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Find The The Best Power Plans in Santa Maria
Since 2002, when Energy Deregulation was voted in Texas, residents of Santa Maria have had the power to choose their own electric companies and shop around to get cheap electricity.
With dozens of Energy Companies serving Santa Maria, it is time-consuming and overwhelming to find the optimal plan for your home or business.
We developed a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use comparison tool that finds all the available options and presents them to you in an easy-to-understand dashboard, already pre-sorted with the cheapest electricity plans showing on top.
We will find the BEST energy plan for you, based on your preferences and 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 Santa Maria or Just Switching to a Cheaper Electricity Rate?
Even if you already live in Santa Maria, you can still enjoy a cheaper electric bill. We built this website to make sure you’re getting the best deal when shopping for a new energy plan. We take all the guesswork out of the process and present you with an unbiased apples-to-apples comparison between all the different plans.
With dozens of electric companies competing for your business and offering electricity services in Santa Maria, it is extremely difficult to find that one plan that offers you the most savings.
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.
Stop wasting time comparing different plans using a 200 row Excel spreadsheet!
Our service is completely FREE.
You may ask, how do we make sure we’re finding the best price?
We monitor a large number of electricity plans, by different energy companies in Santa Maria which updates daily, and we present them to you in one easy-to-understand list, with the cheapest rates showing first.
Why Use SlashPlan To Compare Electricity Rates in Santa Maria?
Most people, especially ones who move to Texas from out of state or from regulated energy markets are not aware that they have the power to choose their electric provider.
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.
Still not sure why? Let me show you a common scenario:
2 energy companies (Company A & Company B) both charge 10¢ per Kilowatt Hour (kWh). Your first thought may be: “they offer the same price”. But no, they don’t!
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!
It depends on your monthly usage, and multiple other factors, such as monthly base charges, usage credits, discounts, time of usage, etc…
Calculating your final monthly bill would not be possible without taking all of the above parameters into account.
That’s where SlashPlan is here for you!
We show you the actual, all-inclusive prices that you can expect to pay on your bill. No hidden charges or surprises!
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.
Using our free service, you can now easily find this information in a matter of seconds!
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 provide you with all the info that you need in order to make the best purchasing decision. We only show rates from well-respected and reputable energy companies that you can rely on.
Even if you aren’t moving, you can save hundreds of dollars a year by switching providers. If you’re not locked into a contract with your energy provider you are likely overpaying.
Check how much you could be saving on your Electric Bill
Best Electricity Plans and Prices in Santa Maria
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 Household Electricity Rates in Santa Maria, 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.
With prices changing all the time, it’s hard to know if you’re paying a fair price.
The rates that you were last offered may no longer relevant by now, and all the time you spent comparing plans is gone down the drain.
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.
How To Find A Reliable Electricity Company in Santa Maria?
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 seprate utility company, also called a “TDSP”.
Sound counterintuitive, right?
To make sure that the enrgy market is competitive, law-makers decided that these TDSP’s will not be allowed to sell energy directly to the consumer.
The utility companies are, however, in charge of delivering the electricity to your home, and maintaning the power lines and the energy infrastructure.
Any issues related to power outages, blackouts, or the electric meter will need to be addressed by the utlity company, and not your provider.
Now that I understand that, how does it affect me?
This means that the power that you receive to your home or business is literally all the same. Regardless of which company sells it to you. There is only 1 utility company that services your address, and they are the only company that delivers electricity to you.
So what are the differences between all the other energy companies?
The main differences are that they offer different plans, structures, and prices.
Some providers focus on Green Energy, while other focus on offering No-Deposit, or Short Term Variable plans.
If prices are the same, then the main differences that you should pay attention to are the provider’s customer service, early cancellation policy, and ease of communication.
When you choose an electric plan through SlashPlan you can be confident that you will be signing up with a quality energy provider. We vet the providers that we work with and only display companies that have a strong proven track record and a high customer satisfaction score.
Find The Best Power Plans in Santa Maria
Not Sure Which Energy Plan Will Work For You?
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 – Do you prefer a fixed-rate or a variable rate plan?
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 Electricity 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 tool will instantly tell 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 schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a SlashPlan expert.
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!
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 company 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.
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