Vault Electricity is your one stop resource for comparing Bay City electricity providers, finding the cheapest electricity rates, and enrolling in a plan that fits your needs.
We have put all the information you need to make an informed choice in one place. All of the energy names you are familiar with (and many you may not be) are included in our electricity rate comparison tool.
Price is just one consideration when searching for an energy plan. Texas electric companies compete to win your business by offering innovative plans tailored to your needs.
With our electricity rate comparison tool, you can search for a list of providers who offer service in your area. You can sort and filter the list to find exactly the features you are looking for.
Featured Electricity Plans For Bay City, Texas
What Does Power To Choose Electricity Mean?
It means Texas electricity consumers, in most parts of the state, are not required to get their electricity from a monopoly electricity provider. Electricity companies that provide power to Bay City are in constant competition with each other to win customers. This can be very beneficial for energy consumers. But it does require you to act and be proactive about understanding what your options are.
There are a few older energy companies in Texas that predate deregulation in Texas. Because they are brand names with aggressive advertising campaigns, many people just assume that these companies are the only option for electricity in their area. You should understand that these companies are just one among many consumers may choose.
Sometimes these big brand name providers offer the cheapest rate in the market. Often, however, there are better electricity rates to be found elsewhere. You just need to take the time to shop and compare.
Electricity rates are constantly changing. Be vigilant and on the lookout for great offers.
Top Bay City Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 36||8.3¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||10.1¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Veteran & Active Military 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.5¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||14.4¢/kWh|
|Champion||Champ Saver 12||13.6¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Reliant Clear Flex||14.4¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 16||8.7¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Flex Saver||13.5¢/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 >>>
Why Do Bay City Electric Companies Run Credit Checks?
Retail companies make money by buying a product and selling it for a markup. Bay City electricity providers must buy the electricity they resell to consumers. Even if a customer doesn’t pay their light bill to the electric provider, the company must still pay the producers of the electricity.
Power producers such as power plants and wind turbine operators sell the power they produce wholesale in the grid. Retail electricity providers then buy this power and resell it to their customers. Their profit margins can be quite slim.
If a customer fails to pay their electric bill the provider has just lost the cost of the electricity they provided. Companies run credit checks as a to reduce risks. If they feel that someone is a greater risk of default, they will as for a deposit to protect themselves from lose.
About Bay City, Texas
As the seat of Matagorda County, Bay City’s population totals about 17,500 individuals. It was founded in 1894 and gets it name from its geographic location on Bay Prairie. On the map it is nearest Houston and Corpus Christi. It is in near proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Colorado River of Texas.
Some major attractions of Bay City are its Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, which offers the scenic sights of wildlife alongside the Colorado River of Texas (the 18th longest river in the United States).
There must be something in the water because Bay City is home to three Olympic gold medalists: Charles Austin for the men’s high jump, Joe DeLoach for the 200m sprint, and Mal Whitfield for the 800m sprint. In addition, a plethora of professional athletes can claim Bay City, Texas as their hometown.
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry comprise the majority of specialized skills in the Bay City area, due to its closeness to the Gulf of Mexico. And overall, the median household income for citizens is close to $41,000.
The weather is hot and humid during the summer and has relatively mild winters.
Comparing Electricity Plans For Bay City Apartments
If you are looking for electricity for your Bay City apartment, make sure you are comparing rates for 500 kHw not 1000 kWhs or 2000 kWhs. 500 kWhs is closer to the average monthly electricity usage for an apartment.
Some plans will look good at the higher usage levels but be much more expensive for people who consume less electricity. Avoid plans where you pay a flat rate per 1000 kWh.
For example, a plan may be listed as 10¢ per kWh for 1000 kWh. If that plan is structured as a flat cost of $100 per 1000 kWh it would be a bad deal for someone who only uses 500 kWh per month. They would still pay the same $100 but the average rate would be 20¢ per kWh ($100 / 500)
What Will I Need to Enroll in New Electricity Service?
You need to have some information at the ready for your enrollment. You will need to make sure you have the full address where you need service. Electricity providers in Texas use something called an ESID to identify service addresses. The electricity company can almost always get this number by looking it up from the address you provide. If they can’t find it, they may ask you for this information. You should be able to find it on the last electric bill for your address.
You will be asked for a date when you want service to begin. This would be your move in date or the date you need the lights turned on if you are moving to a new place. If you are switching providers, select a date that corresponds to the end of your current contract if you are under one. If you aren’t under a contract, then just pick whatever date you want. The sooner the better if your new plan has a better electricity rate than your current on. Holidays and weekends may affect the dates that are available for service turn on.
You will also need to provide information that the electric provider will use for the credit check process. This will include either your social security number or driver’s license number. Sometimes they will ask for a current of even a previous address.
Contacting Utility Companies in Bay City
AEP Contact Information:
For power outages in Bay City Texas, please call AEP at 1-866-223-8508. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Bay City Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.
Smart Electricity Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Bay City Texas, click here.