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

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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 North 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 North area, and you can also read up on similar information for Centerpoint, Oncor, AEP Central 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: AEP North area showed stable rates during the month of December 2020 according to our analysis of the data from the Power to Choose website for the types of energy plans discussed in this report.

1. Fixed rate Plans

 AEP North – 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 LLC8.2
PowerNext8.6
VARSITY ENERGY LLC8.6
CIRRO ENERGY8.7
Discount Power8.7
4CHANGE ENERGY8.8
WINDROSE ENERGY8.8
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC8.9
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT8.9
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.2
POWER OF TEXAS HOLDINGS INC9.2
RELIANT9.2
AMIGO ENERGY9.4
JUST ENERGY9.4
SPARK ENERGY LLC9.4
TARA ENERGY9.4
ENTRUST ENERGY INC9.5
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC9.6
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.6
PULSE POWER LLC9.8
TXU ENERGY9.9
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.0
THINK ENERGY10.2
V247 POWER CORPORATION10.2
Energy to Go10.3
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.5
CONSTELLATION NEWENERGY INC10.7
AMBIT ENERGY11.7

Energy Monger was showing the lowest rate in this table. The plan is called “12 Month E-Pay / E-Bill (Web Only).”  

TXU Energy was showing a complaint rating of 5 on the Power to Choose website for December 2020. The rate they offered in this category is neither the lowest nor the highest of this table. The plan they offered is the “Simple value 12,” and it includes early cancellation fee.

 Ambit Energy offered the highest rate of this table with a plan called “Lone Star Classic 12.” This REP has a complaint rating of 3 on the Power to Choose website in December 2020.

AEP North – 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 LLC8.7
CIRRO ENERGY8.8
INFUSE ENERGY LLC8.8
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT8.8
WINDROSE ENERGY9.0
SPARK ENERGY LLC9.3
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC9.4
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.5
THINK ENERGY9.5
AMIGO ENERGY9.6
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC9.6
JUST ENERGY9.6
TARA ENERGY9.6
Discount Power10.0
Energy to Go10.1
V247 POWER CORPORATION10.1
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.5

Southern Federal Power was the REP that offered the cheapest rate for a 24-month term fixed rate plan in December 2020. The plan’s name is “SoFed Better Rate-24.” There is early termination fee for this plan.

Trieagle Energy offered the highest rate of this table. Their plan is called “Eagle 24.” According to the special terms this REP provided for this product on the Power to Choose website, this REP is offering weekly usage e-mails.

2. Variable Rate Plans

AEP North – 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 LLC6.0
INFUSE ENERGY LLC6.1
DIRECT ENERGY8.2
FIRST CHOICE POWER8.2
WTU RETAIL ENERGY8.2
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.2
YEP9.2
RELIANT9.6
TXU ENERGY11.5
NEC Co-op Energy12.0
AMBIT ENERGY15.8

Southern Federal Power is the REP that offered the lowest rate with the “Variable Advantage: Month-to-Month” plan as long as a customer is looking to sign up for e-billing and autopay.

The highest rate was offered by Ambit Energy with the “Lone Star Flex.”

3. 100% Green Plans

AEP North – 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 UTILITIES8.2
GEXA ENERGY8.2
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE8.6
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP8.7
CHARIOT ENERGY8.8
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.1
CleanSky Energy9.4
PULSE POWER LLC10.1
ATG Clean Energy10.2
Energy to Go10.6
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.8
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY11.1
Iberdrola Texas11.5

In December 2020, Gexa Energy and Frontier Utilities were battling for the lowest rate spot in this table. “Gexa Choice Green 12” was the plan offered by Gexa Energy. Frontier Utilities offered the “Eco Green 12” plan. Those two products are similar, and they both have an early termination fee.

Iberdrola Texas is the REP that showed the highest rate. The plan is called “Wind by TX 12” and also has an early termination fee. They offer a discount to the price shown if the customer signs up for autopay.

AEP North – 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 ENERGY8.8
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE8.9
ATG Clean Energy10.0
Iberdrola Texas11.1

Chariot Energy was rated 4 on Power to Choose during December 2020. Their  “Chariot Choice 24” plan was the one that offered the lowest rate during that period for a 24-month 100% green plan.

Iberdrola Texas is showing the highest rate plan. Their plan is the “Wind by TX 24.” Similar to their 12-month 100% green plan, this 24-month 100% green also offers an additional discount if the customer signs up for autopay.

AEP North – 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 LLC6.1
Bulb8.7
CHARIOT ENERGY9.3
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY14.4
AMBIT ENERGY16.7

Infuse Energy is rated 5 on Power to Choose in December 2020. The plan “Keep It Simple Savings Green Flex” was the one showing the lowest rate for this month for a variable rate 100% green plan. Note that their EFL states that “You will incur a fee of $5.00 per billing period if you are not enrolled in Autopay”.

The REP that had the highest rate is Ambit Energy. The plan name is “Ambit Green Texas Flex.”

* 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.