What are the Lowest Electricity Rates in the AEP Central Delivery Area in Texas for December 2020?

Power to Choose is a website created by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) that lists electricity plans offered by certified Retail Energy Providers (REPs). For more information about Power to Choose and its role, please consult this page. If you haven’t decided which kind of plan best fits your needs, please consult our FAQ section for things to consider when shopping for your next electricity plan in Texas.

Our team at energysavings.com has been capturing daily snapshots of the energy plans offered on the Power to Choose site and has put together the following information regarding the energy plans offered during the month of December 2020 for the AEP Central delivery area. Please click here for a map that shows the location of the transmission and distribution utilities in competitive areas. This post is for the AEP Central area, and you can also read up on similar information for Centerpoint, AEP North, Oncor and TNMP for December 2020. Please note that as rates may change at any time in the day on the Power to Choose site, the following analysis is only based on information captured in our snapshots each month.

Market trend: The rates captured in December 2020 were stable in AEP Central area for the plans shown in this report.

1. Fixed rate Plans

AEP Central – Best Rate and Pricing for a Fixed Rate 12-month Plan during December 2020*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
ENERGY MONGER LLC9.1
V247 POWER CORPORATION9.5
WINDROSE ENERGY9.5
PowerNext9.6
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.7
CIRRO ENERGY9.8
Discount Power9.8
POWER OF TEXAS HOLDINGS INC9.9
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.9
4CHANGE ENERGY10.1
ENTRUST ENERGY INC10.1
Express Energy10.1
RELIANT10.1
SUMMER ENERGY LLC10.3
AMIGO ENERGY10.4
JUST ENERGY10.4
TARA ENERGY10.4
THINK ENERGY10.5
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.7
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.7
CONSTELLATION NEWENERGY INC10.8
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.9
PULSE POWER LLC11.1
TXU ENERGY11.5
Energy to Go11.7
AMBIT ENERGY12.7

Energy Monger had the lowest rate for the 12-month fixed-rate plan. The plan is called “12 Month E-Pay / E-Bill (Web Only)” and the name self-explain the product’s conditions: pre-authorized payments and paperless billing enrollment.

Ambit Energy had the highest rate with the “Lone Star Classic 12”. This plan’s special terms listed on the Power to Choose website state that: “A monthly E-Plan credit is available for this product by successfully enrolling in Ambit Energy’s Paperless Billing and Automatic Payment programs when you sign up for new service.”

AEP Central – Best Rate and Pricing for a Fixed Rate 24-month Plan during December 2020*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.3
4CHANGE ENERGY9.5
CIRRO ENERGY9.5
Discount Power9.5
Express Energy9.5
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.6
V247 POWER CORPORATION9.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.8
WINDROSE ENERGY9.9
SPARK ENERGY LLC10.0
SUMMER ENERGY LLC10.2
AMIGO ENERGY10.3
JUST ENERGY10.3
TARA ENERGY10.3
THINK ENERGY10.3
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.5
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.9
Energy to Go11.5

Southern Federal Power was the REP that showed the lowest rate in this type of plan. The plan is called “SoFed Better Rate – 24,” and only new customers are eligible for this plan. This REP is rated 4.8 on Google reviews (for 39 reviews).

Energy to Go has the highest rate with a plan called “fixed To Go 24.” This plan contains 19% of renewable content.

2.Variable Rate Plans

AEP Central – Best Rate and Pricing for a Variable Rate Plan during December 2020*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC7.4
INFUSE ENERGY LLC7.5
CPL RETAIL ENERGY9.2
DIRECT ENERGY9.2
FIRST CHOICE POWER9.2
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.5
YEP9.5
RELIANT10.4
NEC Co-op Energy12.7
TXU ENERGY12.9
AMBIT ENERGY17.0

Southern Federal Power is the REP that showed the lowest rate with its plan called “Variable Advantage: Month to Month.” This offer is available for new customers only.

Ambit Energy had the highest rate with the “Lone Star Flex.”

3. 100% Green Plans

AEP Central – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100 % Green Energy Fixed Rate 12-month Plan during December 2020 *
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
FRONTIER UTILITIES9.2
GEXA ENERGY9.2
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE9.4
CHARIOT ENERGY9.6
CleanSky Energy9.8
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP9.8
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.9
4CHANGE ENERGY10.2
ATG Clean Energy10.9
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.2
PULSE POWER LLC11.4
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY11.5
Iberdrola Texas11.8
Energy to Go12.0

Concerning this type of plan, Gexa Energy and Frontier Utilities were offering the lowest rate for this month.

“Gexa Choice Green 12” is the plan that Gexa Energy was offering to new customers only who enroll through the Power to Choose site. This REP has a rating of 4.4 on Google reviews for 3670 reviews. “Eco Green 12” was the plan offered by Frontier Utilities. Those two plans are similar and apply the same early termination fee. That fee applies if you want to terminate your service prior to the end of the contract term.

Energy to Go is the REP that has the highest rate. The plan that was showing this rate is called “Green To Go 12” and has a $4.95 flat fee per billing cycle.

AEP Central – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100 % Green Energy Fixed Rate 24-month Plan during December 2020*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
CHARIOT ENERGY9.5
4CHANGE ENERGY9.6
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE9.8
ATG Clean Energy10.5
Iberdrola Texas11.6

Chariot Energy is offering the lowest price for this product type. The plan name is Chariot Choice 24.” Chariot Energy has a 4.5 on Google reviews (with 105 reviews).

The highest rate of this category was offered by Iberdrola Texas with the plan named “Wind by TX 24.” This offer is available for new customers only. This product is 100% derived from Texas Wind facilities.

AEP Central – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100 % Green Energy Variable Rate Plan during December 2020*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
INFUSE ENERGY LLC7.6
Bulb9.7
CHARIOT ENERGY9.9
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY15.0
AMBIT ENERGY17.4

Concerning 100% green variable rate plansInfuse Energy offered a plan named “Keep It Simple Savings Green Flex“ for new customers during December 2020. This plan had the cheapest rate in this category.

Ambit Energy offered a plan named “Ambit Green Texas Flex,” and it had the highest rate during that period for this type of plan.

* Data obtained from powertochoose.org (Power to Choose) for the days from 12/1/2020 to 12/31/2020. 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 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. There was also about 5% data loss in each daily snapshot for the December 2020 period. 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 their pricing. Any reference to BBB ratings or Google reviews ratings is based on what was showing on the respective site on 2/16/21.