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There are many aspects to consider when evaluating an energy plan. For many, electricity rates are the most important thing to look at. We think that’s pretty important too. But many people also want green energy plans, or free night plans, or perhaps plans that benefit charities.
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Featured Electricity Rates In Rio Grande Valley, Texas
How are Rio Grande Valley Electricity Bills Calculated?
Electricity rates in Rio Grande Valley are mostly the result of a rate formula rather than a straight rate for each kWh. This means that even “fixed rate” electricity plans have rates that can change from month to month depending on how much power you use. In order to understand this, you have to be willing to do a little math.
Here is an example of the pricing structure of a real Rio Grande Valley electricity plan recently offered. It’s fairly representative of the type of plans sold by Rio Grande Valley electricity providers.
These fees were listed in their EFL disclosure document.
- 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
Let’s apply this rate formula to the typical usage pattern of an average Texas electricity consumer who averages 1200 kWh per month. As every Texan knows, summers are hot, and the A/C is on almost all the time. Springs and falls can be mild, and winters are highly unpredictable.
All of this means that an average 1200 kWh per month customer can use as much as 1800 kWh in August and as little as 800 in April. December could go either way.
With this plan, if you use 800 kWh in April your electricity bill will be $86.87 and your average electricity rate will be 10.9¢.
In August, if you use 1800 kWh, your total bill will be $166.24 which results in an average electricity rate of 9.2¢.
Top Rio Grande Valley Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Gexa||Saver Saver Deluxe 12||7.6¢/kWh|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||7.6¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||9.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Budget Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||13.4¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||12.9¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||10.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||7.6¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||15.1¢/kWh|
|Champion||Champ Saver 12||15.6¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Reliant Clear Flex||12.4¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||7.6¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Flex Saver||14.3¢/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 >>>
Fascinating Facts on the Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley section of Texas lies geographically just north of Mexico, near the southernmost portion of Texas. There are four counties which lie within this valley next to the Rio Grande River: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy. Demographers have measured it to be one of the quickest growing regions in the country; there are more than 1,300,000 people total constituting the area with major cities Weslaco, McAllen Pharr, Rio Grande City, and San Juan being some of the major cities.
The climate can be pretty harsh with extremes at both ends of the spectrum: heat and cold. And more often than not, the heat can rise to triple digits. This is much more frequent than freezing temperatures. And because it lies so close to the Gulf Coast, the tropical fronts can bring a lot of hurricanes and lesser storms. And because of its flat terrain, there are increased risks for floods in the valley.
Some great places to visit in the Rio Grande Valley are the Port Isabel Lighthouse, South Padre Island, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, and for those with a passport, Mexico is always a great place to experience as well.
Rio Grande Valley Green Energy Electricity Plans
Renewable energy plans are more common than they have ever been in Texas. Many Rio Grande Valley, TX electric companies offer at least one plan that consists of 100% renewable energy sources. This is driven by growing consumer demand for green energy. This is the result of consumers wanting to be more ecofriendly. At the same time electricity rates for renewable energy plans have gone down relative to the cost of traditional energy plans. There is now very little difference in price between the cheapest green energy plan and the average traditional electricity plan.
If you are looking specifically for a renewable energy plan, look for the green energy icon when reviewing your list of options on our electricity rate comparison tool.
Rio Grande Valley Electricity Providers
Rio Grande Valley Energy Companies Have Open Job Positions
Rio Grande Valley has become a role model for how effectively wind energy can be harnessed to provide electricity for the population. These wind farms not only provide electricity to the area, they also provide revenue in the form of land leases and taxes. Just as importantly, the wind farms provide jobs to the RGV residents.
Duke Energy is one of the largest electricity providers in the nation. In Texas, their wind farms are adding more and more renewable electricity to the grid. In the Rio Grande Valley, they are also adding more and more jobs. Their wind energy projects in the area are a tremendous job opportunity for RGV residents.
Deep Well Services provides a multitude of energy oilfield and pipeline services. From oil well construction to heavy haul rig moving, their enormous fleet of trucks and heavy equipment can get the job done. They are constantly on the search for certified drivers in the Rio Grande Valley area.
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 Rio Grande Valley.
Phase Change Energy Solutions develops and installs highly energy efficient solutions for commercial buildings. Most of their products are electricity generating films and panels, but they also have heating and cooling products that help lower the electricity usage of the overall systems. They are currently in need of an applications engineer.
AEP Contact Information:
For power outages in Rio Grande Valley Texas, please call AEP at 1-866-223-8508. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Rio Grande Valley Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Rio Grande Valley Texas, click here.