In a deregulated energy market, it’s important to understand the difference between your utility company and energy provider. The utility company that serves you is based on your location — you can’t choose your own. The utility delivers your electricity and maintains the local electric infrastructure, including responding to outages. In Corpus Christi, your utility company is AEP Texas Central.
Energy deregulation in Texas means that Corpus Christi residents can shop around for an electricity provider. The provider you choose will generate the energy that powers your home. You’ll have many providers to choose from in Corpus Christi, including 4Change Energy, Frontier Utilities, and Express Energy. Rates in Corpus Christi are available for as low as 8.6 cents per kWh. Enter your ZIP code above to explore available rates and plans from the best electric companies near you.
Types of electricity plans in Corpus Christi
When you sign up for your Corpus Christi energy plan, you’ll have plenty of options. Here are some of the different types of energy plans you can choose from:
- Fixed-rate plan: A fixed-rate energy plan is one that allows you to lock in your rate, meaning you’re not vulnerable to price hikes when energy demand is high. However, you’re locked into a contract and will pay a fee to end your plan early.
- Variable-rate plan: A variable-rate plan doesn’t allow you to lock in your rate, meaning it can fluctuate from month to month. But you’re also not locked into a contract, so you can walk away at any time.
- Prepaid and no-deposit plans: A prepaid energy plan allows customers to pay for their electricity upfront rather than entering into a contract. A prepaid plan is a type of no-deposit plan, meaning you aren’t subject to deposits or credit checks.
Enter your ZIP code above to explore the types of energy plans available in Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi green energy
Texas is a leader in renewable energy and ranks among the top of states for both wind and solar energy generation. That means Corpus Christi residents have an easy time finding affordable green energy rates.
Every energy plan in Texas includes a percentage of green energy. You can find out exactly how much in the plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). There are also a handful of companies that specialize in offering 100% green energy plans. Those companies include Gexa Energy, Green Mountain Energy, and Chariot Energy.
In the Choose Energy marketplace, green energy plans are available in Corpus Christi for as low as 8.8 cents per kWh. To find green energy plans available near you, enter your ZIP code above and use the filter tool to view only green energy plans.
Corpus Christi energy for business
Energy deregulation in Texas also applies to businesses. That means business owners in Corpus Christi can shop around for electricity providers and choose the plan that works best for them. If you own a Corpus Christi business, visit our business energy page to learn more about how to get a customized business energy plan.
Corpus Christi electric rates in my area
Electricity rates vary by location, primarily because of different utility transmission rates. You’ll find that the rates available in Corpus Christi aren’t necessarily the same as those available in other parts of the state. Because of that, it’s important to shop for rates specific to your area. Enter your ZIP code above to discover the most accurate energy rates in your area.
Moving to Corpus Christi?
Corpus Christi is a Texas city with a population of more than 320,000. The city is located right on the Gulf of Mexico, and its residents enjoy the coastal life, as well as plenty of local attractions and experiences.
If you’re planning a move to Corpus Christi, the Choose Energy marketplace can help you lock in an affordable energy rate. Enter your new Corpus Christi ZIP code above and compare the different energy plans available.