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First Choice Power was the retail electricity arm of Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP), one of the five Transmission & Distribution Service Providers in the state of Texas. In 2001, they spun off from TNMP to focus solely on retail electricity service. In 2011 they were purchased by Direct Energy.

Direct Energy is the largest competitive retailer of energy and related services in North America. With operations across Canada, Texas and the north-eastern United States, Direct Energy delivers $8 billion of energy and related services to over five million residential and commercial customers. They operate generation assets, as well as retail electricity services in multiple states across the US.

Direct Energy is a member of Centrica, group of companies provides energy and other services with more than 32 million customer relationships.




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Est Avg Bill
18 Month Fixed Rate
18 month
Fixed Rate
10.4¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$116 est. avg. bill
  • Extremely Low Average Bill
  • 18 Months of Rate Security
  • 36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
  • 3 Year Plan
  • Super Low Average Bill
  • 3 years rate security
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $138 est. avg. bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $143 est. avg. bill
  • 1 entire year of rate stability
  • It’s easy to budget when your rate never changes
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $158 est. avg. bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $140 est. avg. bill
    Plan Name
    Company
    /
    Rating
    Length
    Price
    Est Avg Bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $143 est. avg. bill
  • 1 entire year of rate stability
  • It’s easy to budget when your rate never changes
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $158 est. avg. bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $140 est. avg. bill
    Plan Name
    Company
    /
    Rating
    Length
    Price
    Est Avg Bill
    18 Month Fixed Rate
    18 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
  • Extremely Low Average Bill
  • 18 Months of Rate Security
  • Plan Name
    Company
    /
    Rating
    Length
    Price
    Est Avg Bill
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $138 est. avg. bill
    Plan Name
    Company
    /
    Rating
    Length
    Price
    Est Avg Bill
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
  • 3 Year Plan
  • Super Low Average Bill
  • 3 years rate security
  • Plan Name
    Company
    /
    Rating
    Length
    Price
    Est Avg Bill
    18 Month Fixed Rate
    18 month
    Fixed Rate
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
  • Extremely Low Average Bill
  • 18 Months of Rate Security
  • 36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
  • 3 Year Plan
  • Super Low Average Bill
  • 3 years rate security
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    13.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $138 est. avg. bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $143 est. avg. bill
  • 1 entire year of rate stability
  • It’s easy to budget when your rate never changes
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $158 est. avg. bill
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $140 est. avg. bill

    Our Rating of First Choice Power

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    Customer Reviews of First Choice Power

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    52nd place
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    NO MORE PREPAID
    I would like to thank Texas Electricity Ratings.com for helping me with getting a monthly electric bill with no deposit down.. They truly made switching from my prepaid. Electric company effortless, Thanks , Victor V. SAVE $ from Dallas TX

    NO MORE PREPAID
    I would like to thank Texas Electricity Ratings.com for helping me with getting a monthly electric bill with no deposit down.. They truly made switching from my prepaid. Electric company effortless, Thanks , Victor V. SAVE $ from Dallas TX

    First Choice Power
    Well, I have only had the opportunity to pay only one month because I have just started working with them. But so far so good, I feel I have saved a lot more money with this company as with my previous provider,but we shall see, got a full month with using my AC all month .to be continued.. Carolyn from Lancaster TX


    4-5 Star Reviews: 35 (19%)



    NO MORE PREPAID

    I would like to thank Texas Electricity Ratings.com for helping me with getting a monthly electric bill with no deposit down.. They truly made switching from my prepaid. Electric company effortless, Thanks , Victor V.

    SAVE $ from Dallas, Texas
    August 1st, 2021

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    3-4 Star Reviews: 9 (5%)



    Surprising add on fee?

    Signed up through Power Wizard and so far so good except for my first bill showing up with a connection fee of $144? Wonder what this is all about?
    Never had seen this fee by my prior electric providers!!! A shocker to say the least especially since I always paid my bills by direct bank draft and on time.
    Love to see what they have to say???
    Just be aware that despite a good contract price these add ons will bump your bill up significantly!!!!!
    A daily and hourly usage chart would be nice since was provided by prior providers!!!!

    Andre from Houston, Texas
    July 18th, 2021

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    2-3 Star Reviews: 18 (10%)



    HARASSMENT

    I am ill, following cancer treatments and while I like the company and pay my bill regularly without fail. I feel I am being harassed and loosing sleep. Beginning Wednesday 8/26/2020 I have received the exact same TEXT over 23+ times. I appreciate them providing guidance on preparing for storms, however I don't understand why I have to receive that information that many times. Then to call in and get asked questions they don't even ask when you have real problems of unconcern just to get the text that ran all night at 3am, 4:25am, etc to Stop is rediculous. Then to continue getting them after calling in and their closed for the day, means I have to vibrate my phone to get rest, when I have elderly parents who could have an emergency is wrong. HELP me please.

    Sick and Concerned from Houston, Texas
    August 27th, 2020

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    1-2 Star Reviews: 97 (52%)



    Not true to there service

    They lie about you plan,they tell you your on a fix rate and all of a sudden you not my bill goes up,
    5 months its been the same price but now its change they are full of it talking about Ive been getting credits to my account where Ive never seen no credit on my bill Im so done with this company

    Timika from Houston, Texas
    August 2nd, 2021

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    First Choice Power FAQs  


    What is the cheapest plan that First Choice Power has?


    The cheapest plan First Choice Power has is You Got This 18, with rates starting at 10.4. This is a 18 month plan.

    Where can I order First Choice Power electricity?


    First Choice Power has electricity plans in Texas

    Where can I order First Choice Power natural gas?


    First Choice Power does not have any natural gas plans

    What do customers think about First Choice Power?


    That depends on who you ask. There will always be someone who feels wronged by a company, no matter how good they actually are. The average First Choice Power customer review is 1.6 / 5 stars. Keep in mind, consumers will go out of their way to complain far more often than they will to give praise.

    Why is my electricity rate higher than when I signed up?


    The rate you see when you sign up is the average rate at that exact amount of usage in one billing cycle. Some companies try to game the system by applying bill credits between certain usage thresholds. It works great if you are within the margins, but as soon as you leave that band you no longer get that bill credit and your rate per kWh can double. The PUC only requires that companies disclose their average rates at 500, 1000, and 2000 kWhs. Companies can get around this by giving you a $50 bill credit if you use between 1000 and 2000 kWhs per billing cycle. The only way to really know what you're getting into is to read your EFL. A 10¢ rate at all usage amounts may end up being cheaper than that 8¢ rate at 1,000 kWh!

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