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Brownsville energy rates

With a population of over 180,000, the southern Texas city of Brownsville uses a lot of energy to cool and light residents’ homes. Brownsville energy prices are on par with the rest of Texas and are less expensive than the average energy cost in the United States, at anywhere from an average of 10 cents to 15 cents per kilowatt-hour for residential accounts. Check out Brownsville energy rates to see what prices and options are currently available.

Brownsville energy deregulation

How has deregulation affected Brownsville?

Here’s what the latest statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show:

  • Texas residential electricity rates are nearly 9.5 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas commercial electricity rates are nearly 26 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas industrial electricity rates are nearly 23 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas generates the most electricity of any state from wind.
  • Texas generates the fifth-highest amount of electricity from solar energy.

Deregulation of energy providers in Texas began in 2002, providing consumers the power to choose their energy provider. Brownsville energy deregulation gave citizens more freedom to choose who provided them with energy and find the most competitive rates. Get some insight into local electricity supply rates here.

Brownsville utility companies & energy providers

Brownsville energy rates are determined by the specific electricity provider that a consumer chooses. Although all electric energy comes from the same utility company, the Texas electric system incorporates more than just one player. First, power plants generate power, which is transmitted to a utility company. Utility companies in Brownsville then transmit the power to companies who are considered providers (sometimes called retail electric providers) who then allow power to be distributed to individual customers and provide service.

Providers include a variety of companies that can provide the consumer with residential, industrial or commercial services.  The Brownsville Public Utilities Board governs the utilities of most of the electricity (and gas), and there is a host of available energy providers in Brownsville. Some of the popular providers include 4Change EnergyTriEagle Energy and Reliant Energy. Enter your zip code above to find out which of these providers is right for you.

Brownsville renewable energy

Brownsville energy rates are not only based on traditional power plant production, but also on green energy. Renewable energy in Brownsville is provided by Green Mountain Energy and Amigo Energy. The first city in Texas to ban the use of plastic shopping bags, this Texas city is certainly dedicated to green, sustainable living.

Brownsville undertakes a rigorous agenda to educate its citizens about and improve energy usage. From its mass transit bus system to its presentations on eco-friendly building materials to actively encouraging citizens to take advantage of environmentally-friendly initiatives, Brownsville is a city that green and environmentally-minded residents can be proud of.

Brownsville Energy Facts
Avg Home Size (square feet) 1,925
Avg Monthly Usage (kWh) 1,182
Avg Monthly Bill $112
Potential Annual Savings $426
Utility AEP Texas Control

(Last updated Aug. 8, 2019)