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Find The Cheapest Energy Plan in Columbus
When Energy Deregulation was introduced in Texas in 2002 the energy market completely changed course. This meant that millions of Texans, including residents of Columbus, finally had the power to choose their own electric suppliers and take advantage of cheap electric power plans.
Finding the best power plan is now harder than ever. With so many options to choose from it gets time-consuming and overwhelming. Who has the time to do that?
SlashPlan has figured out a way to do just that!
Using our free service you can rest assured that you’re getting a cheap electricity rate. You can also filter plans based on specific preferences, or estimate your monthly bill based on your historical energy usage patterns.
If you’re ready to start saving big on your next energy bill, simply enter your zip code in the form above.
Moving to Columbus or Switching An Energy Plan?
You can establish a new plan when moving, or even switch electricity providers if you’re staying at the same address. Our goal is to make sure that you, as a consumer, are getting the cheapest and best possible bang for your buck!
With so many options to choose from, it is extremely time-consuming to find the best plan.
Many of the provider websites you visit are difficult to navigate. They show advertised rates in a large bold text but hide the additional fees that come along with it.
Would you rather compare plans using a manual Excel spreadsheet with hundreds of rows, or would you rather let SlashPlan find the best and cheapest plan for you?
Our service is 100% FREE.
How do we do that?
We monitor a large number of electricity plans, by different energy companies in Columbus which updates daily, and we present them to you in one easy-to-understand list, with the cheapest rates showing first.
PRO TIP: The get the most accurate bill estimates, know your monthly usage. Ideally, pull the previous 12-month history from your current provider and enter them on our comparison page.
If you need help with finding your historical usage, we have a great article explaining how it can be obtained, or as always, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Why Compare Electricity Rates?
Many consumers don’t know that the power to choose energy is in their own hands. We can’t blame them though, many new residents are moving to The Lonestar State from regulated energy markets.
Like any other service provider, electricity companies always try to charge you as much as they can, and they use different tactics to make it happen, all while telling you that you’re getting a “deal”.
It’s extremely difficult and time-consuming to find the absolute best price without using a sophisticated comparison service like SlashPlan has to offer.
Here’s a common scenario that we see all the time:
Assuming you narrowed down your search to 2 energy companies (Company A & Company B) that both advertise a price of 10¢ per Kilowatt Hour (kWh). Most people would look at it and think that the prices are identical, therefore their monthly bill would be identical too. Wrong!
A standard practice in the energy industry is to offer Tiered Pricing. This means that you will only pay the advertised rate if your monthly usage is within the specified tier. Going back to our scenario, it would look something like this:
Company A offers the advertised rate when your monthly usage is ABOVE 2000 kWh.
Company B offers this price when your monthly usage is UNDER 1000 kWh.
If we go back and repeat the same question. Who offers a better rate? The answer to that is — it depends! Your bill price will be determined by various parameters such as monthly usage, base charges, usage credits, discounts, time of usage, and more… Calculating your final monthly bill would not be possible without taking all of the above parameters into account.
That’s why SlashPlan is here for you!
Our comparison page will show you plans from different electric companies in a standardized way that is easy to compare and understand. We include all the fees and discounts, so you can compare apples-to-apples.
The final price is really what matters. To make sure you’re really getting a good deal, you need to be able to see the final monthly estimated price, including all fees and credits.
We’ve put all this information at your figure tips.
On our comparison page, you can sort, filter, and shop by price at YOUR specific usage level.
To make sure you are not misled by the energy companies, we display all-inclusive prices on our platform. We include all the credits and discounts you will be getting based on your exact usage. Oftentimes, the rates that are advertised online are associated with the highest usage levels, which are usually the lowest. Don’t let these rates fool you. Most households do not reach the usage levels that are needed in order to qualify for these low rates.
SlashPlan has your back! We level the playing field and make shopping for cheap energy rates accessible and easy for everybody!
We’ll provide you with all the necessary details, showing you the best deals from the most respected, reputable providers in your area offering the best rates, terms, and customer satisfaction.
Are you not moving and still want to switch? Did you know that that by switching to a new provider at the end of your contract you can save hundreds of dollars every year? Lock-in a low rate today!
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Best Power Plans and Prices in Columbus
Please note: The rates above are updated periodically. Current energy rates may have changed since our last update. To get the latest energy rates in your area please go to our comparison page and enter your zip code. Energy rates shown above are for a residential monthly consumption of 1000 kWh in zip code 77043.
Average Residential Electricity Rates in Columbus, Texas
The price of energy in Texas is changing all the time. Between 2001-2020, Texans have been paying 11.1¢ kWh (Kilowatt/Hour) on average for their electricity. Since Retail Electric Prices are constantly fluctuating, it’s difficult to tell if the plan you’re currently enrolled in is offering you a good deal. The rates that you manually worked hard to compile may not be relevant by the time you sign-up. The energy company that gave you the best deal last year may no longer offer the best prices.
Stop wasting time and overpaying for electricity
With SlashPlan you can compare and instantly get up-to-date unbiased energy rates, pre-sorted with the lowest prices showing first.
Data for this chart was compiled from the U.S Energy Information Administration – https://www.eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/
How To Find A Reliable Power Company in Columbus?
It’s important to understand that when you sign up for service, your are enrolling with a Retail Electric Provider. Your provider is not in charge of servicing and maintaining your energy infrastructure, and they are not the ones that will fix blackouts or outages. Maintenance is done by a separate utility company, also called a “TDSP”.
Sounds odd, right?
In order for energy prices to stay low and competitive, law-makers in Texas decided to eliminate monopolies by not allowing the TDSP’s to sell energy directly to the end-users.
The utility companies are, however, in charge of delivering the electricity to your home, and maintaining the power lines and the energy infrastructure.
For any issues with blackouts, power outages, or the electric meter, you will need to contact the utility company directly.
Why should I care about this anyway?
The reason we care about this is because now you understand that the Energy Company you sign up with will not change the “reliability” of your electricity service. You get the same electricity, from the same source, regardless of which provider you sign up with.
So what are the differences between all the other energy providers?
They all have different structured plans and prices.
Some providers only offer green plans, others include no-deposit plans, etc…
If prices are the same, then the main differences that you should pay attention to are the provider’s customer service, early termination policy, and ease of communication.
When you sign up for a new plan using SlashPlan, you can be confident that you’re getting a great bargain, and will sign up with a reputable power company that has a proven track record of competitive prices and outstanding customer support.
Find The Best Energy Plans in Columbus
Top 4 Things To Consider When Signing Up
Other than price, these are key points to consider when enrolling in a new plan:
Your monthly usage – Having your 12-month usage history will allow you to find the best plan for your usage habits.
Rate Type – Some people prefer a long-term peace of mind that comes with a Fixed Rate plan. Others prefer a more dynamic, sometimes lower rate that changes monthly according to the Electricity Price Index.
Term Length – Would you rather have peace of mind for the long term (12+ months), or would like to stick to a short-term 3-6 month plan?
Green Energy – Helping the environment by having your Power Provider purchase Renewable Energy Credits on your behalf to offset the impact of energy generation on the environment.
To read more we have a blog with plenty of resources that explain everything you need to know about the energy market and useful cost-saving tactics and tips.
Our comparison page will instantly tell you which plan currently offers the cheapest price, based on your usage and the filters you select.
If you’re still not sure and feel like you need some expert help, contact us today or check our guide on how to find the cheapest energy rate in Texas.
What Do I Need In Order To Sign Up?
It’s important to remember that SlashPlan is not your electricity provider. We created a marketplace that allows you to easily compare and sign-up (or switch) your electricity service.
When you sign up for a new plan, your new provider requires us to send them some information about you to initiate the enrollment.
We do not store sensitive information on our servers and make sure to protect your private data. We will never sell or share it with anyone!
Although most people prefer a streamlined online enrollment, if you feel uncomfortable submitting your information online you can also enroll over the phone.
This normally is the information an electric provider will require you to provide:
- Full Name
- Service Address
- Billing Address
- Social Security Number or Driver’s License Number (to determine if a deposit is required)
- Requested service start date
- Meter Number – Each service address in Texas has a unique meter number, also known as an ESID. When you enroll online we will find your ESID number based on your address. If you enroll over the phone, you can also find this number in your previous electric bill.
Business Electricity Rates in Columbus
Business electricity rates in Columbus can vary widely, depending on the size of the business, the type of usage, and the length of the contract. This can make it difficult for business owners to shop for the best rates.
There are a few reasons why it’s hard to shop for business electricity rates. First, there are many different providers to choose from, each with its own set of rates and plans. Second, the rates can change frequently, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest offers. Third, the terms of the contracts can be complex, making it difficult to compare apples to apples.
Despite the challenges, it’s important for business owners to find the best possible rate on their electricity. This can save them a significant amount of money each month.
There are a few things that businesses can do to find the best electricity rates.
First, they should compare rates from multiple providers. Second, they should consider signing a long-term contract, which can lock in a lower rate for a period of time. Third, they should make sure that they are using the most efficient equipment possible.
By taking the time to shop for the best business electricity rate, business owners can save money and improve their bottom line.
If you are shopping for a business energy plan, go over to our Compare Business Energy page and fill out the short form. We will gather and present you with all the up-to-date leading plans in the market from 30+ suppliers, all at no cost and with no obligations to you.
This process will cut so much time for you as a business owner and will let you easily select the right electricity plan. And even better, if you decide to sign up, the contract can be signed and executed with just an e-signature, so you can be done in just a few minutes.
Fill out the form on our business energy page, or call us at (281) 747-8999 for more information.
New To Energy Deregulation? Need Help Finding a Plan?
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