Moving to Elgin, TX or Just Looking to Switch to a Cheap Electric Provider?
The good news is that you have a ton of options to choose from. Here you will find the cheapest energy plans from the electric companies that serve the Elgin area. Vault Electricity works with the most trusted and respected electricity providers in Texas to put the best plans and cheapest rates all in one place for you to shop and compare.
With so many options for electricity in Elgin, it is easy for consumers to become overwhelmed with choice. We’ve listed everything you need in one easy read format, so you can compare electricity rates and plans between multiple providers.
Filter by home size, contract length or other features so you can make sure you have the right plan for you.
Electricity rates in Elgin, TX update often. The only way to really know which company has the best rates in your area is to compare all the plans and providers in one place.
Featured Electricity Rates In Elgin, Texas
Can I Really Save on Electricity by Comparing Electricity Rates?
Millions of Texans can attest to the fact that you can substantially lower your utility bills by shopping for electricity. If you have always been with the same electric company, or you haven’t looked at rates in a long time, there is a very good chance that every year you are unnecessarily giving hundreds of extra dollars to the power company.
On average, the difference between the highest and lowest residential electricity plan for your area is 6-8¢ per kilowatt hour. For a home that uses 2000 kWh per month, this is $140 per month! This is $1680 per year you could be over paying.
There is real money to be saved by shopping for electricity. And, here on VaultElectricity.com, it only takes minutes to find the best plan for you. You can enroll online or over the phone and hang on to more of your own money.
Top Elgin Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Super Value 12||7.4¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver Bundled 12||8.1¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||7.5¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Simple 12||11.3¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||12.3¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.2¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver Select 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||7.6¢/kWh|
|Express Energy||Flash Bundled 12||7.4¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Crystal Clear 12 Preferred||13.9¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Reliant Power On 12||14.4¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||Autopay and Save 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 >>>
Renewing Your Elgin Electricity Plan
Collectively, Elgin electricity customers have leverage to keep energy prices down, they have the power to switch providers to whatever provider is offing the cheapest electricity rates. This keeps electric companies on their toes.
Electricity providers want to keep you as a customer for life. And they will charge you as much as you are willing to pay. Your job is to make them work to earn your business by demanding lower rates.
About two months or so before the expiration of your electricity plan, you will begin receiving renewal requests from your current electricity provider. They will offer you a new plan that will probably be at a different rate than your current plan.
This rate could be higher or lower than your current plan depending on the direction the market has moved since you signed your last contract.
You need to compare the rate they are offering with the rates offered by other electricity providers. Fortunately for you, you have a great resource right here with Vault Electricity to help you compare!
You can enroll in a new plan with a start date as far as 60 days out from the end of your current contract depending on the provider you choose.
A Short Guide to Elgin, Texas
The city of Elgin lies within two different counties: Bastrop and Travis. The population is about 9,700 according to recent estimates, and this puts the city as the 237th biggest city in the state of Texas. On the map it is in the central-eastern part of the state, next to Round Rock, Texas (21 miles) and Austin, Texas (23 miles).
According to sources about the city, it is named the “Sausage Capital of Texas,” as well as the “Brick Capital of the Southwest”. This last appellation has to do with the three brickyards that were in operation in the area. Currently, two of the three brickyards are still in operation. According to historical data, the city itself owes its establishment because the Colorado river flooded in 1869. This overflow made for alterations in the design of the nearby railroad, making a crucial junction near what would become Elgin. And the rest is history.
In addition to these interesting facts, some films and television shows were filmed in the Elgin area: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974, Varsity Blues in 1999, The New Guy in 2002, and the television show Fear the Walking Dead was filmed in Elgin at one point.
The cost of living in the city is a little bit above average.
Who Delivers Elgin Electricity?
You may not realize that the retail electric company you select doesn’t deliver the electricity to your home. Deregulation created separate roles for different types of companies within the Texas electricity market. This division of labor means that retail electricity providers don’t have the responsibility of delivering power.
The job of delivering power to your home belongs to companies called transmission and distribution utilities. These utilities have defined regions where they are responsible for maintaining the power lines and delivering the power to your home. If there is a power outage or a downed line, it is their crews that respond.
In the Elgin area, the TDU is ONCOR. They deliver electricity to every home and business in their region regardless of who the retail electricity provider is that sells the electricity to that address.
This makes it so much easier to select an electricity provider because it takes reliability of service out of the equation as a decision factor and allows consumers to focus purely on who has the cheapest electricity rats in Texas.
TXU/Oncor Power Company Contact Information:
For power outages in Elgin Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Elgin Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Elgin Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Electricity Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Elgin Texas, click here.