When I moved to Dallas, I was surprised to see that one of the things that I was able to select was the company that supplies my energy. I have never had that freedom before, so I decided to research the different companies. It did not take me long to see that I wanted to have TXU Energy, but I still had to decide which plan I wanted to have. That is where www.txuenergyplans.com really came in handy because it did all of the work for me. All I had to do was put in my zip code, and it showed me five plans that are available in my area.

The first is the Smart Deal 12. The average cost is just under eight cents per kWh, and it gives me a guaranteed price for one year. There was also a Smart Deal 24 plan, with the only differences being the price and the length of contract. This was 9.5 cents per kWh, and I was guaranteed this price for two years. Finally, there was a Smart Deal 36, with the price of 11.5 cents being in place for three years. All three are fixed rate plans, which can come in very handy in case prices skyrocket in the next few years.

There were also two other plans for my area. The MarketEdge can change every month, but the average price is 8.6 cents. The change is based on the market, so I was a bit hesitant to want this one. The one I did end up choosing was the Green Select 12, which is a fixed plan for a full year at eight and a half cents. The reason why I chose this one, even though the Smart Deal plans were for longer terms, was because the power is 100 percent taken from renewable sources, which is something near and dear to my heart.