San Benito Electricity Providers and Rates

Below you will find everything you need to compare electricity providers in San Benito, Texas

Before you pick a San Benito electric company for your home or business first consider your options.  There are well over a dozen companies that provide electricity in San Benito, TX.  Power to choose in Texas means you get to pick the one that works best for you.

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Thousands of Texans have used our free service that gives you the tools and information you need to compare all of your 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 gimmick plans to get customers.

The trick is to look past the tv commercials and complicated plans to look at the numbers and see which company can really save you money.

Featured Electricity Rates In San Benito, Texas

Compare the cheapest San Benito electricity providers and rates

Which Utility Company Transmits the Electricity in San Benito?

When you shop for a cheap electric company in San Benito, TX, you are selecting a Retail Electricity Provider (REP).  Their role within the market is to purchase electricity from the wholesale electricity market in Texas and resell the electricity to you at a markup.  While your retail electricity provider sets your rate and sends your you bill every month, they are not the company responsible for delivering electricity to you.

The responsibility of delivering electricity to San Benito homes belongs to the regional utility companies (called TDUs).  The TDU for San Benito is Oncor.  Oncor will deliver the power to your home, regardless of who your retail electricity provider in San Benito is.

Oncor is the utility that maintains the electric lines for a large part of the state of Texas including San Benito.  If your lights go out in San Benito call Oncor.  Oncor passes fees along through your electric bill.

No matter what REP 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.

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Top San Benito Electricity Rates From Each Provider

Electric CompanyPlan NameElectricity Rate
GexaEco Saver Plus 2411.8¢/kWh
GexaGexa Eco Saver Lite 1219.7¢/kWh
4Change EnergyMaxx Saver Select 1211.8¢/kWh
Express EnergyExpress Energy Flash 2411.8¢/kWh
4Change EnergyMaxx Saver Select 2411.8¢/kWh
Cirro EnergySmart Value 12 Online17.9¢/kWh
TrieagleSure Value 3615.7¢/kWh
Direct EnergyAutopay Texas 1217.8¢/kWh
Veteran EnergyValor 3615.9¢/kWh
TXUClear Deal 2415.5¢/kWh
FrontierFrontier Power Saver 2415.5¢/kWh
TXUSeason Pass 1217.9¢/kWh
Green Mountain EnergyPollution Fee e-Plus 1218.0¢/kWh
ReliantReliant Power On 1218.7¢/kWh
Payless PowerRate Lock 1219.0¢/kWh
Rates Updated September 27, 2023
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 >>>

Find the Cheapest Electricity in San Benito for Apartments

Most electricity plans are targeted for homes that use larger amounts of electricity.  Though some electricity plans are more appropriate for apartments than others.  Just be aware that you are comparing rates at the 500 kWh usage level.  That’s about how many kilowatts of electricity a San Benito apartment requires per month.  Electricity rates for a given provider can be a lot different at the 2000 kWh level than they are for the 500 kWh.

The fact is, electricity rates are inevitably higher for apartments than homes just because of the lower usage.   But, of course, the electric bill is usually much lower.  It’s just that you will typically pay more per kWh than a home that uses more electricity.

Things You Might Not Know About San Benito, Texas

San Benito is nicknamed “The Resaca City” because the Resaca de los Fresnos flows throughout San Benito. This body of water now drive the large irrigation system at the root of the city. The founding of the city was in 1907. The population is about 24,500 according to recent estimates, and the city is a part of Cameron County. Population growth has fluctuated throughout the last decade or so.

On the map, San Benito is at the southernmost tip of Texas, right next to the Mexico border. The population is about 94% Hispanic in the city. The median household income is only about $27,000, but living in San Benito is far cheaper than the rest of the U.S. Still, the poverty rate is above average in San Benito.

The most common occupations are in Management, Healthcare, Fishing, Cleaning, Food Services, Admin, Sales, and Construction. Healthcare and Retail are the most common industries for the San Benito workforce.

On the map, San Benito is 5 miles from the nearest major city Harlingen, and it is 112 miles from Corpus Christi. And the average temperatures here are higher than the national average across the board.

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Tips for Comparing Electric Companies in San Benito

One thing you must not overlook when you compare electricity rates in San Benito is to make sure you are looking at the appropriate usage level for your home.  Almost any electricity plan sold in Texas is going to have a different average electricity rate depending on exactly how many kWhs of electricity you use each month.

Texas electricity plans are priced at three standardized usage levels.  These are 500 kWh, 1000 kWh, and 2000 kWh.  Each plan will have a published average rate based on each these three usage levels.  In most cases, you would see that the 500 kHw level has the highest average electricity rate.  This is because the fixed elements of the plan’s pricing (such as flat monthly charges) are averaged out across fewer kWhs.  The math behind this means that the smaller usage levels will tend to have higher average rate.  There are other aspects of plans pricing that can have the opposite effect, however.

When you compare electricity plans thank care that you look at the usage rate that is nearest to your home’s average usage.  Luckily, our electricity rate comparison tool allows you to easily select which usage level to compare

AEP Contact Information:
For power outages in San Benito Texas, please call AEP at 1-866-223-8508. To have underground lines located prior to digging in San Benito Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.

Smart Meter Information: 
For information on the smart meter program in San Benito Texas, click here.

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