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Electricity bills have skyrocketed over the last five years. But, many businesses and families have paid less because they shopped around. Others have chosen power from sources which pollute less.

The prices of some companies are much lower than others, and there are "green power" alternatives which create far fewer harmful emissions. The City of Houston required all responding electricity providers to meet specific standards of financial strength.

We urge Houstonians to become informed electricity consumers. Informed consumers have saved hundreds of dollars on utility bills according to the Texas Public Utility Commission. You should also know your choice of power supplier does not affect the reliability; Center Point Energy is responsible for that.

After this year, neither the City nor the Public Utility Commission will have as much control over electricity rates. So, consumers must take some responsibility for protecting themselves when the price rises too much.

Some people may prefer to buy the cheapest possible electricity. Others may choose a supplier offering "green power." It's your choice. And remember to conserve energy whenever you can.

There are three easy steps that help you discover your options:

Step 1. Enter your zip code above.
Step 2. Choose your energy plan.
Step 3. Compare electric providers.


Please be certain to confirm both rates and terms of service remain accurate at the time you enroll.

It's important to note that the rates provided on this site are intended to be accurate but they are subject to change by the company offering services.

Please note: This is not a complete list of all the Retail Electric Providers that serve the Houston area.