When Killeen electricity providers compete to offer the lowest rate, Texas consumers are the winners. But only if they take the time to shop, compare and choose the best plan. Here you will find everything you need to compare electricity rates from the electric companies offering service in your area.
Along with the power to choose, you will often find confusion. Smart shoppers can save big on electricity. But there are so many options available in Killeen that consumers can become overwhelmed with choice and just pick the first electricity company that comes to mind or pick a name they are familiar with.
Our free electricity rate comparison tool helps get rid of the confusion and make it easy for you to pick the cheapest electricity rate available in the market.
Electricity rates in Killeen change constantly. The cheapest electricity provider today may be the most expensive provider tomorrow. On top of that, plans that look attractive may sometimes turn out to be among the most expensive.
Featured Electricity Rates In Killeen, Texas
Our real time electricity rate comparison tool puts all of the information you need to compare electricity rates at your fingertips.
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Top Killeen Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|The Lantana 15
|Frontier Saver Plus 24
|Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24
|Maxx Saver Select 24
|Smart Simple 12
|Sure Value 36
|Autopay Texas 12
|Green Mountain Energy
|Pollution Free e-Plus
|Clear Deal 12
|Maxx Saver Select 12
|Gexa Eco Saver Lite 12
|Veteran Energy Valor 36
|Reliant Power On 12
|Rate Lock 12
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 >>>
Why It’s Important to Compare Killeen Electricity Providers
You may assume that it doesn’t matter who you choose for electricity. From the standpoint of reliability of service, this is true. All power is delivered through the same infrastructure and same powerlines regardless of who you choose as your electric company.
But there is one area where your choice of provider makes a big difference – Price! Electricity rates can vary widely from provider to provider and city to city. One company may have the best rate in Killeen, while someone else has the best rate in another city.
The difference can be a lot more than you think. We constantly monitor the market and maintain a real time list of electricity providers along with the plans and rates they offer in each city. It is not uncommon to find that the highest rate in the list is twice as high as the lowest rate in the list.
This means that you could find yourself paying twice as much for electricity as you should be paying! That’s real money.
Why Do Most Electric Companies in Killeen Run Credit Checks?
The electricity provider you pay your bill to is not the company that produces the power you consume. Electricity is produced by companies that own and operate power plants and wind turbines.
Your electric company must buy this power from the producers in order to resell it to you. When someone fails to pay their light bill, the electric company is still on the hook to pay the producers for that power.
Because of this, electricity companies pay a lot of attention to reducing the rates of default among their customers. Performing a credit check allows them to determine whether they want to ask for a deposit before enrolling someone in an electricity plan.
Killeen – Moving and Need New Electric Service?
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Nicknamed K-Town, Killeen is the 20th most populous city in Texas. Its population is about 145,500 people, and according to recent statistics, Killeen ranks high on places to live in the U.S. It boasts a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the country, and also, the cost of living is around 17% cheaper than the average. This is due to housing and lower groceries overall. And cheap house prices in conjunction with an increasing home appreciation rate, makes Killeen rank even higher.
The city is home to Fort Hood, which supplies a lot of resources and growth to the Killeen economy. The Army fort is by far the largest employer of the city of Killeen. The Killeen ISD, Central Texas College, and the MetroPlex Hospital are next in line for the biggest employers; but the total Fort Hood employees vastly outnumber the rest–which shows the importance of the establishment for the community.
Elvis Presley was stationed at Fort Hood during some of the time he spent in the service. And another famous past resident of Killeen is Burt Reynolds.
For education, 90% of citizens from Killeen have graduated high school, and about 15% have obtained an undergraduate degree or higher.
Where Does Killeen Get Its Cheap Electricity?
Killeen gets its electricity from the ERCOT grid. ERCOT is the grid that provides power to most of the state of Texas. Texas is unique in that it has its own self-contained grid apart from the other two main girds that serve the rest of the continental United State.
Natural gas is the largest single source of electricity for the grid that provides power to Killeen. Cheap natural gas has directly translated to cheap electricity in Texas over the past decade. Natural gas generally burns cleaner than coal and has dropped in price substantially due to new drilling techniques.
Texas has a healthy market for green energy. West Texas wind turbines provide power all the way to Killeen. Consumers can now choose from a large number of green energy plans that offer 100% renewable sources of electricity.
Why Does Every Electricity Plan Have an EFL?
The language used to market electricity plans in Texas can be fuzzy. But the EFL (Electricity Facts Label) exists to spell out in detail exactly what the rates and fees associated with an electricity plan are.
For the most part, electricity providers in Texas are free to innovate by creating electricity plans with many different pricing structures. The EFL is a standardized document that allows consumers to compare electricity plans in a like format.
Items that can be found in EFLs include:
- Average electricity rates for 500, 1000, and 2000 kWhs
- TDU passthrough fees
- Flat fees
- Per kWh costs
- Cancellation Fees
- Contract Length
- Percentage of renewable energy included with the plan
- Descriptive language to explain how electricity rates for the plan are calculated
For every plan listed on Vault Electricity, you will find a link to it’s EFL. Often the advertised rates don’t tell the whole story of what your actual costs may be. It is always a good idea to give the EFL a read before you decide to enroll in a plan.
Killeen Electricity Providers
Energy Companies Are Looking to Hire in Killeen
With the recent boom in new businesses being opened in Killeen, the local job market has exploded, bringing in new residents in ever increasing numbers. Since so many new homes and businesses are being built in the area, companies selling electricity-saving solar panels are actively looking to develop sales teams to take advantage of this recent upswing in the potential customer base.
Lime Energy is look for an outside sales team that will sell energy efficiency programs to assist small local businesses reduce their overall electricity consumption.
Aphelion Solar is a growing solar panel company looking for an outside salesperson. This salesperson will educate home owners on the electricity cost benefits of installing energy efficient solar energy panels on their house.
Sunpro Solar is a leading solar panel company, with residential and commercial electricity-reducing solutions through the use of rooftop solar energy panels. They are looking to build a sales team in the Killleen area.
Gamechange Solar is provider of racking and tracker systems of large solar energy arrays. By utilizing Gamechange’s solar tracking system, a solar array can greatly increase its energy efficiency and electricity generating ability.
Shopping for Commercial Electricity in Killeen
Getting electricity for your business in Killeen is a bit more complex than comparing electricity rates for your home.
When shopping for residential electricity, you can easily compare the cheapest electricity rates on a single page. Shopping for commercial electricity is different in that so much depends on how much electricity your business uses every year.
If your business uses more than 400,000 kWh per year, we will help you put it up for bidding, where the best electricity providers in Texas do a reverse auction to win your business.
If your Killeen business uses less than 400,000 kWh per year, you can go with the broker rates that are published daily by the electricity providers who compete aggressively for commercial business. VaultElectricity.com receives those rates each day, so we have up to date information on which electric providers have the cheapest electricity rates.
It’s important to note that the broker rates are lower than the rates you will receive if you call the electricity providers directly. That is because the cost for the provider is less when we handle the enrollment, since there is no phone center that the electricity provider needs to pay for.
In addition to knowing where to find the cheapest electricity rate on any given day, we can also get your business set up with electricity even if it has bad credit of no credit history at all. We have a team that specializes in getting commercial electricity for businesses with credit challenges.
Call Oncor – The Utility Company in Killeen – If There Is a Power Outage
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Killeen Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Killeen Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Killeen Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Killeen Texas, click here.