Texas deregulated its energy market in 2002. Since then, residents of Pasadena and most of the state have been able to choose their energy provider. Your Pasadena electricity provider is the company that supplies the electricity to power your home. Many of the top providers in the state are available in the Choose Energy marketplace, including 4Change Energy, Frontier Utilities, Constellation, and TXU Energy. Electricity rates in Pasadena start at just 7.9 cents per kWh.
While your energy provider will supply the electricity for your home, your utility company will continue to deliver your electricity, maintain the electric infrastructure and power lines, and restore power when there’s an outage. The utility company for Pasadena is CenterPoint Energy.
Types of electricity plans in Pasadena
When you sign up for your Pasadena energy plan, you’ll have several different types of plans to choose from. Below you’ll find some of the most popular types to help you buy the best plan for you.
- Fixed-rate energy plan: A fixed-rate energy plan has a locked-in rate, meaning that your rate won’t fluctuate with the energy market for the duration of your contract — typically 12, 24, or 36 months.This type of plan is ideal for those who want consistency in their budget. The downside is that it may require an early termination fee (ETF) if you end your contract early.
- Variable-rate plan: A variable-rate energy plan doesn’t require a contract, meaning you can walk away at any time. Rather than having a locked-in rate, your rate is based on the current energy market and can fluctuate from one month to the next. Some months you’ll save money on electricity, but during other months, your rate can spike.
- No-deposit plan: Depending on your credit score, you may be required to pay a deposit when you sign up for an energy plan. Some providers offer no-deposit energy plans, which allow you to skip the credit check and the deposit. A prepaid energy plan is one type of no-deposit plan, which allows you to pay upfront for your electricity.
Enter your ZIP code above to see the electricity plans currently available in Pasadena.
Pasadena green energy
Texas is a leader in green energy, ranking near the top of states in both wind and solar energy. As a result, residents in Pasadena and the rest of the state have access to affordable green energy plans.
Each electricity plan in Texas includes a percentage of green energy, and you can find the exact amount in your plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). Additionally, a handful of providers specialize in offering 100% green energy plans. Those providers include Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.
Pasadena currently has renewable energy plans starting at just 8.1 cents per kWh. Enter your ZIP code above to shop for green energy plans in your area.
Pasadena energy for business
Deregulation doesn’t only benefit individuals. Business owners can also take advantage of the state’s energy policies to shop around for an electricity plan. If you own a business in Pasadena, visit our business energy page to learn more and receive a customized commercial energy quote.
Pasadena electric rates in my area
Electricity rates can vary based on location because of the different utility transmission charges. Because rates in Pasadena may differ from those in other parts of the state, it’s important to shop rates specifically for your area. Enter your ZIP code above to see the most accurate rates for Pasadena energy plans.
Moving to Pasadena?
Pasadena is a relatively large city in the southeastern part of Texas, just outside of Houston and near the Gulf of Mexico. The city has plenty to offer, including its museums and outdoor recreation, as well as everything in the Houston metropolitan area.
If you’re moving to Pasadena, you may be able to bring your energy plan with you. However, if you’re moving from another state or your current energy provider doesn’t serve Pasadena, you may need to switch energy providers. Enter your new Pasadena ZIP code to compare the best electric companies near you.