Founded in 2002, Tara Energy is a retail electric provider operating in Texas. The company is a subsidiary of the Canadian-owned Just Energy group.
Our Take On Tara Energy
Based on our analysis of this company, the customer feedback we have detected from various sources, we have given Tara Energy:
Why we give Tara Energy three stars: they offer innovative plans, 100% renewable plans, and low rates. Compare reviews with other suppliers.
|Plan type||Contract Length||Features||Early termination fee||Our Thoughts|
|Fixed-rate plans||12, 24 months||
Recommended: Gives consumers the flexibility to shift their consumption habits and potentially lower their bill
|Green||12, 14 months||
||$175||Recommended: 14 month plan.|
Description of the Plan Types
Fixed rate plans
A fixed rate is a rate whose price (in ¢/kWh) does not change over the whole period of the contract. Once the contract is finished, unless you renew it or terminate it, it will automatically switch to a variable rate. For more information about what a fixed rate is: /energy-markets/fixed-rate-energy-offers
Customers report that they appreciate savings on fixed rate electricity plans from Tara Energy. Fixed rate plans can often be a good deal if you are able to lock in a good rate at the right time of year. Consumers who use more than 1000 kWh/month could find good savings with Tara's plans targetting higher-use customers.
Electricity customers should opt for fixed rate contracts of 12 months or more. Electricity prices per kilowatt-hour fluctuate throughout the year, and you may actually lose money by not being able to take advantage of prices when they are low. However, because electricity prices tend to increase over time, locking in fixed rates for longer periods may prove advantageous and deliver savings.
Variable rate plans
A variable rate is a rate whose price (in ¢/kWh) varies each month. A variable can be at the discretion of the supplier, or the supplier can give rules on the variability of their rate. For more information about what a variable rate is: /energy-markets/variable-rate-plans-for-electricity-and-gas Tara Energy does not offer variable rate plans, however upon the end of a fixed rate contract, customers are automatically switched to a month-to-month rate until they renew their plan.
With/without Base Charges
Tara Energy applies some base charges to their plans.
Green Energy Plans
Tara Energy does offer 100% green energy plans. The 10.8% renewable content included in their plans is at the state average of 10.7%.
Tara Energy Customer Reviews
We have rated this supplier .
Tara Energy has not been accredited with or rated by the Better Business Bureau. Customer reviews are mixed, with some appreciative of the savings realized, and others desiring better and more responsive customer service.
Tara Energy Contact Information
Customer Service: 1-866 438-8272
Customer Service (local): 713-830-1019
Customer Service: 1-888-399-5501
New Customer Sales: 1-855-881-0489