Are you moving to Pleasanton or planning to switch to a cheaper electric provider? Here are the main points you need to understand about Pleasanton, TX electricity.
- Pleasanton is a power to choose market. This means you have choice. Some cities in Pleasanton are still under electric cooperatives and don’t have electric choice. But in Pleasanton, you your pick of electricity providers.
- There is a wide range of electricity rates offered by the electric companies that sell electricity in Pleasanton. Enter your zip code in the search box on this page to see all of your available plans from multiple providers.
- If you are switching providers, your new company will take care of all the switching details for you. Don’t worry, there will be no interruption in your service.
- As far as reliability goes, it doesn’t matter who you choose as your retail electric provider. The electricity will be delivered to your home or business by the regional transmission & distribution utility (TDU) responsible for your area. The TDU for Pleasanton is ONCOR. When you switch to a new provider, the reliability of your electric service will not be affected in any way.
Featured Electricity Rates In Pleasanton, Texas
Top Pleasanton Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 36||8.3¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||10.1¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Veteran & Active Military 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.5¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||11.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||14.4¢/kWh|
|Champion||Champ Saver 12||13.6¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Reliant Clear Flex||14.4¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 16||8.7¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Flex Saver||13.5¢/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 >>>
How Does My Electricity Rate Affect My Overall Electric Bill?
Electric companies in Pleasanton, TX are, for the most part, free to price and structure their electricity plans in whatever way they choose. However, the standard disclosure documentation that is required for every electricity plan sold in Texas must include the average electricity rate for 3 benchmark usage levels (500, 1000, & 2000kWh). The idea is to give customers an idea of what their rate will be based on how much electricity they typically use in a month.
These three usage levels have become the standard of comparison when customers are shopping for cheap electricity in Pleasanton.
Unfortunately, this gives electricity providers an incentive to create plans that appear to be much cheaper at precisely these usage levels while being more expensive if you use slightly more or slightly less than the benchmark usage levels.
Here is how that can happen. This is an example of the cost structure for a plan that has a billing credit which only applies to usage that is greater than 1900 kWh but lower than 2400 kWh for the billing cycle.
- 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 1900 kWh and less than 2400 kWh = $40 per month
The result of this formula is that the cheapest electricity rate of 8.1¢/kWh occurs if you use 2000 kWh per month. But, if you loss that $40 credit by using too little or too much electricity, your actual rate will be quite a bit higher than 8.1 cents.
How Do Electricity Plan Cancellation Fees Work?
Just about any plan you find will come with a cancellation fee attached. This doesn’t include month-to-month variable rate plans. Cancellation fees are listed along with the plan details in the Vault electricity rate comparison tool. Most providers charge a straight cancellation fee. $150 is a typical cancellation fee for a 12 month plan. Some providers, however, charge a certain amount for each remaining month on the plan. For example; $20 per month.
If you switch providers before your contract is at an end, you are likely to be charged this fee.
Things You Need to Know About Pleasanton, Texas
The city of Pleasanton has a population of about 10,500 according to recent estimates. This population amount means that the city of Pleasanton ranks 226th total in most populous cities in Texas. The household income is slightly higher than the state average, and the majority of the city’s constituents are Hispanic. This city ranks high on best places to live because income earned is higher than average and the cost of living is below the average.
Interestingly, Country Singer and overall beloved individual Willie Nelson was at one point a Disc Jockey in Pleasanton. On the map, Pleasanton is about 34 miles away from San Antonio.
The most common occupations in the city are in Construction, Management, Transportation, and Installation and Maintenance work. Mining, Gas Extraction, and Utilities are major industries in the city.
The most common degrees obtained at the University of Texas at San Antonio (the most popular and largest educational institution for the people of Pleasanton) are General Psychology, General Biological Sciences, General Business and Administration, and Exercise Science.
Some common things to do in the area include the Pleasanton River Park, the Poteet Strawberry Festival, Longhorn Museum, and Plestex Theatre. And San Antonio is just 34 miles away for those who want to experience it.
Pleasanton Electricity Providers
I am Ready to Enroll In an Electricity Plan – What Information Will I Need to Provide?
You’ll need to have a few pieces of information handy when you get ready to sign-up for electric service.
Make sure you have the full and complete address where your service will be provided including the unit number if applicable. If there is a problem matching your address and obtaining the correct ESID for the address, it could delay the start of service. If the provider can not find your ESID from the address you provide, you may need to get it off of a recent electric bill.
Be ready to provide your driver’s license number or your SS# for credit purposes. Credit checks are a standard part of turning on electric service in Texas. You may be asked to pay a deposit depending on the outcome of the credit report.
Pleasanton Power Company
AEP Utility Company Contact Information:
For power outages in Pleasanton Texas, please call AEP at 1-866-223-8508. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Pleasanton Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.
Smart Electric Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Pleasanton Texas, click here.