Since the energy market was deregulated, utility companies and energy providers have different roles. The utility company handles the transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as restoring power when there is an outage. Your utility is determined based on where you live, so you can’t choose your utility like you can choose your provider. In Dallas, the utility company is Oncor Electric Delivery.
Energy providers, on the other hand, are in charge of generating and selling Dallas electricity. Some of the most popular Dallas energy providers are TXU Energy, 4Change Energy, and Reliant Energy. Currently on the Choose Energy marketplace, the cheapest Dallas electricity rate is 6.6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and is offered by Express Energy and Frontier Utilities.
Types of electricity plans in Dallas
There are several types of energy plans that are available in deregulated markets such as Dallas. Each plan type has pros and cons and works best for different households depending on your energy needs. Here are a few of the most common types of plans you will encounter on the Choose Energy marketplace:
- Fixed-rate plans. Fixed-rate energy plans allow you to secure the rate you pay for every kWh of electricity you consume each month. These types of plans are best for consumers who value stability in their energy costs and want to be protected from spikes in the energy market. Fixed-rate plans do require you sign a contract (usually lasting between 12 and 36 months) and you could be charged a fee if you end your contract early.
- Variable-rate plans. With a variable-rate plan, the rate you pay for energy each month will change based on the wholesale price of electricity. During times of low energy demand, your electric bill could go down. But when energy demand increases, so will your electricity costs. Variable-rate plans do not lock you into a contract, so you can switch to another plan at any time.
- Prepaid & no-deposit plans. Depending on your credit score, your energy provider may require a deposit before your service will begin. For consumers who want to avoid paying a deposit, a no-deposit plan may be a good option. Prepaid electricity plans are a common type of no-deposit plan where you pay for your power upfront. These plans are month to month, so you will not be required to sign a contract.
To explore the types of plans available in Dallas, enter your ZIP code above.
Dallas green energy
Texas is a green energy powerhouse nationally, generating by far the most wind energy and consistently leading the country in solar power, too. Because of this, Dallas residents and business owners can easily find and choose a green energy plan powered by clean sources like wind or solar.
Every Texas energy plan is powered by some percentage of green energy sources. To check the specific amount for a plan, check its Electricity Facts Label. There are also some energy providers that only offer 100 percent renewable energy plans. These providers are Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.
Currently, there are a variety of Dallas green energy plans available on the Choose Energy marketplace. The cheapest Dallas green energy rate is 6.7 cents per kWh, offered by Gexa Energy. Enter your ZIP code above to explore the green energy plans in your area.
Dallas energy for business
Business owners in Dallas can also benefit from deregulation by choosing a great commercial electricity plan. Visit our business energy page to learn more about how Choose Energy can help you build a customized Dallas business energy plan.
Dallas electric rates in my area
Electricity rates in Dallas vary by location, so the energy price in one part of Dallas could be different from rates in other areas. This is because utility transmission charges can change based on location. It’s important to enter your ZIP code above to make sure you are checking electricity rates that are accurate for your area. This way, Choose Energy can make it simple and easy to find providers, plans, and electricity rates near you.
Moving to Dallas?
With more than 1.3 million residents, Dallas is among the largest cities in Texas. Dallas temperatures in the summer can reach up to 100 degrees, while winter temperatures normally fall to about 34 degrees. With fluctuating temperatures and a growing population, it’s important to find a Dallas electric plan that works for you.
If you are moving to Dallas, keep in mind that the energy market here is deregulated. This means you will need to find an energy provider and plan to power your home. The Choose Energy marketplace lets you shop and compare all of the top electricity companies in your area. Currently in Dallas, there are energy rates as low as 6.9 cents per kWh. Enter your ZIP code above to lock in an affordable electricity rate for your new home.