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Tara Energy: Ratings & Reviews

Tara Energy Products and Services

Tara Energy is one of the many Texas electric companies owned by Just Energy. They also operate under the name Smart Prepaid Electric. Their sister companies include Amigo Energy.

Green Energy Plans

While Tara doesn’t explicitly market their electricity plans as green energy or renewable energy plans, they do offer the option to offset your carbon footprint with a $9.99 upgrade to your plan that is used to buy renewable energy certificates.

Tara Energy Electricity Plans

NameTermType
PTC Plan 1212 MonthsFixed Rate – Available only on Power To Choose Site
PTC Plan 24 24 MonthsFixed Rate – Available only on Power To Choose Site
Base Save III – 12 12 MonthsFixed Rate – Renewable upgrade available
Secure Energy Plan II – 2424 MonthsFixed Rate – Renewable upgrade available
Empower – 2424 Months Fixed Rate – Renewable upgrade available
Basics – 6060 Months Fixed Rate – Renewable upgrade available
Weekends Free Plan – 1212 Months Time-of-Use Plan
Nights Free Plan – 1212 Months Time-of-Use Plan
Sustainable Home Bundle -4 4 MonthsBundled Rate

How do Tara Energy’s electricity rates compare to other Texas electric companies?

Oncor  area Electricity Rates

Compare these rates from other electricity providers in Corpus Christi to Tara Energy’s rates

Electric CompanyPlan NameElectricity Rate
GexaEco Saver Plus 2411.5¢/kWh
GexaGexa Eco Saver Lite 1218.2¢/kWh
4Change EnergyMaxx Saver Select 1211.5¢/kWh
Express EnergyExpress Energy Flash 2411.4¢/kWh
4Change EnergyMaxx Saver Select 2411.5¢/kWh
Cirro EnergySmart Value 12 Online19.0¢/kWh
TrieagleSure Value 3613.5¢/kWh
Direct EnergyLive Brighter 1219.7¢/kWh
Veteran EnergyValor 3613.4¢/kWh
TXUClear Deal 2416.5¢/kWh
FrontierFrontier Saver Plus 2411.5¢/kWh
TXUSeason Pass 1219.9¢/kWh
Green Mountain EnergyCrystal Clear 12 Preferred20.6¢/kWh
ReliantReliant Power On 1219.1¢/kWh
Payless PowerPremier 1220.4¢/kWh
Rates Updated January 28, 2023

Centerpoint Area Electricity Rates

Compare these rates from other electricity providers in Houston to Tara Energy’s rates

Electric CompanyPlan NameElectricity Rate
Frontier UtilitiesFrontier Saver Plus 2412.0¢/kWh
Frontier UtilitiesSaver Value 1218.8¢/kWh
GexaEco Saver Plus 2418.8¢/kWh
4Change EnergyMaxx Saver Select 2411.9¢/kWh
Cirro EnergySmart Value 12 Online20.4¢/kWh
TrieagleSure Value 3613.9¢/kWh
Direct EnergyAutopay Texas 3614.3¢/kWh
Veteran EnergyVeteran Energy Valor 3614.0¢/kWh
TXUClear Deal 1215.5¢/kWh
4Change EnergyMaxx Saver Select 1212.0¢/kWh
GexaEco Saver Lite 1218.8¢/kWh
Express EnergyFlash 2411.9¢/kWh
Green Mountain EnergyCrystal Clear 12 Preferred20.6¢/kWh
ReliantSecure Advantage 1219.2¢/kWh
Ambit EnergyLone Star Classic 1219.5¢/kWh
Payless PowerSimple 620.4¢/kWh
Rates Updated January 28, 2023

Tara Energy Contact Information

Phone number:844-466-3808
Website Address:Tara Energy
Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 3607 Houston, TX 77253

Pay by Phone866-205-1545
Tara Energy Bill Pay Tara Energy

Tara Energy Reviews and Ratings

BBB Accreditation Tara Energy is not BBB accredited. BBB does have a file on the parent company Just Energy Group indicating a pattern of complaints against Tara related to door-to-door sales practices and lack of transparency regarding cancelation fees.
BBB Customer Review Score ( Just Energy Group )Customer Review Score of 1.1/5
BBB Complaints ( Just Energy Group ) 285 complaints closed in the last 3 years
2 complains closed in the last 12 months
Power to Choose Rating Texas Power To Choose Rating – 2/5 stars
Texas PUC Complaint Scorecard 2/5

Complaints Against Tara Energy

In the second half of 2022 there were 23 complaints against Tara Energy filed with the Texas PUC.  The types of complaints breaks down as follows:

Tara Energy Texas PUC Complaints

Total complaints filed with the Texas PUC for the second half of 2022

Slamming0
Cramming0
Billing12
Quality of Service0
Disconnection of Service3
Provision of Service8
All Other0
Total Complaints23

Click here to see up to date complaint statistics for Tara Energy

How Renewable Energy Certificates are use to make energy plans green

Your monthly electricity bill is likely made up of many different components. One of the components is renewable energy certificates, or RECs. As more utilities seek to provide their customers with clean energy, they turn to RECs. By purchasing RECs, customers can bolster the supply of renewable energy and help their utility meet its emission goals by offsetting emissions from other sources.

Tara Energy Texas PUC Certificate # 10051