Texas Electricity Rates

Don’t be overwhelmed by energy choice when Atlas can help you navigate the roadblocks in purchasing electricity.

Written By: Arthur Murray
Updated: June 28, 2020

Atlas guides you to the best Texas energy rates

Don’t get lost in your search for the best electricity rates in Texas. Let Atlas be your guide to bypassing the traps that can snare energy customers from Abilene to Waco. Deregulation gave most Texans the power to choose energy providers in 2002, but the process can be complicated.

What makes buying electricity complicated? Because it’s not like buying a steak, where you pay the same price per ounce regardless of the size of the beef. Most Texas electricity plans come with three posted prices – for using 500, 1,000, or 2,000 kilowatts per hour (kWh). The problem is, there are all kinds of detours within those levels – base charges, bill credits for certain usage levels, free nights, and more.

That’s why it is possible to pay more for using 999 kWh during a month than for using 1,000 kWh. And that’s why you need Atlas when you consider Texas electricity rates.

What is Atlas, and what does it mean for Texas electricity

Atlas lays out a path to navigate those detours and find the straightest route between you and the right energy plan. The average residential electricity rate in Texas during 2019 was 11.87 cents/kWh. Monthly usage averaged 1,155 kWh, but it varied widely. Texas averaged only 776 kWh in April, but consumption averaged 1,644 kWh in August. The best plan for April could be a disaster in August.

Our customer algorithm considers monthly usage, breaks down all the baffling factors in monthly rates, does all the math, and finds the Texas energy plan that will be right for the way you live – and not just for one month.

And did we mention that we do it all at no charge to you. We make money because the providers pay us. We work with providers such as TXU Energy, Direct Energy, Gexa Energy, and others, and they fully understand we’re going to serve your best interests so you come back to us again and again to find the right deals.

How is Atlas different from other marketplaces

Atlas is different because we take the long view. We don’t show you flashy rates that hook you into a bad plan that costs you money when usage soars in August – and maybe even when it drops to its lowest Texas levels in April. We find you plans that will accommodate the highs and lows of usage and everything in-between. And we don’t stop looking for a better energy plan in Texas.

Bottom line: Our goal isn’t just to make one sale, we’re aiming for a long-term partnership!

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