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CenterPoint Energy Electric Price Index expands to other competitive regions of Texas

Posted by Shane McLaughlin on 06/05/2012 at 9:38 PM

In November of 2011, we launched the CenterPoint Energy Electric Price Index to show trends in prices within the Houston area.

We're now happy to announce that we have electric price indexes for all the competitive regions of Texas.  Customers living in the Oncor, AEP-North, AEP-Central, TNMP, and Sharyland Utilities service areas can see average prices on six-month, one-year, and two-year plans.

If you do have electric choice, but you're not sure which service area you're in, we also have a page to help with that.

Curious which part of the state has the cheapest electric prices?  We were, too.

The chart below shows average prices in the last year for a broad selection of one-year plans available in each of the four major Texas service territories that have electric choice.  Based on this data, people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area are offered lower prices than in any other region.  And the highest prices are within the South Texas region.  
 
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We'll discuss why retail electric providers offer different pricing in different regions in a later blog.  But for now, as the chart shows, the price differences for a typical user in Laredo versus Dallas can be $15/month, adding up to $180/year.  

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