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Texas is a power to choose electricity market. This means that in Melissa, TX consumers can switch providers to save money and get the best rates. Since 2009 we have helped over a million Texans compare electricity rates. In the process, we have helped Texas electricity consumers save tens millions of dollars.
We are not an electric company. We work directly with the all of the top electricity providers in Texas to help you find the cheapest electricity rates being offered in Melissa regardless of who the provider is.
If there is anything you don’t understand about how to compare rates and switch electricity providers, please read on. You will probably find your answer here.
Featured Electricity Rates In Melissa, Texas
If you are ready to compare rates and pick a new electricity plan, enter your zip code to see your custom list of Melissa electricity providers. We have relationships with the most trusted brands in Texas energy allowing us to deliver savings to our users.
Our electricity rate comparison tool provides all the details you may need to find the perfect plan. It’s all here in one place for your convenience. And it’s in a format that is easy to use. You can filter for features that may be important to you such as no deposit electricity or green energy.
Top Melissa Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||5.1¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||5.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||6.8¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||8.3¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||11.4¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||11.3¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||9.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||5.1¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||11.0¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||11.8¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Premier 12||13.6¢/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 >>>
Melissa Electricity Rates – How Are They Calculated?
If you are like most people, you probably think that the electricity rate on your plan determines how much you will pay for your electricity. The truth is really the other way around. For most electricity plans, your actual electricity rate isn’t known until after your bill is calculated. That simple fact leads to a lot of confusion and sometimes dissatisfaction amount electricity consumers in Melissa
Electricity providers in Melissa publish electricity rates for each plan they sell based on three hypothetical usage levels. They are 500 kWh, 1000 kWhs, and 2000 kWh. The three rates are usually different. And if you don’t use exactly one of those three amounts of electricity in a billing cycle, your electricity rate will be different still.
To understand how this happens you have to look at how Texas electricity rates are calculated.
This is a real example of a recent Melissa electricity plan. It is typical of the plans sold in Texas. Although, they can sometimes get more complicated than this one.
- 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
You will notice four different fees. The first TDU Delivery Charge is a flat monthly fee that isn’t dependent on how much power you use. The Monthly Service Fee goes away if you use more than 999 kWhs. These two fees have the effect of changing your effective electricity rate depending on how much power you use.
The disappearing monthly service fee causes the rate to drop by a penny at exactly the 1000 kWh level. Remember, this is one of the benchmark rates that are used to compare electricity rates among providers.
Melissa, Texas – What You May Not Know
Kaufman, Texas is the county seat of Kaufman County with a population of 7,300 people in total. This makes it the 288th most populous city in the state. It lies in the northeast corner of Texas close to the major Texas cities of Mesquite (22 miles), Garland (29 miles) and Dallas (32 miles). The city was named after David S. Kaufman, who was an attorney and politician. Originally the name changed from Kingsboro around the year 1852. A couple of notable people from Kaufman are Ted Healy, who discovered The Three Stooges, as well as Stuart Spitzer, who is a member of the Texas House of Representatives. A camp nearby the city was also used as a German POW camp back during WWII.
For educational attainment in the city, about 77% of those over the age of 25 have completed high school. And about 13% of those same people have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Biblical Studies is a common major for those in the Kaufman area because of its close proximity to Southwestern Christian College. Liberal Arts and Sciences is another common major, but mainly for those who only earn Associate’s degrees.
Why Do Melissa Electric Companies Run Credit Checks?
Electric companies in Texas are in the business of buying electricity of the grid at wholesale prices and reselling it to consumers. In the process they take on pricing risk and allow more predicable pricing for the end user. Since they are required to pay the power plants for the electricity they sell, they want to make sure they are going to get paid on the other end.
That’s where credit checks come in. These types of credit check won’t negatively affect your credit score, but they will help the provider determine if they want to require a deposit. A surprisingly high percentage of people who sign-up for an electricity plan are asked to pay a deposit.
It is up to each company to set its own credit thresholds. So, if you are asked to pay a deposit with one provider, you may have better luck with another one. If you are looking for a no credit check electricity electricity plan, prepaid electricity is your best bet.
Tips for Comparing Electric Companies in Melissa
You need to make sure that before you compare Melissa, TX electric companies, you make certain that you are looking at the correct rates. There are three standard levels in which electricity rates in Melissa are priced. The levels are based on how much electricity you use on average. They are supposed to represent three different home sizes.
The usage levels are:
- 2000 kWh: Large House
- 1000 kWh: Small House
- 500 kWh: Apartment
Obviously, not every home fits neatly into one of these levels. But this can at least give you a rough idea of what to expect from a particular energy plan based on how much electricity you typically use. It’s important that when you are comparing electricity rates, you are looking at rates that correspond as closely as possible with your home size. This will give you the best chance of having your real life electricity rate match the advertised rate
Utility Company Phone Numbers
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Melissa Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Melissa Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Melissa Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Melissa Texas, click here.