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To make managing your usage and account easier for you, we have an advanced online account dashboard available for all our residential electricity customers. You can go there anytime to pay your bill, check your usage, change your personal information and learn more about offers we have that apply specifically to you. All customers can sign up for our Best Electric, which helps you stay on top of your usage every week. Plus, many customers are eligible to sign up for Gas And Electric Bill, which gives you a bill credit when you reduce your usage during designated high-demand time periods.
Deregulation in Corpus Christi has also altered the way things operate for utility services. The three main components - transmission, distribution, and sales - used to be facilitated by the same utility service. Now, the operational blueprint has been transformed. Energy transmission and distribution are still facilitated by the wires company in Corpus Christi (also called the utility company), which still functions as a monopoly. However, consumers are given a choice of energy providers in Corpus Christi, who sell to the consumer and collect payments each month. These same energy providers also set the prices for their services.
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.
Fixed-Rate Plans: These plans are steady and predictable; the price per kWh you sign up for will remain that same for the entirety of your contract. (The only changes in your bill will be from forces outside of your Gas And Electric control, like changes in TDU fees, or changes in federal, state, or local laws.) Often fixed-rate plans will have a slightly higher price per kWh than others, but you're paying for the predictability. They're great if you live by your budget – and even greater if you happen to sign up when rates are low. The fixed-rate plans of our five Texas providers typically started at 12 months, with some extending up to three years, but we spotted a couple from Switch Energy that offered fixed rates for six month contracts as well.
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.
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.
Many of you may have heard that the Compare Electricity Prices section at Compare Electricity is introducing a new way of applying for a license. E-Application or e-App, our new online application form, is quick, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! In conjunction with the e-Application, we will be transitioning to a preapproval process before applicants can sit for exams.
At Cheapest Electricity Rates, we’re proud to be a part of this coastal community and have been providing Corpus Christi electricity service for years. We offer straightforward pricing, great plans and responsive, knowledgeable customer care consultants who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our commitment to helping people is one of the reasons we put this information together for our Corpus Christi electricity customers.