Texas deregulated its energy market in 2002. Since then, consumers have been able to choose their own energy providers. Your energy provider is the company that supplies the electricity that powers your home. Weslaco residents have access to popular providers like Reliant Energy, 4Change Energy, and TXU Energy, with rates starting at just 7.6 cents per kWh.
Regardless of what energy provider you choose to power your home, your local utility company will still deliver your electricity and maintain the electric infrastructure. You can’t choose your utility company — it’s based on where you live.
Oncor Electric Delivery is the utility company for Weslaco. Contact Oncor if you experience a power outage or have an interruption to your electricity.
Types of electricity plans in Weslaco
When you sign up for your Weslaco electricity plan, you’ll have several types of plans to choose from. Some of the most common types of energy plans include:
- Fixed-rate plan: When you sign up for a fixed-rate energy plan, you enter into a contract for 12, 24, or 36 months. Your contract locks in your energy rate, meaning you don’t have to worry about your rate fluctuating from month to month. However, you’ll pay an early termination fee if you end your contract early.
- Variable-rate plan: Variable-rate energy plans don’t require you to enter a contract, and they also don’t lock in your rate. As a result, your rate can fluctuate from month to month. It’s likely to be higher during months when electricity demand is high, but you’ll have a lower rate during months when electricity demand is low.
- No-deposit plans: Many energy plans require you to pay a deposit if you have a lower credit score. Luckily, some providers offer no-deposit plans that allow you to skip both the credit check and the deposit. A prepaid energy plan is a type of no-deposit plan where you pay for your electricity upfront, ensuring that you only pay for what you use.
Weslaco green energy
Texas has invested heavily in green energy, and those investments have paid off. The state is a leader in both wind and solar energy generation. And because of this, Weslaco residents have an easy time finding affordable green energy plans.
Each Texas electricity plan includes a percentage of green energy. You can find out exactly how much each plan contains in its Electricity Facts Label. Additionally, some companies specialize in offering 100 percent green energy plans. Those companies include Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.
Weslaco residents can currently purchase green energy plans for as little as 7.9 cents per kWh. Enter your ZIP code above to discover Welsaco electricity rates available near you. Then you can use the filter tool to narrow your options down to only green energy plans.
Weslaco energy for business
It’s not just consumers in Weslaco who can save money by choosing their energy provider. Businesses can also take advantage of deregulation and compare electricity rates and plans in their area. If you’re a business owner in Weslaco, visit our business energy page to learn more about commercial energy and begin building a customized energy plan for your business.
Weslaco electric rates in my area
When you’re shopping around for electricity, it’s important to search for rates specific to your area. Electricity rates vary based on location due to different utility transmission charges, which means the rates available to you in Weslaco could be entirely different from those available in another part of the state.
Enter your ZIP code above to find accurate Weslaco electricity rates and plans currently available near you and compare your options.
Moving to Weslaco?
Weslaco is located at the very southern tip of Texas, just miles from the Mexico border. The city offers its residents plenty to do, including lots of outdoor recreation and community events.
If you’re moving to Weslaco, you may need to switch energy providers. Choose Energy can help you shop around for your new plan at no cost to you. To get started, just enter your new Weslaco ZIP code above. We’ll show you a list of the energy plans available and help you compare rates and features across various providers.