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Residents new to Houston will learn quickly that many power companies are competing for their business. While most cities across the U.S. only offer one or two choices for power companies, Texas’s deregulated energy market means options of more than 100 retail electric providers. And that equals cost savings for Houston residents, who can shop for a plan that meets their budget and energy needs.

With all of the available electricity companies in Houston, you may ask, “How do I find the best power company near me?” Do you need the flexibility of a prepaid plan? Or do you simply want the best rates possible? Look to Payless Power, named one of the state’s top providers, for a variety of cost-saving electricity plans in Houston.

With 2.3 million residents, Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S. As the hub of energy production and intellectual capital for the industry, Houston is rightly called the Energy Capital of the World. One-third of the nation’s energy jobs in oil and gas are in Houston, with 4,600 energy-based companies in the metropolitan area. With Houston’s growing population, booming industries, and warm climate, there is high demand for reliable, affordable energy.

Payless Power is a family-owned electric provider founded in Texas. 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. If you are looking for an electric company in the Houston, Texas, area, Payless Power offers a range of flexible and personalized electric plans designed to meet your unique needs. From traditional plans to prepaid plans with no credit check and no deposit, you can select contracts as short as 6 months and as long as 36 months.

Moving is stressful, but with Payless Power, signing up for electricity in Houston is easy with our helpful customer service team dedicated to your satisfaction and, where available––same-day service.

Types of Electricity Plans We Offer

  • Prepaid Plans with No Deposit and No Credit Check
  • Traditional Plans Where You're Billed at the End of the Month
  • Contracts From 6 Months up to 36 Months Available

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Other Houston, TX Utilities

CenterPoint Energy

Contact for any delivery issues like power outages or downed lines.

Customer Service / Report an Electric Power Outage: 

713.207.2222 or 800.332.7143



Houston Public Works




CenterPoint Energy

Natural gas

Customer Service: 713.659.2111

Gas Emergency: 800.752.8036 


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Houston residents consume more power than the average Texan, thanks to its humid subtropical climate. With an average relative humidity of 89%, it’s no wonder there is an increase in electricity usage during the warmer months. Winter is relatively mild in Houston, reducing usage and electricity bills.

Change in weather and activities means electricity rates fluctuate continuously, so the rate you pay depends on when you enroll in a plan and what the rates are at the time. At Payless Power, we offer both 6-month and 12-month fixed-rate contracts, so once you sign up, you don’t have to worry about day-to-day fluctuations.

Sample Electric Bills

Based on the average local rate in Houston, we can calculate a household’s typical monthly energy usage based on the home or apartment’s size:

  • Apartment(750 sq. ft.)
    approximately $68/month
  • Small Home(1,200 sq. ft.)
    approximately $137/month
  • Large Home(2,000 sq. ft.)
    approximately $228/month

Keep in mind that your electricity bill will vary based on your consumption habits.

Enter your Houston ZIP code to find an affordable Payless Power electricity plan to suit your household.

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What our Houston Electric customers are saying

Excellent customer service. Great rates. I love the convenience of not having a contract plan, same day service, and balance notifications. No surprises. Magnificent electricity savings with balances equal to more than $35.00.

Michelle D. in Houston

I love Payless Power. One of the best electricity providers I’ve ever had, they are the best thing could happen to my budget. I’ll never leave you.

Chloe F. in Houston

I love payless power. The flexibility to pay my electric bill as much or as little as I need to. The rates are great too. I have a big family and we just received our statement for January and only spent $120 on my electricity plan! I think that’s pretty cool with 4 kids 2 dogs and a 4 bedroom 2 story home!…

Cynthia W. in Houston

I have enjoyed this service! It makes it easier for me to keep track of my usage and helps me budget too! I’m glad this is an option instead of getting a huge bill by surprise like I have in the past!

Gwendolyn F. in Houston

I was with Acacia energy before payless, and I have to say it’s been a MUCH better experience with payless. I started with $35 and its the heat of the summer in Texas and that $35 lasted me just about two weeks

Demekia D. in Houston

The daily emails help me stay aware of my kw usage and it’s super easy to make payments to my account. Enrolled in AutoPay for the discount and to take any worry about forgetting out of the equation. So far, so good!!

ALEXIS R. in Houston

I like the prepay electric service. I know exactly how much electricity my household is using anytime day or night. And I don’t have any more expensive electric bills at the end of the month that I can’t pay. Payless power allows me to have electricity that fits my budget.

Rachel L. in Lufkin

Always a daily alert to let me know my balance, and power usage!! Paying is as easy as login, hit the card you want to charge and put in the amount and hit pay!! Never had any problems, always easy to get ahold of customer service!

Christine F. in Ranger

I love this electrical provider. Most of us live paycheck to paycheck. Paying small amounts whenever its needed is less stressful than a huge bill all at one time. Since I’ve been with this electrical provider my energy use and total monthly payments have been half of what i was paying. I would recommend this electrical provider highly….

Tracy J. in Mansfield

I like the idea of putting money on the account for payment, paying online, easy to understand and figure out how to use the site. What I think you should add is a free weekend or a week of free power. But overall great company!????

Amy M. in Lufkin

Registering was a little bit of a confusion but overall i love this system.. I love knowing what I’m using everyday it teaches you how to conserve energy. I also love how easy and convenient it is to pay you’re bill.. Thank you Payless Power.

AnnMarie D. in Fort Worth

Love the payless power portal. I can manage my account easily by phone without any hassle! I also love that I can monitor my kilowatt usage. Monitoring my usage makes it easier to estimate how much money to put into my account to hold me off till next pay day. I also love the deferred payment option when times are rough this is an excellent solutio…

Roxann P. in Alice

I love being with Payless power I’ve been with him for years but during this covid-19 pandemic I got turned off today and I don’t understand why whenever I signed up with the covid-19 electric relieved to where I’m not supposed to get cut off and get I still got cut off and I tried calling and I can’t get ahold of anybody and they never called me b…

Tasha R. in Highlands

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Payless Power helps consumers in Houston compare options more easily and select the best plan for their electricity needs. Whether you are looking for residential or commercial electricity, Payless Power is your Houston utility company.

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What our customers are saying

See why our power customers say we're the best electricity provider in Texas!

Affordable and easy to make payments

I was worried about getting electricity for my home through a prepaid company. I was calling around to see different rates then going through all the hassle of credit checks while dropping points each…

Christine M. in Killeen

Happy Customer

I have been with this company for several years and have been very happy since. Even when I moved, they made my usually stressful situation very easy and carefree. I recommend them to everyone that I…

Julia L. in Webster

Long term customer

I have enjoyed the service for 2 years now. In the beginning this service was planned to be temporary but with the service being so effective for me i decided to keep it for the long haul. I’m a happy customer.

Kalandra H. in McKinney