Edinburg Texas is a city in and around the county seat of Hidalgo County, Texas. According to the 2012 census estimates the population was 81,029. Edinburg is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission and Reynosa-McAllen metropolitan areas. Since electricity deregulation in 2002 Edinburg has the power to compare electricity rates from competing energy companies. With competition comes choice and residents of Edinburg have the choice of postpaid electricity or prepaid electricity. Postpaid electricity requires a potential customer to have a credit check which can result in a deposit. Also postpaid customer by exercising their rights to shop electricity rates can choose plans ranging from three, six, twelve, and twenty four months contracts which helps keep your electricity rates constant. Prepaid electricity has no credit check requirements thus eliminating a deposit requirement. Since deposit amounts can range from $350 or more depending on your credit qualifications prepaid electricity is ideal for residents on a small budget. Prepaid electricity requires no credit check, no ID requirement’s and most importantly no deposits. Many small, mid-sized and large business can also take advantage of the deregulated electricity markets by having the option to choose the company which fits their energy needs. By having the power to choose a business can now shop and compare electricity rates with many retail electricity providers thus giving them the most affordable and competitive electricity rates available.