Unlike many parts of the country, people who live in Burkburnett have the power to choose their electricity provider. Competition has been a success for the Texas electricity market. When electric companies compete to offer the lowest electricity rate, it’s the consumers that win.
Whether you are a new arrival, or a long term resident of Burkburnett can benefit from comparing electricity providers.
Finding the cheapest electricity rate in Burkburnett is not as easy as you may think. It’s best to get all the information from the leading electricity providers in one place. In that way you can compare all the plans and rates across multiple providers.
The Vault electricity rate comparison tool is built to make your search for an electricity provider easier. Aside from the lowest electricity rate, there are many other factors that might influence your decision on who to choose to provide your electricity.
Featured Electricity Rates In Burkburnett, Texas
Our comparison tool allows you to filter for plans with features that are important to you. This may mean filtering for only green energy plans or filtering for only 6 month electricity plans or only no deposit electricity plans.
Keep reading to learn more about how to select a plan that works best for you. Or, enter your zip code above and begin your search now.
Who Is the Utility Company in Burkburnett?
If you are like a lot of people, you probably assume that the electric provider you choose is the company responsible for delivering your power. But that’s not really how Texas electricity works. The structure of the market separates companies that transmit & deliver electricity from those that sell the electricity to the public.
In Burkburnett the job of delivering electricity to your home goes to the regional utility Oncor. If your power goes out, you will call Oncor not the company you pay your bill to.
The companies that advertise and sell electricity plans are called retail electricity providers. They have the names you are familiar with like TXU and Reliant and they just sell you your electricity. They don’t have to worry about how it gets to you. That’s the job of the transmission and distribution utilities.
Your energy bill will contain passthrough fees from Oncor to pay for their service. All Retail electricity providers are charged these same fees and pass them through to end consumers of electricity.
Top Burkburnett 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|
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Let Us Explain the Burkburnett Electricity Rates
Because of the way most Burkburnett, TX electricity plans are structured, you can never really know ahead of time exactly what your electricity rate will be from one month to the next. If a plan’s pricing includes a fixed monthly billing charge (and most do) along with per kWh fees it will make your all-in electricity rate higher if you don’t usage as much electricity for the month. Your average rate will be lower if you use more power. If you think this sounds confusing, you’re not alone.
Here is one example of a Burkburnett electricity plan that was recently on the market. This plan was advertised with an electricity rate of 8.1¢/kWh. But that is true only if you use exactly 2000 kWh per month. Your electricity rate would be 10.1¢/kWh if you used 1999kWh for the month.
Here’s how that happens. The plan’s EFL (electricity facts label) lists the following price structure.
- Energy Rate = 5.80 ¢ per kWh
- Base Charge = $7.95 per month
- TDU Electric Delivery Charge = $3.42 per month
- TDU Electric Delivery Charge = 3.697 ¢ per kWh
- Credit for Billing cycle for usage greater than 2000 kWh = $40 per month
The electricity rate for the plan at the three advertised usage levels are:
- 11.8¢/kWh @500 kWh
- 10.6¢/kWh @1000 kWh
- 8.1¢/kWh @2000 kWh
The big decline in the electricity rate at the 2000 level is due almost entirely to the $40 credit that kicks in at 2000 kWh for the month. Fall 1 kWh short and your bill along with your electricity rate jumps.
One important item that we must mention is that the delivery charges for cheap commercial electricity plans can be very high. In fact, they are often much higher than the energy rate.
What you need to know about Burkburnett, Texas
A city that is nicknamed Boomtown, U.S.A., Burkburnett is a smaller city with a population of about 11,200 people. It is ranked 216th in total size. It lies within Wichita County and it is close to Wichita Falls and the Oklahoma Border. The land was first settled by ranchers, and in a few years the city had a general store and a post office. The land was eventually sold off by the wealthy proprietor Samuel Burk Burnett, and the nearby land was purchased by railroad developers. The name of Burkburnett comes from that same rancher who sold the property. President Theodore Roosevelt was the one who named the city, shortly after he got back from a wolf hunt. The city was relatively prosperous until the Great Depression which really affected the overall economy of Burkburnett–of course, Burkburnett wasn’t unique in that respect; the whole country was reeling after the Depression. But once Sheppard Air Force Base was established, the community started to rally around the influx of resources and people that were attracted to the city again.
Currently the median household income is around $50,200. That is below the state average, but the cost of living is extremely cheap in the area. The populace is well-educated, unemployment is average, and the crime is higher than the state average.
Electricity plans have Early Termination Fees (ETFs)
Early Termination Fees (ETFs) are often misunderstood, largely as a result of the fact that they vary from one electricity provider to another.
You may be charged an Early Termination Fee if you switch to another electric company before your existing contract has expired. The early termination fee amount can be found in each plan’s Electricity Facts Label document.
ETFs are usually not assessed if you move to a new address before the contract end date has been reached. In this case, you are normally asked to provide proof to the electric provider of your new residence. This proof can be a recent utility bill with your name and new address printed on it, or some other document that clearly proves you have relocated.
When choosing the cheapest electricity rate in Burkburnett, read through the electricity plan’s Terms of Service document for specific details if you think you may not be able to complete the electricity contract.
Contact info for the power company in Burkburnett:
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Burkburnett Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Burkburnett Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Burkburnett Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Burkburnett Texas, click here.