Not all Texas electricity providers are created equally. If you live in Farmers Branch, you have the power to choose your electric company. But comparing electricity rates and knowing which companies and which claims to trust can be hard when you are bombarded with advertising and gimmicky promotions. That’s why for over 10 years Vault Electricity has helped Texans pick from the confusing array of companies and plans available.
We’ve put all the resources you need at your fingertips, so you can make the right choice about your next electricity provider. A few minutes of research could help you save big on your electricity bill.
If you have never shopped for electricity in Farmers Branch before, this page will give you more information about how the electricity market in Texas works.
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Featured Electricity Rates In Farmers Branch, Texas
How Do the Farmers Branch Electricity Rates Get Determined?
There is a common misperception that your electricity rate determines how much you will pay on your electricity bill. The reality is that, in Texas, the dollar amount you pay on your electricity bill is used to calculate what your average electricity rate is. After the fact.
The electricity rates you see published by electricity providers are usually just estimates of what your electricity rate will be based on how much power you may use. When your first electricity bill arrives, your actual electricity rate is almost certain to be at least slightly different than the advertised rate. And it will likely be different each month.
Let’s take a look at an example of an electricity plan sold in Farmers Branch. It will illustrate how the advertised residential electricity rates are arrived at and how your real life rate could be much different than the marketed rate.
Believe it or not, this is actually one of the simpler rate structures for an electricity plan in Farmers Branch. They can get much more complicated.
- Energy Charge = $0.0486 per kWh
- Monthly Service Fee = $9.95 per month (per billing cycle for usage less than 1000 kWh)
- TDU Delivery Charge = $5.47 per month
- TDU Delivery Charge = $0.040716 per kWh
This plan consists of four components. One of them, the $5.47 charge is a flat fee added to your bill every month. It’s the same no matter how much power you use.
Another charge is a fixed monthly service fee of $9.95 that can go away if you use over a certain amount of electricity. These two fees ensure that your average electricity rate will always be different.
Under this pricing structure your electricity rate would be 10.5 cents per kWh when you use 999 kWh. If you use just one more kWh your effective electricity rate drops to 9.5 cents.
Commercial electricity rates are broken down differently. The largest difference is that the TDU Delivery fee is much larger. In fact, it is often the largest part of the bill by far.
Top Farmers Branch 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 >>>
Cliffs Notes Guide to Farmers Branch, Texas
Nicknamed “The City in a Park,” Farmers Branch, Texas is a city within Dallas County. Last checked, the population was about 37,100 total, meaning that the city ranked 89th in total population size in the whole state. Recent trends in growth point to signs that it will soon rank even lower, probably in the 70’s for most populous city in the state before long. The city got its nickname because it has 28 parks within its 12 square mile area. On the map it is in Northeastern Texas about 4 miles from Carrollton and 10 miles from Dallas. And because of the city’s close proximity to Dallas, the local economy of Farmers Branch reaps the benefits of the vibrant city it is closely connected with.
The city itself was founded in the 1850’s and incorporated in 1946. It gets its name from William Cochran, one of the first owners of the land, who recognized the vast potential and the healthy soil of the farmlands of the area. And although its emphasis has switched from an agricultural-based focus, the economy is still robust and rich in potential.
According to a recent report, the top employers for the city of Farmers Branch are JPMorgan Chase Investment Services, IBM Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, Telvista, TDIndustries, Haggar Clothing Company, and Encore Enterprises, to name a few.
Energy Companies in Farmers Branch Are Hiring
Farmers Branch has recently seen an influx of solar panel companies moving to the area, as the cost of the electricity generating systems has plummeted by more than 70%. When you consider the tax incentives for installing solar panels on your home or business, you can see why the green initiative has seen the huge increase in demand. If you are considering a job change, take a look at the opportunities currently offered by the solar energy sector.
O3 Energy is locally headquartered, though they have completed solar system installs all across the U.S., including Guam. O3 handles commercial and residential solar energy design and installation. They also perform repairs and replacements of existing solar electric systems.
Circle L Solar is a local energy efficiency company that actively promotes the electricity cost savings of solar panels. In order to continue their expansion across the area, they are looking to hire additional sales people and installation crews.
Longhorn Solar has been designing and installing solar panels for ten years, which is a long time in the solar electricity sector. They have installed over 1,700 solar electric systems in the Metroplex. Longhorn’s list of customers includes residential and commercial buildings.
Electric Distribution & Design Systems has been installing solar and wind electric generating systems since 2002, making them one of the most experienced in the business. During that time, EDDS has installed over 4.6 megawatts of solar power for his commercial and residential customers.
Farmers Branch Electricity Providers
Connecting with the Utility Company in Farmers Branch Is Easy
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Farmers Branch Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Farmers Branch Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Farmers Branch Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Farmers Branch Texas, click here.