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.
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 frees. 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.
Program your thermostat and adjust temps around peak pricing times. Three degrees up/down should do it.
Do your best to avoid running your dishwasher and doing the laundry during on-peak hours to shrink your costs.
If you have a pool pump, avoid running it during the evening hours to avoid higher costs.
Charge your electric vehicle overnight for low, low rates, and you'll be in the driver's seat to save big.
PowerShift 12: On-peak: 6pm-10pm, Off-peak: All other hours
PowerShift EV 12: On-peak: 6pm-10pm, Ultra off-peak: Midnight-6am, Off-peak: All other hours
PowerShift Seasonal 12: On-peak: 6pm-10pm, Seasonal on-peak: 6am-9am (January, February, March only), Off-peak: All other hours
PowerShift EV Seasonal 12: On-peak: 6pm-10pm, Seasonal on-peak: 6am-9am (January, February, March only), Ultra off-peak: 12am-6am, Off-peak: All other hours
At their core, time-of-use plans are fueled by time, and more specifically, the ability to manage and predict energy usage during specific moments in time. Plans like these charge different rates at different times of day to incentivize a natural shift to ease the grid and help the planet. And with a few simple changes of behavior, you can see a substantially lower electricity bill each month.
At specific times of the day, a lot of people use a lot of energy, which can put pressure on the grid. These moments of pressure are called on-peak hours. And you can probably guess when those might be. During the summer, on-peak hours are the evening hours when the weather is hot, and you need your house cool. Off-peak is when you don’t need to use as much electricity.
These plans are meant to help customers like you save, while also helping the planet and the grid—which we all in Texas know is oh-so important. By simply limiting your electricity consumption during on-peak hours of the day, you can save money and help the grid. This could mean cranking your AC to cool your house overnight so you don’t have to have it as low during the on-peak hours. Or running your pool pump or charging your EV overnight.
And, no, these plans don’t come with a lot of gotchas. They are exactly what they are. A way for everyone to help each other while also helping themselves, their wallet, and the grid.
Time-of-use (TOU) is a billing concept in which the price of electricity varies based on when it’s used. While historically, this has been focused on differentiating price based on time of day, it can also be varied based on day or week, month of the year, or other potential markers. But what makes our plans unique is that they are just that: unique. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach like some others do. We developed multiple customized plans, and depending on your needs, usage, tech-savviness, and willingness to make some simple changes, you can save a lot of money.
If you can shift your energy consumption off of on-peak hours, your bill will go down. It’s as simple as that. And depending on which plan you choose, those hours will occur at different times with different energy rates incentives in each time slot.
Anyone who is willing to make a few slight adjustments in their day-to-day energy usage can save a lot of money. With technology where it’s at today, for example if you own a smart thermostat or an EV charging app, it’s simple to just set up energy adjustments on your phone (turning your AC up a few degrees during evening on-peak hours then back down afterwards). Also, the grid and the planet benefit. You're contributing to a cleaner future, because you’re using more power during periods of the day that are usually supplied by a higher percentage of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
Energy charge breakdowns by hour specific to your plan can be found in the Learn More section of plan card or on EFL.
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.
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