WattBuy’s Guide to

Electricity in
Houston

Texas

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The State of Electricity in Houston

Here's the average monthly bill, usage, and carbon footprint of residents in Houston

Average monthly bill

January

$149

February

$109

March

$141

April

$138

May

$193

June

$238

July

$237

August

$239highest

September

$227

October

$156

November

$108lowest

December

$122

Carbon Emissions

965 lbs CO₂

Monthly Usage

1,199 kWh

Where does Houston’s electricity come from?

Houston's energy comes from Natural Gas, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, and Solar. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 53% of Houston's energy. Wind is the second largest source, making up 20%. Coal provides 15% of the energy in Houston. Nuclear provides 7% of the energy in Houston. Solar provides 5% of the energy in Houston.

53%

Natural Gas

20%

Wind

15%

Coal

7%

Nuclear

5%

Solar

Solar energy in Houston

The state of solar in Houston

Solar power is on the rise, helping homeowners save on their electricity bills and power their homes sustainably.

1,300 kWh

Energy generated by average sized system

$18,765

Average system cost

(after federal incentive)

10 years

Payback period

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Energy Efficiency Incentives in Houston

incentivesavingsutility 
Clothes Dryers$50CenterPoint EnergySee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Single PackageVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Split SystemsVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Split SystemsVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Clothes WashersVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Smart Thermostats$75CenterPoint EnergySee Details
Room Air Conditioning (purchase)$12- $14 /UnitCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Smart ThermostatsVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Single PackageVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details

Electricity Providers in Houston

There are a variety of electricity plans available to residents of Houston. The following companies provide electricity plans in the city:

Utilities in Houston

CenterPointOncor

Oncor Rates

Oncor has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential (by Green Mountain Energy Company)Fixed13¢

CenterPoint Rates

CenterPoint has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential (by Green Mountain Energy Company)Fixed14¢

CenterPoint Electricity Plans in Houston

Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,199 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Chariot Energy

Free Nights 36

lowest depositcheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 13+ months
13.88¢36 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 36

demand response
13.9¢36 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 24

demand response
13.99¢24 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

Half-price Nights 24

demand response
14.01¢24 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 12

demand responsecheapest 12 months
14.11¢12 monthsChoose Plan
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Oncor Electricity Plans in Houston

Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,199 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Chariot Energy

Free Nights 36

lowest depositcheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 13+ months
13.85¢36 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 36

demand responsemost popular
14¢36 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 24

demand response
14.12¢24 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

Half-price Nights 24

demand response
14.16¢24 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 12

demand responsecheapest 12 months
14.2¢12 monthsChoose Plan

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