7.3¢

/ kWh

12

months

You Got This Green 24

7.3¢

/ kWh

24

months

You Got This™ Free Weekends 24

7.3¢

/ kWh

24

months

Smart Power 9 Autopay

9.2¢

/ kWh

9

months

Smart Power 12 Autopay

9.4¢

/ kWh

12

months

Smart Power 24 Autopay

9.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

Smart Power 6 Autopay

9.7¢

/ kWh

6

months

Smart Power 9

9.2¢

/ kWh

9

months

Smart Power 12

9.4¢

/ kWh

12

months

Smart Power 24

9.5¢

/ kWh

24

months

Smart Power 6

9.7¢

/ kWh

6

months

Texas Refresh 12

5.1¢

/ kWh

12

months

Texas Refresh 24

7.7¢

/ kWh

24

months

/ kWh

months

The city of Houston has a long and rich history. Named after General Sam Houston, it is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States. Home to 26 fortune 500 companies, affordable housing, world-class museums and cultural landmarks, it’s no wonder that the city is ranked one of the best places to live in the state of Texas.

Energy Deregulation in Houston

In 2002, Texas passed Senate Bill 7, which gave residents in cities like Houston the option to choose their electricity supplier. While customers continued to receive the delivery of their energy via their utility, the new law forced the market to open to competition.

New suppliers, or Retail Electric Providers (REPs) started to offer more flexible rates, plans and alternatives, which helped to lower the rising cost of energy. Transmission and Distribution Utilities remained responsible for reading meters, responding to emergencies and interruptions in service as well as maintenance.

Houston Electricity Providers

Today, Houston is home to several REPs including,

It’s important to note that not all Texans have the ability to choose their electricity provider. Houston is part of 85% of the state that is deregulated.

Houston’s Energy Industry

This city is at the epicenter of the United States energy industry. Since the discovery of oil in the early 1900?s, Houston has built an impressive energy infrastructure for both national and international market demand.

Approximately 3,600 energy companies are located within an area of Houston known as, The Energy Corridor. It contains 20 million square feet of office buildings and employs a significant population. Many well known companies have their corporate headquarters here including, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, and WorleyParsons.

Other Major Industries in Houston

Chemical – A world leader in the chemical industry, Houston provides nearly 40% of the United State?s basic chemicals. There are approximately 405 chemical plants, which employ around 36,000 people.

Commercial Shipping – In 2003, over 6,300 ships handled over 190 million short tons of cargo. Houston’s port is the world?s 6th largest, with two major railways and 150 trucking lines that connect the transportation of chemicals, petroleum, machinery, steel and iron to other U.S states, Canada and Mexico.

Financial Services – A number of major financial institutions are based out of Houston. These include, American National Insurance Co., Century Development, and JPMorgan Chase.

Other goods and services include:

General Stats

Population: 1,953,631
Number of Households: 717,945
Median Household Income: $61,465
Average Texas Household Income: $55,653
Average U.S. Household Income: $55,775
Cost of Living in Houston: 102.30 (U.S. Average is 100)

Houston Electricity Stats

Average Residential Electricity Rates: 11.7 cents per kWh

Texas Electricity Stats

According to the EIA, Texas ranks in as the number 1 state in America for energy production.

Texas Average Annual Household Electricity cost: $1,801

Number of Residential Customers: 10,318,006
Number of Commercial Customers: 1,425,780
Number of Industrial Customers: 105,936

Average Residential Rate: 10.84 cents per kWh
Average Commercial Rate: 7.96 cents per kWh
Average Industrial Rate: 5.35 cents per kWh

Average Residential Monthly Bill: $136.00
Average Commercial Monthly Bill: $649.66
Average Industrial Monthly Bill: $4846.50

Houston’s Major Utilities

While residents of Houston have the option to purchase their energy supply from REPs, there are still a few utilities that offer the same service:

Reliant Energy – 1-866-222-7100
CenterPoint Energy – 1-800-332-7143
Infuse Energy – 1-844-463-8732
Gexa Energy – 1-713-470-0400
Frontier Utilities – 1-866-926-8192
Power Express – 1-713-423-6970
Spark Energy – 1-877-547-7275

As a reminder, for any energy emergency service, please contact your utility. REPs are not responsible for dealing with these types of situations.