What are the Lowest Electricity Rates in the Centerpoint Delivery Area in Texas for January 2021?

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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 January 2021 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 January 2021. 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.

1. Fixed rate Plans

 Centerpoint – Best Rate and Pricing for a Fixed Rate 12-month Plan during January 2021*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
ENERGY MONGER LLC8.9
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.0
VOLT ELECTRICITY PROVIDER LP9.0
WINDROSE ENERGY9.0
ELIGO ENERGY TX LLC9.2
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.2
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.3
OUR ENERGY LLC9.3
V247 POWER CORPORATION9.3
RELIANT9.4
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.4
GRIDPLUS ENERGY9.5
POWERNEXT9.5
POWER OF TEXAS HOLDINGS INC9.6
VETERAN ENERGY9.6
CIRRO ENERGY9.7
DISCOUNT POWER9.7
4CHANGE ENERGY9.9
AMIGO ENERGY9.9
JUST ENERGY9.9
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.9
TARA ENERGY9.9
ENTRUST ENERGY INC10.0
EXPRESS ENERGY10.0
THINK ENERGY10.0
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.5
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.6
PULSE POWER LLC10.6
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.9
ENERGY TO GO11.1
TXU ENERGY11.5
BRILLIANT ENERGY LLC11.9
AMBIT ENERGY12.7

Energy Monger had the lowest rate. The cancellation fee of this plan called “12 Month E-Pay / E-Bill (Web Only)” was $15 per month left in the term. This plan was available for all customers, and this low price was available only if you sign-up for and maintain AutoPay and Paperless services.

Ambit Energy had the highest price in this table. The cancellation fee was $199. The plan was called “Lone Star Classic 12” and was offered to all customers.

Market Trend: Close to 75% of the REP’s in the list above changed their prices during this period. Most of the changes were decreases in price, but there are definitely a few REPs that increased their rates.

Centerpoint – Best Rate and Pricing for a Fixed Rate 24-month Plan during January 2021*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
RELIANT8.9
ENERGY MONGER LLC9.1
ELIGO ENERGY TX LLC9.2
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.2
V247 POWER CORPORATION9.2
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.3
WINDROSE ENERGY9.3
SPARK ENERGY LLC9.4
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.4
CIRRO ENERGY9.5
DISCOUNT POWER9.5
GRIDPLUS ENERGY9.5
VETERAN ENERGY9.6
EXPRESS ENERGY9.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.7
THINK ENERGY9.7
4CHANGE ENERGY9.9
AMIGO ENERGY9.9
TARA ENERGY9.9
JUST ENERGY10.0
SUMMER ENERGY LLC10.1
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.4
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.4
PULSE POWER LLC10.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.5
ENERGY TO GO10.9

Reliant had the lowest rate of this category. This REP offered a plan called “Reliant Power On 24 Plan” to new customers enrolling through the Power to Choose website only and had $295 cancellation fee.

Energy to Go had the highest rate of this table. Their plan was called “Fixed To Go 24” and included $20/ month remaining for early termination fee.

Market Trend: Just short of half of the REPs changed their prices in January 2021. Of all the REP’s who changed their prices, all decreased the prices, except for Southern Federal Power.

2. Variable Rate Plans

Centerpoint – Best Rate and Pricing for a Variable Rate Plan during January 2021*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC7.6
INFUSE ENERGY LLC7.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT8.3
YEP8.3
DIRECT ENERGY9.4
FIRST CHOICE POWER9.4
ENERGY MONGER LLC9.5
RELIANT10.1
NEC CO-OP ENERGY12.0
TXU ENERGY12.9
AMBIT ENERGY17.3

The REP that showed the lowest price is Southern Federal Power. The plan was called “Variable Advantage: Month-to-Month” and was offered to new customers only. This rate reflected an e-Billing and auto-pay discount.

The highest rate was offered by Ambit Energy with their plan “Lone Star Flex”. This plan was available to all customers.

Market Trend: Most of the REPs on this list changed their prices for this type of plan. There were slightly more increases in price than decreases.

3. 100% Green Plans

Centerpoint – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100 % Green Energy Fixed Rate 12-month Plan during January 2021 *
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE8.9
FRONTIER UTILITIES9.0
GEXA ENERGY9.0
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.2
CLEANSKY ENERGY9.3
CHARIOT ENERGY9.4
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP9.4
4CHANGE ENERGY10.0
ATG CLEAN ENERGY10.8
PULSE POWER LLC10.9
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.2
ENERGY TO GO11.4
IBERDROLA TEXAS11.4
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY11.5

Green Energy Exchange had the lowest rate of this table. Their plan was named “Texas Green 12 Autopay,” and charges a $150 cancellation fee. As the plan name indicates, autopay was required. This plan was available to all customers (new and existing).

Green Mountain Energy offered the highest price here with their plan called “Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Choice.” This plan also has a $150 early termination fee and is available for all customers. This plan required enrollment in Tree Free billing and Auto Pay within 30 days of the service start date.

Market Trend: More than half the REPs in this category changed their price. Most decreased their rate, except for Green Mountain Energy who increased theirs.

Centerpoint – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100 % Green Energy Fixed Rate 24-month Plan during January 2021*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
CHARIOT ENERGY9.3
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE9.4
VARSITY ENERGY LLC10.0
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP10.1
ATG CLEAN ENERGY10.6
IBERDROLA TEXAS11.2

The lowest rate here was offered by Chariot Energy. “Chariot Choice 24” was a plan that charges a $49 cancellation fee and was available to all customers.

Iberdrola Texas had the highest price here with their plan “Wind by TX 24”. Only new customers only are eligible for this plan, and a $150 cancellation fee applies in this contract.

Market Trend: Only Chariot Energy and Iberdrola Texas changed their prices during this period, and they were both a decrease in price.

Centerpoint – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100 % Green Energy Variable Rate Plan during January 2021*
(lowest to highest rate)

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
INFUSE ENERGY LLC7.8
BULB9.3
CHARIOT ENERGY9.6
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY15.1
AMBIT ENERGY17.5

The lowest rate was offered by Infuse Energy.  Their plan “Keep It Simple Savings Green Flex” was only offered to new customers.

Ambit Energy had the highest price.  Their plan “Ambit Green Texas Flex” was available to all customers.

Market Trend: Only Green Mountain Energy did not change their price during this month for this type of plan. Infuse Energy and Ambit Energy both increased their rate and Bulb dropped their rate. Chariot Energy dropped their rate slightly during the month but increased it back to the initial price as the month ended.

* Data obtained from powertochoose.org (Power to Choose) for the days from 1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021. 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. There was also about 5% data loss in each daily snapshot for the January 2021 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.