Whether you’ve recently relocated to Del Rio Texas or you are just looking to lower your electricity bill, Vault electricity is your go-to source for comparing electric providers. Here you will find the best plans from the most trusted electric companies in Texas.
There are over a dozen electric companies that provide service in Del Rio. Refine your search and find the plan that fits your situation by using our electricity rate selection tool.
Not only will you find cheap Del Rio TX electricity rates here, but there are several other plan features that may be important to you. Plans may include:
- 100% Renewable Energy
- Free Nights
- Free Weekends
- No Credit Check
- Month-to-month no contract plans
- Rewards programs
- Charitable giving plans
It’s all listed here. Our business is helping Texans find the lowest cost electricity plan and holding onto their hard earned money.
Featured Electricity Rates In Del Rio, Texas
When Should I Prepare to Renew my Electricity Plan?
Don’t make the mistake of going off contract. If the contract on your current plan expires, your provider will gladly keep you on as a customer. But, usually, you will be transitioned to a monthly plan at a rate that is much higher than you before. Don’t find yourself in a situation where you are suddenly paying more than you had been for the same electricity.
The best thing to do is to begin shopping for a new plan as early as 60 days prior to the end of your current contract. With most providers you can enroll in a new plan with a start date as much as 60 days in the future.
If you find a rate that is better than what you are already paying you should consider enrolling in that plan. That allows you to lock in that great price; even if the start date is a couple of months away.
For commercial electricity plans, you need to plan a bit further out. Give us a call and we can discuss your options – especially if rates have moved higher.
Electricity Rates Have Moved Higher – What Should I Do?
Remember, Texas electricity rates go up and down a lot. You may find that the whole market has moved higher and all of the rates being offered in by everyone are higher than your current contract. If this happens you can be patient, wait, and watch the market until your current plan expiration date is a little closer to see if rates go down.
Keep in mind, though, that if electricity rates for the whole market have moved higher, your rate too will go higher once your current plan expires. In this case you are still better off choosing from the cheapest plan currently available. Otherwise, you could be paying even more once your current plan ends.
Interesting Factoids on Del Rio, Texas:
Del Rio is a city that has a population of 36,000. It is home to Laughlin Air Force Base, which was built in 1943 under the name and function of an Army Air Field. It was closed down and reopened for the purpose of flight training for the Air Force and is still in use in Del Rio. The population on base is a little under 3,000 total.
According to data, about 12% of people obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Del Rio. And about 22% get their high school diploma. And for most who go onto get a secondary education, the majority choose to study to be a Nurse or Automobile Mechanic. Cosmetology is a frequently owned certificate as well.
The median household income was about $41,000, which is below the national and state average. The highest paid job is in the legal profession, and the most common was in sales and administration.
Some famous people have either lived or grown up in Del Rio. One of the most famous people who have lived in the city was actress Jessica Alba, while her dad was stationed in Laughlin Air Force Base. And a few movies were shot or based in Del Rio. The two most known films are Texas, based on the novel by Michener, and No Country For Old Men, which used Del Rio as a central setting and location in the film.
Comparing Electricity Plans for Del Rio Apartments:
Our electricity rate comparison tool has a feature that allows you to select the size of your home. Make sure you use this feature to set your home size to ‘Apartment’. This will show you the rate for each plan based on 500 kWhs of usage. If you choose a plan based on a higher rate of usage, you may end up with a plan that’s all wrong for you.
If you’re moving to new apartment, you’re already having to pay a deposit for the unit. So, you really don’t want to be paying another deposit just to get the lights turned on. No deposit electricity is affordable and very easy to get. Take a look at our no credit check electricity plans.
Del Rio Electricity Rates Can Be Confusing
Electricity providers in Del Rio are free to set their own electricity rates. After all, that is what it means to have a competitive market. But there is a lot more that goes into an electricity rate than you may realize. Very few companies these days set their electricity rates as an all-in bundled rate. Most often, the advertised rate is an average rate that factors in all of the various costs, fees, and tiered costs. For this reason, there is usually a different rate for 1000 kWhs usage than there is for 2000 kWh usage; even within the same plan.
Here is an example from a typical plan you may find offered in Del Rio. There are five cost components that go into the electricity rate calculation for this plan:
- 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
These are the charges that make up the cost of your electric bill. You will note that a couple of these charges are fixed charges ($7.95 per month and $3.42 per month). These will not change each month regardless of how many or how few kWhs you use. As a result of this, your average electricity rate will tend to be lower when you use more kWhs because that fixed cost is averages out across more kWhs.
One of the items is actually a credit rather than a cost. Notice this credit applies as soon as you use 2000 kWh in a billing cycle. This results in an average electricity rate that dips as soon as you hit 2000 kWh in usage.
The average electricity rates for this plan are:
- 11.8¢/kWh @500 kWh
- 10.6¢/kWh @1000 kWh
- 8.1¢/kWh @2000 kWh
How to Reach the Utility Company in Del Rio:
AEP Contact Information:
For power outages in Del Rio Texas, please call AEP at 1-866-223-8508. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Del Rio Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Del Rio Texas, click here.