Comparing Humble electricity providers shouldn’t be a hassle. But in the free for all competition of the Texas deregulated electricity market, it can be difficult to determine what is truly a good deal and what is just clever marketing.
There are dozens of electric providers and hundreds of plans to choose from in Texas. Vault Electricity is expert at helping consumers cut through the clutter and find the plan that truly offers the cheapest electricity rate in Humble and anywhere in Texas where electric choice exists.
Our website offers resources and tools for understanding how electricity in Texas works and how you as a consumer can find the plan that is right for you.
Here you will find electricity plans from all of the trusted energy companies that you know alongside offerings from smaller but still reputable electric companies that offer service in Humble.
Featured Electricity Rates In Humble, Texas
There are two things that your choice of electricity provider effects: your electricity rate and the name on your bill. Everything else about the way you get your power remains the same. That’s because retail electricity providers in Texas don’t deliver the power they sell.
There are a few regional companies called transmission and distribution utilities (TDUs) that have the responsibility of delivering electricity within a certain region of Texas. Within the Houston area, for example, Centerpoint is the utility. Within the DFW Metroplex the TDU is Oncor.
The TDUs not only deliver the power but they maintain the powerlines for your area. If you have an outage you will call Oncor, Centerpoint or whatever the TDU is for your area.
This makes reliability of service the same for any electricity provider you pick. This allows you to focus on finding the cheapest rate.
Top Humble Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||5.6¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||6.1¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||7.5¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||7.5¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||8.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||12.1¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.1¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||10.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||5.6¢/kWh|
|Pulse Power||Texas Saver 12||5.6¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||11.5¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||12.2¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Premier 12||14.0¢/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 >>>
About Humble, Texas – More Than Cheap Electricity Rates
Residing in Harris County, the city of Humble is a pretty interesting place. During the year 1905, Humble started an oil boom, with nearby townships and outposts sprouting all around the area. Quickly, Humble became the most productive, highly-yielding oilfield in all of Texas. And the business that resulted would lay the blueprints for Exxon.
Another interesting facet of Humble’s legacy is that the brilliant and eccentric Howard Hughes was born there in 1905, the same year that oil took off in the city. Hughes would go onto become one of the richest men in the country. Maybe the two instances have something in common? Maybe not? But as Humble’s fortune was born, so too one of the most financially successful individuals in American history was as well.
The population for Humble is about 16,000 total meaning that it is only 168th in size, according to recent data. Houston is about 17 miles away on the map. Construction and Transportation jobs are among the most common occupations in the city. And unemployment is slightly above average in the area.
Nearby attractions include, the Humble Historical Museum, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park, Sheldon Lake State Park, among many others.
What Does It Take to Activate New Electricity Service?
Here is the information you will need to provide to switch electricity providers or enroll in new service.
Service address – This will need to match exactly with the state’s ESID database so that the provider can be certain they will be turning on the lights at the correct address. If for some reason, they can’t match the address within the ESID database, they may ask you to provide the ESID. This is a unique identifier for the address that will appear on past electric bills.
Credit Information – You will need to provide information for a credit check. This includes your name, SS#, or DL#.
Payment Information – Some plans come with an autopay option. If you are enrolling in such a plan, you may have to provide credit card or bank information during the enrollment process.
Start Date – You will be asked for a start date for your new plan. Same day electricity is possible in some cases. More likely, it will be next day at the soonest. You can pick a date a couple of months out if you need to.
Where Do the Electric Companies Get the Electricity for Humble?
Electricity in Humble comes from all over Texas. The main Texas electric grid is the largest independent grid in the U.S. Texas is the only state in the country with its own electric grid with little interconnectivity with the other main power grids in North America.
This independence means almost all electricity sold by Humble, TX electric companies is produced within the state.
Thanks to a large investment in infrastructure in the last decade, the abundant wind energy generated in the west Texas plains can be moved all over the state to meet demand. No other state has wind energy capacity that even approaches that of Texas.
About 10% of the power consumed in Texas comes from nuclear power. There is not likely to be any new nuclear power added to Texas in the foreseeable future. The economics just don’t favor nuclear power in Texas.
Despite the large and growing portfolio of renewable energy sources in Texas, coal and natural gas still provide most electricity in Humble and elsewhere in Texas. It is cheap natural gas that has helped Humble maintain cheap electricity rates in recent years.
How Do I Contact Humble’s Utility Company?
CenterPoint Contact Information:
For power outages in Humble Texas, please call CenterPoint at 1-800-332-7143. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Humble 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 Humble Texas, click here.