Austin electricity providers are competing for your business. One of the many great things about living in Texas is electric choice. In Austin, you can compare electricity rates to find the best deal. But this is not always as easy as it may sound.
The Vault electricity rate comparison tool puts all the information you need to make an informed choice in one place. Simply enter your zip code and we will provide you with the list of electricity providers and plans for you area. You can compare electricity rates and plan features to find the plan that works best for your needs.
Enrollment is fast and easy. For each plan you have the option to either enroll online or via phone.
When you select an electricity provider, what you are really doing is selecting the company that will buy electricity from the Texas wholesale electricity market and resell the electricity to you. These companies are known as Retail Electricity Providers. They are the name on your electric bill. However, they are not the company that actually delivers electricity to you.
Featured Plans From Austin, Texas Electric Companies
Which Electric Company Delivers Power in Austin?
The job of delivering electricity to Texas addresses belongs to the regional utility companies (called TDUs). Most of Austin is not deregulated, but some of the outlying areas are. The TDU for the deregulated sections of Austin is Oncor. Regardless of who you buy your power from, Oncor will deliver the power to your home if you are deregulated.
Oncor is responsible for maintaining the powerlines in a large part of the state of Texas including parts of Austin. If your lights go out in Austin call Oncor. Oncor passes fees along through your electric bill.
No matter what Texas electricity provider you choose, there will be passthrough fees on your bill to pay Oncor for maintaining the lines and delivering the power. These pass through fees are the same for everyone in the Oncor delivery area regardless of your electric company.
Top Austin 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 >>>
Moving to Austin?
As the capital city of the Lone Star State and the seat of Travis County, Austin is one of the most populous cities in Texas. On the map, Austin is in the southeastern central portion of the state. The population is close to 951,000 total making it the 4th most populous city in the state and the 11th largest in the country. In fact, Austin is the fastest growing city in the entire nation. And because of the considerable amount of people coming to the city, it has some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Many young people pack up and come to Austin for the culture and the many things to do.
There are many city tours available, by water or bike, as well as brewery tours and scenic sights. And if seeing live music is your thing, Austin is considered the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Austin, Texas actually has the most concentration of live music venues in the nation. And many other cool aspects of the city: the museums, Lady Bird Lake, and the State Capitol to name a few.
The Cyclist Lance Armstrong is from Austin. Also, NFL Quarterbacks Drew Brees and Nick Foles are from the capital city, graduationg from Westlake High School. Go Chaps! Actor Ethan Hawke was born in Austin too. And really, the list goes on. There are many notable past and present residents of Austin.
Energy Savings Tips to Reduce Your Electric Bill
You can, no doubt, guess which appliance in your Austin home uses the most electricity. By far, it’s your air conditioning system.
Having an improperly maintained air conditioning system can generate unnecessarily high energy bills. Fortunately, keeping these energy hungry units in peak working order is easy to do.
Regularly replacing your air filters is an obvious win. The filters are inexpensive and easy to change. Routinely replacing air filters can help make sure that the a/c unit is not working harder than it needs to push the air through the ducts. This increased air flow will make it much easier and less energy intensive for the compressor to do its work. Less energy consumption translates to lower electricity bills, and a cooler home.
Energy Companies Hiring in Austin
Austin prides itself on being environmentally mindful, actively encouraging businesses and homes in Austin to utilize energy efficiency strategies, as well as using renewable energy sources to help reduce the amount of electricity is being used within the city. So, it should come as no surprise that many of the energy related jobs in Austin have to do with renewable energy.
Here are just a few of the many job openings in Austin’s energy industry:
Navigant works closely with energy companies to help them comply with ever changing energy regulation. They are currently searching for an energy system managing consultant.
ION Solar is one of the fastest growing private energy companies in the nation. They are looking for sales representatives to help educate the public of the electricity cost savings of solar panels.
Momentum Solar helps customers reduce their monthly electricity bills with the installation of solar panels. They are looking for solar energy sales consultants to educate prospective customers of the amount of savings they could see on their monthly electric bill.
Tesla is currently stating a need of energy advisors to educate their potential clients about the importance of owning electric cars and using solar energy.
Energy Logix of Texas has openings for commercial HVAC/R sales representatives to help their clients get an understanding of the electricity cost savings they can expect with proper maintenance of their HVAC systems.
Cheapest Green Energy Electric Plans for Austin
If you are looking for a green energy plan in Austin, we’ve got you covered.
Using our filtering functionality, you can filter for only 100% green energy plans. You won’t even have to pay a lot more to get them. The cost of generating wind and solar power has fallen significantly in recent years. It is not uncommon to see green energy plans listed among the cheapest electricity rate in Austin.
Oncor Electricity Contact Information:
For power outages in Austin Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Austin Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Austin Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Electric Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Austin Texas, click here.