What are the Lowest Electricity Rates in the Oncor 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 Oncor 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 Oncor area, and you can also read up on similar information for Centerpoint, 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: For the month of December 2020, the data we captured did not show any rate variation for the Oncor area for the types of plans reviewed in this report.

1. Fixed rate Plans

 Oncor – 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 LLC8.6
VARSITY ENERGY LLC8.6
WINDROSE ENERGY8.7
OUR ENERGY LLC8.8
V247 POWER CORPORATION8.9
INFUSE ENERGY LLC9.0
CIRRO ENERGY9.1
Discount Power9.1
ELIGO ENERGY TX LLC9.1
PowerNext9.1
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.2
4CHANGE ENERGY9.4
ENTRUST ENERGY INC9.4
Express Energy9.4
POWER OF TEXAS HOLDINGS INC9.4
RELIANT9.4
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC9.4
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.6
AMIGO ENERGY9.7
JUST ENERGY9.7
TARA ENERGY9.7
GridPlus Energy9.8
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.1
THINK ENERGY10.1
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.2
PULSE POWER LLC10.3
TXU ENERGY10.5
Energy to Go10.8
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.9
AMBIT ENERGY12.7

The lowest fixed rate 12-month energy plan in December 2020 was offered by Varsity Energy (PUCT certified on 11/7/2019) and Energy Monger (PUCT certified on 9/11/2020). Energy Monger’s 12-month fixed rate plan is called “12 Month E-Pay / E-Bill (Web Only)” and requires that the customer signs up for pre-authorized payment and paperless billing to benefit from the low rate. Varsity Energy’s 12-month fixed plan is called the “HOMERUN 12” and also requires auto-pay and e-billing.

The highest rate for a 12-month fixed price plan was offered by Ambit Energy. Ambit Energy was PUCT certified on 10/28/2005 and is rated A+ on Better Business Bureau (BBB). Their product for this category is called the “Lone Star Classic 12” and offers a monthly e-plan credit by successfully enrolling Ambit Energy’s Paperless Billing and Automatic Payment programs when you sign up for new service.

Oncor – 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
Discount Power8.8
V247 POWER CORPORATION8.8
INFUSE ENERGY LLC8.9
WINDROSE ENERGY8.9
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.0
Express Energy9.1
SPARK ENERGY LLC9.3
4CHANGE ENERGY9.4
SUMMER ENERGY LLC9.5
AMIGO ENERGY9.6
JUST ENERGY9.6
TARA ENERGY9.6
GridPlus Energy9.8
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC9.9
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.0
THINK ENERGY10.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP10.5
Energy to Go10.7

Southern Federal Power (PUCT certified on 5/22/2019)  offered the lowest price for a 24-month fixed price plan called the “SoFed Better Rate – 24” in December 2020. This offer is only available to new customers.

Energy to Go (PUCT certified on 11/30/2018) had the highest rate for a 24-month fixed price plan (“Fixed To Go 24”) during this month.

2. Variable Rate Plans

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

Energy Providers Rate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC6.7
INFUSE ENERGY LLC6.8
DIRECT ENERGY8.7
FIRST CHOICE POWER8.7
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT8.9
YEP8.9
RELIANT9.7
TXU ENERGY11.9
NEC Co-op Energy12.3
AMBIT ENERGY17.0

Southern Federal Power offered the cheapest rate when it comes to a variable rate plan with their “Variable Advantage: Month-to-Month” product. This plan requires the customer to sign up for autopay and paperless e-billing as otherwise an additional fee will apply. This rate is only applicable to new customers.

Ambit Energy’s variable rate plan, the “Lone Star Flex”, was the most expensive.

3. 100% Green Plans

Oncor – Best Rate and Pricing for a 100% Green Energy Fixed Rate
12-month Plan during December 2020 *

(lowest to highest rate)

Energy Providers Rate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
FRONTIER UTILITIES8.7
GEXA ENERGY8.7
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE8.8
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP9.0
CleanSky Energy9.1
CHARIOT ENERGY9.2
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.3
4CHANGE ENERGY9.5
ATG Clean Energy10.3
CONSERVICE ENERGY10.3
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.5
PULSE POWER LLC10.6
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY10.8
Energy to Go11.1
Iberdrola Texas11.1
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.2

Frontier Utilities’ (PUCT certified on 10/8/2008) “Eco Green 12” plan and Gexa Energy’s (PUCT certified on 8/2/2001) “Gexa Choice Green 12” plan are neck and neck for the top spot in the above table that shows the lowest price offered by each REP during the month of December 2020 for a 12-month fixed price plan that is 100% green. If you are looking to go green, these products are similar in that only new customers are eligible, and they both have a $150 early termination fee. Frontier Utilities is rated A+ on BBB.

In contrast, Trieagle Energy LP’s (PUCT certified on 1/27/2003) “Green Eagle 12” plan was the most expensive 12-month 100% renewable fixed price plan. In December 2020 this REP is showing a A+ on BBB.

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

Energy Providers Rate for 2000 kWh (cents/kWh)
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE9.0
CHARIOT ENERGY9.1
ATG Clean Energy9.9
Iberdrola Texas10.8

Green Energy Exchange (PUCT certified on 5/3/2019) had the most competitive rate for the 24-month 100% Green plan called “Texas Green 24 Autopay”. As the name indicates, the customer must enroll in autopay in order to enjoy the lower rate.

Iberdrola Texas (PUCT certified on 7/9/2019) offered to new customers the highest rate for a 24-month 100% renewable plan during this period with their “Wind by TX 24” plan.

Oncor – 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 LLC6.9
Bulb9.2
CHARIOT ENERGY10.9
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY14.3
AMBIT ENERGY17.2

Infuse Energy’s (PUCT certified on 8/6/2014) “Keep It Simple Savings Green Flex” plan was the cheapest 100% renewable variable rate product in December 2020. Notice that if you don’t enroll in autopay, a $5.00 fee will incur for each billing period. This plan is only applicable if you are a new customer.

Ambit Energy offered the highest rate for a 100% green variable rate plan with their “Ambit Green Texas Flex” product.

* 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.