Dickinson Electricity Rates for Movers and Savers
If you are moving to Dickinson we know it can be overwhelming moving into a new home. With so many things to do, choosing an electric company can be pushed to the back burner until the last minute.
Because of this many people end up just calling the electric company whose name they already know or asking someone “who provides electricity in Dickinson?” But that can be a mistake.
“Power to choose” in Texas means that Dickinson has many electricity providers who are competing to win your business as a customer. This means you can lower you’re your light bill by comparing and selecting the electricity provider who has the cheapest rate.
Do you feel like your electricity bills are higher than they should be? We have good news for you. You can most likely save on your energy bills simply switching to a cheaper electricity provider. Electricity providers in Dickinson are very aggressive about winning new customers. This creates a competitive environment where companies know they have to offer the lowest rates to get new customers.
Featured Electricity Rates In Dickinson, Texas
If you are an existing customer, however, they hope that you will not take the time to shop for a better rate. As a result of this, new customers often get better rates than existing customers are paying. The longer you’ve been with your provider, the more likely it is that you are overpaying for electricity.
We’re here to save you both time and money by putting your options together in one easy to read and easy to compare format. Compare rates and plan features across multiple electricity providers with Vaultelectricity.com
Top Dickinson Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 36||8.4¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||9.6¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Veteran & Active Military 12||11.5¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.2¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||13.9¢/kWh|
|Champion||Champ Saver 12||13.6¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Reliant Clear Flex||14.2¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 16||8.9¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Flex Saver||12.9¢/kWh|
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How Does the Electricity Get to Dickinson, Texas?
The electric company you choose when you shop for electricity is not the company that delivers the electricity to your home. In Texas that job is performed by the regional transmission & distribution utilities (TDU). In Dickinson this utility is Oncor. Oncor is responsible for maintaining the poles and wires, responding to outages and doing whatever it takes to make sure your electricity gets to you. It doesn’t matter who you choose as your electric company, the TDU will deliver it.
The electric company whose name is on your bill is called a retail electricity provider (REP). The REP’s role is to purchase power from the grid and sell it to you. Your bill will include standard pass through fees from Oncor. These fees are the same for everyone in the Oncor delivery area no matter what REP they use.
What this means is that electricity providers are primarily competing on electricity rates. They aren’t competing on quality or reliability of service since they don’t even deliver your electricity.
What You Should Know About Dickinson, Texas
The city of Dickinson, Texas lies within Galveston County. Last estimated, the population was 20,300, which means it ranks 133rd for most populous city in the state. The population growth has been steadily rising for the past decade. The land that would come to comprise Dickinson was owned by a man named John Dickinson (and to whom the namesake is given). Once the Galveston-Houston Electric Railway began making multiple stops in Dickinson on a regular basis, Dickinson would grow in size as a direct result. For things to do in the city, the Paul Hopkins Park, the Bayou Wildlife Zoo, the Dickinson Railroad Museum, and the Linh Son Buddhist Temple are all great places to check out in the area, as well as for learning a little bit more about the city.
The household median income for the city was about $70,300 when last checked. The cost of living is below the average as well, making for a good combination for citizens wanting to earn more money. Unemployment is about average in the city, and the most common jobs are in Construction, Production, Office Support, and Education.
The most common degrees earned for Dickinson citizens is in Accounting, Business, Nursing, and Environmental Design. The majority of these degrees are earned at the University of Houston.
No Deposit Electricity Plans in Dickinson
No deposit electricity plans are the most common request from people who visit our site. Electricity providers will run a credit check as part of the enrollment process to determine your eligibility to qualify for a no deposit electricity plan.
If you credit score doesn’t meet a certain threshold, you will be asked to pay a deposit. The amount of the deposit depends on the policies of the electric provider and the historical electricity usage of the address you are getting service for.
What’s the Deal with the Electricity Plan EFLs?
After you’ve found a plan that you think will work well for you, you should always review the plan’s EFL (Electricity Facts Label) before signing up. The EFL is a PUC required form that discloses to the customer in detail what is included with their electricity plan. It contains a breakdown of all the costs and fees that are a part of your electricity plan.
If there are cancellation fees, you will see them listed in the EFL. You will also find a table that lists all pricing levels and fixed fees that go into calculating your final energy bill.
Be aware of how the average rates are calculated. Some plans will include bill credits that only apply once you reach a certain usage level in a billing cycle. These are designed to give the plan its cheapest electricity rate at exactly one of the benchmark usage levels that people use for comparison purposes. But if your usage for any given billing cycle doesn’t fall within that range, you may find that your real electricity rate is much higher than advertised.
Some companies use these gimmicks to make their plan looks cheaper against other electricity companies when compared at the 2000 kWh or 1000 kWh levels. But in the real world it’s impossible to use a specific amount of electricity every month. Plans that use this trick are unpredictable and rarely the right choice for consumers.
Contact the Utility Company to Report an Electricity Outage
CenterPoint Contact Information:
For power outages in Dickinson Texas, please call CenterPoint at 1-800-332-7143. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Dickinson Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view a map of current CenterPoint power outages, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Dickinson Texas, click here.