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Brownsville energy rates

With a population of over 180,000, residents of the southern Texas city of Brownsville use a lot of energy to cool and light their homes. At an average of about 10 percent per kilowatt hour (kWh) cheaper than the national average, Brownsville energy prices come in on par with the rest of Texas. 

Deregulation of energy providers in Texas began in 2002, allowing consumers the power to choose their energy provider. By adopting deregulation, Brownsville citizens enjoy more freedom in choosing energy providers that compete for customers based on rates.  

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How has deregulation affected Brownsville?

The latest stats from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show lower rates than the national average for Texas residential, commercial and industrial electricity consumers.  Specifically:

  • Texas residential electricity rates run 10 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas commercial electricity rates fall nearly 23 percent below the national average.
  • Texas industrial electricity rates beat the national average by almost  16 percent.

Inevitably, nearly two decades of deregulation spurred innovation. Texas ranks as the nation’s highest producer of wind-based electricity and the country’s fifth-largest producer of solar energy electricity. 

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Green energy in Brownsville

Distinguished as the first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic shopping bags, Brownsville continues to demonstrate its commitment to green and sustainable living. Brownsville citizens take advantage of the mass transit bus system and other environmentally-friendly initiatives. A point of pride to environmentally-minded residents, the city undertakes a rigorous agenda around energy education in terms of usage and steps required to improve usage. 

Among companies selling plans fueled with all-renewable energy in Brownsville are Gexa Energy, Iberdrola Texas and Green Mountain Energy.

Brownsville utility companies & energy providers

In regulated states, utilities generate (or buy) electricity and then sell it directly to consumers. In most deregulated states, customers have the option of buying electricity from a utility or a retail electric provider. But in Texas, residents must buy electricity from a retail electric provider.  

Regardless of where customers purchase energy, a Texas utility company delivers it to the home or business. The utility also holds responsibility for maintaining electricity lines – that’s who you call for an outage or other problem. In Brownsville, that utility is AEP Texas Central. Report outages by calling 1-866-223-8508.

Business energy in Brownsville

The deregulated Texas electricity market also includes businesses. Choose Energy experts will help customize a plan for your company. Fill out this form to get more information.

Ready to buy a Brownsville electricity plan?

For consumers shopping for an energy plan, the Choose Energy marketplace helps you navigate the terrain of providers such as TXU Energy, Direct Energy, and Constellation. Based on your situation, our marketplace helps you determine the best plan term length. 

Need more information? Explore electricity plans that require no deposit, moving your electric service and switching to a different provider.

Updated: 9/1/2020