Compare Watauga electricity providers and save with the free Vault Electricity rate comparison tool. Did you know there are over a dozen electric companies competing right now to offer you the cheapest electricity rates?
These companies are constantly updating their rates and changing their plans to try to win your business. That is the beauty of a competitive marketplace.
Watauga, and most of Texas, is a “power to choose” market for electricity. This puts the power in the hands of the consumers and puts pressure on electric companies to keep prices low and to innovate with new types of energy products.
Featured Electricity Rates In Watauga, Texas
Some people may not think the potential savings is worth the hassle. After all, 10¢ per kWh is only one cent cheaper than 11¢ per kWh. Besides, “What the heck is a kWh anyway?”
A large home in Watauga can easily use 2000 kWh of electricity per month (sometimes a lot more). That one cent difference in price means a difference in price of $240 per year.
It’s not at all uncommon for the difference in price between the cheapest electricity rate in Watauga and the most expensive rate to be 5, 6, or even 7 cents per kWh.
Picking the wrong electricity provider can easily cost you over a grand per year!
That’s why it’s so important to compare providers.
Luckily, we’ve done the work for you.
Top Watauga 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 >>>
Where Does the Watauga Electricity Come From?
Texas is best known for its oil industry, but natural gas is the fuel source that powers more electricity in Watauga than any other source. In fact, no other state produces more natural gas than Texas. More than 25% of the country’s proven natural gas reserve are found in Texas.
With so much natural gas in shale formations throughout the state made more easily available with modern extraction techniques, natural gas is the preferred source of fuel to power Texas power plants. Other sources of Watauga electricity include coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal.
Texas produces more wind power than any other state by a large margin. A recent multibillion dollar infrastructure project built high capacity power lines to send this power from the western part of Texas where most of the wind turbines are installed to Watauga and other parts of the state.
If renewable energy is important for you, there are several 100% green energy plans available to choose from in Texas.
Keep an Eye on the Early Termination Fees of the Electricity Plans
By clearly listing the cheapest electricity rates in Watauga, we have made shopping for electricity plans very easy for you. In addition to listing the cheap electricity rates, we have noted the amount of the Early Termination Fees (ETFs) for each electric plan.
Although the ETFs are rarely a deciding factor when shopping for electricity plans in Watauga, they still should be considered. Early Termination Fees are hardly ever charged in most situations, but they can come into play when someone tries to game the system in order to take advantage of falling electricity rates.
As long as you keep your electricity plan active until the termination date has been reached, you will not have to pay an ETF. Likewise, the fees are usually waived if you move to a new residence – even if the electricity contract end date has not been reached. This waiving of the fee varies by electricity provider, so make sure you have read the Energy Facts Label of the electricity plan you are interested in if you think you may be relocating soon.
What You Might Not Know About Watauga, Texas
Located in northeastern Texas, Watauga is a city in Tarrant County. Last checked the population was 24,600, making the city the 118th most populous city in the state. Growth was down last year, but it has been steadily climbing in the last 30 years. Watauga is nearest to these Texas cities: North Richland Hills, Fort Worth, Northeast Tarrant, Keller, Hurst, Blue Mound, and Dallas is only about 27 miles from Watauga. Some things to do in the area include: Sundance Square, Fort Worth Zoo, The Fort Worth Stockyard Historic District, Kimbell Art Museum, Grapevine Historic Main Street, as well as Dallas, which is close as well.
Historically, it was about the year 1881 when settlers first made the township of Watauga official. This was the result of the Texas and Pacific Railway being in the area. The city itself was named after the pre-Revolutionary War Watauga Association, which was near the Watauga river. A post office was built shortly after the railroad extended to the Watauga area, and the city grew in stride.
The top employers in the area are largely Target, Birdville ISD. City of Watauga, Albertson’s, Harvest Baptist, Frescoe’s, Cotton Patch Cafe, and Chili’s, just to name a few. Some of the most common occupations in the city are in Retail and Transportation & Warehousing.
Energy Companies That Are Now Hiring
With Watauga sitting right on the edge of the Barnett Shale, they have benefitted from the massive number of energy companies that have come to the region in search of oil and gas riches. Being one of the largest energy finds in the world, it has the “who’s who” of the world’s energy Goliaths vying for a piece of the pie. This has created tremendous job opportunities for the Watauga community.
Here are just a very few of the energy companies currently hiring in the area.
Hilcorp has been listed in Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies To Work For – for 8 years in row! Hilcorp utilizes new techniques, such as fracking, to make existing wells more profitable. They acquire existing oil and gas wells, some of which may no longer be producing using older drilling technology, and reinvigorate the production using recent innovations.
TEP Barnett has taken a different approach to accessing the oil and gas of the Barnett Shale. Because the shale basin is located under several North Texas cities, TEP utilizes proprietary strategies to drill in urban areas. With over 200,000 mineral leases in its books, TEP Barnett has become a star performer in the area’s energy sector.
Energy Transfer operates one of the largest energy transfer networks in the country, with over 83,000 miles of gas and oil pipeline. With so many miles of pipeline and the substations that go along with it, there is an ongoing hiring campaign to keep enough boots on the ground to keep the oil and gas flowing.
Williams is another major player in the Barnett Shale location, and they also have pipelines, along with gas and oil drilling and processing platforms in the area. With their massive amounts of energy infrastructure in constant operation, they need a large workforce to keep everything in operation. Currently employing more than 5,000 people, whey are a huge source of jobs in the area.
Watauga Utility Company
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in Watauga Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in Watauga Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view Watauga Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in Watauga Texas, click here.