You could be one of over three million Texas households not taking advantage of energy choice.
The “incumbent” power companies in Houston and Dallas, Reliant Energy and TXU Energy, have over three million (3,000,000) Texans as customers between the two of them. Except in some very rare cases, all of these customers could be saving money by taking advantage of energy choice.
If you’re on Reliant Energy’s cheapest variable plan in Houston, you’re currently paying $0.086/kWh at 2,000 kWh/month. That’s $172/month. You could be on a fixed rate plan for $0.069/kWh or $138/month. That’s a savings of $34/month; and that’s just with rough numbers(1). Choosing a plan specific to YOUR electricity use could save you even more.
If you’re on Reliant Energy’s cheapest variable plan in Dallas, you’re currently paying $0.076/kWh at 2,000 kWh/month. That’s $152/month. You could be on a fixed rate plan for $0.038/kWh or $76/month. That’s a savings of $76/month or CUTTING YOUR ENERGY BILL IN HALF! And that’s with just rough numbers(2). Choosing a plan specific to YOUR electricity use could save you even more.
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If you’re curious, read below to see how we calculated the number of customers who could be taking better advantage of energy:
Texas power companies don’t usually publicly report their number of customers, but the staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) suggests an amount of taxes each company is required to pay proportional to their number of customers. Paul Ring of EnergyChoiceMatters.com has a story with these numbers. You can easily calculate the approximate number of Texas customers for each power company:
Company Taxes paid Approximate number of Texas customers
TXU Energy $22,210 1,670,000 customers
Reliant Energy $19,770 1,500,000 customers
Ambit Texas $5,627 425,000 customers
Green Mountain Energy $4,567 350,000 customers
Stream Energy $4,203 315,000 customers
Direct Energy $3,896 300,000 customers
Just Energy $3,327 250,000 customers
(1) Data is from PowerToChoose.org for Houston zip code 77009 as of Friday, September 25, 2015
(2) Data is from PowerToChoose.org for Dallas zip code as 75206 of Friday, September 25, 2015