Pasadena, TX Electricity Plans – Are You Moving or Switching Providers?
Moving to Pasadena? We get it. Moving to a new home can be overwhelming. There are so many things to do and picking an electric provider becomes just another chore.
Because of this, a lot of people make the mistake of just calling the electric company they saw on tv or asking someone “who provides electricity in my area?”
Don’t make this costly mistake. Pasadena Texas is a “power to choose” electricity market. This means that Pasadena has many electricity providers who are competing to get you as a customer. This puts you in control and gives you the opportunity to save big by comparing and selecting the electricity provider who has the lowest rate.
Are you an existing Pasadena resident or business looking to switch providers to save money? We have good news for you. You can probably save on your bill by switching to a cheaper electricity provider. Electric companies in Texas are very aggressive about winning new customers. This results in a competitive environment where companies are competing to win business by out doing each other.
Featured Electricity Rates In Pasadena, Texas
But they tend to take existing customers for granted. They hope that people will not take the time to shop for a better rate. Because of this, new customers often get better rates than existing customers are paying.
We’re here to save you both time and money by putting your options together in one easy to read and easy to compare format. Compare rates and plan features across multiple electricity providers with Vaultelectricity.com
Top Pasadena Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 36||8.4¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||9.6¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Veteran & Active Military 12||11.5¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.2¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||13.9¢/kWh|
|Champion||Champ Saver 12||13.6¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Reliant Clear Flex||14.2¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 16||8.9¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Flex Saver||12.9¢/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 >>>
What Makes Up the Pasadena Electricity Rates?
Each electricity provider in Pasadena creates their own electricity plans and sets their own electricity rates. The rates for each plan are a result of all of the fees, credits and other adjustments the provider includes in the plan when they create it. Each electricity plan contains it’s own rate formula. The electricity rate you get once you begin receiving electricity through this plan will be different each month depending on how much electricity you use for the billing cycle. The even “fixed” electricity rates in Pasadena, Texas change from month to month.
Here is an example of how the electricity rate is created for one Pasadena electricity plan. If you review the plan’s documentation you will notice five elements that go into the final electricity bill.
- Energy Rate = 5.80 ¢ per kWh
- Base Charge = $7.95 per month
- TDU Electric Delivery Charge = $3.42 per month
- TDU Electric Delivery Charge = 3.697 ¢ per kWh
- Credit for Billing cycle for usage greater than 2000 kWh = $40 per month
The two flat fees ($7.95 per month and $3.42 per month) will always result in a higher average electricity rate when you use less electricity. That’s just how the math works. The $40 bill credit that occurs only after you hit 2000 kWhs makes your average electricity rate go down dramatically as soon as you hit that target in the billing period.
The resulting electricity rates are:
- 11.8¢/kWh @500 kWh
- 10.6¢/kWh @1000 kWh
- 8.1¢/kWh @2000 kWh
Interestingly, if you miss the 2000 kWh bill credit by just 1 kWh your average electricity rate will be very different. Your electric bill goes from $161 to $201 changing your electricity rate from 8.1¢/kWh to 10.1¢/kWh
General Information on Pasadena, Texas
The city of Pasadena is home to the largest volunteer fire department in the nation. It was founded in 1893 and last incorporated as a city the day after Christmas, 1928. Last checked, the population for Pasadena made it the 19th largest city by population size in Texas. The population is about 153,000, made up of a predominantly caucasian demographic. Pasadena, Texas got its name from the city in California; the verdant greens of the Texans landscape could be compared to the similar vegetation of California, according to John H. Burnett.
Pasadena owes its rise in population growth during the 20th century to three events: the Hurricane of 1900, the donated strawberries from the Red Cross for the community of Pasadena, and an oil boom. All of these events would safeguard the future of the city and provide plenty of resources up until the present day.
Most of the economy is driven by petroleum, petrochemical processing, solar panel manufacturing, and healthcare to name a few. Some of the biggest employers are: Pasadena ISD, SGS Petroleum Service Corp., Boeing, Shell, San Jacinto College, and Bayshore Medical Center.
Russell Harvard, actor from There Will be Blood and the television show Fargo is from Pasadena.
Pasadena Electricity Providers
Energy Companies – Job Opportunities Abound
With Pasadena’s location on the map, it’s no wonder the energy industry is the largest job supplier to the city’s inhabitants. As a suburb of the Energy Capital of the World, Pasadena enjoys its access to the thousands of office jobs available from some of the world’s largest energy companies. The southeast portion of Pasadena lies along the banks of Galveston Bay, which is one of the major launching points of oil and LNG tanker ships. The nearby refineries, energy storage facilities and pipeline terminals offer tens of thousands of field jobs for those looking to avoid being tied to a desk. No matter what type of job you are looking for, the energy industry has you covered.
Shell Oil has a wide range of job openings in the immediate area. From corner gas station employees, to refinery, pipeline and port workers, to corporate office desk jobs, the options are numerous and diverse. As one of the largest publicly-traded energy companies, they are able to offer types of benefits that smaller energy companies can’t compete with.
Pioneer Energy Services is large oil and gas drilling company. With thousands of wells and drilling rigs in current operation, they offer a large number of field jobs to the area. If you are interested in getting trained on drilling rigs or heavy machinery, take a look at the postings for PES.
Calpine Energy is the largest generator of electricity in the United States. They produce enough electricity to power 20 million homes. With several natural gas power plants in the area, as well as the headquarters for their electricity provider subsidiary, they offer a wide assortment of jobs.
Nabors Industries has the largest drilling rig fleet in the world. They have used directional drilling and real-time monitoring to revolutionize the way oil is found and recovered. At any given time, they have dozens of job openings in the Houston area.
CenterPoint – The Local Utility Company
CenterPoint Contact Information:
For power outages in Pasadena Texas, please call CenterPoint at 1-800-332-7143. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Pasadena 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 Pasadena Texas, click here.