Quickstart Guide – How to Get Cheaper Electric Bills in Grand Prairie, TX

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Navigating the Texas Deregulated Electricity Market

Honest Gorilla’s purpose is to help consumers in Grand Prairie, TX get the best electricity deals and save money. We’ve put together a set of useful instructions to help you navigate the switching process (or join up for the first time).

Welcome to the first part of our series on the energy-switching process. This article gives an overview of the comparison and switching process, with links to more detailed instructions to help you along the route.

At the end of this post, you’ll discover a collection of useful instructions on how to reduce your electricity expenses. After all, who wants to pay more for electricity than necessary?

Step 1: Compare Electricity Prices.

To begin your comparison, you need to perform two things:

  • Keep a recent electricity bill on hand
  • Enter your ZIP code in Grand Prairie on our electricity comparison page (75050, 75051, 75052, 75053, 75054, 75060, 75104, 76002, 76006, 76010, 76018, 75040, 76063, 76065, 76155)

Once you’re on the comparison page, you can begin your search for lower electricity rates. Here’s what to expect:

1. Determine your average monthly usage.

  • Depending on the size of your home, choose whether you use 500, 1000, or 2000 kWh on average.
  • If you have your home’s 12-month usage history, you can enter each month’s value by selecting ‘Enter Usage History’. The system will determine your average monthly usage based on your actual data.

2. Select the Type of Plan

  • Determine if you want a fixed-rate, variable-rate, prepaid, or renewable energy plan.
  • Choose from 1 to 36-month terms, or simply click ‘Show All’ and Honest Gorilla will compare all available options.

3. Compare prices.

  • As you make each pick, Honest Gorilla will adjust the results it displays. If you are browsing on a mobile device, make sure to click ‘Save Changes’ after changing any of the criteria.
  • Review the list of possible deals based on the information you provided to identify potential savings.
  • All results are ordered by price, from low to high.
  • When you choose a plan, Honest Gorilla calculates and graphs the results. This tool provides an estimate of how much you can anticipate to pay for energy expenses each month (excluding taxes and fees).

Check out our detailed guide on how to compare electricity prices for a thorough outline of the comparison process.

Step 2: Make the Switch and Sign Up

Once you’ve decided on the best bargain, you may sign up for your new electricity plan. To accomplish this, you must:

1. Provide the Service and Billing Address.

  • Enter your service address in Grand Prairie, Texas, where you will require electricity.
  • When it is established that your address is serviceable, you will be given an ESIID.
  • Specify whether your billing and service addresses are the same or different.

2. Determine Your Service Connection Type.

  • Depending on whether you are a current resident or new to Grand Prairie, be sure to specify whether you want to switch providers or seek new services.
  • You can select a specific date to have your service turned on or switched.

3. Enter personal information.

  • Fill in your name, contact information, personal identity information, and any other required information.
  • All candidates will undergo a soft credit check, and if qualified, you may be required to submit an interest-bearing security deposit.

4. Confirm and submit.

  • Answer any last questions, accept the terms and conditions of the electricity provider and plan you’ve chosen, and submit your order.
  • If you require any additional information, our step-by-step guide on how to transfer power providers in Texas will be of assistance.

Step 3: If You Change Your Mind

If you change your mind within three (3) days of submitting your enrollment, don’t be concerned. During the cooling-off time, you have the option to cancel for free.

Keep in mind that if you cancel after this deadline or switch while still under contract with your current provider, you may face an early termination fee. Depending on the type of contract, there could be a flat monthly price (about $15-$20) or a fee between $200 and $400.

Learn more about electricity cancellation fees in our in-depth article.

In addition to our advice on how to evaluate electricity prices and transfer providers, we have several other useful recommendations on how to reduce your electricity expenses.

Our blog page has a complete list of energy-related topics you can access to learn more.

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