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APG&E: A Houston Owned & Operated Energy Provider

Looking for the best light company in Houston TX? Look no further than APG&E. Whether you are moving to Houston, or just looking to save money on your monthly electricity bill, you are in luck! Out of the dozens of energy companies in Houston to choose from, APG&E offers low, fixed-rate contracts that give you the flexibility and budget-friendliness you need.

Enrolling is simple, and our experts are standing by at 1.866.715.7890 to answer any questions you have.  



APG&E was founded in Houston in 2004 and has remained locally-owned and operated since. Our privately-held ownership allows us to stay nimble and deliver award-winning customer service with affordable and flexible fixed-rate plans for our neighbors.

We offer competitive, fixed-rate residential energy plans, small business energy plans, and commercial energy plans to customers in Houston and beyond. If you’re interested in a commercial or residential plan, contact us at 1-877-LIGHT-57 or

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How do I Compare Light Companies in Houston? 

Most Houston residents have the power to choose their retail electricity provider, but with hundreds of providers and thousands of plans to choose from, shopping for a plan can be confusing and stressful.  How can you know that you are getting a great deal if it would take a room full of NASA engineers just to compile a list of available plans? 

To help make sense of all the Houston electricity plans, we have put together this guide to help shoppers navigate the sea of electricity rates in Houston TX.

What service area do you live in? 

Your electricity rate will vary depending on your ZIP Code.  The company that owns the electrical poles and wires in your area is entirely separate from your electricity supplier. The company that maintains your wires is called a TDSP, and even though you can shop for different suppliers, your TDSP is determined based on where you live. If you live in Houston, your TDSP is most likely Centerpoint Energy.

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The TDSP in your area keeps the infrastructure working and up to date. To pay for the work that they perform, your TDSP bills your electricity supplier, who in turn, bills you. This cost means that your service area can have a significant impact on your energy bill. 

Knowing your service area will allow you to verify that the prices you receive from suppliers are the right ones for you. 

What types of plans are available for electricity in Houston? 

There seem to be as many types of energy plans as there are companies that sell them. But if you look past all the marketing jargon, and the complex contracts, there are only a few primary categories that these plans all fall into. 

1. Fixed-Rate Plans 

A fixed price plan locks in the same energy rate for the entire duration of your contract. If you choose a 12-month offer, you will not have to worry about your energy rate changing with the market for the next 12 months. Your bill may be higher or lower based on your usage, but the amount you pay per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is fixed.

APG&E primarily offers fixed-price plans. Their simplicity prevents billing surprises when energy prices rise, which is why we recommend these plans to our own family and friends. We work hard to provide competitive fixed rates and excellent customer service to our Houston neighbors.

2. Indexed Rate or Wholesale Plans

An index price plan is significantly more complicated. Your rate will be broken into two parts: An adder that is locked in at the time you sign your contract, and a real-time market price. Your billed rate will be the adder from your agreement plus the live price of electricity during the time in which you used the power. This type of plan can sometimes save you money, but the risk that market prices rise sharply is very real. 

Many Houston electricity customers found themselves with hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars in energy bills following the February 2021 winter storm. These customers were enrolled in index or wholesale plans, which suddenly and dramatically hiked up their rates during the storm due to high demand and low supply. A fixed-rate plan protects against these unforeseen and potentially devastating events.

3. Variable Rate Plans

The phrase "variable rate" is vaguer than the other two options. On a variable plan, your rate may change from month to month or may stay the same for several months. The decision to change your price belongs to your supplier and is based on the specifics of the offer. The trade-off is that variable rate plans typically have a shorter contract term or renew on a month-to-month basis, allowing for greater flexibility. This type of rate can be a good option if your housing situation is not permanent, and you don't want to sign up for a lengthy contract.

Compare Rates and Sign Up with APG&E Today!

No one wants to spend hours demystifying the thousands of available plans from each Houston light company. At APG&E, our promise is to provide straightforward electricity plans, top-rated customer service, and competitive fixed rates. With the ease and security APG&E provides, you can relax knowing that your electricity bills will be predictable and uncomplicated. 

If you have questions or would like to learn more about APG&E’s residential electricity services, commercial electricity rates, small business electricity plans, and more, contact us at 1-877-LIGHT-57 or Our energy professionals are standing by to guide you.