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For the majority of Texas residents, you can choose your electricity provider, which offers the potential to really save money on an essential service. But with so many power choices from companies offering a wide range of plans, it can be daunting to decide which one works best for your needs. To help, here are some questions and answers to help you make the right power choices for your needs:

1. What are the plan types?
When it comes to power choices in Texas, there are three different types of plans that electric providers offer:

  • Variable rate plans – While they're widely available and easily get your attention with their low promotional rates, TXU Energy doesn't offer variable rate plans, because with these unpredictable plans, you can be lured in with a low introductory rate only to see it skyrocket — sometimes as early as your second bill. Because we live here in Texas as well, we just can't see how it makes sense to treat our neighbors that way.

  • Indexed rate plans – The rates on these plans are tied to an index and vary based on a pre-defined formula. Unlike variable power choices, the pricing formula for these plans is available to the public. These plans have various terms lengths that can offer long-term price protection or month-to-month flexibility with early cancellation fees.

  • Fixed rate plans – You can lock in the rate on a fixed rate plan for the term of your contract, which is usually six, 12 or 24 months. In fact, the only circumstance in which your price could change with fixed rate power choices is to reflect actual changes in law or regulatory charges. In exchange for a rate that doesn't change over the term of your agreement, an early cancellation fee may apply if you decide to cancel the plan before the term is up. Keep in mind that this fee is waived if you move. Fixed rate power choices might make sense if you want to keep your costs under control with ultimate peace of mind.

2. How Long Do You Plan to Commit?
Fixed rate power choices tend to offer affordable rates over the long haul. If you like a good value and security, then a long-term fixed rate is a good idea, letting you lock in a low energy rate to save you money in the long run.

On the other hand, a month-to-month indexed plan might be the way to go for someone renting an apartment or condo.

3. What do you know about the company?
There are many companies that come and go, but TXU Energy has been here since the beginning of deregulation in Texas. In fact, our family of companies date back over 100 years in Texas. Can you say the same about the other power choices you might be considering?

Texas is our home and we are headquartered in Irving, just outside of Dallas. Our track record is just one reason that more people have trusted us to power their homes and businesses, making us the #1 choice for electricity in Texas.

With TXU Energy, you get the security of an established company, plus a variety of plans, low prices and innovative products and services. We believe it all starts with providing electricity plans with easy-to-understand terms and straightforward pricing. We know there are many power choices, but when you see the difference TXU Energy can make for you, you’ll understand why more families choose us over any other electric company in Texas.

Learn more about us and see how we can help you find a plan that works for you.