April 2009 Houston Electricity Rates

We have compiled a list of some of the best and worst residential electricity rates in the Houston Texas area. You will find this detailed list below. The best Houston electric rate at this time is with Champion Energy. Reliant Energy and TXU Energy again remain at near the bottom of this list. Trickster Electric Company is near the top although we have received several complaints that Trickster raises the electric rate through TDSP related charges once the customer gets the electricity bill. Because of this we want to warn customers about the potential of Trickster’s (name withheld by legal) electric rate being higher then what it appears. If you are one of Trickster’s customers that thought you were going to be charged one rate but once you received the energy bill were charged a much higher energy price then please feel free to comment below. Read below from one of our readers and a customer of Trickster (name withheld by legal):

Stay away!! 9.7 cent plan kept going up 13,14 and finally to 16 cents!!! Ridiculous!!

Trickster Energy (name withheld by legal) is a rip off. SIgn up for .12 kilowatt, but have been billed up to .17/kw. Also the customer service is horrible. Stay away !!

If TXU Energy or Reliant Energy called asking you to renew at an electric rate several cents higher then where the market is currently at we recommend checking out our recommended Houston electric providers on the top left of this page. All fees and charges are disclosed.

Ambit Energy MLM Opportunity

The Ambit Energy MLM opportunity has begun to propagate throughout the state of Texas just like Excel Telecommunications, Ignite\Stream Energy, Herbalife, and the many other popular get rich quick type of businesses. I don’t have a problem getting rich quick and many of these companies reps will tell you it isn’t exactly a get rich quick type of opportunity. For the electricity customer they will usually find themselves being in a situation where a family member or friend approaches them asking for them to sign up with this new electric service. If you look at the energy rate you will see that it isn’t the cheapest electric rate around usually. If you were to go out to powertochoose today (this is the state electricity website) and look at comparable electric rates you will find many others offering better terms and electric rates

What! More Then A Penny Off The Lowest Going Electric Rate!

I went out to the powertochoose website and pulled up Ambit Energy’s facts label. This is a reliable piece of information when comparing energy prices. The 12 month electric rate is anywhere from 12.49 cents kwh to 14.49 cents kwh depending on the amount of energy you use. This is a very horrible electric rate and the problem I have on top of that is they expect people to have their family and friends sign up on a much higher electric rate then what is currently available. As an example you could sign up with Startex Power for the same term and pay no monthly service charge and have a 12 month electric rate at 11.3 cents kwh. The rates for both Ambit Energy and Startex Power would be a fraction higher in Houston due to the congestion in this zone but would still reflect the same percentage in cost savings difference.

Electricity Facts
Ambit Certified Green 1-Year Term
Ambit Energy, L.P., Residential Electric Service
Effective October 22, 2007

Electricity
Price by TDSP

Average Monthly Usage:
Average Price per kWh:
500kWh
$0.1449
1000kWh
$0.1249
1500kWh
$0.1249
All additional kWh $0.1249

Contract Options

Options:
Early Termination Fee:
12 Months $199.00
See Terms of Service for a full listing of fees, deposit policy and other terms.

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