Tomball Power Switch enrollment open through May 19, offering cost savings to residents

Registration for the Tomball Power Switch, an energy savings program, is open until May 19. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Registration for the Tomball Power Switch, an energy savings program, is open until May 19. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Registration for the Tomball Power Switch, an energy savings program, is open until May 19. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Registration for the Tomball Power Switch, an energy savings program, is open until May 19, according to an April 18 statement from the Texas Power Switch.

The city of Tomball approved a three-year partnership with iChoosr, an organizer of group buying programs, in February 2019, endorsing the Texas Power Switch, as Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The Texas Power Switch—or the local campaign, the Tomball Power Switch—groups interested residents and bargains for the best deal from energy providers, offering the cheapest rate to registered participants, as Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

The program is open to all residential households in the CenterPoint Energy service territory, according to the statement, not just residents of the city of Tomball.

Residents who join for free by answering a few questions online will receive an email offer by June 5 with details of their personal offer. Residents can decide whether to accept the offer with no obligation to do so.

If the offer is accepted, the Texas Power Switch team handles the switch from the existing provider to the provider receiving the winning bid, according to the statement.


The offer includes a one-year contract, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

"With so many of us working from home, schooling from home and others without jobs, electric usage is expected to increase by 25%-30%," Program Communication Manager Kelle Bach said in an email April 18. "In addition to conserving when we can, it's critical that residents lower the rates they pay per [kilowatt hour]. People who sign up and switch are expected to save around $50 per month."

Learn more by visiting the Tomball Power Switch website.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.