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Amigo Energy Plans Available in Houston, Texas
We want you to get the right electricity for your home. That’s why we don’t charge fees to switch plans if your needs change.
Are Energy Rates Rising in Houston?
Houston Electric Rates Have Risen Since 20022
This is where it gets tricky. The Bureau of Labor Statistics periodically publishes energy price information from the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria metropolitan area, but the rates seem to vary from year to year. Looking at the numbers, we can see that electric prices are higher now than they were in 2002. That said, home energy rates have decreased significantly since their 15-year high of around 17 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2009.2
It’s also worth noting that energy rates usually fluctuate on both a weekly and monthly basis.3 This may lead to sudden rate hikes if your light company passes those costs on to you. That’s why Amigo Energy specializes in fixed-rate plans that help you map out your expenses and manage your budget over time.
This Ain’t Our First Rodeo—Let Us Help You
Moving to Houston
Stressed about your move to Houston? With so much to worry about, it’s easy to let some of the seemingly minor details fall through the cracks. In Texas, for example, setting up electric service is a bit more complicated because residential electricity has been deregulated.
Instead of having to settle for one utility company that controls everything from pricing to available services, you have the power to choose the right energy provider for you. Competition between light companies provides Magnolia City residents with competitive rates, better green energy product options, and more flexible contracts.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. To set up service, you’ll need to pick a Residential Electric Provider (REP), like Amigo Energy, that meets your needs.
Sounds easy enough, right? Well, hold onto your britches, it’s a little more complex than simply choosing a provider. Why? Because there are more than 240 REPs operating in Texas. That list gets a little shorter when you limit your search to Houston. But there are still a lot of options out there. At Amigo Energy, we want to make the choice less complicated for you. Here are some of the services we specialize in that help Houstonians save energy and avoid hassles:
Energy conservation options
Competitive, fixed rates
Flexible contract lengths
After you have an idea of what kind of energy service you want, what happens when you call to turn on the lights? Well, that’s not so complicated. An energy adviser will ask you for the following information:
Your new address
Whether you’re switching providers or starting new service
Your start date
After that, our energy advisor will do the following:
- Run your credit
- Finalize your contract
- Contact the Transmission and Distribution Service Provider to turn on your power
Most days, if you call before 2pm CT, we can turn on your power the same day you call1
Let us ease your moving-related anxiety by getting you the right energy plan at the right price in the right time frame.
Is your current Houston electric company not meeting your needs? Is your rate inconsistent and therefore unpredictable? Are you looking to switch your service today? Well, you’re in luck because Amigo Energy makes switching electric companies quick and easy to do.
No Notification Required
From day one, your smart meter will report your energy usage to us, while your previous electric company will receive a notice to generate a final bill.
We notify your provider
Not only that, but it isn’t necessary to notify your current electric company that you’re switching providers. One or two days before your power is switched over, your current light company will be notified.
Get Connected in as Little as 3 Days4
And it won’t take too long to switch electric companies, either. Depending on the kind of service you’ve requested, you’ll get better service and rates within as few as three days.
No Fees to Switch
All of this is well and good, but will it cost you anything extra to switch electric companies? Rest easy—Amigo Energy doesn’t charge anything to switch your electric service to us today. Sometimes, your Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) will charge you a switch fee, but we won’t.
Don’t forget, though, that you will be responsible for paying your current electric company the balance of your last energy bill. And, if you switch light companies before the end of your current contract, you may be charged a termination fee.
Be aware of termination fees
Let us help you make the switch today. Get a competitive, fixed rate and four-star customer service.5
How do I know if Amigo Energy provides electric service in my area?
That’s easy, call 888-354-2236 to find out for sure if we offer electric service in your Texas town. Chances are we do.
Will there be an interruption in my electric service if I switch to Amigo Energy?
Nope, once we finalize your contract, we contact the Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP). If you call before 2pm CT and you have a smart meter, we can switch you over the same day you call.
How much does it cost to start electric service or switch electric companies to Amigo Energy?
Amigo Energy doesn’t charge you anything to start or switch your electric service. In some cases, your Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) will charge you a fee.
How do I enroll my business?
Small businesses can start by calling 1-888-528-2672 so that one of our energy advisors can get you an accurate quote. Likewise, large businesses can call 1-888-959-9299 and select the commercial sales option.
What is the default month-to-month electric rate?
After your contract ends, your energy rate defaults to a variable rate as determined by Amigo Energy.
How can I pay my Amigo Energy bill?
Lots of ways: through the My Amigo online portal, by using Quick Pay, by choosing an alternative payment method like a Barri pay station, or by calling 1-888-287-8927 today. Payments are accepted via Credit/Debit cards and also ACH transfers.
What is My Amigo?
My Amigo is our handy-dandy online portal that you can use to manage your account, monitor your energy usage, and pay your bill. It allows you to access your account from your phone or tablet via our My Amigo app, or your desktop computer.
Who do I call in the case of an emergency or power outage?
Call your Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP). If you don’t know who your TDSP is and you live in Houston, chances are that you’ll need to call CenterPoint. Also, don’t forget that your TDSP should be listed on your bill. In either case, here are the numbers of the four TDSPs that operate in Texas:
AEP Texas: 1-866-223-8508
We’re Highly Rated for a Reason—Read Why
I’ve been with Amigo for more than 7 years and it was the best decision for me! I am very pleased with their low energy rates, very clear and accurate advertising, and my weekly energy report that shows me an estimate of how much could be my bill.Susan V.
I chose Amigo Energy because of the low rate they gave me when I signed up on January 2013. And I still got good rates for renewal contract.Adriana S.
The only company that I feel secure and understand what I’m paying is Amigo Energy.They have better rates and good customer service. They also offer a great opportunity with their referral program.Meiling P.