Free Power Electricity plans

Free Power plans seem almost too good to be true - during certain times of the day or week, your electricity could be free! But you have to be careful, and you will need to make a real commitment to change your energy usage habits to get the fullest possible benefits.

First, you should examine what time periods the plan specifies for receiving the free power. Some plans give you free energy during the evening hours, while others give you free energy during the weekends. You should think about your lifestyle and determine which of these time periods would be most useful to you.

Now, you need to determine what kinds of electrical usage you can move into the free periods. You should think about the big energy usage items which you can easily choose when and if you want them to run, like pools, electric dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. Some things are hard to shift around, like air conditioners. If your house is well insulated, you might be able to program your thermostat to take advantage of the free time periods.

Finally, you should read the Energy Facts Label very carefully. Depending on how the company has structured the plan, you might still receive a distribution charge for the energy used during the 'free' period, even though the energy charge during that time is zero.

So how do they do it?

You might be wondering just how any company can afford to give their product away - and that's a good question! It comes down to when the electrical power grid has the highest loads. This is usually in the mornings when everyone is getting ready for work, and in the afternoons and early evenings when air conditioners are running and people get home and attend to their daily tasks. During those periods of high usage, the wholesale prices for electricity can spike up because all the power generation plants are running full speed to meet the high demand. Conversely, when the load is very low, the wholesale price for the electricity tends to be much much lower. By moving your usage from peak hours to off-peak hours, the electricity provider will be able to purchase the wholesale electricity at a cheaper rate, and pass the savings along to you!

What to look for in a free power plan:

  • Schedule - Exactly what times of the week or day is the energy charge reduced to zero?
  • Peak Hour cost - How much is the energy charge when it is not zero
  • Off Peak Usage - What percentage of your total electricity do they assume you will consume in the off-peak hours?

Plan Name
Company
/
Rating
Length
Price
Est Avg Bill
Great Value
12 months
8.9¢ / kwh
at 1,000 kWh per bill
$109 est. avg. bill
Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • No Minimum Usage Charge!
  • Great Rates for Any Size Home!
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!
  • Support Charities
    12 months
    6.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $113 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    8.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $103 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Low Average Bill
  • Donates to Charity
  • Good for Medium Homes
  • 12 months
    7.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    5.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $100 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Popular Plan
    12 months
    6.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $113 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • $90 Bill Credit at 1k KWH
  • No Monthly Service Charge
  • Big Bill Credits
    12 months
    5.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Very low rate!
  • Good for medium homes
  • 12 months of bill security
  • 12 months
    8.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $163 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Enjoy a low fixed rate and stay cool this summer!
  • 24 months
    8.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $131 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Good for medium-sized homes
  • Rate Includes $85 in bill credits
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 12 months
    7.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $101 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    9.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $123 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Good Overall Value
    24 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Easy to understand pricing
  • No surprises on your bill
  • 12 months
    7.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Best for medium size homes
  • No fees to switch to Gexa
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 24 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $129 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 month fixed rate plan
  • No base charge, no minimum usage fees
  • 12 months
    7.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $174 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Best for medium size homes
  • NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY!
  • 6 months
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Long Term Price Protection
    36 months
    6.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • $90 Bill credit at 1k KWH
  • Low Rate for 3 Years!
  • 24 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Solar Energy
  • Reduce your Carbon footprint
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 36 months
    10.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $106 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • Price Protection for 3 years
  • 18 months
    6.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • $90 Bill Credit at 1k KWH
  • No Monthly Service Charge
  • 36 months
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    9 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% solar without the premium
  • No hidden fees
  • Best-in-class customer care
  • 12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Solar Energy
  • Reduce your Carbon footprint
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 60 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    15 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Texas Renewable Energy
  • Easy, Steady Rate
  • No Monthly Service Charge
  • 6 months
    10.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $100 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Beat the summer heat!
  • Stady, predictable rate
  • No Bill Surprises
  • 12 months
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 Month Fixed Rate
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • A 'People's Choice' favorite
  • 12 months
    8.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • Price Protection for 3 years
  • 12 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    6 months
    9.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $92 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $103 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Super Low Bills!
  • Steady Rate, Steady Bills
  • Great Value
  • 12 months
    9.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $134 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Great for medium and large homes
  • Bill Credits at 1k and 2k usage!
  • 15 months
    10.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $100 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 6 time winner - J.D. Power Award
  • Simple, straightforward pricing
  • No Base Charge or Bill Credit gimmicks
  • 36 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% renewable
  • Includes FREE Energy Savings Kit!
  • Super low gree rate
  • 36 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Free Ecobee3 thermostat
  • Monthly Usage ScoreCard
  • 3 Year Price Protection
  • 6 months
    9.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $94 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    12.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
  • Prepaid - No Deposit EVER
  • 12 months
    11.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    Long Term Stability
    24 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Consistent Fixed Rate
  • Lock in for 2 years
  • No Monthly Base Charge!
  • 12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $121 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    5.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Great Plan for Medium Homes
  • $95 Bill Credit at 1k usage
  • 1 year of bill security
  • 24 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Enjoy price security for 2 full years!
  • No minimum usage charges
  • 12 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    6 months
    6.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $95 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $111 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% Renewable Energy
  • Enjoy price security for 2 full years!
  • 24 months
    13.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $137 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $114 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    8.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $106 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Low rate!
  • Well known brand.
  • 24 months
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $119 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $118 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $105 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 24 Month Fixed Green Product at a Great Rate!
  • 12 months
    10.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $127 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Bill Credits cut your bill in summer months
  • Enjoy smaller bills in summer
  • 12 Month Price Protection
  • 24 months
    10.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $105 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $106 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    10.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $105 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • No Rate Gimmicks
  • Good for any size home
  • 12 months
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    12.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    12.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    36 months
    5.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    13.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $131 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    24 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    10.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $108 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    11.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $132 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    10.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $105 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    11.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $116 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $115 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $107 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    18 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $113 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    15 months
    12.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $127 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    Pre-Paid Plan
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $126 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $112 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% clean, renewable energy
  • Requires Tree Free billing and Auto Pay
  • 12 months
    12.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $120 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $121 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    10.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $109 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    11.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $110 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $129 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $120 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Get rewards with Plenti
  • 12 months
    13.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $130 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $128 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!
  • 12 months
    12.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $133 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    14.8¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $147 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    13.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $230 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month

    Month-to-Month
    16.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $163 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • 100% clean, renewable energy
  • Requires Tree Free billing and Auto Pay
  • 12 months
    13.1¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $131 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    13.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $135 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    36 months
    12.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $122 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    14.2¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $142 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    24 months
    12.9¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $176 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.3¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $123 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.4¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $124 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $155 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
  • Solar Days: 5:00 a.m. through 7:59 p.m. each day
  • 12 months
    15.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    12 months
    15.7¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $134 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    12.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $125 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    13.6¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $136 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    14.0¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill
    $150 est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 0 kWh per month
    12 months
    Pre-Paid Plan
    14.5¢ / kwh
    at 1,000 kWh per bill