Thanks to Vault Electricity, it’s easier than ever to compare electricity providers in Athens, TX. In Texas, you have the power to choose your electricity provider. Along with this choice can come confusion. If you live in Texas, you have hundreds of electricity plans and dozens of companies to choose from.
Top Athens Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||5.1¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||5.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||6.8¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||8.3¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||11.4¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||11.3¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||9.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||5.1¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||11.0¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||11.8¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Premier 12||13.6¢/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 >>>
Started in 2009, Vault Electricity was among the first websites to sort out this confusion for you and lay out your options in a simple format. Enter your zip code to see your full list of options along with the key information you need to know about each plan.
In it you will find plans from every major electricity provider in Athens, TX along with rates, special promotions, cancelation fees and other important details around each plan.
Featured Plans From Athens, Texas Electric Companies
You will find the full range of plans offered by Texas electricity providers including, green energy plans, no deposit electricity plans, prepaid electricity plans, month-to-month plans and more.
Electricity rates in Texas change constantly. If you live in Athens and it has been a while since you have shopped for a new electricity plan, there is a very good chance that you are paying more than you should be to power your home.
If You Don’t Compare Electricity Rates, You Are Overpaying
If you haven’t looked at offers from other electricity providers recently, you are almost certainly paying more than you should be for power. With more than a dozen reputable electricity providers offering service in Athens TX, the chances that your current provider is offering you the lowest rate available are low.
Competition helps keep prices low for any market. This is just as true for the Texas electricity market. Electricity rates in Texas are constantly on the move. Providers are constantly attempting to undercut each other for position at the top of our list of the cheapest rates. 12 months is the most common plan length. But plans are available for contract lengths between 3 months and 36 months.
Once the term of your plan ends, you should expect that your light company will offer you another 12 month plan. While it’s possible that the rate on this 12 month plan is the lowest rate available from any provider, it’s probably not. That’s why you should compare this offer to other offers currently listed on Vault Electricity and choose the plan that works for you.
If you decided not to sign up for a new plan with your current provider, they will gladly keep you on with month to month pricing. This would be a mistake for you. You will almost surely be paying more than you should.
Cancelation Fees on Athens Electricity Plans
Cancelation fees are fairly common parts of an electricity contract in Texas. A typical cancelation fee for a 12 month plan is somewhere between $125 – $200. Some companies preferred to charge based on remaining months on the contract if you cancel. $20 per month is common in this case. These fees apply if you are switching providers, but they are usually waived if you are moving out.
About Athens, Texas
The 198th largest city in Texas, Athens has a population of 12,700 and resides in Henderson County. It has the nickname of “The Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World.” It was named after Athens, Alabama and has been recognized as one of the first retirement communities in Texas. The cost of living in the city is lower than the national average because of cheap housing, transportation, and high housing appreciation rates. And on the map, Athens is in the Northeastern part of the state; nearest major cities include: Tyler (33 miles), Garland (67 miles), and Dallas (69 miles).
The median household income is below the national average, and unemployment rates are about average. The most common occupations for the area include: Building and Grounds Cleaning, Production, Office Support, Food Preparation, Teaching, and Construction. The highest paying jobs tend to be in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation industries.
For education, about 80% of citizens by the age of 25 have received their high school diploma, and 20% get a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The most common degrees are Associate’s degrees from the Trinity Valley Community College: Liberal Arts, Registered Nursing, and General Drafting & Design Technology, being the most common.
Why Compare Athens Electricity Rates?
Electricity rates in Athens are constantly changing. The way to make sure you are getting the cheapest rate for your situation is to compare prices regularly and be willing to switch providers when you find a better deal from somewhere else.
No one provider is always the cheapest electricity provider for all situations. The energy market in Texas is too competitive for that. As a consumer, this works in your favor. Competition among electric companies keeps rates lower than they would be otherwise.
This does put the responsibility on the consumer, however, to make sure they are doing the homework and picking the best deal for their circumstances. We have listed your electricity provider options broken down by city, home size and other factors such as green energy vs. traditional energy.
Once you find the best fit for you, you can order right here online or over the phone.
Green Energy Electricity Plans
There are more renewable energy plans than ever available in Texas. Most Athens, TX electric companies offer at least one green energy plan. Green Mountain Energy, an electric company owned by the same parent company that owns Reliant, sells only 100% Green Energy plans. Look for the green energy icon among the electricity plan listings on Vault or filter to see only 100% green energy plans.
Contacting the Athens Utility Company
TXU/Oncor Utility Contact Information:
For power outages in Athens Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Athens Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Athens Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Electric Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Athens Texas, click here.