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You’ve likely seen more tv ads than you can count from electric companies with familiar names claiming their plan has the lowest electricity rates. The only way to be sure which plan is the cheapest for your city and your size home is to compare all the plans side-by-side.
We have listed plans from the major energy providers serving your area in one place in one easy to understand list. Simply compare rates, review plan details and find the one that is best for you. You can sign-up right here online or you can enroll over the phone.
Below you will find more information about how the process of selecting an electricity provider in Temple works along with tips and tricks and learn mistakes to avoid. Vault Electricity has helped over one million Texans just like you compare electricity providers with our easy to use electricity rate comparison tool.
Featured Electricity Rates In Temple, Texas
Why Do the Temple Electric Providers Perform Credit Checks?
Retail electric providers tend to operate on thin margins. Keep in mind that when they provide electricity to homeowners and businesses, they must first procure this electricity from the power plants that generate the electricity. They have to pay for this power even if the end user fails to pay their electricity bill. If someone fails to pay their bill it results in a real dollar lose to the electric company.
Electric companies run soft credit checks on potential customers. Soft credit checks won’t affect your credit score. It helps electric companies determine the likelihood someone will pay their bill. If they feel there is a big enough chance that someone will fail to pay their bill, the company will ask for a deposit. This protects them from loses in the event that the customer fails to pay their bill after receiving electricity.
Top Temple Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||5.1¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||5.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||6.8¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||8.3¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||11.4¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||11.3¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||9.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||7.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||5.1¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||11.0¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||11.8¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Premier 12||13.6¢/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 >>>
Are There Any Electric Plans In Temple With No Deposit Electricity?
You may have been asked to pay for a deposit after enrolling in an electricity plan. Many people encounter this issue. We want you to know that you do have options.
Under certain circumstances you can receive a waiver that will allow you to skip the deposit. These conditions are mandated by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, so electricity providers must honor them.
- If you have been with another electricity provider in the past 2 years with a solid record of on time payment for 12 months
- If you are 65 or over and are not currently behind with another electricity provider
- If you have proof of medical indigency
- If you are a victim of domestic violence
If you don’t meet any of these conditions, we may still have a plan for you that will allow you to get electricity with no deposit. Or you can 855-564-1181 to get details.
What are Temple Electricity Rates Made Up Of?
In Temple the electricity rate you pay almost always depends on how much electricity you use each month. This is true even for plans that are advertised as “fixed rate”.
Each electricity provider has the ability to charge however they want for the electricity plans they sell. The result is often a complicated mix of flat fees, per kWh fees, pass through fees, and bill credits. This results in an effective average electricity rate that moves around a lot.
Here is one example of a Temple electricity plan that has five different cost items in the formula that determines your 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
Notice that two of the items are flat fees. One is a base charge to your electricity provider of $7.95. The other is a charge for $3.42 per month. This one is a pass through cost from the transmission and distribution utility that delivers the power in your area. You will have to pay this charge regardless of who your electricity provider it is. Most companies break this out as a separate item in your bill. These two amounts will be the same on every bill. It doesn’t matter how much electricity you use.
The $40 bill credit is only applied if you use at least 2000kWh or more for the month.
The result of all this is that you can never really know what your electricity rate is going to be until you know exactly how much electricity you are going to use for the month. In this case the all in electricity rate for 2000kWhs turns out to be more than 3.5 cents per kWh cheaper than the average rate you would pay at 500 kWh usage.
About Temple, Texas
Being the 51st largest city in the state of Texas, Temple has a population of 74,500 people. It is a part of Central Texas within Bell County. Population growth in the city has been steadily rising for many years now. The city was named after a civil engineer and surveyor who worked with the Sante Fe Railroad. In its initial start as a town, Temple was a rough-and-tough town with a high number of saloons dotted around the city. Temple was then incorporated in 1882.
So, although the economy used to center around the Sante Fe Railroad, now it is driven by a myriad of factors. The major employers for the city, though, are in the medical industry. The Scott & White Medical Center employs the most people at about 12,000 employees total. Two large companies reside within the city limits: Wilsonart International and McLane Company. The Temple Bottling company employs a lot of citizens as well.
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is a pretty interesting place in the area. In addition. Lions Junction Family Water Park is a great place to check out during the hot summer months.
Rip Torn, the American actor, was born in Temple, Texas.
Shopping for Commercial Electricity Rates in Temple
We have made comparing Temple electricity rates very easy. Our site lists the cheapest electric plans offered in in your area by the best electric companies in Texas. Simply scroll down and find the plan that fits your needs.
Finding the best commercial electricity rate, however, is not quite as easy. But, with our help, it’s much less painful. While some small businesses use very little electricity, larger businesses can use considerably more and have more complex needs. Consider the usage of a small tax office in compared to a large manufacturing plant. Obviously, the rates offered to the smaller business will not be the same as those offered to very large business.
Because of the large variance in the amount of electricity used by Temple businesses, shopping for commercial electricity takes a bit more work. Luckily, are here to help.
For businesses that use less than 300,000 kWh of electricity per year, we use the daily commercial electricity rates that the electric providers provide us each day. Because of our relationships with the top electricity providers, we receive updated commercial electricity rates from them daily, we know which energy provider has the cheapest rates on any given day.
For businesses larger energy needs, we place your business’s usage history up for bidding via our blind reverse auction process. The best electric companies in Texas bid to become your energy provider. Once we receive all the custom electric rate quotes for your business, we present you with the offerings along with our recommendations and other information you need in order to make an informed choice.
Once you have picked your next electricity provider, we will handle the paperwork for you. The switch to the new electricity rate is easy and seamless for you.
Temple Electricity Providers
Same Day Electricity in Temple
Getting the cheapest electricity turned on immediately is now possible, thanks to the state-wide rollout of smart meters.
Every electricity meter in Texas is now a wireless smart meter. These smart meters use cellular networks to link to the electricity providers, allowing real-time updates. Same day electricity activations and deactivations are now routine, and can take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Because the new smart meters use wireless communication, electric providers no longer need to send out a technician to manually activate the meter. Generally speaking, the electric company will turn on the electricity for your home or business within 2 hours of receiving your request.
If you need the electricity turned on even quicker than 2 hours, you can put in an expedited activation request. There usually are small fees associated with expedited service requests, so make sure you ask about the cost. That being said, it’s quite rare for service to be needed sooner than 2 hours.
Temple Utility Company
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Temple Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Temple Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Temple Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Temple Texas, click here.