Power to Choose Electric Price | Oncor Texas April 2021

April 2021: What is the electricity market trend for the Oncor delivery area? 

Our team at EnergySavings.com is capturing daily snapshots of electricity plans from the Power to Choose website. Data collected* is analyzed monthly to give you an understanding of the offers available and the market trends. Grouping the most common plans by category, we analyze the same plan categories every month to give you an apples-to-apples comparison.

This article is for the Oncor delivery area only. You can read the posts for the other Transmission & Delivery Utility (TDU) areas in Texas here:

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For the Oncor Delivery Area, the market recovered some stability compared to the previous period. Comparison between March and April shows a steadier variation of the number of players. Also, we didn’t observe numerous and significant rate variations as in the last report. (Full analysis for February and March Oncor report here). Are we seeing the end of the winter storm effect on the market?

Oncor Delivery Area – April 2021: Rates and Trends for Most Common Plans1

Fixed Rate (cents/kWh)
12mo Plans
Fixed Rate (cents/kWh)
24mo Plans
Variable Rate (cents/kWh)
AprMar%AprMar%AprMar%
Lowest 8.5 8.32% 8.2 6.428% 7.6 10.2-25%
Highest 12.1 12.10% 11.6 11.60% 16.5 16.50%
Average 9.4 9.40% 9.3 9.21% 10.5 11.6-9%
Number of REPs28280%25250%11922%

1Trends compare in percentage the rate of the previous month for the same category of products. This table compares the lowest price offered by each REP that offered the respective type of plan in each month. The “Highest” row above compares the highest of the lowest price offered by a REP.

While the total number of REPs offering fixed rate plans is stable, FIRST CHOICE POWER and DIRECT ENERGY started offering a 12mo fixed rate plan, and DIRECT ENERGY and TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP started offering a 24mo fixed rate plan, replacing VARSITY ENERGY and GRIDPLUS ENERGY in the 12mo category and TEXPO ENERGY and GRIDPLUS ENERGY in the 24mo category. For variable rate plans, 2 REPs started to show offers in April: DIRECT ENERGY and FIRST CHOICE POWER. Those two REPs were both offering fixed rate plans before.

Lowest rates of the popular 12mo-fixed rate plans didn’t vary a lot between those two months as apposed the two other popular products of this table. The 24mo-fixed rate category shows a big variation of its lowest rate as it increased by 28%. The variable rate category decreased by 25%.

When we look at the highest rates captured, there was no change between March and April, and this is a global trend to these 3 categories of plans.

Concerning the average rates, the two fixed rate plan categories showed a slight change (-0.04% for the 12mo-fixed rate and +1% 24mo-fixed rate.) The variable rate category showed a decrease of 9% explained partially by the entrance of the new players offering low rates but also by some REPs decreasing their prices in April.

Oncor Delivery Area – April 2021: Rates and Trends for Most Common 100% Green Plans1

100 % Green, Fixed Rate (cents/kWh)
12mo Plans
100 % Green, Fixed Rate (cents/kWh)
24mo Plans
100 % Green, Variable Rate (cents/kWh)
AprMar%AprMar%AprMar%
Lowest 8.7 8.9-2% 8.6 8.60% 9.1 10.7-15%
Highest 13.8 13.80% 10.1 11.1-9% 16.7 16.70%
Average 10.2 10.11% 9.4 9.5-1% 13.2 13.8-4%
Number of REPs1112-8%770%330%

1Trends compare in percentage the rate of the previous month for the same category of products. This table compares the lowest price offered by each REP that offered the respective type of plan in each month. The “Highest” row above compares the highest of the lowest price offered by a REP.

For the 100% green products, we observe the same (more) stable trend concerning the number of players. The number of REPs offering plans on the Power to Choose website decreased only for the 12mo plans. The other categories were stable.

VARSITY ENERGY LLC is no longer offering plans on Power to Choose in April and explain this variation.

The 100 % green 12mo-fixed rate plans category has experienced slight variations compared to March. The lowest rate decreased by 2%, the average increased by 1% and the highest was stable.

The 100 % green 24mo-fixed rate plans category trends were globally decreasing. The lowest did not change, the highest rate decreased by 9% and the average rate slightly decreased by 1%.

The 100 % green variable rate category is also showing a decreasing trend (-15% for the lowest rate, -4% for the average rate and no change for the highest rate.)

Oncor Delivery Area – April 2021: List of Lowest Reported EFL Price for an estimated 2000 kWh’s*

Lowest Electricity Prices in Dallas, Texas (or Oncor TDU area): 12mo- Fixed Rate Plans
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
FIRST CHOICE POWER8.5
DIRECT ENERGY8.6
POWERNEXT8.6
FRONTIER UTILITIES8.7
DISCOUNT POWER8.8
HERITAGE POWER LLC8.8
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT8.8
SPARK ENERGY LLC8.8
V247 POWER CORPORATION8.8
YEP8.8
INFUSE ENERGY LLC8.9
WINDROSE ENERGY8.9
THINK ENERGY9.0
CIRRO ENERGY9.2
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.2
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.2
EXPRESS ENERGY9.4
4CHANGE ENERGY9.6
AMIGO ENERGY9.7
JUST ENERGY9.7
RELIANT9.7
TARA ENERGY9.7
VETERAN ENERGY9.7
AP GAS & ELECTRIC (TX) LLC9.8
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.1
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.5
TXU ENERGY10.5
AMBIT ENERGY12.1

FIRST CHOICE POWER offered the lowest rate of this category of plans. This REP offered fixed rate plans from 12 to 36-month contract lengths as well as a new variable rate plan called “Monthly Freedom Plan.”
The highest rate was offered by AMBIT ENERGY. This REP offered also variable rate plan on the Power to Choose website.
Trend: 39 % of those REPs changed their prices during the month. Most of them decreased it.

Lowest Electricity Prices in Dallas, Texas (or Oncor TDU area): 24mo- Fixed Rate Plans
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
FIRST CHOICE POWER8.2
DIRECT ENERGY8.4
FRONTIER UTILITIES8.6
INFUSE ENERGY LLC8.6
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT8.6
YEP8.6
HERITAGE POWER LLC8.7
V247 POWER CORPORATION8.7
WINDROSE ENERGY8.9
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.0
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.2
EXPRESS ENERGY9.3
THINK ENERGY9.3
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC9.4
4CHANGE ENERGY9.5
AP GAS & ELECTRIC (TX) LLC9.5
RELIANT9.6
VETERAN ENERGY9.6
AMIGO ENERGY9.7
JUST ENERGY9.7
TARA ENERGY9.7
DISCOUNT POWER9.8
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP9.9
TXU ENERGY10.1
CIRRO ENERGY11.6

FIRST CHOICE POWER is showing the lowest rate also in this category.
CIRRO ENERGY is the REP that offered the highest rate. This REP had 12 to 36-month length plans.
Trend: 32 % of those REPs changed their prices during the month and most of them decreased it.

Lowest Electricity Prices in Dallas, Texas (or Oncor TDU area): Variable Rate Plans
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC7.6
DIRECT ENERGY8.5
FIRST CHOICE POWER8.5
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.1
RELIANT9.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT10.5
YEP10.5
TEXPO ENERGY10.7
NEC CO-OP ENERGY11.7
TXU ENERGY11.9
AMBIT ENERGY16.5

SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC is showing the lowest rate in this table. They also offered fixed rate plans with 3-to-48-month contract durations and a variable rate plan.
AMBIT ENERGY offered the highest rate.
Trend: 55% of those REPs decreased their prices while the rest kept it the same during the month of April.

Lowest Electricity Prices in Dallas, Texas (or Oncor TDU area): 100% Green 12mo-Fixed Rate Plans
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
GEXA ENERGY8.7
MP2 ENERGY TEXAS LLC9.0
CLEANSKY ENERGY9.3
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY9.7
4CHANGE ENERGY9.8
RHYTHM9.9
AP GAS & ELECTRIC (TX) LLC10.0
IBERDROLA TEXAS10.0
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.0
TXU ENERGY13.8

GEXA ENERGY had the lowest rate here. This REP also offered 100% green 12 to 24mo-fixed rate plans. TXU ENERGY is showing the highest rate, and they also offer other plans on Power to Choose website: variable or fixed rate, 100 % green or not, from 12 to 36-month contract length.
Trend: GEXA ENERGY is the only REP of this table that decreased its rate during the month. GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY and RHYTHM on the other hand increased it. All the other REPs from the table above didn’t change their price.

Lowest Electricity Prices in Dallas, Texas (or Oncor TDU) area: 100% Green 24mo-Fixed Rate Plan
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
GEXA ENERGY8.6
MP2 ENERGY TEXAS LLC8.8
CLEANSKY ENERGY9.3
IBERDROLA TEXAS9.4
AP GAS & ELECTRIC (TX) LLC9.7
RHYTHM9.8
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY10.1

GEXA ENERGY also offered the lowest rate for the 100% green 24mo-fixed rate plan. GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY offered the highest one; this REP also offered other 100% green fixed rate plans as well as 100% green variable rate plans.
Trend: RHYTHM is the only player from this table that changed their rates within the month, and they increased it.

Lowest Electricity Prices in Dallas, Texas (or Oncor TDU area): 100% Green Variable Rate Plan
*(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.1
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY13.9
AMBIT ENERGY16.7

INFUSE ENERGY LLC had the lowest rate of this category. They also offered some non-100% green plans: Fixed rate from 3 to 36-month contract lengths and variable rate plans.AMBIT ENERGY is showing the highest rate of this category.
Trend: INFUSE ENERGY LLC was also the only REP that changed its rates by decreasing it.

* Data obtained from powertochoose.org (Power to Choose) for the days from 4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021. The tables above list the lowest price in cents/kWh offered by each retail electricity provider (REP) for a given type of plan for a monthly usage of 2000 kWh. If more than one product was available from the same REP for a given type of plan, EnergySavings.com only included the one with the lowest rate in its analysis. Please note that as products and rates may change at any time in the day on Power to Choose, EnergySavings.com’s analysis is based on information captured in its single daily snapshot, and therefore cannot guarantee that every product and rate made available in the month has been captured. Please reach out to [email protected] if you feel that any meaningful data has not been captured and EnergySavings.com may, at its sole discretion, issue a correction to the report. The analysis is performed by excluding plans that are marked as “Minimum usage fees/credits”, “Time of Use”, and “Prepaid” according to the data captured from Power to Choose. For more information about the electricity plans mentioned in this report, please consult both the Electricity Fact Label (EFL) and Terms of Service (TOS) for those plans. Those documents are available on the Power to Choose site if the plan is still currently offered. The rates listed may differ if the REP has changed its pricing.