It shouldn’t be such a chore to compare West, TX electricity providers. But in the wild west that is the Texas deregulated electricity market, it can be difficult to determine what is truly a good deal and what is just clever marketing.
There are hundreds of electricity plans from dozens of electric providers to choose from in Texas. Vault Electricity is your expert to help you sort through all the hype to find the plan that truly offers the cheapest electricity rate in West and anywhere in Texas where electric choice exists.
Our website offers resources and tools for to help you understand how electricity in Texas works and how you as a West consumer can find the plan that is best for your situation.
Here you will find electricity plans from the trusted electricity providers that you know along with plans from smaller electricity companies who are eager to win your business by aggressively lowering their electricity rates.
We have all the information you need to compare rates, select a provider and enroll online or one your phone.
Featured Electricity Rates In West, Texas
Top West Electricity Rates From Each Provider
|Electric Company||Plan Name||Electricity Rate|
|Frontier Utilities||Best Value 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Maxx Saver 12||7.7¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Supreme 12||7.3¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Free Energy 12||8.5¢/kWh|
|Cirro Energy||Smart Value 12 Online||8.3¢/kWh|
|Direct Energy||Live Brighter 12||11.3¢/kWh|
|First Choice Power||You Got This 24||11.2¢/kWh|
|TXU||Clear Deal 12||9.5¢/kWh|
|4Change Energy||Easy Saver 12||8.9¢/kWh|
|Gexa||Saver Deluxe 12||6.9¢/kWh|
|Express Energy||Express Energy Flash 12||7.0¢/kWh|
|Green Mountain Energy||Crystal Clear 12 Preferred||10.9¢/kWh|
|Reliant||Secure Advantage 12||11.3¢/kWh|
|Payless Power||SmarTricity Premier 12||15.1¢/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 Electricity in West, Texas Come From?
West Electric companies get their power from several sources. About half of the power generated in Texas comes from natural gas. Natural gas has many benefits that make it a valuable source of power in Texas.
More natural gas is produced in Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. This plenty has resulted in the price of natural gas going down over the past decade.
It’s easy to quickly ramp up output from power plants that burn natural gas to generate power. This is important for maintaining the equilibrium between the available supply and demand on the state’s electrical grid at any moment in time. An imbalance of supply and demand could cause the grid to become unstable and lead to problems including power outages.
Wind energy has a lot of benefits, but predictability is not one of them. It is an intermittent source of electricity. Wind turbines can only generate electricity when the wind blows. Other than that, wind is a great source of clean renewable energy. Texas has invested heavily in infrastructure to support the large and growing wind industry within its borders.
Tips to Compare Electric Companies in West
Before you begin comparing electricity providers, make sure you are looking at the correct rates. There are three standard levels in which electricity rates in Texas are priced. The levels are based on your anticipated average monthly electricity usage in kilowatt hours. They are intended to represent three different home sizes. They are:
– 500 kWh: Apartment
– 1000 kWh: Small House
– 2000 kWh: Large House
Obviously, not everyone fits neatly into these levels. But this at least gives consumers a rough idea of what to expect. It’s critical that when you are comparing rates, you are looking at rates that correspond with your home size. Even within the same plan, rates can be very different at the three usage levels.
Did You Know This About West, Texas?
Curiously, the city of West, Texas does not fall in the westernmost section of the state, but instead, more towards the eastern side. Last checked the population was close to 3,000 people, so this puts it as the 483rd largest city in the state. On the map, West falls within McLennan County, next to the cities of Ross, Abbott, Elm Mott, Axtell, Leroy, Gholson, and Waco. And as the historical sources state, the city was named after the first postmaster of the city, T.M. West, not the cardinal direction.
Some more details on the history of West, Texas include the following: the city started as a farming community. Once the MKT railroad was built and extended into the West area in about 1881, then the community started to grow: a general store, post office, and other buildings were made. The city was later incorporated in 1892.
In the present day, the economy of West is driven by Manufacturing, Construction, Wholesale, Finance, Healthcare, and Education types of jobs. The cost of living in the city is lower than average, as well as the unemployment rate. But last checked, the wages earned for the workforce were lower than the national norm.
About the Cancellation Fees on the Electricity Plans
Cancellation fees are standard with Texas electricity contracts. For a one year contract, the amount is normally somewhere between $135 and $200. Some electric companies choose to base the cancellation fee on how many months there are remaining in the contract if the contract is cancelled. Luckily, $20 per month left on the contract is becoming more of the norm.
West TX Green Energy Electricity Plans
If renewable energy is what you are looking for, we can help you find it. It’s true that, usually, renewable energy plans are a little bit more expensive on average than traditional electricity plans.
But the premium consumers once paid for renewable energy has narrowed substantially. We have marked all of the 100% renewable energy plans listed in West with a special green energy icon. You can also use our filtering functionality to search for only green energy plans.
No Deposit Electricity Plans in West, Texas
If you want to keep from paying an electricity deposit, and you are unable to pass the credit check, your best bet may be to choose a prepaid electricity plan. These plans have increased in popularity recently because they are convenient and don’t require you to leave a few hundred dollars with the electric company.
The upfront cost to get your lights on is minimal. In some cases, it can be as little as $30. If you are in a rush, you can sometimes get electricity on the same day. The money you put up immediately begins paying for your electricity, so this money is actively working for you. If your account balance gets low, you simply add more money to keep the power flowing. Its like adding gas to your car.
For Prepaid Electricity Call 855-564-1181.
TXU/Oncor Contact Information:
For power outages in West Texas, please call Oncor at 1-888-313-4747. To have underground lines located prior to digging in West Texas, call 1-800-344-8377. To view West Texas outage maps, click here.
Smart Meter Information:
For information on the smart meter program in West Texas, click here.