In Sugar Land and other deregulated cities, your utility company will deliver power to your property, maintain local power infrastructure (including power lines), and deal with outages. You can’t pick your utility because it’s designated based on location. CenterPoint Energy is the utility in Sugar Land.
Additionally, you’ll also have a retail electricity provider (REP) that you’ll purchase energy from. Unlike your utility, you’re free to pick from a variety of Sugar Land electricity providers, including reputable Texas-based REPs such as Discount Power, First Choice Power, and Pulse Power. Currently, Express Energy offers the lowest rates in Sugar Land at 6.7 cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh).
Types of electricity plans in Sugar Land
While you shop around for energy plans, you’ll notice that there are different kinds of plans to choose from. Here’s a quick look at the most popular plans that you’ll find on Choose Energy.
- Fixed-rate plans. With a fixed-rate plan, you’ll enter into a contract with your provider (generally 12 months or longer). During this period, your rate won’t change, which is great if you want to ensure more stable energy costs. However, you’ll probably need to pay a fee if you cancel early.
- Variable-rate plans. Unlike fixed-rate plans, variable-rate plans don’t come with a long-term contract. Instead, your rate will change based on market prices, so your electricity bill could fluctuate between billing periods.
- Prepaid & no-deposit plans. If you don’t think you’ll pass the credit check required by many energy providers, you might consider a no-deposit electricity plan. These plans allow you to begin service without putting down a deposit. Prepaid plans are one popular type of no-deposit plan, letting you pay for your electricity usage before you use it (rather than after).
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Sugar Land green energy
In recent years, Texas has emerged as a leader in green energy projects. Currently, the state leads the nation in terms of wind energy production and ranks in the top five for solar energy generation.
Texans have benefitted from the increased focus on green energy because every electricity plan sold in the state now contains a portion of renewable energy. A few Sugar Land electricity providers offer 100% green plans, and some providers exclusively sell green-powered plans (like Green Mountain Energy and Gexa Energy).
As of July 2021, the cheapest green energy plan in Sugar Land costs 6.9¢/kWh and is sold by Gexa Energy. Enter your ZIP code and filter for ‘green energy’ to find more renewable plans and pricing.
Sugar Land energy for business
Deregulation also applies to commercial energy, giving business owners the opportunity to shop around to find cheap electricity Sugar Land. Head over to Choose Energy’s business energy page to learn more and get started on a customized commercial energy rate.
Sugar Land electric rates in my area
Even under the same plan and provider, electricity rates will vary depending on your location. This occurs because different utilities serve different parts of the state, and each one has its own transmission charges, which ultimately impact the rate you pay.
To get accurate pricing for your area, we recommend using our online comparison tool that brings together rates from multiple providers all in one place. With Choose Energy, you’re able to browse and compare electric rates in Sugar Land — rather than piecing together endless results for broad search queries like “best electric company near me” or “electricity rates in my area.”
Moving to Sugar Land?
Sugar Land is a southwest Houston suburb with a rich history in sugarcane production. The city is home to more than 118,000 people, each of whom has the power to choose their electricity provider.
If you’re new to the area, it’s important to understand how deregulation impacts you. When you move to Sugar Land, you’ll need to pick a REP to serve your home. To simplify the process, you can use the Choose Energy marketplace to view and compare Sugar Land electricity rates for your new house. Right now, you’ll find plans as low as 6.7¢/kWh through our site.