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These live rates were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 KWh. Price includes all fees, and delivery charges.The plans shown correspond to Zip code – 77008.
What is Texas Power to Choose .org?
Power toChoose.org is the official website of the public utility commission of texas puct for comparing electric rates and plans in free electricity markets in Texas.
The PUCT proudly calls Texas Power to Choose .org the unbiased choice website.
PowertoChoose.org is similar to the service offered by EnerWisely under our Browse Plan option, where you can look at all the plans available, compare and choose by yourself.
With EnerWisely, you are always in control. That is why we provide multiple ways to shop. Whether browsing plans on your own, finding a quick-match, or using our comprehensive Best Deal finder for light plans, we help you make smart energy choices.
However, when it comes to finding the best plan or savings beyond electricity rates. Customization based on your real consumption patterns is the key because your energy use is as unique as you, and it changes over time.
What is Energy Deregulation and why it matters for Texans?
Texas became a free market for electricity in 2002. What it does is to allow consumers to choose their own electric company and encourage free-market competition.
As a free market, Texas electricity sector has three main types of players:
- companies that generate electricity in power plants,
- utility companies that own the transmission and distribution infrastructure
- and retail electricity providers which ultimately sell electricity to consumers
Today, most Texas Cities participate in this free electricity market. However, there are still some areas of Texas that remain monopolies.
Some of the challenges of using Power to Choose .org
Similar to most other electricity shopping sites, the site starts by asking to enter your zip code. Next, it displays a long list of energy plans priced at three specific consumption levels 500 KWh, 1000 KWh, and 1500 KWh.
In fairness, having places where to look for a list of options available is a useful service. However, it is like looking at the yellow pages of a phone directory.
In this time and age, their technology could do more. For this reason, there are also a few challenges for its users.
- For starters, since the puct limits each Retail Electric Provider (REP) to post only five plans, you will find only a partial list of the plans offered in the state.
- Secondly, while the site has useful filters, it can’t do any math to help users estimate their actual costs based on their real consumption. Yet, as we know, many electricity plans have pricing that isn`t always straightforward. Whether it is, discounts, free periods, or extra charges, they are trigger by use patterns.
- The lack of analytical tools is compensated with advice to discard plans that might be the best option for consumers.
Finding an electric plan is easy, but finding the one that works can be challenging.
Plans with special pricing rules aren`t necessarily bad, in fact, if a consumer’s usage profile matches the rules for the discounts to kick in, they could be their best choice. A wise shopper shouldn`t simply discard them.
But of course, without the proper evaluation tools, variable and wholesale could be perceived as too risky. So it leads to a real dilemma.
A poor analysis might lead you to unexpected charges and irritating high electricity bills. And at the same time, without the proper tools, understandably you might become risk-averse and end up missing out on significant savings.
It means that to find the best electricity plan, users need to identify what works for their profile and what doesn`t.
This leaves consumers with the hard work of opening and inspecting every single Electricity Facts Label (or EFL) for each plan. Most of the time, guessing or feeling confused.
EnerWisely finds the electricity plans with the lowest cost based on your usage patterns
With EnerWisely, you are always in control; that is why it offers multiple ways to shop. However, when it comes to finding the best plan, customization based on your real consumption patterns is the key.
Because you use different appliances during different periods, your electricity consumption changes over time. Once you see your real usage trends, you will understand why using “an average consumption” might lead you to the wrong choices.
Instead, take advantage of EnerWisely Technology now. Use our FREE TOOL Smart Texas Power to Choose and identify the electricity plan with the lowest cost based on your real usage patterns.
The process is 100% done online, so you get results within minutes. Most Texas homes already have smart meters installed by the utility companies; therefore, there is no need or extra cost for new devices.
Yeap, it complies with DataGuard, the standard for energy data privacy. Your savings don`t come at the cost of your privacy. So unlike other services, with us, your data is never sold or shared!
EnerWisely is your Smart Texas Power to Choose!
EnerWisely is the best free, smart, and easy way to compare energy rates in Texas.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
1- First of all, signup for FREE to access EnerWisely’s powerful analytics. All you need is your address, meter number, and electricity provider name to securely access your home`s electric meter data.
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3- Then, evaluate the compatibility between all the plans in our database and your profile
4- Consequently, cut through the clutter with top recommendations ranked by matching scores based on each plan estimated total cost
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EnerWisely Keeps Your Data Safe & Private.
EnerWisely uses 128-bit encryption to protect the transmission of your data to our site.
EnerWisely complies with the US Department of Energy DataGuard Privacy Standard.
Also, use EnerWisely and say goodbye to partial savings!
EnerWisely is more than an electricity shopping site. It is the only personalized energy management platform free for consumers in Texas.
Your full savings potential comes from finding the lowest costs electricity plan, and ALSO improving your energy efficiency. Since EnerWisely helps you with both, you finally have a way to stop missing out on savings.
With EnerWisely, you get the only service capable of analyzing your home features to evaluate your energy leaks and show you where and how to save more. Also, EnerWisely can show you the climate impact of your energy use.
In conclusion, when it comes to saving money and protecting the planet, there is no reason to compromise. With EnerWisely, your improvements in Energy Efficiency will always mean bigger money savings and lower emissions.
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