If you are looking for a fixed rate plan in the Houston area you will be paying higher rate with TXU than Reliant. Deregulation opened competition in the energy market for you to shop for lower prices on electricity. Comparing rates from reputable providers like Reliant and TXU can change depending where you live in Texas.
Shopping around for a lower price on electricity is part of being a conscientious consumer. Getting a smaller electric bill by switching from TXU Energy to a lower price electricity provider just makes sense.
We always recommend comparing rates before signing up with a provider once your contract has ended with your current provider. We do not recommend ending your contract early to switch providers.
TXU vs. Reliant
Houston is traditionally considered Reliant Energy’s territory. It is easy to see why. Reliant Energy’s lowest price for February 15, 2012 is a 7.7 cents kwh 4 month electricity rate plan, while TXU is 11.7 cents a kwh for 24 months. Please take a look at these pictures from powertochoose.org.
This image is from the powertochoose.org. It shows the TXU Energy’s rates for the Houston Texas zip code 77077.
Below is Reliant Energy’s rates for the same day.
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