What is the Cheapest Gexa Energy Electricity Plan?

There are four different Gexa Energy plans that each make sense for different home sizes.

Best Gexa Energy plan for a small home – Gexa Saver Deluxe 12

The Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 plan is the best deal for homes that use around 1000 kWh of electricity per month.  The average electricity rate for this plan is 8.2¢ per kWh.  This plan is cheapest at exactly the 1000 kWh level.

Cheapest Gexa Energy Plan for small homes

Note: All rates discussed in this review are current as of the time of writing.  They apply to the Centerpoint delivery area which includes Houston and surrounding areas.  Texas electricity rates change daily.  To see today’s rates for Gexa and other electric companies near you enter your zip code above.

The Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 plan is a “bill credit” plan.  Bill credit plans offer credits on your energy bill of various amounts depending on how much power you use.  This allows electricity providers to target plans to specific sized customers.   In the case of the Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 plan, there is a credit of $100 that applies once you surpass 1000 kWh of electricity for a billing cycle.

Electricity Facts Label for Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 Plan
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It is important to note that the credit disappears at the 2000 kWh level.  This makes the plan the best Gexa plan for those who use slightly over 1000 kWh.  But it isn’t ideal for larger homes. The plan comes with an energy charge of 13.17¢ per kWh plus a TDU Delivery Charge of 4.6397¢.  Added together that comes to 17.8¢.

The $100 bill credit is what allows the average rate to drop to 8.2¢ at exactly 1000 kWh.  As soon has your usage hits 2000 kWh the bill credit disappears causing your average rate to jump.  That means this plan isn’t the best one Gexa offers for larger homes.

Best Gexa Energy Plan for larger homes – Gexa Superb Saver 12

The best Gexa plan for larger homes is a similar plan with different threshold levels for the bill credits.  It is designed to benefit those who use more than 1500 kWh per billing cycle but less than 2500 kWh.

The Gexa Superb Saver 12 plan has the following structure. (Check our electricity rate listings for up to date pricing.)

  • $50 bill credit for usage levels between 1500 kWh and 1999 kWh

  • $100 bill credit for usage levels between 2000 kWh and 2500 kWh

  • No bill credit below 1500 kWh or above 2000 kWh

  • The energy charge is 9.05¢ (plus the standard TDU delivery charge of 4.6397¢)

  • There is a fixed monthly fee of $35 per month (plus the standard fixed TDU delivery charge of $4.39)

Electricity Facts Label for Gexa Superb Saver 12 Plan

As you can see, this plan is more complicated than the first plan.  There are a lot of components to the pricing but the end result is an average electricity rate of 10.7¢ at 2000 kWh.  This makes the Gexa Superb Saver 12 the lowest rate Gexa plan for larger homes as long as they don’t use more than 2500 kWh.

Best Gexa Energy Plan for 3000 kWh and above – Gexa Energy Saver 36 with Free Emerson Sensi Touch smart thermostats

The Gexa Energy Saver 36 plan is an option for customers who live in larger homes who use a lot of electricity.  Gexa doesn’t publish average electricity rates for 3000 kWh but a little math tells us that the this plan is Gexa’s best deal for people who use 3000 kWh and above.

Electricity Facts Label for Gexa Energy Saver 36 Plan

This plan doesn’t come with any usage credits.   This means there are no pricing cliffs or sudden price spikes depending on where your usage falls in a given month. The plan has the lowest energy charge of all the Gexa plans.  Currently it is 8.86¢ per kWh (plus TDU charges).  The result is a plan whose pricing remains consistent.

Customers who enroll in this 36 month plan receive up to 2 smart thermostats with installation included.  This is a $550 value according to Gexa.  Smart thermostats provide the added benefit of making your homes energy usage more efficient.  This results in lower overall utility bills.

Best Gexa Energy Plan for an apartment – Gexa Saver Value 12

The Gexa Saver Value 12 plan is the ideal Gexa plan for people who live in apartments or people who use between 500 kWh and 1000 kWh.  The energy charge is high compared to some of the other Gexa plans.  But the bill credits are targeted to benefit those who use electricity.  There is a $35 credit between 500-1000kWh and a $50 credit between 1000-1500 kWh.

Electricity Facts Label for Gexa Saver Value 12 Plan

Gexa 3-Day Weekend Plan, What You Need to Know

It seems that most Texas electric companies are now offering time-of-use plans that offer different electricity rates depending on when you use your electricity.  The concept was first popularized in Texas by TXU Energy with their Free Nights plan. TXU has since offered several variations on the theme, including their most recent TXU Free Pass plan which offers free electricity on the 7 days each month when your power usage is greatest.  Gexa Energy is now advertising their own version of a free electricity plan with the Gexa Energy 3 Day Weekend Plan.  So how does this plan compare to the competition?

How does the Gexa 3-Day Weekend plan work?

Compared to other similar plans, the Free 3-Day Weekends plan is simple.  All of your electricity usage for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of every week is free.  This means that there is no energy charge from Gexa or pass through fees from your distribution utility (Oncor in Dallas or Centerpoint in Houston) for weekend usage.  Technically, the free period runs from 12:00 a.m. Friday to 12:00 a.m. Sunday

What is the electricity rate on the Gexa 3 Day Weekend plan?

As with any such plan, the electricity rate for the non-free portion of the plan must be high enough to still make the plan profitable for the electric company.  Otherwise, they wouldn’t sell the plan.  If you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington or anywhere in the Oncor delivery area, you will be paying an energy charge of 16.6¢ per kWh on Monday – Thursday.  In addition to this, you will pay pass-through charges from the utility company that delivers the power in your area (Oncor).  This will add another 3.135¢ per kWh, bringing your total electricity rate up to 19.7¢ per kWh during these periods.  You will also be charged a monthly fee of $9.95 from Gexa and $3.42 from Oncor.

Gexa advertises an average rate of 12.6¢ per kWh for 1,000kWh of electricity.  This assumes that 43% of your energy usage occurs Friday-Sunday.

Gexa 3-day weekend ETF

Note: The electricity rates mentioned above are for the Dallas/Fort Worth Area as of 4/14/2019.  Enter your zip  code above to see all of the current rates for Gexa and other electric companies for your area.

Is the Gexa 3 Day Weekend Plan a good deal?

This very much depends on how you use your electricity and if you are willing to shift your activities to make the best use of the free electricity periods.  The 12.6¢ per kWh for 1,000kWh is more expensive than most other plans currently available from Gexa and other electricity providers.  If you are up for the challenge, however, you can try to cram as much of your electricity usage as possible into the weekend period.  You can do your laundry on the weekends but, with summer approaching in Texas, air conditioning will be the main driver of your electricity bill.  If you are mostly away from home during the week, you could set your thermostat higher when you are away from home.

How does the Gexa 3 Day Weekend Plan Compare to TXU’s Free Pass Plan?

The two plans are pretty similar.  The electricity rate during the non-free periods are almost identical.  However, the Gexa plan offers 12 to 13 free days of electricity per month compared to the 7 free days offered in the TXU Free Pass Plan.  Under the TXU plan, the free days are guaranteed to be your highest usage days.  But these are likely to be weekend days anyway.  The advertised average electricity rates at 1000 kWhs are cheaper for the Gexa 3 Day Weekend Plan than the TXU’s Free Pass 12 Plan.

What else do I need to know about the Gexa 3-Day Weekend Plan?

  • The plan comes with a 12 month contract
  • The cancelation fee for the plan is $150
  • Gexa offers a 60 day guarantee.  If you are not happy with the plan, Gexa will switch you to another one of their plans and waive the cancelation fee.

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