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Old 01-22-2020, 09:59 AM
 
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I am moving to Texas in a few days and am moving from a place that has one electric company option based on where you live and the 2 or so companies basically control the whole state.

That being said, there are 68 companies available for my new Texas address...wtf.

Tips would be amazing!

Which to avoid or you’ve had good experience with?
Fixed/locked rate - does this fluctuate frequently and by a lot?

Anything would be helpful as this idea is new. Thank you!
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Bedford
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I know a lot of people will consider this blasphemy, but I went with TXU when I first bought a house 17 years ago and I've stayed there since. I probably could have saved money, but I've just never found anything that wowed me enough to go through the hassle of switching. I always hear good things about some of the Reliant plans. I've always looked at it like I do car insurance: they tease you in the beginning with a sweetheart deal and then jack up the rates as soon as possible. I've never let that stop me from switching with that when the deal is good, but for some reason, I've just never felt compelled with my electric service. That other issue I have, and I'm sure this will get some groans, is that I average bill and you have to have 6 months of service with a provider to use it. I like having a bill that doesn't fluctuate much. I just moved in November and I'm dying while I wait to start averaging again.
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:33 PM
 
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Well, you have likely already made your decision. I would have recommended Champion. We've had them since we moved here in 2010 and although I shop around when each contract expires which is typically 12-24 months, I have continued with them each time.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:15 AM
 
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:45 PM
 
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I was with TXU for 14 years. I am currently with Our Energy and am paying HALF of what I was each month with TXU. TXU is overpriced and does not value their long term customers.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Currently with Reliant but the contract is up, lots of choices to pick from. Would recommend going with TXU or Reliant for the first contract to see what your usage map is in terms of time and energy consumption; then use this data to get the best rate for your lifestyle. Look at level billing less than 1 year contracts for the best pricing, long term contracts if you want to inflation proof.

Unlike most states in Texas you have options
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