Chariot Energy Rates and Plans for Houston, Dallas, and the Rest of Texas.
Chariot Energy has 11 electricity plans with rates starting at just 14.5 ¢/kwh with contract lengths of 12, 15, 18, 24, and 36 months.
According to Chariot Energy customer reviews, the best part about Chariot Energy is 'Plans & Pricing' and the worst part is 'Billing & Account Management'.
Chariot Energy achieved a rating of 3.8 out of 5 by Texas Electricity Ratings, earning them a Bronze Tier Award.
These tables show the lowest Chariot Energy rates for Houston and Dallas:
|EV Ride 24||24/months||15.2¢/kWh|
|EV Ride 12||12/months||15.6¢/kWh|
|EV Ride 24||24/months||14.8¢/kWh|
|EV Ride 12||12/months||15.8¢/kWh|
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Most customers in Texas use about 1050-1400 kWh of electricity per month. According to various sources, the average electricity rate in Texas is about 11 cents. This would make the average Texas electricity bill about $115 to $154 per month.
Of course, if you have a higher electrical load than normal you will use more energy, and thus your bills can easily be higher than that. High load items would be things like a swimming pool or electric heat in the winter.
Your home size will have an impact on your usage. A smaller 600 sqft apartment might use 500-600 kWh, while an expansive 3,000 sqft. home could easily use 2,200 to 3,000 kWh.
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What do customers think about Chariot Energy?
- 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 Chariot Energy customer review is 0 / 5 stars. Keep in mind, consumers will go out of their way to complain far more often than they will to give praise.
Plans & Products
One size does NOT fit all. You have a lot of choices of plan types here in Texas. We've grouped up the plans from Chariot Energy so you can shop for just the kinds of features you want.
These are the most common types of plans and provide the least surprises on your bills. When you use more, you'll pay more per month, and when you use less, you'll pay less per month. However, your average cost per kWh will likely remain fairly stable compared to bill credit plans.
These plans will usually give a credit on your bill when your usage falls within certain ranges. If you use more or less, your rate per kWh could be significantly higher than the rate you saw when you signed up. Be sure to read the EFL carefully and understand your usage before ordering these kinds of plans.
These plans will cost much less but only during certain parts of the day or week. If you can adjust your usage to fall into the lower-cost periods, these can be a good choice. If you don't want to put off running appliances until certain parts of the day, these kinds of plans are not for you.
Most providers offer some kind of green or renewable energy plan. These plans can help offset your carbon footprint which helps us all!
If you have rooftop solar, you can benefit from a specific solar-buyback program, where the retailer monitors the amount of electricity your panels are feeding to the grid and pays you for each kWh you provide.
EVs are great, and because the charging cycles often happen during non-peak-load hours, some providers give a much lower rate for usage during those times. Remember, you'll have to coordinate your charging schedule to take advantage of these low rates.
For credit-challenged consumers who don't want to put down a deposit to begin service, a prepaid (no deposit) plan can make a lot of sense. Instead of paying for your energy after you've used it, you pay before you use it. To start service, you'll need to load somewhere between $25 to $75 on your account. You'll typically pay more per kWh, but these plans usually have helpful apps and notices to help you manage your electricity usage and keep your costs under control.
For Your Home
Apartments typically use anywhere from 500-800 kWh per month. When apartment dwellers shop for electricity, they should focus on fixed-rate plans with low monthly recurring charges, and pay particular attention to the 500 kWh rate on the EFL. Also, most apartment consumers should match their contract term to their lease term so they don't get hit with early termination fees.
Most medium size houses use about 1100-1700 kWh per month. Consumers in this group should use the 1000 kWh rate on the EFL as a guide for the actual rate they will end up paying. Bill Credit plans can make sense for these users, as well as free energy plans if you can move about 30% of your electricity usage to the off-peak times. The monthly recurring charge is not as important as it does not contribute a significant portion of your monthly bill. 12-24 month plans usually make sense for people in typical houses.
Customers in large homes probably use 1800-3500 kWh per month, especially if you have a hot tub, pool, electric vehicle, multiple air conditioners, and the like. Focus on the 2000 kWh usage rates shown in the EFL. If you look at a bill credit plan, make sure the credit does not go away if your usage goes over certain thresholds. Generally, longer term plans of 24-36 months are best for large consumers to smooth out price volatility.
For Your Business
Light commercial users like professional offices, pizza parlors, hair salons, and other retail shops with bills less than $1,000 per month
Laundromats, Warehouses, small manufacturing plants, large repair shops with bills between $1,000 and $5,000 per month
Factories, business campuses, foundries, server farms with bills over $5,000 per month.
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Bill Period or Cycle
The dates this bill covers. Your Texas utility company will read the meter at their discretion. This will not always be a month or 30 days. If you are on a plan that has "monthly" fees, that fee will appear on your bill, regardless of how many days were within the period.
TDSP FeesThese are fees charged by your utility, and are present regardless of which electricity provider you have chosen.
Fees are charged from the utility and are passed on to the retail electricity provider
TDSP fees can be a fixed charged per bill, or a variable charge based on how much electricity you used during that period. There are a few providers that offer "bundled" rates, which include these fees in their Energy Charge. In bundled rates, your actual average rate will not change during the course of your contract (assuming the plan has no monthly charge).
Some of the TDSP fees you may be charged are:
- Customer Charge
- Distribution Cost Recovery Factor
- Distribution System Charge
- Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor
- Metering Charge
- Nuclear Decommissioning Fee
- PUC Assessment
- System Restoration Charge
- Transition Charge (1-5)
- Transmission Cost Recovery Factor
- Transmission System Charge
The TDSP fees charged and their amounts will vary depending on which TDSP services your area. As of May 2018, Oncor has the lowest per-bill charge at $5.25, while AEP-North has the highest, at $10.53 per bill. TNMP has the lowest average usage charges, at around 3.3¢/kWh, and CenterPoint is the highest, around 4.1¢/kWh.
Electric companies generally have the same energy charge applied, no-matter which TDSP the plan is in. The difference in the TDSP fees are the reason the same plan can cost around a penny higher in CenterPoint vs TNMP.
Energy Rate vs. Average Rate
the 'Energy Rate' is the price in cents that you pay your electricity provider for the actual electricity that you consumed. The 'Average Rate' is the total you paid for electricity service (including all TDSP fees, bill credits, taxes, etc) divided by the number of kWhs you used that month.
ESI ID (Electric Service Identifier)
This is the unique identifier of the electricity meter for your address. If you have multiple meters (one for the house, one for the shed) you will have multiple ESI IDs. Each ESI ID will generally get it's own bill, unless your current provider offers some sort of combined billing.
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About Chariot Energy
Chariot Energy is a Houston-headquartered retail energy provider that provides 100% clean, renewable solar energy to the Texas market. The company was launched in 2019 by its parent company, 174 Power Global, which owns and operates solar farms across Texas.
Chariot Energy's offering of simple, transparent, and reliable solar electricity products to consumers and businesses in the Texas market. In 2020, it was nominated to the top 5 favorite electricity companies in the Houston Chronicle’s Best of the Best 2020 Awards.