Reviewing Ambit Energy Texas Free & Clear Nights Plan

Ambit Energy recently launched three new residential electricity plans in Texas. One is the Free & Clear Nights 12. This new plan features 100% wind energy, so if renewable energy is important to you, this is definitely a plan to consider. The free nights plan is not yet (as of October 2017) available in all Texas delivery territories. So, how do the free nights work? It’s pretty simple (be sure to scroll down to watch the video). Basically, you are not charged for the energy rate or the local TDU (such as Oncor) delivery charges from the hours of 9:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. But you are charged during the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. All hours of usage, however, are 100% wind energy. The Free & Clear Nights 12 plan does require a smart meter. The average rate per kWh based on kWh usage ranges as follows: 14.6 cents/kWh for usage around 500 kWh 13.1/kWh for usage around 1,000 kWh 12.3/kWh for usage around 2,000 kWh Keep in mind these average rates are not … [Read more...]

Reliant Refer a Friend vs. Ambit Energy Free Energy

Being rewarded for referring people to a business is a concept that more and more companies are using. Reliant Energy is now offering customer referral bonuses of a $150 bill credit for the person who refers a new customer who signs up on a term plan. The new customer also gets a $150 bill credit. In the video  below, we look at the details of Reliant Energy's refer a friend program and compare it to Ambit Energy's Free Energy program. We look at which one is better for generating more money based on referrals. … [Read more...]

Ambit Energy Launches Solar Service with Sunrun

Today, Ambit Energy is launching its partnership with Sunrun, a leading solar provider, to offer affordable residential solar options to Customers. Solar service is currently available in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., offering solar service to more than 75,000 customers. The company has nearly two decades of experience in designing and maintaining high-quality solar systems. Sunrun pioneered solar as a service, which allows homeowners to have custom solar systems without a significant upfront investment. With Sunsun, customers save, on average, 20 percent on their electric bill. There is little to no upfront costs for a custom solar system. Sunrun takes care of the paperwork, financing, approvals, permits, installation, insurance, monitoring and maintenance. Ambit Energy consultants can refer customers to Sunrun, and Sunrun handles the rest. If the customer’s house qualifies, then … [Read more...]

Why Ambit Energy Quotes Average (Bundled) Rates in Texas

Figuring electricity rates in Texas is fairly simple, but some companies can be misleading in how they go about quoting these rates. It's always best to find the average rate, also known as a bundled rate. The average rate is calculated using three things: 1. The energy charge rate, which is the rate your retail provider is charging per kilowatt hour (kWh). 2. The delivery charge, which is from the local delivery/utility company. 3. The estimated kWH usage. Calculating electricity rates in Texas using these three factors will give you the average rate so you can do a true apples-to-apples comparison. Here's how it works: Energy Charge The energy charge is set by the retail provider, such as Ambit Energy, TXU, Reliant, etc. Let's say that amount is 8.0 cents per kWh. Delivery Charge The delivery charge can be tricky, because some companies will move money over to the delivery charge and quote a smaller energy charge rate. That is why we have to consider the average … [Read more...]

How to Work Your Ambit Energy Business Solely with Your iPhone or Android Phone

   Is it possible to work your Ambit Energy business solely with your iPhone or Android phone? The simple answer is Yes! Given the nature of the business with no products to sell, delivery or ship, you truly can work your business from anywhere. I have worked my business from the park with my kids, while driving to and from my full-time job, and even at restaurants. All you really need is the ability to communicate with people (phone calls, text or email) and access to the internet to sign up customers and consultants, which takes about five or six minutes. Today's smart phones give you this ability. The Ambit Energy opportunity is based on leveraging and building relationships. Inviting someone to check out the Ambit Energy opportunity, getting their questions answered on a three-way call with your upline consultant leaders, and signing them up as a consultant can all be done with your iPhone or Android phone. Ambit provides mobile-friendly websites that make this possible. The … [Read more...]

Ambit Energy Rolls Out Three-Month Low Rate Texas Plan

The record cold winter has caused the demand and cost of energy to increase pretty significantly. Therefore, electricity and natural gas rates have increased recently. To help rise out this rate hike through the spring, Ambit Energy is offering Texas customers a three-month low 9.2 cents/kWh average rate (based on 1,000 kWh used). Customers can lock in this low rate for three months then switch to a longer-term plan, such as a 12-month or 24-month plan, when their three month plan expires. Compare that to the 12-month plan in the Oncor North Texas area with an average rate of 10.6 cents per kWh. The three-month option is a great way to save money on your Ambit Energy bill through the spring. Setting up your Ambit Energy account online only takes about five minutes. All customers get a free website to track your usage, pay your bill, track your travel rewards points and refer other customers to qualify for free energy every month.     … [Read more...]

Sharyland Utilities Customers to Choose Electricity Retail Provider in February

Customers in the Sharyland Utilities territories will have to choose a retail energy provider (REP) as early as February 1. Sharyland is transitioning into retail electric competition, which includes nearly 50,000 residential and commercial customers in the Brady, Celeste, Colorado City and Stanton service areas. Some counties include Hunt, Midland, Reagan, Mitchell, Martin, McCulloch and more. Enrollments begins February 1 and customers will be switched over in May to the provider they chose. Sharyland Utilities will continue to be the delivery company, but customers will be able to shop for the retail provider, which is the company that will handle the billing and offer their rates. These per-kilowatt hour rates are estimated to be significantly lower than what customers are currently paying in the Sharyland monopoly. In the event of a power outage, customers will still contact Sharyland Utilities for any repairs. If customers do not choose their own retail provider they will … [Read more...]

Exposing the Truth About TXU Free Nights and Weekends

TXU has been throwing around the term “free energy” a lot lately. Apparently the idea of getting your electricity for free is enticing. Their latest attempt at reeling in customers is offering “Free Nights” or “Free Weekends” plans. In these plans you are not be charged for using electricity either during nights or during Saturday through Sunday. But what actual savings, if any, do these plans offer? Let’s look at the simple math. We pulled the details on the TXU Energy Free Nights 18 plan and the TXU Energy Free Weekends 18 plan for the Texas zip code of 75040. The first thing we noticed is that each plan requires an 18-month contract with a $275 early cancellation fee. Also see the video below looking at another TXU plan. TXU Free Nights The TXU Free Nights plan, electricity use is free from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (eight hours) every night. But key factor to look at, as with any energy plan, is the energy charge rate and the average rate per kilowatt hour (kWh). Sign Up … [Read more...]

Ambit Energy Expands Electricity Service to Delaware and Rhode Island

Ambit Energy is expanding service into two more states, offering service in Delaware and Rhode Island starting Oct. 30, 2013. These will be the energy giant’s 10th and 11th states. The company is also expanding gas service in the Pennsylvania PECO gas territory. Ambit enters Rhode Island with service for National Grid – Electricity. This is a potential 489,000 new customers. In Delaware, Ambit will open in the Delmarva Power & Light territory for Electricity service. This is a potential 480,000 customers. The Pennsylvania PECO gas territory offers a potential 480,000 gas customers. All of these new markets are open for residential and small commercial accounts. These two new states give Ambit an even stronger presence in the Northeast where the company is already a leading retail energy provider in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Ambit Energy Delaware customer enrollments begin Oct. 30, as consultants can expand their businesses … [Read more...]

Ambit Energy’s Free Energy Program vs. TXU’s Refer-a-Friend Program

Today, TXU announced its new Refer-a-Friend Program. Current TXU customers can log into their account and refer people to TXU through email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. The referrals have a specific code linking any referral to the existing customer. Each person referred gets a $50 prepaid card, and so does the TXU customer who referred them. There is no limit to how many people you can refer or how many reward cards you can get. "There's nothing more powerful than a friend recommending a company's service," said Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer for TXU Energy. But this raises the question, if it's so powerful then why hasn't TXU done this program until now? Let's compare TXU's (who's parent company, Energy Future Holdings, has been in danger of bankruptcy for a long time) brand-new Refer-a-Friend Program to Ambit Energy's Free Energy Program, which has been running for several years, to see which is the smarter way to go. Let's look at how Ambit's program … [Read more...]