Southwest Power & Light -- Profile Analysis

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Southwest Power & Light is one of the two additional brands that Texpo Energy uses to sell retail electricity in the state of Texas, along with YEP. Texpo Energy filed to also sell electricity as Southwest Power & Light in 2008. Southwest Power & Light sells electricity in the deregulated areas of Texas to both residential and commercial customers.

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All Southwest Power & Light Plans  


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Company
Length
Price
Monthly Recurring Charge
The 'Monthly Recurring Charge' is a fee that the provider will add to each of your bills in addition to the electricity/gas usage charges.
Variable Rate
1 month
Variable Rate
8.79¢ / kwh
1.7% under market rate
Compared to the current PPL rate of 8.9410¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
Best Overall Value
36 month
Fixed Rate
11.99¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
36 Month Fixed Rate
36 month
Fixed Rate
12.49¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
24 Month Fixed Rate
24 month
Fixed Rate
13.89¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
24 Month Fixed Rate
24 month
Fixed Rate
13.99¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
18 Month Fixed Rate
18 month
Fixed Rate
14.69¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
  • NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.89¢ / kwh
    $9.95 monthly recurring charge
    6 Month Fixed Rate
    6 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.99¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.89¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.99¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.59¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.69¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.69¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
  • NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!
  • 12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.79¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    Popular Brand
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    17.19¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    17.40¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    18 Month Fixed Rate
    18 month
    Fixed Rate
    17.78¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    48 Month Fixed Rate
    48 month
    Fixed Rate
    17.99¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    32 Month Fixed Rate
    32 month
    Fixed Rate
    17.99¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    18.09¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    18.19¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    18.48¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    18.49¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    20.46¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge

    Southwest Power & Light Plan Summary

    Southwest Power & Light does not currently have any plans available on PA Energy Ratings.

    We recommend plans from Constellation and XOOM Energy instead.

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    Customer Reviews of Southwest Power & Light



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    Most Recent Southwest Power & Light Reviews  


    Great Customer Service
    Sierra in Customer service was great. Answered all my questions and was cheerful and professional. Thanks!!! David T from Houston TX

    Always room for improvement but SWPL is a keeper
    Only 2 "complaints" I might offer:

    1. Their auto-billing drafts my checking account 10 days before payment is due. Only reason a company would do this is to play the float game they have our money for 10 days to invest elsewhere. It adds up to quite a lot. Really no call for this from a utility company. But I can live with it, and do, and it's not really a complaint.

    2. My contract is coming to an end in 5 months. I like SWPL so much I'd like to extend that contract, or, start a new one with them effective 5 months from now. Just trying to get the best price at the moment. But they, like most providers, won't talk contracts until 30 days before expiration. What a shame a decent provider with a good price risks losing a satisfied customer because of what rates may be 4 months from now. Again, not a complaint, but it sure seems like a less than intelligent way to conduct business.
    TxFeller from Denton TX

    No problems, great rate.
    I signed up with them almost 3 years ago after Breeze went under. I used a spreadsheet and simulated my usage over a year with many different plans, including the ones some providers use to try to appear way low on power to choose, but only if you use exactly the 1000 or 2000 KwH amounts.

    I appreciate that they will bill a credit card without adding fees, which with rewards comes out to an additional 2-3% savings, and allows me another 20 days or so of flexibility as to when I am paying it.

    My Energy charge has always been exactly what the said and the distribution charges from Oncor have always passed through correctly. I do wish the invoice would itemize the Oncor charges, but using current EFL data from various providers to spot check, the distribution charges are always correct
    Charlie from Pflugerville TX


    4-5 Star Reviews: 19 (26%)



    Great Customer Service

    Sierra in Customer service was great. Answered all my questions and was cheerful and professional. Thanks!!!

    David T from Texas
    July 27th, 2021

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    3-4 Star Reviews: 5 (7%)



    Excessive and Dumb Fees

    Not wasting anymore time on this company and that includes this write up so it's short and sweet. I'm in the energy industry and these guys aren't doing some very customer friendly things.

    Rocky from Texas
    July 13th, 2021

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    2-3 Star Reviews: 7 (10%)



    Excessive and Dumb Fees

    Not wasting anymore time on this company and that includes this write up so it's short and sweet. I'm in the energy industry and these guys aren't doing some very customer friendly things.

    Rocky from Texas
    July 13th, 2021

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    1-2 Star Reviews: 34 (47%)



    worst power Company i ever had

    my bill has doubled ever since i renewed my contract. they keep trying to blame the summer heat, but my bill is doubled from last summer.they also took money out my account that was not due and i had to wait until it was reversed.dont use autopay!!! they will steal your money. the non autopay fee is an extra $10 tho.its really a lose lose situation

    houston citizen from Texas
    August 24th, 2021

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    Where can I order Southwest Power & Light electricity?


    Southwest Power & Light does not have any electricity plans

    Where can I order Southwest Power & Light natural gas?


    Southwest Power & Light does not have any natural gas plans

    What do customers think about Southwest Power & Light?


    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 Southwest Power & Light customer review is 2.9 / 5 stars. Keep in mind, consumers will go out of their way to complain far more often than they will to give praise.



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