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The only way to know for sure which provider has the cheapest electricity rates in Eagle Pass, TX today is to compare electric rates and plans side-by-side. That can be hard to do with so many different options to choose from. Here we have provided all the tools you need to make the best decision for your situation.
Our electricity rate comparison tool is completely free to use and makes shopping for electricity much easier. Enter your zip code and see a list of electricity plans from the major electric companies in Eagle Pass. You will see the rates for all plans along with the estimated monthly bill for your home size. You will also be able to view special deals and plan details.
Apply filters to find green energy plans, monthly plans, no deposit plans, or whatever your situation requires. Enrollment can be done easily online or over the phone.
Featured Electricity Rates In Eagle Pass, Texas
At What Point Should I Renew My Electricity Plan?
Don’t make the mistake of going off contract. If the contract on your current residential electricity plan expires, your provider will gladly keep you on as a customer at a higher rate. You will be transitioned to a monthly plan at a rate that is most likely higher than you before. Don’t find yourself suddenly paying more than you had been for the same electricity.
Our recommendation is to begin shopping for a new plan as much as 60 days before your current contract ends. Usually, 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 switching providers and enrolling in that plan with a future start date. That allows you to lock in that great price; even if the start date is a couple of months away.
As for commercial electricity plans, you will want to plan even further out if rates have moved up since your current plan started.
What Should I Do if Electricity Rates Have Moved Higher?
Remember, Texas electricity rates go up and down a lot. You may find that electricity rates for every provider have moved higher and all of the rates being offered in by everyone are higher than your current contract. If this happens you can just 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.
Where does Eagle Pass electricity come from?
Electricity in Eagle Pass comes from three primary sources of power; fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable power consisting mainly of wind power.
Coal – Coal was once the biggest source of power in Texas by a large margin. Today environmental considerations, EPA regulations, and the falling prices of natural gas and wind power have contributed to a decline in coal as a source of electricity in Eagle Pass and the rest of the state.
Natural Gas – Natural gas today is the preferred fuel for power plants that feed the Texas grid and provide power to Eagle Pass. Improvements in fracking techniques have resulted in an profusion of easily available natural gas. Natural gas is also a preferred source of electricity because it is easy to quickly increase up production at a power plant that burns natural gas. This allows grid operators to more easily balance available electricity supply with demand on the grid.
Wind Energy – Wind power is the biggest source of renewable power in Texas. Most of the state’s wind turbines are in west Texas.
Solar – Solar power is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in Eagle Pass and is expected to increase substantially over the next decade.
Nuclear Power – Nuclear power accounts for less than 5% of the electricity capacity for the state of Texas.
Eagle Pass, Texas – Did you know?
On the map, Eagle Pass is right next to the Mexican border on the southwestern corner of Texas. Because of its location, it was originally founded as an outpost during the Mexican-American war. It has been said to be the first settlement alongside the Rio Grande. It gets its name from its eagle-shaped terrain.
Eagle Pass is a relatively isolated city, meaning that the nearest Texas city with a population of more than 50,000 is Laredo, which is about 100 miles away.
The median income for each household is about $43,000 which is below the Texas average. Including the property value averages, $134,000. The population is predominantly hispanic in Eagle Pass and totals about 29,000.
About 66% of people over the age of 25 have a highschool diploma in the city. 16% of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and about 14% are unemployed in that same age range (over 25).
For things to do in the city (or nearby), planning a trip to Maverick County Lake is always a good idea for those who like the water. Also, keep in the mind that Mexico is right there, and can be accessed for many fun destinations as well.
What Is the Cheapest Electricity Provider in Eagle Pass?
No company always has the cheapest electricity rates in Eagle Pass, TX, just like no company always has the most expensive electricity. Electricity providers are constantly changing the rates they offer on their electricity plans. Also, these rates differ from one part of Texas to the next, even within the same plan.
That’s why the only way to make sure you are getting the lowest rate on electricity is to compare providers and compare often. When you are moving its obviously an excellent time to select the cheapest provider and lock in a good rate on a one year contract.
But after the end of that contract, you shouldn’t just assume that company still has the cheapest rates. Come back here at see who has the new best rate. There is a very good chance, it will be someone else. Switching electricity providers is a quick easy process. When you choose a new provider, they will handle all of the logistics and you will not have any interruption in service. There’s really no reason not to switch to the new cheapest electricity provider and save money.
How Do I Contact the Eagle Pass Power Company?
AEP Contact Information:
For power outages in Eagle Pass Texas, please call AEP at 1-866-223-8508. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Eagle Pass Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Eagle Pass Texas, click here.