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

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 January 2021 for the TNMP 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 TNMP area and you can also read up on similar information for Centerpoint, AEP North, AEP Central and Oncor 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

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

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
VARSITY ENERGY LLC9.8
ENERGY MONGER LLC10.0
RELIANT10.0
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC10.0
VOLT ELECTRICITY PROVIDER LP10.0
INFUSE ENERGY LLC10.1
CIRRO ENERGY10.2
DISCOUNT POWER10.3
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT10.3
VETERAN ENERGY10.3
WINDROSE ENERGY10.3
SPARK ENERGY LLC10.4
POWER OF TEXAS HOLDINGS INC10.5
POWERNEXT10.5
4CHANGE ENERGY10.6
AMIGO ENERGY10.9
ENTRUST ENERGY INC10.9
JUST ENERGY10.9
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.9
SUMMER ENERGY LLC10.9
TARA ENERGY10.9
THINK ENERGY11.3
GRIDPLUS ENERGY11.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.5
PULSE POWER LLC11.6
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC11.7
CONSTELLATION NEWENERGY INC11.8
TXU ENERGY11.9
ENERGY TO GO12.1
AMBIT ENERGY13.1

“HOMERUN 12” was the plan offered by Varsity Energy that was showing the lowest rate in this table. Existing and new customer were eligible for this plan. This plan had a $150 cancellation fee and required auto-pay and e-bill enrollment.

Ambit Energy had the highest rate of this category. The plan was also offered to all customers and has a $199 cancellation fee. A discount of 0.2¢ per kWh applied to enrollment in paperless billing and automatic payments services. This plan was called “Lone Star Classic 12.”

Market Trend: Over half of the REP’s on this list changed their plan price during this period. Most of them decreased their price.

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

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
RELIANT9.6
INFUSE ENERGY LLC10.0
SPARK ENERGY LLC10.2
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC10.3
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT10.5
CIRRO ENERGY10.6
WINDROSE ENERGY10.6
AMIGO ENERGY10.9
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SERVICES LLC10.9
TARA ENERGY10.9
JUST ENERGY11.1
THINK ENERGY11.1
SUMMER ENERGY LLC11.3
CHAMPION ENERGY SERVICES LLC11.4
PULSE POWER LLC11.4
GRIDPLUS ENERGY11.5
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.5
DISCOUNT POWER11.6
ENERGY TO GO11.9

Reliant offered the above lowest rate to new customers only who enroll through Power to Choose website. “Reliant Power On 24 Plan” was the name of this plan that has a $295 of cancellation fee.

Energy to Go offered the highest rate of this category to all customers. The early termination fee was $20/month remaining, and the plan name was “Fixed To Go 24.”

Market Trend: Just over half of the REPs that offered 24-month fixed price plans changed their price in January 2021. Most of them decreased their rate.

2.     Variable Rate Plans

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

Energy ProvidersRate for 2000 kWh (¢/kWh)
INFUSE ENERGY LLC7.6
SOUTHERN FEDERAL POWER LLC7.6
SOUTHWEST POWER & LIGHT9.1
YEP9.1
DIRECT ENERGY10.1
FIRST CHOICE POWER10.1
RELIANT10.9
NEC CO-OP ENERGY12.8
TXU ENERGY13.5
AMBIT ENERGY17.9

Infuse Energy and Southern Federal Power were offering the same lowest rate for this type of plan. Their plans were similar and were only available for new customers. Those plans names were “Keep It Simple Savings Flex” and “Variable Advantage: Month-to-Month,” respectively.

Both plans required enrollment in autopay to benefit from the lowest rates. Southern Federal Power’s plan also required signing up for e-billing.

Ambit Energy was offering the highest rate of this category. The plan is called “Lone Star Flex” and was available for all customers.

Market Trend: Almost all the REPs changed their variable plan price this month. The only exception is TXU Energy, who maintained their price stable during January 2021. Of those who changed their prices, there are slightly more REP’s who decreased their price, than increased their price.

3.     100% Green Plans

TNMP – 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 EXCHANGE9.7
FRONTIER UTILITIES10.0
GEXA ENERGY10.0
VARSITY ENERGY LLC10.0
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP10.2
CHARIOT ENERGY10.4
CLEANSKY ENERGY10.6
ATG CLEAN ENERGY11.7
TRIEAGLE ENERGY LP11.8
PULSE POWER LLC11.9
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY12.2
IBERDROLA TEXAS12.2
ENERGY TO GO12.4

Green Energy Exchange  was the REP that offered the lowest price with a plan called “Texas Green 12 Autopay.” This offer was available for all customers and has a $150 cancellation fee. It also required enrollment in Autopay.

The REP showing the highest price here was Energy to Go. Their plan name was “Green To Go 12” was available to all customers and had $20/month remaining as an early termination fee.

Market Trend: Just under half of the REPs changed their price during this period. The changes all consisted of a decrease in price.

TNMP – 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 ENERGY10.3
GREEN ENERGY EXCHANGE10.4
TOMORROW ENERGY CORP10.6
ATG CLEAN ENERGY11.7
IBERDROLA TEXAS11.9

For this category, Chariot Energy was the REP that shows the lowest rate. Their plan was the “Chariot Choice 24” it had a $49 cancellation fee, and it was available to all customers.

Iberdrola Texas had the highest price of this category with their product called “Wind by TX 24.” It included a $150 cancellation fee and was available for new customers only.

Market Trend: Chariot Energy and Iberdrola Texas were the only REPs who updated their price during this month by decreasing their rate.

TNMP – 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 LLC7.7
BULB10.1
CHARIOT ENERGY10.5
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY15.7
AMBIT ENERGY18.1

Infuse Energy had the lowest rate here. “Keep It Simple Savings Green Flex” was their plan that showed that rate, but it was only available to new customers.

Ambit Energy was the REP showing the highest rate. The plan was called “Ambit Green Texas Flex” and was available to all customers.

Market Trend: Infuse Energy increased their rate, while Bulb, Chariot Energy, and Ambit Energy decreased their rate. Green Mountain Energy; however, kept their price the same during this period.

* 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.