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Corpus Christi Electricity: What You’ll Pay

How do electricity rates stack up for residents of Corpus Christi, Texas? While the city’s residential electricity rates are about 15% less than the national average, Texas ranks sixth highest in usage due to the state’s warm climate. In Texas’s deregulated energy market, prepaid electricity companies are finding ways to attract customers and lower the cost of electricity for consumers. Corpus Christi residents have dozens of retail electric providers to choose from with varying rate plans.

But what are good electricity rates for houses and apartments in Corpus Christi? How much can you expect to pay based on the size of your apartment or house? Do certain promotions, such as free nights and weekends, really save money?

House Size and Corpus Christi Electricity Costs

If you’re new to Corpus Christi, knowing your square footage and approximate kilowatt-hours per month is helpful when picking a provider and planning your budget. Reading your Texas Electricity Facts Label with your first bill also helps provide clarity on actual kWh usage and costs. For example, the average size apartment in Corpus Christi is 851 square feet and the median size home on the market is around 1,475 square feet. New construction over the past decade, however, is trending toward larger square footage. The chart below helps provide base estimates of your costs.

 

Corpus Christi Electricity Rates & Usage: Estimated Charges*

*Based on Payless Power’s Autopay and Save 12 plan for zip code 78415 on 11/28/21. Rates subject to change due to energy costs.

Apartment
750 Sq Ft
Approx kWh per/Month
500kWh
Example Rate
17.9¢ / kWh
Expected Charge
$89.5
Small Home
1200 Sq Ft
Approx kWh per/Month
1000kWh
Example Rate
15.4¢ / kWh
Expected Charge
$15.4
Large Home
2000 Sq Ft
Approx kWh per/Month
2000kWh
Example Rate
14.2¢ / kWh
Expected Charge
$284

How Corpus Christi Electricity Rates Compare

Texas ranks sixth in overall energy consumption per capita. For residential electricity, Corpus Christi homeowners and renters consume about 1,528 kWh per month, while the national average is just shy of 900 kWh. The higher usage rate is expected with the warm, humid climate and Waco’s location right off the Gulf of Mexico. Texas’s statewide rate of 12.03 cents per kWh is 15% lower than the average U.S. electricity rate of 13.99 cents per kWh.

Nationwide, commercial electricity rates average 11.60 cents per kWh, with Texas’s commercial rates costing 7.98 cents per kWh. In addition to traditional power sources (natural gas, coal, oil), Texas leads the U.S. in wind electricity generation and is fifth in solar power. As you can see, electricity rates and access to vast traditional and renewable energy sources provide relief for Texas’s warm climate and the need for high usage.

*Estimated from August 2021 data from EIA

 

Affordable Electricity Plans in Corpus Christi

Saving money on electricity in Corpus Christi starts with finding a good rate, then choosing a plan that suits your lifestyle﹘from usage needs, to contract length (or month-to-month), or fixed or variable rate plans. While some retail electric providers offer gimmicks like free nights and weekends, these plans often result in much higher rates that end up costing more annually. Read more about myths related to free nights and weekend plans.

Payless Power offers no-deposit prepaid electricity plans with instant approval, meaning no credit check! Customers receive daily usage alerts that allow you to reduce your energy consumption, which in turn saves you money; or you can add to your balance on the spot. Find a Payless Power electricity plan in your Corpus Christi zip code﹘and start saving up to 20% on your electric bill today!

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