As you research new electricity plans, it’s essential to understand the difference between utility companies and electricity providers. Your local utility is responsible for delivering energy to your home, overseeing local power infrastructure, and responding to outages. However, utility companies are assigned based on where you live, so you can’t choose yours. In most cases, there’s only one utility per city, but Dickinson has two: Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) and CenterPoint Energy.
On the other hand, electricity providers are in charge of generating power and selling it to customers. In Texas, these companies are also called retail electric providers (REPs). You’re free to choose from a number of Dickinson electricity providers, including 4Change Energy, Frontier Utilities, and TXU Energy. Right now, the cheapest plan in Dickinson is sold by Express Energy at a rate of 5.6 cents per kWh (¢/kWh).
Types of electricity plans in Dickinson
When you shop for new electricity plans, you’ll notice a few different plan types available. Below, we’ve broken down the most common types of plans you’ll see on the Choose Energy marketplace.
- Fixed-rate plans: When you choose a fixed-rate plan, you agree to pay a set rate for your electricity through the duration of your contract (typically a year or more). You might prefer one of these plans if you’re looking for a guaranteed monthly electricity rate. However, you should also be okay with signing a 12-month (or longer) contract with your REP.
- Variable-rate plans: In contrast, variable-rate plans are effectively month-to-month agreements with your provider. While these short-term plans provide more flexibility, they don’t allow you to lock in a set electricity rate — so you could end up paying a sky-high monthly rate when energy demand spikes and wholesale costs increase.
- Prepaid and no-deposit plans: If you don’t have a high credit score, you might be required to pay a deposit on your energy plan. At Choose Energy, we realize that this isn’t feasible for some customers — which is why we always have no-deposit plans available, including the popular prepaid electricity plans.
Enter a ZIP code at the top of the page to start finding cheap electricity Dickinson today.
Dickinson green energy
As the second-most populated state in the U.S., there’s a huge demand for energy in Texas — especially during the hot summer months. As a result, the state has put a significant focus on green energy. Texas produces the most electricity from wind and ranks among the top five states for solar energy production.
All of this green energy is being put to good use since every plan sold in Texas includes at least a portion of renewable energy. Separately, Dickinson electricity providers like Gexa Energy and Green Mountain Energy even offer 100% green plans.
If you’re interested in going green in Dickinson, check out the Choose Energy marketplace. Once you’ve entered your ZIP code, you can filter for ‘green energy’ options in your city. Currently, there are renewable plans in Dickinson for as low as 5.8¢/kWh.
Dickinson energy for business
Deregulation also applies to commercial energy plans, giving business owners the opportunity to secure the best Dickinson electricity rates. Check out our business energy page for more on how Choose Energy can help you build a customized electricity plan for your company.
Dickinson electric rates in my area
Before researching new electricity plans, you should make sure that you’re only looking at pricing for your specific area. Different parts of Texas are served by different utility companies, which each have their own transmission charges and influence the retail rate that you pay. In simpler terms, you could pay a higher or lower rate than your friend across the state — even if you share the same provider and plan.
Choose Energy helps you easily compare electric rates in Dickinson, so you can avoid the tedious Google searches for things like “best electric company near me” or “electricity rates in my area.” Instead, enter your ZIP code above to find today’s best Dickinson electricity rates on our marketplace.
Moving to Dickinson?
Located near Galveston Bay, Dickinson is a growing Houston suburb that’s home to just over 20,000 people. Summers are hot and humid, so residents need a reliable electricity plan to keep them comfortable.
If you’re moving to Dickinson, it’s important to understand your energy options. The free Choose Energy marketplace offers a one-stop-shop for exploring and comparing electricity prices to find the best plan for you. As of June 2021, you can find Dickinson electricity rates as low as 5.6¢/kWh through Choose Energy.