TXU customers could save up to $200 a year with a new service plan that offers free nighttime energy use. So night owls can now do a load of dishes, laundry and watch late-night television for absolutely free around 10 p.m.
“It’s a really good idea to try and do things to reward people for taking demand off the grid during peak consumption hours,” Amanda Ray, TXU spokeswoman told a local CBS affiliate in Dallas.
As summer approaches, Texans will do everything possible to beat the scorching heat. Saving money isn’t always easy to do but plans like this go a long way in helping get that accomplished. To make the deal even sweeter, it’s not just good for summer, but year-round. The free nighttime usage is between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every night. Just think of how handy this could come in around Christmas.
“We estimate that by shifting even just 10-percent of your electricity use to nighttime, when these charges are free, you can save over $200 a year.”
TXU, the Dallas-based energy provider services areas all over the Lone Star State, and has taken advantage of deregulation. Prior to deregulation, different energy providers serviced particular geographical locations appointed by the government. However, the deregulation allows multiple energy companies compete for your business, and the choice is now yours, not the government’s.
If you’re living in a deregulated area in Texas, TXU may or may not be the electricity company for you. You have the right and the option of shopping for the best rates by comparing companies and rates in your area.