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Old 02-16-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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I use less than 500 kwh a month ...does anyone know a company doesn't have base fee? Or one that is good? Thank you!
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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try powertochoose.org

they may have info of which firms don't, along with other helpful info
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Hope this helps, OP: Texas Electricity: Minimum Usage Charges

I just renewed with TXU. It's not the cheapest option but other companies in the area would charge the same minimum usage or more (I use less than 500 kW a month except for a few months), plus charges to pay your bill by phone, in person, or even online. Other plans would require the customer to do everything online with automatic payment through your bank account, etc. I don't want to deal with all that.

(I checked the companies in my area from the Power To Choose website)
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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A minimum monthly usage fee of $9.95 will apply if usage falls between 0 - 699 kWh with Stream

http://cheapestpower.mystreamenergy....sp?CO_LA=US_EN
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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From my research they all charge some kind of minimum. Anywhere from 500kwh minimum to more - a friend has a 1000kwh minimum.

In fact I got hit for the $5 base last month because somehow I used 489 kwh (500 is the cutoff). I was a bit shocked tbh and resolved to leave a few more lights on.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: East Dallas
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I admire all here who are using 500 watts or less. There are three in my home and winter we use under 1000 and summer for three months 1500 to 2200. I use Spark outside of Houston. The way TXU manipulated its customers I would not use them if they were the cheapest. I used to be Dallas Power and Light which was used to pay for all the expansion in the 70's 80's and 90's.

At least in the old days the rates were low after deregulation we really got the schaft
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Yankee loves Dallas
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I just researched this -- clicking on the top 20 options for a one-year fixed contract -- and the cheapest effective rate for a usage of 500kW is from TriEagle, seemingly a Pennsylvania company new to the TX market.

It was 8.6 cents a few days ago -- that's the overall rate once you factor in the minimum usage charge. The offers from other companies start as low as 7.5 cents for a base rate, but then leap up to as much as 11.9 cents for an effective rate at 500kWh usage, because of the minimum charge.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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I am amazed at the amount of usage of many. I used only 347 this month
ad my max lsst year in the heat was less than 800. I guess I should consider
myself lucky or somethibg
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Try trieagle. I just switched from Just Energy. Trieagle has a base charge of $4.75 and have more plans for consumers who utilize less energy.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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I use TXU and have been happy with them. I prefer to stick with TXU or Reliant as they are directly connected to CenterPoint and Oncor, meaning they don't point fingers at one another when there is a problem.
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