Our PowerShift Plans save you money when you shift your power to off-peak hours.
By shifting the time of your energy consumption, you could save money. Simple as that.
You’ll know exactly what, when, and why you’re paying what you’re paying. You’ll love the control and transparency.
Shifted demand to off-peak hours can help prevent blackouts, ensuring grid stability.
In off-peak hours, you use more power that is usually supplied by a higher percentage of green energy.
Time-of-use plans charge different rates for energy during different periods throughout the day, which gives you the ability to shift your energy consumption into the periods of the day with lower energy rates. Shifting your energy consumption can help save you money, help alleviate grid pressure, and help the planet.
When to reduce your usage
On-peak: High-demand time when electricity costs more. Shift usage outside this window based on your TOU plan's structure (morning, evening, or both) to save money.
Seasonal on-peak: Seasonally high-demand time when electricity costs more, like winter mornings when people are heating their homes. Limit heavy appliance usage and reduce AC/heat (especially electric) during this period.
When you can go nuts
Off-peak: Low-demand time when electricity costs less. You’re encouraged to use electricity-heavy items during this period for cost savings, environmental benefits, and grid efficiency.
Ultra off-peak: Cheapest-priced period with lowest electricity demand, usually overnight. Utilize this time to charge your EV, use AC, or heat your space.
Our time-of-use plan, PowerShift, is the truest one in Texas. Traditionally, companies like to hang their time-of-use hats on FREE—free nights, free hours, free everything. But in life, nothing is free. Especially electricity.
So, while the idea of a free night of electricity might sound good, what you might not realize is that comes with a very expensive day. And we actually have the lowest daytime energy rate in Texas. And take note that we said lowest, not free.
We’re proud that our PowerShift Plans are the first true time-of-use plans in Texas. We entice you to shift power (clever name, right?) consumption of your high-energy appliances to off-peak hours to save money.
Outside of saving on your electric bill, you can look forward to a lot more.
You’ll have flexibility to truly make the plan your own because you’re always in control.
No gimmicks, no free nights. Just transparency.
You’ll help the Texas grid be greener and more reliable.
We’ve crunched all the numbers. The chart below shows you how much you can save with Rhythm’s PowerShift, versus popular “free” time-of-use plans in Texas.
Then our PowerShift 12 Plan gives you the power to do just that. This plan is ideal for people who are always looking to save money and are willing to make a few small changes to get them there. Each day, they might manually turn up their AC up a few degrees when they get home from work and do laundry later in the evening to avoid on-peak pricing.
Then our PowerShift EV 12 Plan can put you on the road to savings. This plan is ideal for EV owners who are flexible with their charging schedule. If you’re someone who has a habit of charging your car right when you get home from work, but aren’t married to that time, you can save a lot of money by shifting your power to the overnight hours. (If you’re already doing this, then this plan would be perfect.)
Then our PowerShift Seasonal 12 Plan can deliver some cool savings to your wallet. This plan is ideal for those who don’t mind shifting their electricity usage of big energy suckers—AC, washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric heat—to off-peak hours—which are the lowest rates we offer on our time-of-use plans. They also don’t mind an added layer of on-peak hours during the winter months (January, February and March) when demand and prices are higher.
Then our PowerShift EV Seasonal 12 Plan gives you the mechanics to save money. This plan is ideal for those who live in a home where everything is connected to their phone—meaning you can schedule your pool pump, EV charger, dishwasher, and laundry with your phone to avoid on-peak pricing. Transparently, this plan is complex, but that shouldn’t be a problem for someone who’s a digital wizard.
It’s all about balance. Set thermostats 4 degrees warmer in the afternoon and evenings in the summer. And use ceiling fans which can make it feel 5 degrees cooler. It’s all about balance.
Follow the 4x4 rule. If nobody’s going to be home for more than 4 hours, set the temperature in your home 4 degrees warmer. Then turn it down when you get home.
Hold off on the wash. Wait ‘til off-peak hours to wash clothes and dishes. Unless it’s an emergency, which we get.
Blinds are your pals. Keep them closed in the up position so light can get in. Oh, and thermal and blackout curtains are always a good idea.
LEDs are also your pals. LED lights are more energy efficient than your traditional bulb. They also last longer, which will also save you money in the long run.
Fill in the cracks. Look around your house—especially older ones—for gaps around doors, windows, and such. Fill them in with caulk if need be.
Pool owner? First of all, jealous. Second of all, set your pool pumps to overnight and definitely never run them in the afternoon/evenings.
Are you curious to know how time-of-use plans can save your energy in Texas? We explored how TOU plans can save your money while contributing to a greener, more sustainable energy future. Keep reading to find more about cost-effective solutions.
Time of use (TOU) rate is an electric rate calculated based on the period of the day when you use the electrical energy.
Discover the key distinctions between Rhythm Energy's Time of Use plan and free nights plans in our detailed comparison. Find out which energy plan aligns best with your budget and lifestyle in this comprehensive analysis.
*Time-of-use plan availability varies by utility provider. PUCT 10279. © Rhythm.