Not all Texas electricity providers are created equally. If you live in Allen, you have the power to choose your electric company. But comparing electricity rates can be confusing. That’s why for over a decade Vault Electricity has helped Texans pick from the confusing array of companies and plans available with our free online tools.
Here you will find all the resources you need to make an informed decision about your next electricity provider. Just a few minutes of comparison shopping will help you dramatically decrease your light bill.
If you have never shopped for electricity in Allen before, this page will help you understand how the electricity market in Texas works.
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Featured Electricity Plans For Allen, Texas
What is an Allen Electricity Plan EFL?
Every electricity plan sold in Texas must have a standard discloser document called an EFL (Electricity Facts Label). In this document you will find listed the electricity rates for the plan. Published average electricity rates are calculated using algorithms that define the cost based on how much power is used in a billing cycle. These formulas are made of various flat rates, passthrough rates, and electricity charges.
The EFL will list average electricity rates for homes that use 500 kWhs, 1000 Kwhs, or 2000 kWhs. Even though you probably aren’t going to use exactly these amounts of electricity, the fees and costs listed in the EFL should give you a reasonable idea of what you could expect to pay if your level of electricity usage falls somewhere between those standard usage levels. In reality, almost no one will hit exactly 1000 kWhs in a cycle.
Other pieces of information electricity providers must include in the EFL are early termination fees and length of contract term. The EFL format is intended to help people understand exactly what goes in to the price they will pay for the plan.
Top Allen Electricity Plans From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||7.7¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||7.3¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||8.3¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||11.3¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||11.2¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||9.5¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|Express Energy||Express Energy Flash 12||7.0¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Crystal Clear 12 Preferred||10.9¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||11.3¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Premier 12||15.1¢/kWh|
For a more detailed realtime rate comparison enter your zip code at the top of the page. Our rate comparison tool lets you see all providers and rates. You can filter by term length, usage level, green energy plans, no deposit plans and get you them most up to date pricing. The rates listed above are for the 1,000 kWh usage level.More Information on any of these plans >>>
What will I need to enroll in new electricity service?
Here is the information you will need to provide to switch electricity providers or enroll in new service.
Service Address – If the address you provide doesn’t match exactly with the state’s ESID database the provider will not be able to complete the enrollment. If for some reason, they can’t match the address within the ESID database, they may ask you to provide the ESID. This is a unique identifier for the address that will appear on past electric bills.
Start Date – You will be asked for a start date for your new electricity plan. In some cases, it is possible to get electricity on the same day. Usually, however, it will be the next day at the soonest. You can even select a date a couple of months out if you need to.
Information for Credit Check – You will need to provide information for a credit check. This includes your name, DL#, or SS#.
Payment Information – Some plans come with an autopay option. If you are enrolling in a plan that offers autopay, you may have to provide credit card or bank information during the enrollment process.
New Electricity Activations in Allen Texas
Allen has expanded in population exponentially since the turn of the millennium; it’s total population is over 100,000 now, a drastic increase compared to the 45,000 that lived there in the year 2000. Geographically it lies near Dallas and Fort Worth, and is a part of Collin County, which has steadily increased in population as well: projections are generous for Allen’s growth in the next 5 years. It is in the top-20 fastest-growing cities in the country. And as far as the quality of life in Allen, MONEY magazine voted it 13th in the entire country as a best place to live.
And because population growth necessitates a vibrant atmosphere, Allen has many notable spaces within the city: Celebration Park, Allen’s Heritage Village, and many shopping outlets and event centers; the city is chock-full of things to do.
There are three sports teams in the city, all of which play at the Allen Event Center: the minor league Allen Americans (a hockey team), the Texas Revolution (football), and the Dallas Sidekicks (soccer). And interestingly, the most expensive high school stadium in the nation was built in Allen.
Allen’s economic output per expertise and specialized skills center predominantly on Retail Trade, Tech Service, and Manufacturing. And its median household income is above $100,000 per year.
Energy Companies Hiring in the Area
Allen’s recent population growth has been awe-inspiring. One item that has helped it grow so fast is the availability of nearby employment. The energy industry has offered many of these jobs, being that the Barnett Shale is in close proximity, as are the headquarters of some of the world’s largest energy companies. The Barnett Shale is one of the largest oil and gas fields in the U.S., and employs many in the energy services sector. Here are some prime examples:
Merit Energy has been named one of the Top 100 Places to Work for 7 years in a row. With over 500 field employees, Merit is a leading energy employer in the gas and oil exploration and production area.
Solar Turbines is a global designer and fabricator of power storage and production technologies. Their products are used to supply onsite power to large industrial and manufacturing facilities. These are typically gas-burning generators which provide electricity to the facility.
Atmos Energy supplies natural gas to over 1,400 communities via a multitude of pipelines and substations. Due to the enormity of their pipeline system, they are on a constant hiring spree to help maintain the integrity of the network.
Williams is of tremendous importance to the area, as they employ more than 5,000 people. Williams is active in the Barnett Shale, with both drilling and pipeline installations. With such a large workforce, turnover is inevitable, so you can always find job opportunities with the large energy company.
Contacting the Utility Company in Allen
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Allen Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Allen Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Allen Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Allen Texas, click here.