As they’re advertised, the Digital Cheapest Electric Company plan appears to save you $4 — but only if you use 32 percent of your energy on the weekends, which is the stat Switch Energy used to create the average price it advertises. Say you often travel for business during the week, and are only home cranking the air conditioner on weekends. If your energy use skews to 55 percent weekend use (for Compare Electricity Companies that means 8 pm on Friday through 12 am Monday), suddenly Gas And Electric Companies becomes a much better deal.
Since 2002, the majority of Texans have had to choose their own Retail Electric Provider (Gas And Electric) – the middleman that buys electricity wholesale, then sells it to you, the consumer. According to the Best Electric of Texas’ 2017 report, the Lone Star state is “the national leader in competitive residential, commercial, and industrial offerings,” which means there are well over 200 providers bidding for your attention.