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...]

VIDEO: Crazy Reliant Fee – $5.95 to Call Customer Support!?

A new Ambit Energy consultant on my team sent an image of his bill for us to look at it. We noticed an inconspicuous line that noted customers would be charged a fee of $5.95 PER CALL to call customer care. That's insane! How is that caring for your customers? No, this probably applied to the specific plan this customer was on, but charging your customers $5.95 just to call customer support is just crazy. Always be aware of hidden fees like this. I always make sure my Ambit Energy customers have my cell phone number so they can call or text me any time they have questions. If we need to pull in Ambit customer service, we will. Ambit does not charge an extra fee just to call customer support. See the video below to see the fee and for a couple more tips on things to spot on a bill so that you know what you're really paying. Also read this post on how to find your true average rate on a Texas electricity bill. … [Read more...]

Ambit Energy to Offer Electricity Service in Ohio

Ambit Energy announced the company will offer electric service in Ohio beginning Oct. 30. Ambit will service the AEP Ohio area, which is a territory of 1.5 million potential customers. Ohio will be the 15th state (plus Washington D.C.) in which the company offers electricity and/or natural gas service. “We are excited to finally bring Ambit Energy services to Ohio to help meet customer demand and create new opportunities for our current and future Independent Consultants,” said Jere Thompson, Jr., Co-founder and CEO of Ambit Energy. “Our history of success is a testament to the overall value and service Ohio residents can expect when they join Ambit.” Ambit primarily uses a direct-selling model to acquire customers though its field of more than 350,000 Independent Consultants. To date, the company has more than 1.3 million customers and generates about $1.5 billion a year in revenue. The company has been placed on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies for … [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...]

TXU Free Mornings and Evenings vs. Ambit Energy

TXU Energy has been coming up with a lot of "free" electricity plans in Texas recently. The latest is called the TXU Energy Free Mornings & Evenings plan. Let's examine this plan to see just how free it is and compare it to a normal Ambit Energy 12-month plan. We have compared other TXU free energy plans before. We searched rates in the Texas zip code of 75040. The first thing we noticed was that the Free Mornings & Evenings plan is an 18-month contract plan with a $295 early cancellation fee. This plan does not charge the energy charge or TDU delivery charges during the hours of 7-10 a.m. and 7-10 p.m. every day. The plan also requires an AMS-enabled smart meter. Call today to check lowest rates in your area: 469.207.1595 Now we dig into the actual price of this plan. Looking at the Electricity Facts Label (EFL), the plan shows an average rate of 14.6 cents per kWh based on 1,000 kWh usage. This average is factoring in the free nights and evenings (six total hours per … [Read more...]

Ambit Energy Launches Customer Energy Management Tools

Ambit Energy, one of the top retail energy providers in the country, has launched two new energy management tools for Texas residential customers with a smart meter. They can view their energy usage and estimate monthly charges. These tools include a weekly email, the Ambit Energy Advisor, which includes a weekly usage summary, a projected monthly usage summary and an estimated monthly billing amount. For a more detailed report, customers can log in to their MyAmbit Account Usage Summary online. This summary allows customers to analyze their energy by month, week, day, and even down to as small as 15-minute intervals. These tools are intended to help Ambit Energy Texas customers better understand their energy use throughout help them to better manage their monthly budget, conserve energy, and predict their bills. “The launch of the Ambit Energy Advisor and MyAmbit Account Usage Summary further illustrates how we keep our customers’ best interests at heart and provide the … [Read more...]