Find the best electricity rates in McAllen

Exercise your power to choose in Texas with a personalized recommendation for every month of the year.

Written By: Taylor Freitas
Updated: September 28, 2020

Get to know energy choice in McAllen

Located in the southernmost tip of Texas, McAllen is the biggest city in Hidalgo County, with an estimated population of just over 140,000. McAllen is close to the Mexican border and is home to many attractions, including the World Birding Center, the Quinta Mazatlán, and the International Museum of Art & Science.

As a resident of McAllen, you have the power to choose your electricity supplier. Atlas provides an easy-to-navigate roadmap to the best McAllen electricity rates, doing the research for you and calculating your potential savings.

Your map to McAllen utilities and providers

Your utility company (separate from your retail electric provider) is tasked with delivering your electricity, managing power lines, and dealing with power outages. In McAllen, your utility company is AEP Texas Central.

  • Customers: 1+ million
  • Areas served: South and West Texas, including Corpus Christi, Abilene, McAllen, Harlingen, San Angelo, Vernon, Victoria, and Laredo
  • Outages: Call 1-866-223-8508 or go to the outage center

On the other hand, you can choose the company that provides electricity to your home. McAllen electric providers include:

4Change EnergyDirect EnergyGexa EnergyReliant Energy
Bulb EnergyDiscount PowerIberdrolaTriEagle Energy
Chariot EnergyExpress EnergyJust EnergyTXU Energy
Cirro EnergyFirst Choice PowerPayless Power
Constellation EnergyFrontier UtilitiesPulse Power

How Atlas compares McAllen electric plans

The deregulated Texas energy market can be tricky to understand, but Atlas aims to simplify the process of finding a new plan. We work with some of the leading retail electric providers to evaluate McAllen plans and make sure you avoid the all-too-common pitfalls Texas energy customers face.

Here are some typical electricity plan traps to be aware of:

  • The market price of electricity changes all the time. Your rate is locked in with some plans, so you aren’t susceptible to market fluctuations. Other plans will charge you based on the current market rate.
  • In Texas, your energy usage varies greatly depending on the season. For instance, the average electricity bill in the state was $95 in April 2019 but went up to $196 in August 2019.
  • Pricing structures are often vague. You might have to pay more if you were to use 999 kilowatt-hours (kWh) than if you used 1,000 kWh.

Atlas helps you overcome these hurdles. When you register for a free account, our algorithm will test your usage against all kinds of factors and features to deliver customized recommendations, highlighting the best McAllen electricity plans for you.

What makes Atlas different

Unlike other energy marketplaces, Atlas is designed to put consumers first. Rather than just showing you the day’s cheapest McAllen electricity rates, we take the extra step to evaluate your unique situation and recommend plans suited to your needs.

Our algorithm considers several different factors to make sure you’re getting a great plan right now and in the future. We calculate how much each of the McAllen electricity plans will cost you for every month of the year so you can make an informed decision. The more information you give us, the better it works, but we’ll never force you to tell us anything.

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How does Atlas provide this at no charge to you? McAllen electric providers, such as 4Change Energy and Constellation Energy, pay to appear on our site. They recognize that our users are our priority and want to earn your consideration.

Start browsing plans on Atlas today and chart your path to lower electric bills. Begin by entering your address above and answering a few questions about your household energy habits. Then our algorithm will get to work and present the savings to you.