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Life in Arlington, Texas

Located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, the city of Arlington, Texas, is a thriving area of 400,000 people. Founded in 1876 along the Texas and Pacific Railway, the city grew as a cotton-ginning and farming center. It’s now the seventh largest city in the Lone Star State, expanding in the 1950s due to large-scale industrialization with the General Motors assembly plant and aerospace development. 

The busy city has numerous recreational and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors. Arlington is home to Six Flags Over Texas, the Planetarium Dome Theater, the Texas Rangers major league baseball team, the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys stadium, the Arlington Museum of Art, and much more. Arlington is also home to the University of Texas at Arlington. The biggest job groups include Office and Administrative Support, Sales, and Management. The largest employers are in education, auto assembly, entertainment, medical, and financial services. For families and businesses of Arlington, receiving cheap, yet dependable electricity is important for supporting the pace of everyday life.


Average Electric Rates in Arlington, Texas

Residents in the city of Arlington, Texas, pay about 12.56 cents per kilowatt-hour for their electricity plans, or 13% less than the US average. While their cost is less, the city’s households use about 20% more electricity (1068 kWh) than the US average. Texas’s warm weather plays a factor in the higher usage numbers, but residents can find some relief by taking advantage of cheap energy plans due to Texas’s deregulated market. You can view our usage estimates below to see how much you can expect to pay for electricity in Arlington here.

Electricity provider Payless Power offers the best prepaid plans with no deposits and no credit checks in the Arlington, TX, area. Since 2005, Payless Power has been helping people get a better energy rate and save money on their average electric bill, regardless of income or credit history. As a family-owned electric provider founded in Texas, we take great pride in serving our customers with care and respect.

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Estimating Your Electricity Bill in Arlington, Texas

If you’re new to Arlington, Texas, estimating your bill and choosing a power company among all the options can be confusing. When it comes to usage consumption and rates, knowing what to expect helps you make an informed selection, saving you energy and money by choosing a plan to fit your needs. Reading your Texas Electricity Facts Label with your first bill also helps provide clarity on actual usage and costs. 

With Payless Power’s instant approval (no credit checks or no deposits) and same day connection, Arlington customers can choose our 6 or 12-month prepaid plan. Daily usage and account balance alerts put the power back in customers’ hands to lower their electricity usage or simply add to their balance on the spot. As a result, customers can enjoy up to 20% savings with no unpleasant surprises at the end of the month. Enter your Arlington zip code to find a cheap Payless Power electricity plan to suit your household.

*Based on Payless Power’s Premier 12 plan for zip code 76017 in January 2022. Rates subject to change due to energy costs.

Arlington, Texas Electricity Bill & Usage: What to Expect to Pay*

750 Sq Ft
Approx kWh per/Month
Example Rate
18.4¢ / kWh
Expected Charge
Small Home
1200 Sq Ft
Approx kWh per/Month
Example Rate
16.5¢ / kWh
Expected Charge
Large Home
2000 Sq Ft
Approx kWh per/Month
Example Rate
15.8¢ / kWh
Expected Charge

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does electricity cost in Arlington, Tx?

Q: How much does electricity cost in Arlington, Tx?

The average residential electricity rate in Arlington is 11.97 cents per kWh, making it 13% lower than the national average.  Based on the average local rate in Arlington, we can calculate a household’s  790 kWh typical monthly energy usage to be billed for  $95. For commercial or business, Arlington’s commercial electricity rate is 10.5 cents per kWh which makes it 4% lower than the national average.

Q: How do I choose an Arlington energy plan?

Q: How do I choose an Arlington energy plan?

When selecting an energy plan, it is important to estimate your monthly electricity usage. Calculating your electricity costs allows you to find the lowest rate electricity supplier. Keep in mind that your electricity bill will vary based on your consumption. It is crucial that you determine your minimum and maximum energy usage and then search for the electricity provider that offers the best energy plans at a reasonable price. When you do your research well, you can review and determine which plans best suit your needs. 

Most energy websites list the terms and duration of plans (month-to-month, 12 months, 24 months/36 months), prices, and the brand or provider. Just enter your zip code in any energy marketplace to begin canvassing. 

Arlington’s electricity rates fluctuate from month to month, so Arlington residents are advised to choose a fixed-rate plan over a variable-rate plan. Alternatively, you can choose pay-as-you-go electricity or no deposit plans if you are a little cash-strapped.

Q: Who provides electricity in Arlington, Tx?

Q: Who provides electricity in Arlington, Tx?

Under Texas’s deregulated power system, a separate company is responsible for transmitting and delivering electricity in Arlington from the one which sells it to the community. Arlington’s utility is Oncor, which maintains the transmission and distribution of power. If you ever experience an outage, you should immediately contact Oncor. While the companies that offer fixed-rate, variable, or prepaid electricity plans are called retail electricity providers which essentially,  sell you your electricity.

The following companies offer top-rated Arlington energy rates and you can check them on their official websites. Among the best energy suppliers or providers in Arlington are Direct Energy, Discount Power, 4Change Energy, Cirro Energy, Gexa Energy, Reliant Energy, Green Mountain Energy, Just Energy, TXU Energy, Frontier Utilities, and Payless Power.

Q: Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Arlington, Tx?

Q: Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Arlington, Tx?

The top three companies offering the cheapest fixed-rate plan for a 12 month period are Frontier Utilities at $0.057 per kWh, Gexa Energy at $0.058 per kWh, and Just Energy at $0.069 per kWh.  Payless Power is the top option for consumers looking for pay-as-you-go, no deposit, same-day activation electricity. You can easily choose from  $0.157/kWh for a 1-month term or $0.147/kWh for a 12-month prepaid plan.

About Payless Power

Payless Power wants to be your Texas electric company.

Whether you live in a large city or small town, we can save you money with pay as you go electricity! Where do we provide Texas electricity? We service customers with no deposit electricity in more than 400 deregulated communities in Texas. We work with principal utilities throughout the state of Texas to provide prepaid electricity. The utilities are: Oncor in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and various parts of West Texas; CenterPoint Energy in Houston and the surrounding areas; AEP Central in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas; AEP North in Abilene and other North Texas communities.

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