Utility companies operate independently from providers. The utility company transmits and distributes power, as well as maintaining power lines and infrastructure. It also restores power when there is an outage. The utility in the Alvin area is Texas-New Mexico Power.
Energy providers, on the other hand, generate power and sell it to consumers. Some of the most prominent providers in the Alvin area are 4Change Energy, Constellation, and TXU Energy. On the Choose Energy marketplace, the current cheapest rate in Alvin is 6.7 cents per kWh through Express Energy. To learn more about how to find the right energy plan, you can check out our energy buying guide.
Types of electricity plans in Alvin
For the different types of Alvin electric plans that can work for different homes, review our overview of the main types of energy plans that you’ll find when shopping:
- Fixed-rate plan: If you want to lock in your rate before your contract, choose a fixed-rate plan. As a note, your energy rates won’t change, but taxes and certain government fees could be different each month. Contracts run on average from 12 to 36 months and you may be charged a fee if you end your contract early. These plans are best for consumers who value stability and predictability in their energy bills.
- Variable-rate plan: The rates on these plans change each month based on the wholesale energy prices. A major perk is the ability to save on energy costs when wholesale rates are lower. However, your rates could spike when demand goes up. You may also have more flexible terms with these plans and will not be locked into a contract. So, if you find you need to switch plans, it’s less of a hassle with variable-rate plans.
- Prepaid and No-deposit plans: If you don’t want to pay before service begins, look into a no-deposit plan. Prepaid plans simply have you pay upfront and are a type of no-deposit plan. You usually contribute funds into an account and then the balance draws down, reminding you when your balance gets low. These are popular options for consumers who want to bypass a credit check before service.
Put in your ZIP code to explore the current electricity rates and plans in the Alvin area.
Alvin green energy
Texas is a country leader in renewable energy, and in Texas you can even find an energy plan that runs off of solar energy and wind power. Check out the green energy hub and solar hub page for more information.
All Texas plans have some renewable energy, but you can also find energy plans powered by 100 percent renewable sources. Only three companies offer all renewable energy in the Alvin area. Those companies that are renewable energy are Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.
If you’re curious about what green energy rates look like in Alvin, enter your ZIP code and filter for green energy. Currently, Gexa Energy is offering 6.9 cents per kWh for a 100 percent renewable plan.
Alvin energy for business
Commercial enterprises also have the power to choose their own Alvin electricity providers. Check out the Choose Energy business energy page to learn more about finding commercial energy in your area. You can fill out the form on our business hub page to begin building a customized business energy plan.
Alvin electricity rates in my area
Rates do change based on where you live, mainly because of different utility transmission charges. Enter your ZIP code so you can check the most up-to-date electric rates in your area. That way, you can find the best electricity rates in Alvin quickly and easily.
Moving to Alvin?
Alvin is located just 25 miles southeast of Houston with a population of 26,474 people. Being located in the heart of Texas means there is a high demand for affordable energy prices, especially during the hot summer months.
Alvin is in a deregulated area, so you’ll need to find your own energy provider. The Choose Energy marketplace can help you find the best Alvin electricity rates for your new home. Some of the current rates in the area are as low as 6.7 cents per kWh.