Cameron electricity companies are competing to offer you the lowest rate on electricity. Power to choose is just one of the many great things about living in Texas. In Cameron like much of the state, you can compare electricity rates to find the best deals for you. But with so many companies and offers in Cameron, it can be hard to be certain you are getting the best deal you can.
The Vault electricity rate comparison tool puts all the information you need to make the best choice in one place. Just enter your zip code and we will show you the electricity providers, rates and special deals available in Cameron. You can compare electricity rates and plan features to find the cheapest electricity rate in your city.
Enrollment is fast and easy. For each plan you have the option to either enroll online or via phone.
Featured Electricity Rates In Cameron, Texas
Top Cameron 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 >>>
Sources of Cameron Electricity
Traditionally, coal was the primary fuel for generating electricity in Texas. Today, Cameron and the rest of the state gets less than one fourth of their electricity from coal burning power plants. Regulations, environmental concerns and cheaper alternatives have steadily chipped away at the use of coal as a source for generating electricity in Texas.
Wind energy today is major contributor to the electricity grid that provides power to the homes and businesses of Cameron, TX. Wind has now passed coal as the second leading single source of Texas electricity. Technology and economies of scale have steadily brought down the price of wind generated electricity so that it is now closer to price parity with fossil fuel sources of power.
Natural gas now produces over half of all Cameron electricity. Natural gas is abundant and easier than ever to access using new fracking techniques. Texas is the largest producer of natural gas in the United States. Almost every new fossil fuel power plant built in Texas for some time has used natural gas as a fuel source. The low cost of natural gas has helped keep electricity prices down for the state of Texas over the past decade.
100% green energy plans are now a popular choice among consumers in Cameron. Green plans are often as cheap as the traditional alternatives.
No Deposit Electricity In Cameron
If you are reading this, you’ve probably been told you have to pay a deposit by one or more electric company. This is very common in Texas where electric companies routinely run credit checks before the will turn on service. There are a few ways you might be able to avoid paying that large deposit.
Every Texas electricity provider is free to have their own credit requirements. But they are required by the PUC to offer a deposit waiver for certain customers. If you have been asked to pay a deposit by one electricity provider, you can always try another one. Based on their own requirements, the second company could offer you a no deposit electricity plan or they could require for a smaller amount.
If you fall into any of these categories, you may be eligible to avoid a deposit:
- You are 65 years or older and not behind in payment with another electric provider
- Are medically indigent
- You are a victim of family violence
- Or you have recent history (past 24 months) of on-time payment with another electric provider
If any of these apply to you, you will have to provide proof to the electric company to obtain your waiver.
Prepaid Electricity Plans – An Alternative
Prepaid electricity plans are hot right now in Texas because they offer a number of advantages. They are a great way to get electricity without a deposit or credit check. We can help you get started today with a prepaid electricity plan. Call us at 855-564-1181
What You Need to Know About Cameron, Texas
The city of Cameron has about 5,500 total people who live within the city limits. This number means that Cameron ranks 332nd in the state. It is a part of Milam County and on the map, the city resides within the central-eastern part of the state. The nearest major cities are Temple (28 miles), Austin (60 miles), and Houston (121 miles). In 1881, after many years of struggle to gain people and access to trade routes, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad ended up being built through Cameron. An influx of people and opportunity arrived, and the city was successfully incorporated by the year 1889.
Currently, the citizens are a pretty diverse crowd with Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American all making up the city’s relatively balanced collection of people. The cost of living is below the national average due to cheap housing and transportation, and at least 3 out of 4 people over the age of 25 have graduated high school. About 10% of those people have a Bachelor’s degree or more.
The average high temperatures throughout the calendar year range from the upper national averages to above the average during the winter months. Tornadoes, like most Texas cities, are frequent in Cameron.
When to Renew Your Electricity Contract
You should start looking out for a new electricity plan a couple of months before your current plan expires. If you find a rate that is too good to pass up, you can enroll in a plan with a start date up to 60 days in the future with some providers.
Your current provider will begin emailing you or sending you letters asking you to sign up for a new plan. You should compare the rates they are offering with rates being offered by other companies before you take them up on the offer.
You’ll want to avoid simply letting the plan elapse without getting on a new one. You might end up on a variable month-to-month plan and you will likely end up paying a higher rate than you should.
Oncor Is the Utility Company in Cameron
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Cameron Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Cameron Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Cameron Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Cameron Texas, click here.