What are the Lowest Electricity Rates in the Centerpoint 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 Centerpoint 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 Centerpoint area, and you can also read up on similar information for Oncor, AEP North, 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: In the Centerpoint area, REPs didn’t change their rates throughout the month of December 2020 for the energy plans discussed in this report. The market appears to have been stable.

1. Fixed rate Plans

Centerpoint – 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 LLC9.0
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.1
WINDROSE ENERGY9.2
OUR ENERGY LLC9.3
V247 POWER CORPORATION9.3
POWER OF TEXAS HOLDINGS INC9.6
CIRRO ENERGY9.7
Discount Power9.7
PowerNext9.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.7
ELIGO ENERGY TX LLC9.8
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.8
4CHANGE ENERGY9.9
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.9
ENTRUST ENERGY INC10.0
Express Energy10.0
RELIANT10.1
AMIGO ENERGY10.2
GridPlus Energy10.2
JUST ENERGY10.2
SUMMER ENERGY LLC10.2
TARA ENERGY10.2
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.8
PULSE POWER LLC10.9
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC11.1
THINK ENERGY11.2
Energy to Go11.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.5
TXU ENERGY11.5
AMBIT ENERGY12.7

The lowest plan for this category of plan was offered by Energy Monger. The plan is named “12 Month E-Pay / E-Bill (Web Only).” This plan has a $15 fee per remaining months if you want to terminate the service before the end of the contract. This plan was only listed with information in Spanish on the Power to Choose website.

Ambit Energy was the REP showing the highest rate with the plan “Lone Star Classic 12.” An additional discount is offered if the customer signs up for paperless billing and autopay.

Centerpoint – 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
WINDROSE ENERGY9.3
CIRRO ENERGY9.5
Discount Power9.5
V247 POWER CORPORATION9.5
Express Energy9.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.7
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.8
4CHANGE ENERGY9.9
SPARK ENERGY LLC9.9
AMIGO ENERGY10.0
JUST ENERGY10.0
TARA ENERGY10.0
SUMMER ENERGY LLC10.1
GridPlus Energy10.2
THINK ENERGY10.3
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.6
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.8
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.9
Energy to Go11.3

Windrose Energy and Southern Federal Power LLC had the lowest rate for this type of plan. Windrose Energy’s plan is called “Windrose Saver 24” and Southern Federal Power’s is called “SoFed Better Rate – 24.” They were both eligible to new customers. Both have a one-time early termination fee, but SoFed Better Rate – 24’s termination fee is higher.

Energy to Go had the highest rate. The plan name is “Fixed To Go 24.”

2. Variable Rate Plans

Centerpoint 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 LLC7.6
INFUSE ENERGY LLC7.7
DIRECT ENERGY9.4
FIRST CHOICE POWER9.4
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.5
YEP9.5
RELIANT10.3
NEC Co-op Energy12.7
TXU ENERGY12.9
AMBIT ENERGY17.3

Southern Federal Power was the REP that showed the lowest rate during December 2020. This plan requires enrollment in paperless e-billing and payments that auto withdraw from the customer’s preferred method each bill period.

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

3. 100% Green Plans

Centerpoint – 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 UTILITIES9.1
GEXA ENERGY9.1
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE9.2
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP9.4
CHARIOT ENERGY9.7
CleanSky Energy9.7
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.8
4CHANGE ENERGY10.0
ATG Clean Energy10.8
PULSE POWER LLC11.2
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY11.5
Iberdrola Texas11.5
Energy to Go11.8
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.8

The cheapest rate of this category of plan was offered by Gexa Energy and Frontier Utilities. The plans are “Gexa Choice Green 12” and “Eco Green 12,” respectively. Gexa Energy and Frontier Utilities are both owned by NextEra Energy.

Energy to Go  with the plan “Green To Go 12” and Trieagle Energy with the plan “Green Eagle 12” were the two REPs showing the highest rate.

Centerpoint – 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)
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE9.4
CHARIOT ENERGY9.6
ATG Clean Energy10.6
Iberdrola Texas11.3

Green Energy Exchange was the REP that showed the lowest price with the plan “Texas Green 24 Autopay.” As the name of plan indicates, this plan requires autopay enrollment.

For the highest rate, Iberdrola Texas offered the plan “Wind by TX 24.”

Centerpoint – 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 LLC7.8
CHARIOT ENERGY9.7
Bulb9.8
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY15.1
AMBIT ENERGY17.5

The lowest rate of this category was offered by Infuse Energy. The plan is called “Keep It Simple Savings Green Flex.” Autopay is required to benefit from this low rate.

The highest rate was offered by Ambit Energy 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.