Enter your zip code to find a complete list of the top electricity providers in Porter, TX. Once you have all the information in one place, you can make an informed decision and not fall for plans that’s too good to be true.
Below you will find everything you need to compare electricity providers in Porter, Texas
Before you pick a Porter electric company for your home or business first consider your options. There are well over a dozen companies that provide electricity in Porter, TX. Power to choose in Texas means you get to pick the one that works best for you.
Since 2009 over one million Texans have used our free service to compare all of their options in one place and select the cheapest electricity rate. Many electric companies in Texas compete to offer the cheapest electricity rates to consumers. Many others rely on marketing and clever gimmicks to get customers.
Featured Electricity Rates In Porter, Texas
Enter your zip code to find a complete list of the top electricity providers in Porter. Once you have all the information in one place, you can make an informed decision and not fall for plans that’s too good to be true.
Top Porter Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||8.2¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||8.3¢/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||8.2¢/kWh|
|Pulse Power||Texas Saver 12||5.8¢/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||14.5¢/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 >>>
Why Compare Electricity Rates?
Many people who move to Porter from out of state or from parts of Texas that don’t allow choice, don’t always know that they can pick their electric company. The key to making electric choice work is to make the effort to examine your options when it comes to choosing your energy provider.
Electricity rates in Texas can vary widely from one provider to the next and even from one day to the next. You may not realize just how different the rates of different providers. Even within the same company there can be a big difference in the electricity rate from one plan to the next.
That’s where we come in. The best way to find great deals on electricity is to see all your options in one place. We’ve put all that information at your figure tips.
Even if you aren’t moving, you can save hundreds of dollars a year by switching providers when another company offers you a better electricity rate.
Who Delivers the Cheap Power to Porter?
When you pick an electric company, you are selecting a Retail Electricity Provider (REP). Their role is to purchase electricity from the Texas wholesale electricity market and resell the electricity to you. It is the name of your REP on your electric bill. They set your electricity rate. However, they are not the company responsible for delivering electricity to you.
The responsibility of delivering electricity to Porter homes belongs to the regional utility companies (called TDUs). The TDU for Porter is Oncor. No matter who you buy your power from, Oncor will deliver the power to your home.
Oncor is the utility that maintains the wires and poles in a large part of the state of Texas including Porter. If your lights go out in Porter call Oncor. Oncor passes fees along through your electric bill.
No matter what Retail Electricity Provider you choose, there will be passthrough fees on your electric bill to compensate Oncor for maintaining the lines and delivering the power. These fees are the same for everyone in the Oncor delivery area regardless of your electric company.
Porter No Deposit Electricity Plan Options
If you have been asked to pay a deposit you can’t pay, you have a few options.
You can enroll in a plan with another electricity company. Providers set their own credit requirements. Some companies have easier credit requirements than others.
You can apply to get a waiver from having to pay a deposit. The PUC mandates certain circumstances under which providers have no choice but to wave their requirement for a deposit. They are:
• Proof that you are 65 years of age or older and not currently delinquent in payment for another electric company
• Letter of credit from most recent electricity provider
• Proof of medical indigency
• Proof you are a victim of family violence
Prepaid electricity plans are also a smart way to get around paying a deposit. The plans allow you to get your lights turned on with very little upfront. The money you do put up goes directly to paying for your electricity not a deposit.
Local Knowledge on Porter, Texas
Porter is an unincorporated city with a population of close to 26,100 people total. On the map it is located near Houston (about 26 miles north of the city). The median age in Porter is about three years younger than the median average. And the population density is 737 people per square mile.
For demographics, there are more Caucasian denizens of the city than any other ethnicity with about 60%. Hispanics are second with about 32%. African Americans 3%, Asian 2%, and other races constitute the rest. The crime rate in the area for violent crimes is above the national average.
The earliest settlers in the area were ranchers. Once the Houston, East And West Texas Railroad was built, many more people flocked to the area to settle alongside the railroad. This drove the population up. James Porter, a sawmill operator in the area, eventually secured naming privileges, and the small town was named “Porters Mill”. Over time the name would shift to just Porter.
For things to do in and around Porter, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in nearby Woodlands is a great place to check out, Lake Houston Wilderness Park, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens in nearby Humble, as well as Houston itself which is just a short drive away.
Porter Electricity Providers
CenterPoint Contact Information:
For power outages in Porter Texas, please call CenterPoint at 1-800-332-7143. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Porter 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 Porter Texas, click here.