Dallas might just be the luckiest city in Texas. Why? Well, if you live in or are planning to move to Dallas, you'll pay some of the lowest electricity rates in Texas. Based on EIA (Energy Information Administration) data, the average electricity rate paid in the US is 10.27¢/kWh while the average rate for electricity in Dallas, Texas is 10.54¢ — that's over 20% difference. The following rates include TDSP (Transmission and Distribution) charges from Oncor, which reflect the “All in” cost of electricity and makes it easy to compare electricity plans side by side.
To find the cheapest electricity rates in Dallas, we reviewed rates from TXU Energy, Gexa Energy, Constellation, Just Energy and . The most affordable Electricity in Dallas, TX is from TXU Energy, with a monthly electricity bill of $225 for our sample customer using 1,000kWh/ Month. TXU Energy's rate was about 19% cheaper than the average rate. The following table ranks the rates per 1000 kWh for five major Dallas area electric companies from most affordable to least affordable for our example customer. Your rates may vary.
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The range of electricity rates for our sample customer in Texas is considerably wider than the range in other states. Our analysis showed that a Dallas, TX customer could be paying 41% less than an identical customer in Corpus Christi.
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Houston is the fourth most populous city in the US with 2.3 million estimated as of 2016. Houston is also one of the largest cities in the South, with a land area of over 599 square miles. Houston also has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U.S. municipality within its city limits (after New York City) It is also a great place for cheap electricity rates, featuring rates that are 7% less than the state average.
Texas City is just south of Houston, located on the Galveston Bay shoreline. It has a population of about 45,000 residents and to the Texas City Port, and petroleum and petrochemical hub. Texas City is served by TNMP (Texas New Mexico Power) and electricity rates are 5% higher than the state average.
Founded in 1881, Abilene is a city of 117,000 located 150 miles west of Dallas-Fort Worth. Electricity Rates in the Abilene area also are 8.6% more expensive than the state average.
Corpus Christi was established in 1839 and is located 130 miles south of San Antonio. Today, the city has a population of about 320,000 residents and offers museums, restaurants and outdoor recreation. It's electricity rates are 11% higher than the state mean, but remain cheaper than regulated areas of Texas.
To find the most expensive electricity rates in Texas, we reviewed rates from deregulated and regulated areas in Texas. The most expensive electricity in Texas is in El Paso, TX, with a monthly electricity bill of $110.00 for our sample customer using 1,000kWh/ Month. El Paso Electric's rate was about 24% more expensive than the average regulated area rate, and 35% higher than the average deregulated area rate. The following table ranks the rates per 1000 kWh for five major deregulated Texas cities from most expensive to least expensive for our example customer. Your rates may vary.
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