Texas deregulated its energy market roughly two decades ago. Since then, Big Spring residents have had the ability to shop around for electricity and choose the best provider for them. Residents of the state have plenty of great options to choose from, with some of the most popular providers including TXU Energy, 4Change Energy, and Direct Energy.
While residents can choose their own providers, they can’t choose their utility company. The local utility company delivers the electricity that powers peoples’ homes and maintains the electric infrastructure. Your utility company is based on where you live. Oncor Electric Delivery is the utility company for Big Spring.
Types of electricity plans in Big Spring
When you sign up for your next electricity plan in Big Spring, you’ll have several types of plans to choose from. Here are some of the most popular:
- Fixed-rate plan: When you enter into a fixed-rate electricity plan, you sign a contract that lasts for anywhere from 12 to 36 months. Your electricity rate is locked into your contract, meaning it doesn’t fluctuate with the market. This type of plan is ideal for those who want consistency in their budget since you don’t have to worry about your rate changing.
- Variable-rate plan: Unlike fixed-rate plans, variable-rate electricity plans don’t lock you into a contract. Instead, your rate each month is based on the current wholesale electricity rate. When demand is high, your rate will increase. But when demand is low, your monthly bill will likely go down.
- No-deposit plan: Depending on your credit score, you may need to pay a deposit when you sign up for your electricity plan. But some companies offer no-deposit electricity plans, allowing consumers to skip the deposit. A prepaid energy plan is a popular type of no-deposit plan where you skip the credit check altogether and pay for your electricity upfront.
Big Spring green energy
Texas has invested heavily in renewable energy, and those investments have paid off. The state ranks first in the nation for wind energy generation and second for solar energy generation. As a result, it’s easy for consumers to find green energy electricity plans.
First, each electricity plan in Texas includes a percentage of green energy. You can find out exactly how much in each plan’s Electricity Facts Label. But some companies specialize in offering only green energy plans. Those companies include Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.
Green energy rates in Big Spring start at just 6.9 cents per kWh. To shop for plans near you, just enter your ZIP code and filter for green energy.
Big Spring energy for business
It’s not just residential consumers in Big Spring that can benefit from the state’s energy deregulation. Businesses can also choose their energy providers. If you’re a business owner in Big Spring, visit our business energy page to learn more about commercial energy and get a quote for your business.
Big Spring electric rates in my area
Electricity rates can vary significantly from one place to another. The rate someone pays in one part of Texas could be entirely different from what you pay in Big Spring, even for the same plan. As a result, it’s important that you get a quote specific to your area. Enter your ZIP code above to find the rates and plans currently available in Big Spring.
Moving to Big Spring?
Big Spring is a small city in west Texas, serving as the county seat for Howard County. The city has several beautiful state parks and other attractions for its citizens to enjoy.
If you’re moving to Big Spring from another part of Texas, you may be able to keep your current energy plan. But if you’re moving from out of state or your current provider doesn’t serve Big Spring, then you’ll have to shop for a new plan. To get started, just enter your Big Spring ZIP code to compare rates and plans available today.