Here is what you need to know to compare electricity rates in Texas City Texas
Electricity rates in Texas change often. Providers compete to have the best rates because they know the people of Texas City have the power to choose. That creates opportunity for smart shoppers. There is no one cheapest electricity provider. Today Reliant may have the cheapest electricity rates in Texas City but tomorrow it may be Cirro or Green Mountain. This is how we help. Our unique comparison engine constantly monitors rates and plan changes for every city in Texas and presents them for you in an easy read format.
Our mission is to make it easier for Texans to compare electricity rates and providers. Our team spends every day reviewing electricity plans. We toss out the plans that are designed deceive people into thinking they are getting a great deal where they really aren’t. Also, we won’t list electric companies that don’t meet our standards of transparency and stability. Since the early days of deregulation, we have helped over 1,000,000 Texans compare electricity providers and rates in Texas City and across the state.
Featured Electricity Rates In Texas City, Texas
Top Texas City Electricity Plans From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Express Energy||Flash 24||13.1¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||14.2¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Energy Saver 36||19.5¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 24||22.5¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||23.1¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||21.4¢/kWh|
|Frontier Utilities||Super Value 12||15.2¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||22.2¢/kWh|
|Frontier Utilities||Frontier Super Value 12||15.2¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver Select 12||15.3¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||22.9¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||22.6¢/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 2,000 kWh usage level. More Information on any of these plans >>>
Can I Just Ignore the Electricity Plan EFLs?
The Electricity Facts Label (EFL) is the state required document that contains all the fine print about an electricity plan. In it you will find all of the fees, charges and credits that make up the electricity rate that is advertised for that plan. You will find the rate for the three standard levels of monthly usage in Texas City: 500kWh, 1000 kWh, and 2000 kWh hours.
The EFL will often break out the TDU passthrough fees. These are standard delivery fees that every ratepayer pays to have the electricity delivered to their home. These are usually, though not always broken out as separately in the EFL.
Sometimes you will see surprises in the EFL that could have a negative impact on the electricity rate you would expect to pay. For example, there may be a bill credit that kicks in at 2000 kWh in a month. This is a good thing because it has the effect of driving down the average electricity rate you will pay when you use 2000 kWh. But if at the end of the billing cycle, you used only 1999 kWh your electricity bill would be much higher.
You will find other information on the EFL such as cancelation fees and the percentage of the plan’s electricity that comes from renewable energy.
Always review the EFL before enrolling in an electricity plan.
Find the Cheapest Electricity in Texas City for Apartments
You must be careful when shopping for electricity for your apartment. Most electricity plans are targeted specifically for homes that use more electricity than apartments do. Homes will typically use more like 1000 to 2000 kWh per month usage levels.
If you are comparing electricity plans based on the 2000 kWh rate, you will probably end up overpaying. Make sure that you have selected ‘Apartment (500 kWh)’ under your home size setting when you are shopping for plans here on Vault Electricity.
Since electricity plans in Texas are structured in so many different ways, you will find that plans designed to have their lowest average rate at 2000 kWh often have a very high rate at 500 kWh.
Electricity plans that have a larger fixed price charge on the plan will have higher average all in rates when you use relatively less kWhs.
About Texas City, Texas
Texas City is in Galveston County right next to the water. On the map it is near Galveston (about 11 miles from the city). And Houston is only 37 miles away from the city. Recent estimates put the population at about 48,600 people.
The city is known for being the location of a disastrous explosion in 1947 called the Texas City Disaster. In one of the most tragic industrial accidents the nation has seen. This led to the first class-action lawsuit against the government. This happened at the port when a shipment of Ammonium Nitrate exploded. The city had functioned as a major port for years before and was founded with that in mind. Despite this tragic incidence, the city’s economy is still robustly functioning, in addition to being involved in oil refining and manufacturing. It makes heavy contributions to the Texas Industrial Complex.
The unemployment rate is high in Texas City, and the median household income is below the state average. The most common occupations are in Extraction, Manufacturing, and Production positions. The most common degrees studied are in General Studies and Chemical Technology. And most of these degrees are obtained at the College of the Mainland.
There Are Many Job Openings at the Energy Companies in Texas City
Texas City is in the geographical sweet spot for job opportunities in the energy industry. Within the city limits of Texas City, you have a plethora of oil and gas refineries and terminal stations. You also have the many businesses and cater exclusively to these large facilities. On the flip side, you are just a short drive from downtown Houston, so you can easily commute to the headquarters of many of the world’s largest energy companies.
Valero Energy is the largest independent oil refiner in the world. Their local energy plant has been in operation for over 110 years, and currently employs 500 people.
BP has its U.S. headquarters located in Houston. Locally, its Texas City Chemicals plant has three processing units and a deep water terminal.
Marathon Petroleum has 2,000 employees at its Galveston Bay Refinery. At the refinery, there pipeline and rail terminals, in addition to the barge and ocean tanker ports. This facility also boasts an electricity-generating power plant that sells the excess electricity to the grid.
Oiltanking operates tank storage facilities. These large terminals hold the various fuels and chemicals as they await to be loaded onto ships, railcars and trucks for transport to diverse locations.
TNMP Contact Information:
For power outages in Texas City Texas, please call TNMP at 1-800-866-7456. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Texas City Texas, call 1-800-344-8377.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Texas City Texas, click here.