Electricity in Texas

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Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Texas

  • Population 29,145,505
  • Total Consumption 426,499,689  MWh / 14.63  MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption 166,026,385,536 kg
  • Total Production 483,561,772  MWh / 16.59  MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Texas

Texas residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWh Average Bill $0.128/kWh$0.106/kWh $193.00/mo.$91.02/mo.
18th 12.06¢ Average residential price per kWh in the state of Texas
44th $134.51 Average residential monthly electricity bill for Texas Residents

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Energy Profile of Texas

Texas's Electricity Prices and Usage

Residents of Texas enjoy a lower residential electricity rate than most people around the nation, with an average state electricity rate of 12.06 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 13.76 cents. This ranks Texas as the 18th lowest priced state in the country by average electricity rate. The state features a deregulated electricity market, where residents are able to choose from multiple electricity providers out of the over 140 providers that operate in the state. Approximately 11.80% of the electricity produced in the state is exported or stored and 88.20% of it is actively consumed by residents. With 1,404,752 residential customers, Reliant Energy is the largest provider in the state. The state has 29,145,505 residents, resulting in it being the 2nd most populated state in the US. The electricity grid in the state has an average of 1.16 outages per consumer a year, with outages lasting roughly 129.14 minutes each. The United States average for these two data points are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes.

Electricity plans in Texas

There are 21105 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Texas Plans

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

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  • Rate 18.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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  • Rate 19.2¢ / kWh
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12 Month Usage Bill Credit

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  • Rate 18.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
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12 Month Usage Bill Credit

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  • Rate 19.2¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 22.4¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.9¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.4¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.9¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.9¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 20.2¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 18.4¢ / kWh
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  • Rate 22.4¢ / kWh
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Residential Electricity Providers in Texas

Provider Service Type Residential Rate (¢) Residential Average Bill ($) Residential Sales (MWh) Residential Revenues ($) State Production (MWh)
Reliant Energy BUNDLED 13.94 152.27 17,200,467 2,397,120,500
CPS Energy BUNDLED 11.09 117.27 10,166,043 1,127,153,324 24,394,192.61
Entergy Texas BUNDLED 11.73 143.48 6,201,100 727,160,033 9,792,244.99
Pedernales Electric Cooperative BUNDLED 10.33 124.85 4,856,111 501,480,300
Ambit Energy BUNDLED 11.35 111.62 4,827,635 547,853,000
Austin Energy BUNDLED 10.56 89.85 4,669,760 493,052,400 9,304,800.67
Coserv Electric BUNDLED 9.80 123.83 3,692,614 361,867,900
Southwestern Public Service Company BUNDLED 11.91 113.26 2,476,156 294,927,358 10,699,534.02
El Paso Electric Company BUNDLED 12.96 86.59 2,430,989 315,084,000 3,880,521
Southwestern Electric Power Company BUNDLED 14.73 172.07 2,154,695 317,481,120 7,472,958.11

Power Plants in Texas

Plant City/County Primary Fuel Type Production (MWh) Emission (KG) Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh) Toxic Chemical Release Closing Date
Matagorda County Nuclear 20,855,004
Somervell County Nuclear 19,356,253
Thompsons Coal 14,816,762.87 14,895,110,013.82 1,005.29 1/2045
Rusk County Coal 13,179,510.05 14,644,255,084.67 1,111.14 Yes
Robertson County Coal 12,334,134.08 12,091,538,851.51 980.33 Yes
Fayette County Coal 10,281,366.04 10,498,401,443.82 1,021.11
Forney Energy CenterLuminant Energy (100.00%)
Kaufman County Natural Gas 9,027,722 3,470,508,101.34 384.43
Bexar County Coal 7,329,045.01 7,165,145,939.75 977.64
Deer Park Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Harris County Natural Gas 7,224,130 2,524,774,089.74 349.49
Wharton County Natural Gas 6,170,995 2,229,224,106.2 361.24

Quick Facts

Residents of Texas use 14.63 megawatt hours per year each, which is 15th in the US for electricity use per capita.

Texas generates 24.13% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 4 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

The state of Texas experienced a 4,850,339,101.99 kilogram (2.64%) increase in CO2 pollution caused by the consumption of electricity throughout the past year.

Texas is home to over 29,145,505 residents and produces 14,137,313.06 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.49 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Texas 7th highest in the nation for solar megawatt hours generated per capita.

The use of natural gas in Texas yields a total of 234,941,936.44 megawatts of electricity, propelling the state into its ranking of 1st in the US for total natural gas generation.

Texas generates 116,706,341.55 megawatt hours of electricity from sustainable fuels. This ranks Texas 1st in the United States for total sustainable electricity generation.

County Population Providers Plants Residential Rate (¢) Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Anderson County 57,922 12 11.03 $117.77/mo
Andrews County 18,610 14 5 11.15 $113.96/mo
Angelina County 86,395 13 11.04 $115.00/mo
Aransas County 23,830 14 11.13 $121.06/mo
Archer County 8,560 20 2 11.05 $117.35/mo
Armstrong County 1,848 4 1 13.95 $104.22/mo
Atascosa County 48,981 15 1 10.89 $119.21/mo
Austin County 30,167 15 2 11.19 $119.80/mo
Bailey County 6,904 3 1 11.85 $96.17/mo
Bandera County 20,851 2 11.23 $128.57/mo
Bastrop County 97,216 14 3 10.55 $126.31/mo
Baylor County 3,465 19 2 10.81 $120.86/mo
Bee County 31,047 15 11.28 $121.71/mo
Bell County 370,647 15 1 10.89 $118.10/mo
Bexar County 2,009,324 5 20 11.03 $124.21/mo
Blanco County 11,374 2 10.34 $124.70/mo
Borden County 631 15 6 11.13 $112.76/mo
Bosque County 18,235 16 3 10.62 $116.96/mo
Bowie County 92,893 6 13.24 $153.58/mo
Brazoria County 372,031 14 14 11.05 $117.08/mo
Brazos County 233,849 5 3 10.34 $112.91/mo
Brewster County 9,546 14 1 11.83 $123.48/mo
Briscoe County 1,435 16 1 11.17 $114.89/mo
Brooks County 7,076 15 1 11.09 $119.03/mo
Brown County 38,095 16 11.12 $120.36/mo
Burleson County 17,642 5 10.43 $125.65/mo
Burnet County 49,130 6 2 10.35 $124.31/mo
Caldwell County 45,883 20 10.99 $120.39/mo
Calhoun County 20,106 15 6 11.05 $120.72/mo
Callahan County 13,708 18 1 11.08 $118.79/mo
Cameron County 421,017 15 5 10.97 $119.16/mo
Camp County 12,464 4 12.28 $144.13/mo
Carson County 5,807 4 10 12.29 $108.98/mo
Cass County 28,454 4 1 12.25 $144.27/mo
Castro County 7,371 6 2 10.75 $95.30/mo
Chambers County 46,571 14 4 11.09 $118.14/mo
Cherokee County 50,412 13 1 10.95 $116.36/mo
Childress County 6,664 16 1 11.61 $124.31/mo
Clay County 10,218 14 1 10.95 $115.44/mo
Cochran County 2,547 5 1 11.64 $101.40/mo
Coke County 3,285 17 3 11.48 $118.25/mo
Coleman County 7,684 17 11.18 $113.87/mo
Collin County 1,064,465 17 2 11.10 $120.40/mo
Collingsworth County 2,652 3 15.66 $134.97/mo
Colorado County 20,557 17 1 11.28 $122.45/mo
Comal County 161,501 3 2 10.32 $122.16/mo
Comanche County 13,594 18 1 11.07 $119.18/mo
Concho County 3,303 19 1 11.31 $116.82/mo
Cooke County 41,668 16 4 10.98 $117.55/mo
Coryell County 83,093 14 1 10.63 $114.76/mo
Cottle County 1,380 16 11.00 $117.47/mo
Crane County 4,675 17 1 11.29 $115.28/mo
Crockett County 3,098 16 2 11.46 $114.12/mo
Crosby County 5,133 5 4 11.23 $111.52/mo
Culberson County 2,188 14 2 12.80 $126.06/mo
Dallam County 7,115 4 14.95 $123.65/mo
Dallas County 2,613,539 17 4 10.89 $117.82/mo
Dawson County 12,456 14 3 10.95 $112.59/mo
DeWitt County 19,824 16 10.94 $119.54/mo
Deaf Smith County 18,583 3 1 10.41 $95.63/mo
Delta County 5,230 13 11.01 $115.93/mo
Denton County 906,422 20 7 11.10 $118.99/mo
Dickens County 1,770 14 1 10.86 $118.06/mo
Dimmit County 8,615 15 11.61 $122.19/mo
Donley County 3,258 5 1 14.30 $129.21/mo
Duval County 9,831 15 1 11.22 $121.37/mo
Eastland County 17,725 17 1 11.12 $121.70/mo
Ector County 165,171 15 7 11.19 $113.83/mo
Edwards County 1,422 16 11.14 $120.70/mo
El Paso County 865,657 3 8 13.48 $96.51/mo
Ellis County 192,455 15 4 10.82 $119.31/mo
Erath County 42,545 16 1 10.67 $115.81/mo
Falls County 16,968 15 1 10.63 $118.43/mo
Fannin County 35,662 15 3 11.37 $120.04/mo
Fayette County 24,435 8 2 13.60 $136.17/mo
Fisher County 3,672 16 11.30 $116.60/mo
Floyd County 5,402 4 6 12.67 $101.13/mo
Foard County 1,095 18 1 11.22 $121.56/mo
Fort Bend County 822,779 12 4 11.07 $118.66/mo
Franklin County 10,359 17 11.60 $124.73/mo
Freestone County 19,435 13 1 10.90 $115.15/mo
Frio County 18,385 15 2 11.13 $119.70/mo
Gaines County 21,598 15 10.95 $112.53/mo
Galveston County 350,682 15 8 11.05 $117.02/mo
Garza County 5,816 7 11.31 $110.12/mo
Gillespie County 26,725 16 11.08 $118.51/mo
Glasscock County 1,116 13 4 11.18 $113.71/mo
Goliad County 7,012 17 1 11.05 $120.03/mo
Gonzales County 19,653 17 2 11.03 $120.18/mo
Gray County 21,227 4 13.41 $107.44/mo
Grayson County 135,543 17 6 11.08 $119.38/mo
Gregg County 124,239 6 1 12.27 $146.24/mo
Grimes County 29,268 3 1 11.09 $140.47/mo
Guadalupe County 172,706 17 6 10.94 $119.46/mo
Hale County 32,522 6 3 11.32 $108.45/mo
Hall County 2,825 15 11.59 $126.27/mo
Hamilton County 8,222 13 10.64 $113.09/mo
Hansford County 5,285 5 2 11.39 $109.56/mo
Hardeman County 3,549 15 2 11.00 $119.95/mo
Hardin County 56,231 3 1 11.66 $138.12/mo
Harris County 4,731,145 14 27 11.07 $118.47/mo
Harrison County 68,839 4 4 11.72 $138.97/mo
Hartley County 5,382 4 1 15.19 $124.94/mo
Haskell County 5,416 16 4 11.15 $116.45/mo
Hays County 241,067 3 1 10.29 $123.31/mo
Hemphill County 3,382 4 2 11.58 $110.28/mo
Henderson County 82,150 12 1 11.04 $118.70/mo
Hidalgo County 870,781 14 7 10.93 $119.11/mo
Hill County 35,874 16 2 10.82 $121.31/mo
Hockley County 21,537 5 10.88 $109.94/mo
Hood County 61,598 16 3 10.66 $116.64/mo
Hopkins County 36,787 14 11.62 $126.64/mo
Houston County 22,066 11 11.00 $114.19/mo
Howard County 34,860 12 7 11.04 $114.02/mo
Hudspeth County 3,202 5 15.47 $134.89/mo
Hunt County 99,956 16 3 11.09 $118.38/mo
Hutchinson County 20,617 4 5 11.11 $107.18/mo
Irion County 1,513 18 1 11.58 $113.46/mo
Jack County 8,472 16 4 10.87 $116.17/mo
Jackson County 14,988 17 11.08 $117.15/mo
Jasper County 32,980 7 2 11.53 $122.15/mo
Jeff Davis County 1,996 14 11.83 $123.46/mo
Jefferson County 256,526 2 8 11.73 $143.48/mo
Jim Hogg County 4,838 14 1 11.12 $119.47/mo
Jim Wells County 38,891 15 11.34 $123.63/mo
Johnson County 179,927 15 1 10.56 $119.23/mo
Jones County 19,663 16 1 11.22 $115.39/mo
Karnes County 14,710 16 1 10.89 $119.50/mo
Kaufman County 145,310 13 2 11.04 $118.83/mo
Kendall County 44,279 5 10.83 $126.59/mo
Kenedy County 350 15 5 11.13 $121.79/mo
Kent County 753 17 2 10.94 $117.73/mo
Kerr County 52,598 5 10.84 $124.75/mo
Kimble County 4,286 18 10.97 $119.51/mo
King County 265 15 10.84 $118.92/mo
Kinney County 3,129 16 2 11.79 $123.32/mo
Kleberg County 31,040 14 11.31 $123.39/mo
Knox County 3,353 16 3 10.79 $121.46/mo
La Salle County 6,664 14 11.14 $119.71/mo
Lamar County 50,088 14 4 10.96 $113.82/mo
Lamb County 13,045 5 2 11.11 $107.01/mo
Lampasas County 21,627 14 10.60 $110.51/mo
Lavaca County 20,337 11 11.39 $137.04/mo
Lee County 17,478 14 10.50 $126.77/mo
Leon County 15,719 14 10.99 $113.70/mo
Liberty County 91,628 17 11.09 $117.36/mo
Limestone County 22,146 15 1 10.85 $109.43/mo
Lipscomb County 3,059 3 11.53 $109.87/mo
Live Oak County 11,335 16 11.24 $121.96/mo
Llano County 21,243 3 3 11.10 $118.04/mo
Loving County 64 11 11.00 $114.19/mo
Lubbock County 310,639 5 6 10.73 $112.17/mo
Lynn County 5,596 6 3 10.80 $108.58/mo
Madison County 13,455 5 11.21 $141.02/mo
Marion County 9,725 3 1 12.48 $148.42/mo
Martin County 5,237 12 1 10.98 $113.99/mo
Mason County 3,953 18 1 11.07 $118.58/mo
Matagorda County 36,255 16 2 11.11 $117.88/mo
Maverick County 57,887 14 1 11.83 $123.48/mo
McCulloch County 7,630 17 3 11.08 $118.68/mo
McLennan County 260,579 16 4 10.80 $116.62/mo
McMullen County 600 17 11.04 $120.53/mo
Medina County 50,748 18 11.11 $120.92/mo
Menard County 1,962 19 1 11.13 $117.10/mo
Midland County 169,983 14 11.24 $113.53/mo
Milam County 24,754 13 10.80 $120.22/mo
Mills County 4,456 14 2 11.01 $115.09/mo
Mitchell County 8,990 13 3 11.11 $113.75/mo
Montague County 19,965 16 10.85 $118.64/mo
Montgomery County 620,443 17 3 11.08 $118.50/mo
Moore County 21,358 4 6 10.53 $103.69/mo
Morris County 11,973 4 1 12.25 $144.22/mo
Motley County 1,063 17 11.25 $116.41/mo
Nacogdoches County 64,653 14 1 10.87 $115.27/mo
Navarro County 52,624 12 1 10.88 $116.51/mo
Newton County 12,217 4 2 11.21 $120.45/mo
Nolan County 14,738 18 13 11.11 $118.68/mo
Nueces County 353,178 16 9 11.31 $123.91/mo
Ochiltree County 10,015 3 1 11.53 $109.87/mo
Oldham County 1,758 4 6 11.41 $107.86/mo
Orange County 84,808 3 4 11.71 $141.93/mo
Palo Pinto County 28,409 17 1 10.69 $117.06/mo
Panola County 22,491 5 12.30 $145.29/mo
Parker County 148,222 15 10.60 $120.75/mo
Parmer County 9,869 4 1 10.65 $95.35/mo
Pecos County 15,193 19 17 11.67 $119.66/mo
Polk County 50,123 6 1 11.63 $135.81/mo
Potter County 118,525 2 2 11.91 $113.26/mo
Presidio County 6,131 14 2 11.83 $123.48/mo
Rains County 12,164 16 11.62 $126.47/mo
Randall County 140,753 5 2 13.05 $105.05/mo
Reagan County 3,385 18 1 11.41 $113.51/mo
Real County 2,758 16 1 11.06 $121.08/mo
Red River County 11,587 16 11.51 $122.27/mo
Reeves County 14,748 17 1 11.22 $119.58/mo
Refugio County 6,741 15 11.15 $120.66/mo
Roberts County 827 4 12.01 $108.72/mo
Robertson County 16,757 15 2 10.75 $113.28/mo
Rockwall County 107,819 12 11.10 $119.74/mo
Runnels County 9,900 15 11.18 $114.18/mo
Rusk County 52,214 17 2 11.50 $128.51/mo
Sabine County 9,894 3 10.13 $115.28/mo
San Augustine County 7,918 4 9.98 $114.62/mo
San Jacinto County 27,402 3 1 11.64 $136.59/mo
San Patricio County 68,755 14 5 11.30 $121.85/mo
San Saba County 5,730 15 10.99 $114.14/mo
Schleicher County 2,451 16 2 11.37 $111.64/mo
Scurry County 16,932 12 9 11.27 $112.54/mo
Shackelford County 3,105 18 2 11.16 $117.44/mo
Shelby County 24,022 5 12.32 $143.37/mo
Sherman County 2,782 5 2 10.24 $101.97/mo
Smith County 233,479 17 11.38 $124.05/mo
Somervell County 9,205 14 1 10.61 $117.11/mo
Starr County 65,920 15 6 11.11 $119.70/mo
Stephens County 9,101 18 11.04 $120.01/mo
Sterling County 1,372 17 5 11.53 $117.72/mo
Stonewall County 1,245 17 10.98 $117.30/mo
Sutton County 3,372 16 11.14 $116.75/mo
Swisher County 6,971 4 11.38 $95.93/mo
Tarrant County 2,110,640 13 6 10.75 $119.39/mo
Taylor County 143,208 15 6 11.25 $120.31/mo
Terrell County 760 10 11.92 $120.35/mo
Terry County 11,831 6 10.84 $108.63/mo
Throckmorton County 1,440 19 11.02 $116.78/mo
Titus County 31,247 14 1 11.60 $126.46/mo
Tom Green County 120,003 18 1 11.54 $115.54/mo
Travis County 1,290,188 14 13 10.62 $111.48/mo
Trinity County 13,602 14 11.03 $115.37/mo
Tyler County 19,798 5 1 11.65 $137.70/mo
Upshur County 40,892 4 12.43 $147.23/mo
Upton County 3,308 17 5 11.34 $114.28/mo
Uvalde County 24,564 16 1 11.21 $121.54/mo
Val Verde County 47,586 16 1 11.78 $121.99/mo
Van Zandt County 59,541 15 1 11.57 $125.70/mo
Victoria County 91,319 15 5 11.02 $120.60/mo
Walker County 76,400 6 11.22 $139.78/mo
Waller County 56,794 17 11.27 $120.75/mo
Ward County 11,644 14 1 11.04 $113.34/mo
Washington County 35,805 2 10.42 $127.46/mo
Webb County 267,114 15 7 11.20 $119.94/mo
Wharton County 41,570 16 4 11.12 $119.28/mo
Wheeler County 4,990 7 13.42 $124.49/mo
Wichita County 129,350 17 2 11.16 $121.23/mo
Wilbarger County 12,887 19 5 11.34 $123.02/mo
Willacy County 20,164 14 6 10.95 $119.09/mo
Williamson County 609,017 17 3 10.97 $116.47/mo
Wilson County 49,753 16 10.99 $121.63/mo
Winkler County 7,791 12 2 11.00 $114.19/mo
Wise County 68,632 17 2 10.79 $118.89/mo
Wood County 44,843 7 12.07 $140.02/mo
Yoakum County 7,694 4 3 10.61 $107.50/mo
Young County 17,867 15 2 10.97 $112.13/mo
Zapata County 13,889 14 2 11.12 $119.47/mo
Zavala County 9,670 15 11.34 $120.81/mo

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Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Texas's primary fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 234,941,936.44 megawatt hours, or 48.59% of production in the state. Wind and Coal account for 20.69% and 18.36% of electricity production, respectively. Electricity consumption in the state results in the release of 166,026,385,535.84 kilograms of CO2 pollution per year, which is highest amount in the US. Averaging 5,696.47 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the state ranks 19th worst for pollution per capita from electricity consumption. Texas has the 5th most electricity producing plants of any state in the United States, with 545 total power plants. This translates to the 41st most power plants per person in the US.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
48.59%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
20.69%
COAL
Coal
Coal
18.36%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
8.32%
SOLAR
Solar
2.92%
OTHER
Other
1.13%

Texas Net Metering

Of the 139 electric companies in Texas, 74 of them report that they offer net metering. The state has restricted net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attractive.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Texas is 0.99%. This includes data from 75 providers, including Reliant Energy, CPS Energy, and Austin Energy. With a United States average of 2.76%, Texas is ranked as the 5th best state in the US.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

States that want to support personal solar can do so by enacting rebates for solar purchases and tax incentives. Texas offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. The state has no all encompassing rebate program, but local rebates are available to many customers who wish to install private solar at their home. Texas residents have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of private solar panels, which is great news for the consumer and solar efforts. Residents in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enforced at the state level determine whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuel sources. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity production. These stipulations are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). Regrettably, Texas only has limited or optional standards program established. Also, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Texas, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in Texas

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Texas

What electricity companies are in Texas?

State Customers Rank Provider State Customers
1 Reliant Energy 1,404,752
2 CPS Energy 894,054
3 Austin Energy 510,430
4 Entergy Texas 481,815
5 Ambit Energy 442,768
6 Pedernales Electric Cooperative 379,832
7 El Paso Electric Company 341,836
8 Southwestern Public Service Company 275,084
9 Coserv Electric 263,950
10 Southwestern Electric Power Company 188,745

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Texas?

By total revenue, Reliant Energy is the largest electricity company in Texas.

What is the average electric bill in Texas?

In 2022, Texas has an average electric bill of $135.

Does Texas have a deregulated electricity market?

Texas has a deregulated electricity market, meaning residents in the state can usually choose from an abundance of electricity companies for their electricity needs.

Where does Texas get its electricity?

Texas's electricity is generated using mainly Natural Gas, which makes up 48.59% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Wind makes up 20.69% and Coal accounts for 18.36%.

What is a good electricity rate in Texas?

A good electricity rate in Texas would be somewhere below the state average of 12.06 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the varying rates in the state range from 5.83 cents per kilowatt hour up to 24.58 cents per kilowatt hour.

How many power plants are located in Texas?

There are 545 active electricity plants located in Texas.

How many electric companies offer service in Texas?

There are 139 electricity suppliers serving customers in Texas.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Texas?

Residential Rate Rank Provider Residential Rate (¢) State Customers
1 Texpo Energy 5.83 40,417
2 San Saba, Texas Electric Utility 6.23 1,862
3 Mason, Texas Electric Utility 6.75 1,590
4 Rita Blanca Electric 8.34 8,013
5 Kerrville Public Utility Board 8.47 23,306
6 City of Fredericksburg Utilities 8.55 5,743
7 Lea County Electric 8.65 5,103
8 Deaf Smith Electric 8.69 14,839
9 City of Brenham Electric 8.76 8,524
10 Panola Harrison Electric 8.90 10,806

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16 Last Updated: 2022-05-22