Power to choose has been a big win for Alvarado electricity consumers. It can also be a mine field with some shady business practices and shady offerings.
Our free service helps Texans navigate this tricky market. Vault Electricity is not an electricity provider. We are a place to find all of the trusted electricity brands in Texas. Did you know that there are dozens of electricity companies that offer electric service in Alvarado? Many of these companies offer questionable electricity plans that fail to deliver on their promises. Also, many of these companies pop up overnight and are in business for only a short time
That’s where we come in. Vault Electricity offers our free electricity rate comparison service to Texans to find the lowest rate electricity in Alvarado and also to avoid being take advantage of.
Featured Electricity Rates In Alvarado, Texas
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Top Alvarado Electricity Rates 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 >>>
Renewing Your Energy Contract
You should start shopping for a new electricity plan a month or two before your current plan expires. If you find a rate great deal you can lock it in before your current plan expires. You can switch to a new provider and set the start date up to 60 days in the future to match your current expiration date.
Your provider will start contacting you to ask you to enroll in a new plan with them as your contract expiration date draws near. You should compare the offer you receive with rates being offered by other companies before you accept the new deal.
Don’t make the mistake of letting your contract expire without getting on a new plan with them or another provider. You might end up on a variable month-to-month plan and you will probably be paying a higher rate than you want.
Tips for Comparing Electric Companies in Alvarado
If you want to make sure you are getting the best energy plan for your situation, the most important thing you should do is to make sure you are comparing rates for the appropriate usage level. Once you enroll in a plan, your real-world average electricity rate depends, in most cases, on the exact amount of kilowatt hours of electricity you use each billing month.
All electricity providers in Texas are required to publish their electricity rates at three benchmark usage levels. This is mandated in the standard discloser documents required by the state.
If you are moving to an apartment, make sure to compare rates for 500 kWhs. If you live in a house, you should be looking at the 1000 kWh or 2000 kWh rates depending on the size of your house.
If you don’t account for you typical electricity usage, you could pick the wrong plan. The company with the cheapest electricity rate at 2000 kWhs is rarely the same company with the best rate for 500 kWh.
Sources of Alvarado Electricity
The most important single source of electricity in Alvarado is natural gas. Natural gas power plants generate more than half of Texas electricity output.
Coal, nuclear, wind, solar and geothermal make up most of the remainder of electricity used in Alvarado. Most of the wind electricity in Texas is generated by the wind turbines that have proliferated in the western plains of Texas.
The price of natural gas largely drives Alvarado, TX electricity rates. Movements in the natural gas market can have a large impact on Texas electricity rates.
The cost structure of power generated by wind turbines is different than electricity created by traditional power plants. The cost of generating wind power is largely realized up front. This means that most of the expense happens early in the lifecycle of a project when the equipment is built and installed. After that, the cost of maintenance and upkeep is negligible. And wind, unlike natural gas or coal, is free.
This means that the cost of wind power is largely influence by technology improvements that have steadily brought down the cost of wind turbines while also making them more efficient at turning wind into electricity. The wind industry has also benefited greatly from generous government subsidies.
We Didn’t Know This About Alvarado, Texas
Alvarado is the oldest city in Johnson County. Recently, demographers clocked the population at about 4,100. This meant that at the time of measurement, Alvarado was the 402nd largest city in Texas. On the map, Alvarado is close to both Fort Worth and Dallas–10 miles for Fort Worth and 35 miles for Dallas.
In the past, the economy of Alvarado was driven by agriculture, but it has since made the shift to a more industrial-based structure. Sabre Tubular Structures is a powerhouse in the local economy. Drilling in the Barnett Shale, pipelines, and the production of natural gas has been very productive for Alvarado’s local economy here recently.
The median household income for an Alvarado citizen is below the state average at $47,000. Unemployment is just slightly below the normal state rank. Some of the most common jobs include: Drilling, Mining, Production, Quarrying, Administration Support, Waste Management, Construction, Wholesale Trade, and Material Moving.
The most common degrees for citizens are in Registered Nursing, General Studies, and Business. The majority of these degrees are obtained at Southwestern Adventist University. According to other data, about 10% over the age of 25 go on to get a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Alvarado.
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Alvarado Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Alvarado Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Alvarado Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Alvarado Texas, click here.