The City of Corpus Christi is a great place to go green in Texas. First off, you’ll want to tap into energy efficiency initiatives like lighting and water heater upgrades that the city offers periodically. Also, citywide recycling programs are widely accessible and easy to use. Finally, take going green to the next level by adding renewable-energy credits to your plan for just $9.99 a month.
Which ones the best? Like all things energy, it depends. Do you prefer predictability, or do you like the idea of potentially saving some cash by monitoring the market? Our (albeit conservative) recommendation: Fixed rate is probably best. Energy prices are on the rise — the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts a 3 percent increase in residential electricity prices in 2018.
To do so, we used five of the state’s largest electricity companies to explore six things you'll have to evaluate when you're comparing plans and providers: We’ll walk you through customer satisfaction scores, running the numbers on rates, and calculating the impact of different fees, discounts, and contract types. We'll weigh in on extra perks, like points, and green energy too.
The complaints filed against providers aren't a perfect mirror of the J.D. Power customer satisfactions scores. Best Electricity Rates, which earned only two J.D. Power Circles and earned the second-lowest score, had only 21 complaints recorded with the Best Electric. But it's helpful to view these complaints in aggregate: Over 50 percent of the 1,119 total complaints fall under "billing" — another reason to seek out a provider with high customer satisfaction in that area in particular.
As we compete to earn the business of more than four million customers every day, Electric Service Providers will continue to lead energy innovation that makes a difference in people's lives. Don't worry about our size. We may be one of the biggest residential energy retailers in North America, but we provide big-business know-how without giving up the dedication you'd expect from a neighborhood energy provider.
As a result, 85% of Texas power consumers (those served by a business not owned by an utility or a town cooperative) can select their electricity service from a range of retail electrical companies (resellers), or the incumbent energy company. The incumbent provider in the area still owns and preserves the regional power lines (and is the company to hire the occasion of a power blackout) and is not subject to deregulation. Customers served by cooperatives or local utilities can select an alternate electricity provider but only if they have actually “opted-in” to deregulation.
Cheap Electricity offers no-deposit electricity to a lot of our new customers—read more on how to qualify here. In general, deposits are a result of your credit history, and specific deposit amounts are unknown until Cheap Electricity runs a credit check. If a deposit is required, it will be based on estimated usage at the location you are requesting service. All required deposits must be paid before enrollment in new service can be completed.
Whether you're looking for a long-term or short-term supply plan, an energy representative from Electricity Rate can assist you in your search. Call in to discuss the available supply plans in your area. From there, you can compare electricity providers and Corpus Christi electric rates. Also, you can enter your ZIP code to find supply plans in your community.