In deregulated markets like Mesquite, utility companies are responsible for transmitting electricity to homes and businesses. They also respond to power outages and maintain power lines and infrastructure within their service area. Your utility is based on where you live. In Mesquite, the utility is Oncor Electric Delivery.
Separately, you’ll purchase an electricity plan from an energy provider of your choice. These companies are in charge of generating power and selling plans to customers. Choose Energy features plans from many reputable Mesquite electricity providers such as 4Change Energy, Direct Energy, and Reliant Energy. Right now, Express Energy has the cheapest Mesquite energy plans on our marketplace, with a rate of 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh).
Types of electricity plans in Mesquite
Before you start exploring your energy options, it’s important to understand the difference between plan types. Below, we’ve summarized three popular plan types you may encounter on our marketplace.
- Fixed-rate plans. When you purchase a fixed-rate plan, you’ll enter into a contract with your provider (generally between 12-36 months). You’ll pay a predetermined price for electricity, which won’t change for the duration of your plan — which is a great way to predict your monthly energy expenses. However, if you end your plan early, you’ll usually pay a penalty fee.
- Variable-rate plans. Variable-rate plans are more flexible because they don’t come with a contract or a stable electricity rate. If you opt for one of these plans, your energy rate may change each month, depending on the wholesale price of electricity. As a result, it can be more difficult to anticipate your energy costs.
- Prepaid and no-deposit plans. If you don’t have good credit, your provider may ask you to pay a deposit on your electricity service. However, some companies offer no-deposit plans, which don’t include a deposit requirement. For example, prepaid plans let you load money onto your electricity account in advance and top up when necessary.
To find examples of these plans near you, type in your ZIP code above.
Mesquite green energy
Texas leads the way in terms of renewable energy generation in the U.S. — particularly in wind and solar power production. Because of the state’s substantial investment in renewable power, Mesquite residents have many options for going green with their electricity plan.
When you buy an energy plan in Texas, it will contain at least a portion of power from renewable sources,no matter which provider you choose. If you’re serious about going green, consider buying a plan from a provider like Gexa Energy or Green Mountain Energy, which exclusively sell 100% renewable energy plans.
Choose Energy has a range of green energy plans in Mesquite, starting at 7.5¢/kWh. To find renewable plans near you, enter your ZIP code above and select the “green energy” filter on the results page.
Mesquite energy for business
If you run a business in Mesquite, Choose Energy can help you lock in a reliable energy plan for your company’s needs. Reach out through this online form to learn about your options for cheap electricity in Mesquite today.
Mesquite electric rates in my area
The price of electricity will vary depending on where you live, mainly due to different utility transmission fees across the state. In other words, your rate in Mesquite could be different from another customer’s rate in Houston — even if you have the same provider and plan. At Choose Energy, we incorporate your specific location into the shopping process, which allows you to view accurate pricing for your area. Type in your ZIP code above to find today’s best electricity rates in Mesquite.
Moving to Mesquite?
With a population of just over 150,000, Mesquite is a Dallas suburb that’s best known for the annual Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Thanks to its rising population and popular local attractions, there’s an increasing need for cost-effective, reliable electricity in the city.
If you’re planning a move to Mesquite, make sure to spend some time researching your electricity options. You can use Choose Energy to easily compare electric rates Mesquite providers offer and sign up for a plan that fits your lifestyle and energy habits. Right now, you can find electricity rates as low as 7.4¢/kWh on our marketplace.