How I Found The Cheapest Houston Electric Company

Getting A Headache Finding The Right Company

I woke up one day still mad from the electric bill I received the previous day that was over $500 . My usage wasn’t that bad and that is when I realized I might be getting gouged with a rate I could probably drop for something better. I realize part of this is my fault for letting things go so long without researching or doing anything. There is a lot of spam and garbage internet sites out there that just don’t have good information or atleast it might be good but it is outdated information. I decided to just get on the phone and give as many Texas electric providers a call as possible.

Calling The Electric Companies

I called just about all of these electric companies and one thing that stood out was the slight subtleties of the rate plans being offered. Some providers were charging the best rate but it would be a variable electric rate. This basically means they can raise the rate at anytime for whatever reason they want. The fact that the want me to sign a 12 month contract to get on a rate that they could raise higher during the contract made no sense to me. After I figured out that the 12 month variable rate contract was more of a gimmick then saving money I decided to keep looking. I stressed to the energy companies that I need a fixed rate and I don’t want there to be a monthly customer service charge unless the rate is exceptionally good.

TXU Electric, Reliant And The Rest Of Them

I called Reliant Electric Company, TXU Electric, Spark Energy, Startex Power, Accent Energy, Amigo Energy, Trickster Energy (name withheld by legal), Cirro Energy, Ambit Energy, Texas Power, Champion Energy, and several others I cannot remember the name of right now. Cirro Energy and Texas Power wanted me to sign a contract on a variable rate. I declined these two offers after understanding I would be getting into an energy rate that could change during the course of the contract with no way to back out of the contract if I become unhappy with the rate. Startex had a variable rate that allowed you out of the contract if at any time you are not satisfied with it. I wrote down their variable rate as well as their fixed rate term rates as well. Champion Energy had only one term to choose from at 12 months and it was a fixed electric rate. I wrote them down too as they were one of the lowest I found.

Wrapping Up The Research

After researching all the electric providers I could find I determined that Startex Power was the Houston Electric Company who had the very best 12 month electric rate for the Houston Texas area. As of January 2008 their rate was 11.1 cents kWh for 12 months with no monthly customer service charge. For most other terms I found that Startex Power also had the lowest electric rates.

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Cheap Electric Providers In Dallas Texas

Amigo Electric Company

Amigo Energy’s Competitive Electric Rates, Where Did They Go?Amigo Energy Electric Rates

Amigo previously had provided competitive electric rates in the Texas area while targeting the hispanic community as their primary source for new customers. Over the last year Amigo has advertised energy rates that have compared competitively with some of the most competitive retail electric providers in Texas. Amigo Electric Company is headquartered in the Houston Texas area but provides electricity to customers throughout the deregulated cities in Texas.

Research On Their Site

I went out to their site today January 8 2007 and they are offering a 12 month rate at 12.9 in the Dallas area and 13.3 cents kWh in the Houston area. These rates are terrible. The only thing I can think as to why their rates have gone up so much is their success. They have their brand name out there and a lot of word of mouth so they may be signing up customers on brand name recognition only at this point.

Comparing Amigo With Other Electric Companies

A comparable electric rate to Amigo’s energy rate that is much more competitive would be to go through Startex Power if you are in or around the Dallas Texas area and to use Startex Power as well if you are in or around the Houston area. As of January 8 2007 Startex Power offered a 12 month term rate of 11.4 cents a kWh with no monthly customer service charge in the Dallas area and as of Feb 2009 they still offer the most competitive residential electric rate with no monhtly service fee.

Champion Energy Retail Electric Provider

Saving Money On Electricity In Houston

Champion Energy has a very low cost electric rate in the Houston area but current rates now available may be even better so be sure to compare their prices with the many providers and rates listed in our chart. You can find our compare tool at the top right of this page. Back in Jan 8 of 2008 Champion’s price was lower than any of the other electric companies I had seen so far except for Startex Power. Currently there are new providers out there that may beat them both.

As of Jan 8 2008 they only offer one term at 12 months but this is the most popular term for most people so it usually works for most peoples needs. The rate for January is at 11.1 cents a kWh with a $4.95 monthly service fee but Champion’s electric rate has gone up since then. If you add in the service fee into the rate goes up about .004 cents kWh which is still a lower rate then the most competitive providers offering residential electric service in Houston. For a more competitive electric rate then Champion Energy with no monthly service fee we recommend Startex Power. Depending on your area in Texas their rate will be higher or lower.

If you live in Dallas Texas, Tyler Texas, Alpine, Fort Worth or other cities on the other side of the state there are cheaper providers then Champion. You can find out more here. Learn more about Texas Residential Electricity.

North Texas like Dallas and the cities around Dallas have some of the lowest electric rates in the state in comparison to Houston. We have a comparison chart for commercial customers and a more straightforward comparison for residential customers. If you go to the page for your county or city you will see an advertisement with the lowest cost energy providers for that city on the top left.

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Champion Electric Company

Champion Energy

Champion Energy’s promotional code is built into the links below. Sign up with the cheapest electric provider below. Champion, Startex Power, Texas Power, and all the providers in the comparison chart are strong reputable electric providers without hidden fees and charges. These electricity companies have several fixed electricity prices and choices. Click on the “continue” link below to check rates in your area for your preferred electric provider. If you live outside Dallas or Houston or a different area you just need to enter your zip code for your area and click on the “compare” button. Once you click on the “compare” button a list of companies and rates will appear in the order of cheapest to most expensive. We explain all fees and charges so it will be clear what you are signing up for. Electricity prices based on your area will display and you can make a quick comparison from there.

Champion Energy offers a low cost residential electric rate in Houston Texas that is quite a bit lower then most of the other Retail Energy Providers out there. They have only one term to choose from at 12 months but for those wondering about signing up for a longer term it is like buying insurance in case energy rates were to go up. Rates are fairly low right now (As of the posting of this article on January 2007) so you can lock in for 12 months and forget about what rates will do until next year. The rate Champion is offering (as of Jan 2007, when this article was written) is at 11.1 cents a kWh with a $4.95 monthly service fee (champion electric rates may be higher or lower then this now depending on what the market has done since the posting of this). If you are like most households you can add in the $4.95 monthly fee and the rate is still at about 11.3 cents a kWh (as of Jan 2007) total which if you were to look around is one of the lowest 12 month terms I have been able to find out there. We have the current Champion Energy electric rate listed in the blue box above. Click on the box above to sign up with Champion.

Cheapest Electric Provider in Houston

Champion Energy is one of the cheapest electric provider in Houston for the 12 month term I have found. The only other provider that has been cheaper then Champion is with Startex Power. If you would like to sign up with them you can sign up here with this promotional code link. The promo coupon code is built into the link so you will not have to worry about entering it into the coupon code field.

Coupon Code With Champion Electric Company

The coupon code with Champion Energy has expired. You can sign up with Startex Power which is currently the cheapest electric provider.

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Champion Energy

Champion Energy is a large wholesale energy provider and operates primarily in the commercial sales arena. There are several smaller Retail Electric Providers who buy their energy from Champion and resell it under an alternate name. Champion Energy consistently provides competitive pricing to commercial businesses in Texas although with any electric company certain risk management policy changes can make their prices more or less competitive throughout the year.

For large commercial accounts there is usually the option to have a blend of multiple energy products to bring down the overall cost of the energy you will be paying for throughout the year. Champion Energy can assist in procuring your energy using both MCPE index pricing along with a fixed price product at the right percentage to benefit you the most based on market conditions. Eisenbach Consulting can assist in managing the risk and converting over part of a blended product when opportunities arise in the market to lock in more of the rate to a fixed energy product.

You can learn more about Texas Electric Companies and Choices by speaking to an energy consultant at Eisenbach Consulting.

 

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