Comparing Electric Rates?
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Comparing electric rates across regions, states, and even municipalities can feel a bit like comparing apples to oranges. That’s why we’ve put together this handy-dandy webpage: To help you understand electric rates a little better and get the right energy plan for your Texas home.

How Are Electric Rates Calculated?

Electric rates change frequently, which can be frustrating for consumers looking to predict costs and effectively manage their budgets. What’s more, there’s no tried-and-true method for determining rates. There are, however, some basic factors most electric companies use when calculating rates. Here are the five most important:

1. Fuel

The cost of fuel varies wildly from season to season and is correlated with spikes in pricing during moments of high demand like hot summer days. As you might suspect, these fluctuations can affect your electric rate a lot.

2. Maintenance

Both utility plants and Transmission and Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs) have their own construction, maintenance, and operating costs. These costs may include required repairs that occur because of accidents or natural disasters, which can then affect your rate.

3. Weather

Changing weather conditions can affect your rate, too. Irregular or severe temperatures often up the demand for electricity by either adversely affecting wind power or hydropower production, or pushing demand through the roof in times of extreme heat.

4. Deregulated Energy

在德州,你有 power to choose your electric company, which means you have a little more say over your rate. Access to a lot of different electric companies can drive down rates significantly.

5. Types of Service

Finally, it’s important to note that electric rates also vary based on your type of service. Commercial electric prices are typically lower because electric companies are better able to predict their own expenses and pass on savings when buying from utility plants in bulk.

Because electric rates tend to fluctuate, it's a good idea to shop around for a company that offers a competitive, fixed rate. This can help you stabilize your monthly electric bill, predict expenses, and manage your budget. It also protects you from sudden rate hikes.

Now that you have a better idea about how electric rates work and what the average is in your Texas town, it's important to know that your electric rate is just one part of your monthly bill. With deposits, TDSP fees, and sales tax, there's a lot to consider. To simplify, we've put together a complete breakdown—including monthly bill averages—here.

Pay Less Upfront for Your Electricity

Avoid Credit Checks with Prepaid Electricity

Are you the type who likes to keep things simple? Does a month-to-month contract and no credit check appeal to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, prepaid electricity may be the right option for you.

Sometimes the last thing you want to worry about is a pesky long-term contract. If you’re frequently on the move, prepaid energy can help you avoid cancellation fees and other unnecessary penalties, saving you money in the long term.

Keep in mind, however, if you do choose prepaid electricity, you’ll be asked to pay for all your estimated expenses upfront. Still make sense for your lifestyle? Talk to one of our agents before 12 PM CT1 and get your power turned on today.

Avoid Credit Checks with Prepaid Electricity

Do you live life moment-to-moment? Do you move a lot for work or family reasons? Whether you’re fixing to move or not, you probably don’t have time to stress over an inconvenient utility contract.

Getting month-to-month electricity means no cancellation fees or other hidden charges, helping you save cash over the long haul if you have to move in a hurry or want to avoid standard contract lengths that typically range from 12 to 36 months.

Not only that, but pay-as-you-go electricity allows you to add more funds to your Amigo Energy account when it’s convenient for you. Talk to an agent before 12 PM CT today1 to set up month-to-month electricity for your mobile lifestyle.

Pay less up front today. Call 888-331-8871.

1Offer currently available to TX customers only. Must call before 12 PM CT to get same day installation. Must have Advance Meter. Other Terms and Conditions apply.

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