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Compare Houston Electricity Rates & Providers

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Houston electricity rates

Since 2002, Texas has had a deregulated energy market, providing Houston residents and businesses with the power to choose their energy provider. This energy choice gives you the freedom to compare electric rates and plans in your area and find the best fit for you.

The current average residential electric rate in Texas is 14.46 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is about 12.8% higher than rates in 2022. The lowest available rate in the Houston area on the Choose Energy marketplace is 9.2 cents per kWh, which is 44.5% lower than the average Texas rate. 

Texas typically experiences very hot summers. With summer approaching, rates are likely to rise sharply. While the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has predicted enough grid capacity to meet demand, spiking temperatures and possible extreme weather always have the potential to put extra pressure on the energy grid.

Selecting a plan with Choose Energy is a quick and easy way to secure the most affordable rate near you at any time of the year. Our marketplace allows you to compare affordable electricity rates from quality providers and sign up for your plan all in one place. Access cheap energy in Houston by entering your ZIP code today.