What is TXU Energy Free Nights (12, 18, 24)SM?
TXU Energy Free Nights is a new kind of plan available to customers with an activated AMS meter that gives you automatic savings on your electricity bill through free nighttime Energy Charges. Your free nighttime Energy Charges apply to the amount billed for the Energy Charges between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day for the length of your term. Note your Base Charge, TDU Delivery Charges, state and local taxes, and other billed charges will apply normally to all hours of usage.
You also get a simple rate for energy during daytime hours and guaranteed price protection against rising power generation costs for full 12, 18 or 24 months. The only circumstance in which your price could change during the term is to reflect actual changes in law or regulatory charges as described in your Electricity Facts Label (EFL).
When are the free nighttime hours?
The free Energy Charge hours are between the hours of 10 p.m.- 6 a.m. every night for the entire length of the plan.
What do you charge me during the other hours?
For all other hours of the day, you pay a simple fixed rate per kWh, which you can find in your EFL. You’ll get guaranteed price protection against rising power generation costs for the entire length of your term – a full 12, 18 or 24 months, depending on which plan you choose.
How do you know when or how much electricity I use during the night?
To be eligible for TXU Energy Free NightsSM plans, you must have an activated AMS meter. Unlike traditional meters that collect your usage data once a month, an AMS (or “smart”) meter records your usage data in 15-minute intervals. This allows us to know how much electricity you used between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m every day, and gives you free Energy Charges for that time period.
How much can I save with this plan?
In the average Texas household, 25% of their annual electricity usage happens between the hours of 10 p.m.-6 a.m. With a free nighttime Energy Charge, you’re getting about 25% of your Energy Charges for free.
Does this plan have an Early Cancellation Fee?
Yes. The Early Cancellation Fee will vary depending on your term length:
• TXU Energy Free Nights 12SM is $150.
• TXU Energy Free Nights 18SM is $295.
• TXU Energy Free Nights 24SM is $295.
Why does my bill show Peak Hours and Off-Peak hours? I thought I was only paying one rate for all other hours of the day?
You’re right – all other hours of the day are priced the same. We grouped your daytime hours into the two separate time periods so that you can see when you’re using electricity.