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Last Updated: September 16, 2022

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Friendswood energy rates

Friendswood, Texas is a city just southeast of Houston with a population of about 41,000. Friendswood comes from humble beginnings; the town had a population of less than 1,000 as recently as 1960. However, being less than 25 miles from the center of Houston and only 45 minutes to the coast in Galveston, Friendswood soon became a popular spot for commuters and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, Friendswood falls into the deregulated energy market of Texas. This means that residents have the power to choose who supplies their energy. Enter your ZIP code above to see today’s plans in Friendswood, including fixed-rate, variable-rate, and prepaid plans.

Friendswood electricity rates

Plan NamePlan LengthRate*
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 1212 months$0.113/ kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 1212 months$0.113/ kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 1212 months$0.113/ kWh
Express Energy - Flash 1212 months$0.113/ kWh
Cirro - Simple Bill Credit 2424 months$0.116/ kWh
Discount Power - Bill Credit Bundle 2424 months$0.116/ kWh
Veteran Energy - Valor 2424 months$0.142/ kWh
Reliant - Power Savings 24 plan24 months$0.149/ kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter Lite 2424 months$0.159/ kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 3636 months$0.159/ kWh
Rhythm Energy - Clear Choice 1212 months$0.163/ kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 1212 months$0.165/ kWh
BKV Energy - Lantana 3636 months$0.169/ kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred24 months$0.172/ kWh
Payless Power - 12 Month - prepaid12 months$0.185/ kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/14/2024, 4:03:33 PM CDT for ZIP Code 77546. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

*All pricing shown in cents per kWh

Friendswood energy deregulation

How has deregulation affected Friendswood?

Based on the most recent statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

  • Texas residential electricity rates are nearly 11.4 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas commercial electricity rates are nearly 28.33 percent lower than the national average.
  • Texas industrial electricity rates are nearly 26 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.

Deregulated energy in Texas began on January 1, 2002 when a bill was passed to break up the utility company monopoly. Where previously consumers were forced to buy energy from their area’s utility company (which could charge whatever price it wanted), consumers are now free to compare rates and plans from many available providers in the area.

Friendswood utility companies & energy providers

Energy deregulation changes how utility companies operated. Previously they handled all aspects of the energy process, from sales to delivery. Now Friendswood utilities handle only delivery and power line maintenance, while individual retail electric providers sell energy plans to residents. In other words, you buy your electricity from a provider but call the utility company if the power goes out. 

Friendswood has two utility companies: CenterPoint Energy and Texas-New Mexico Power. These companies are who you call if you experience an outage or have an infrastructure issue. Friendswood residents can purchase energy from a variety of suppliers, and Choose Energy has partnered with the best. Customers can choose plans from trusted providers such as TXU Energy, TriEagle Energy, Reliant Energy, 4Change Energy 

Friendswood renewable energy

Texas is taking the renewable energy industry by storm, leading the field in wind energy. The Lone Star State is also making strides in solar power, not trailing far behind the likes of California and Arizona.

Thanks to providers such as Gexa Energy and Green Mountain Energy, Friendswood residents can take advantage of green energy plans sourced from renewable options. Enter your ZIP code above to explore current green energy options in your area.

Friendswood energy FAQs

What is a good rate per kWh in Friendswood?

Electricity is charged per kilowatt use (kWh) in Friendswood, and the cost per kWh varies based on factors like the length of your contract and the type of energy used. The current lowest rate per kWh is $0.084/kWh with a 12 month contract. However, remember that rates change often. Enter your ZIP code to explore the most accurate rates available in your area.

How do I choose an electricity provider in Friendswood?

There are several key factors to consider when choosing a Texas energy provider. After considering the price, pay attention to contract terms. Some plans may ask you to lock in a rate for 36 months. Other plans have variable-rate terms, which means the rate per kWh will fluctuate with the market or a no-deposit option that saves you cash up front. Choose a plan that keeps your costs low and reliable and look for perks like reduced rates during off-peak hours.The best electric company for you in Friendswood may not be the one with the lowest advertised per kWh price.

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Friendswood?

Frontier Utilities, Gexa Energy, and Pulse Power have some of the lowest Friendswood electricity rates currently. Again, the rates available near you can change depending on the energy market. When you enter your ZIP code with Choose Energy, you can compare between providers to find the cheapest electricity rate in your area.

Friendswood rates in my area

Looking for “electricity rates near me?” It’s as easy as entering your ZIP code above to see which providers offer service in your area. Keep in mind that you might see different rates for the same plan in different areas. Price variability is largely due to utility transmission charge differences from city to city. Searching by ZIP code reveals the most reliable data for your address!

Enter your ZIP code above to begin comparing affordable electric rates and plans near you.

Friendswood energy for business

Business owners can also benefit from deregulated energy. If you have a business in Friendswood, you can still find a Friendswood electricity plan on Choose Energy. Our marketplace can connect you with the experts who can build a custom energy plan based on your company’s unique needs. 

Call us at the number above to speak to an energy expert or fill out this form to connect with someone about creating a personalized business energy plan. 

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