AEP Texas Central, which stands for American Electric Power, is the utility company that services the Harlingen area. Although deregulation has led to more choice for consumers in who provides their energy, residents in Harlingen must still have their electricity transmitted and delivered by AEP Texas Central.
If you have a power outage, you will still call AEP Texas Central, no matter who you choose to provide your electricity.
However, customers can choose which energy provider in Harlingen will be responsible for the sales and payment of their utility needs. These include companies such as Constellation, TXU Energy, and 4Change Energy. To find the best energy rates in Harlingen, enter the Harlingen ZIP code to find and compare electricity providers in your area.
Types of electricity plans in Harlingen
You can choose between a few different types of energy plans in Harlingen, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are the primary energy plan types in Texas’ deregulated market.
- Fixed-rate plans. If you like reliability, a fixed-rate plan may be appealing to you. You will lock in a rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh) at the start of your contract. This rate remains fixed until your contract expires. You won’t experience rate fluctuations, giving you stability throughout your contract.
- Variable-rate plans. With this type of plan, your price per kWh will change based on the current market value of electricity. This can mean your bill goes down from one month to the next. It can also lead to sudden price increases. On the plus side, you typically won’t need to sign a contract, giving you more flexibility.
- Prepaid and no-deposit plans. If you have good credit, you may be able to score a no-deposit plan. This means you won’t have to pay a flat upfront cost to initiate your energy service. If you are asked to pay a deposit and don’t want to, you may be able to get around it with a prepaid electricity plan. Prepaid plans require you to pay upfront and you will usually get a reminder when your funds are running low.
Enter your ZIP code above to explore which energy plans are available in Harlingen.
Harlingen green energy
Texas ranks first for wind power production and ranks consistently in the top five for solar power. This means that there are several different options to find a green energy plan in Harlingen.
Consumers have choices when it comes to renewable energy in Harlingen. Green Mountain Energy provides electrical power generated by wind turbines, instead of coal-burning plants, for those customers concerned with the pollution and waste associated with some traditional forms of power generation.
Another green energy option in Harlingen is Gexa Energy. Offerings from Gexa Energy include the Gexa Super Deluxe 12 plan, which uses 100 percent renewable energy at a current rate of 7.5 cents per kWh. Enter your ZIP code to discover other plans powered by wind and solar energy.
Harlingen energy for business
Electricity rates in Texas are deregulated for businesses as well as residential. Visit our commercial energy page to learn more about building a custom commercial energy plan for your business.
Harlingen electric rates in my area
Utility transmission charges vary across Texas. Even the same plan with the same energy company can be priced differently across the state. So, shopping for an energy plan in your specific area is crucial to getting an accurate quote. Thankfully, searching for the best electric company near you is simple with the Choose Energy Marketplace. Enter your ZIP code above to see customized plans for your neighborhood before you switch providers.
Moving to Harlingen?
Hot, humid summers and mild winters define Harlingen, Texas, which is in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley and just 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Since it has a hot and humid climate, Harlingen electricity rates are usually the most expensive during the summer months.
However, rates typically drop during the cooler months, since there is less demand here for heating in southern Texas.
Check out Harlingen energy rates to find current prices and options available by entering your ZIP code above.