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Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends
Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends offers free electricity on the weekends to help you save money.
If you’re reading this, you probably heard or saw an ad from Pulse Power promoting its latest plan and are wondering if this plan is right for your home.
We did a deep dive into the details and have some tips to help you make an informed energy decision for your household.
Is Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends right for me?
We caution our readers against “free-time” electricity plans because they usually cost more throughout the year than standard fixed-rate plans.
But with summer electricity prices on the rise, Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends might save you some money if you can take advantage of the free time.
If you find yourself using more electricity on the weekends, this plan is designed to help you cut down on your electricity costs.
Important: Pulse Power includes the free weekend usage discount in the advertised rate for this plan. You will NOT see an additional discount on your electricity usage and MUST shift at least 40% of your usage to the weekends to get the advertised rate.
If you aren’t able to shift your usage to the weekends, Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends could end up costing you significantly more throughout the year.
Free electricity could be a game changer for you, but you need to shop with your home’s actual electricity usage to make sure you pick the right plan for your home.
Before buying into the advertising hype, input your electricity usage right here on ComparePower and we’ll show you a detailed pricing breakdown for every plan.
Compare Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends pricing with fixed-rate plans so you know which plan will help you to save the most on electricity throughout the year.
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What is Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends?
Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends is also known as a “time-of-use” plan. With time-of-use plans, you get a discount, or even free electricity, during certain times of the day or year.
These discounts can stack up to actual savings, but only if you can shift your usage to the times when you are getting a discount.
With Free Energy Weekends, Pulse Power offers free electricity during the weekends. You can use as much electricity as you want, without worrying about a high electric bill at the end of the month.
Do some laundry, cook dinner, and binge watch shows all you want after 8 pm on Friday.
How does Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends work?
Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends is a time-of-use plan, meaning you get discounted electricity during certain times throughout the year.
It was created to give you free electricity on the weekends to keep your electricity bills in control throughout the year.
From 8 pm on Friday until Monday at 5:59 am, Pulse Power discounts your electricity.
Important: This discount only applies to the energy charge on your bill.
The other part of your bill, including Transmission and Distribution (TDU) delivery charges, are not discounted with the plan.
How much does Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends cost?
At the time of writing, Pulse Power advertised Free Energy Weekends 36 at 15.7 cents per kWh at 1000 kWh monthly usage in the Oncor service area, which includes the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The 24- and 12-month contracts for Free Energy Weekends are more expensive at 17.4 and 20.9 cents per kWh at 1000 kWh monthly usage.
Important: Pulse Power includes the discounts in the advertised rate for the Oncor area. You will NOT see an additional discount on your electricity usage.
No one uses 1000 kWh every month, and your usage will vary, which will affect the rate that you pay.
If you are considering signing up for Pulse Power Weekends Free, make sure you shop with your home’s actual usage to see if you will benefit from the discount.
Are you similar to the average Texan? According to eia.gov, the average Texan paid 12.8 cents per kWh for electricity in 2021.
With average usage of 1,132 kWh per month, the average Texas electricity bill would be right around $144.90 each month.
With the weather in Texas swinging each season, your usage and electricity bill can change as quickly as the weather.
Remember that these average numbers are taken from statewide data and that your usage could be drastically different based on the size and age of your home, your appliances, and your electricity usage habits.
Compared to the Texas average from last year, Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends 36 is more expensive at 15.7 cents per kWh at 1000 kWh usage.
At 1,132 kWh usage, you would be looking at an electricity bill for approximately $177.19 on the Truly Free Weekends plan.
That’s 22% more than the average Texan paid on electricity bills last year.
Granted, that $177.19 bill assumes that you shift at least 40% of your monthly electricity usage to the weekends.
Your electricity bill could be significantly more expensive than the Texas average if you signed up for Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends, especially if your usage doesn’t match the free time discounts.
Alongside your energy charge, you’ll find a TDU delivery charge on your bill.
The TDU charge depends on which company services the area that you live in. The TDU charge for the Oncor area, covering the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, is currently 3.89 cents per kWh. Oncor also collects a base charge of $3.42 each month.
Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends also has an early termination fee of $125 if you must end the plan before your contract expires.
Before signing up, make sure you shop with your home’s unique usage profile to avoid high bills and the need to end your contract early.
Digging into the Terms of Service, Pulse Power lists additional fees for late payments, disconnections, reconnections, out of cycle meter reads, meter tests, returned checks, and insufficient funds available for paying your bills.
If you are concerned about any of these fees, you might consider a different electricity plan.
Are you getting free electricity?
You might wonder if there is any catch for getting free electricity at night with Pulse Power Free Energy Weekends.
While Pulse Power does discount your energy charge to zero during the weekends, unfortunately, you won’t be getting electricity for free.
TDU charges from Oncor are currently 3.89 cents per kWh, so you’ll see a charge for electricity on your bill. Oncor also charges $3.42 each month regardless of the electricity you use.
Regardless of Pulse Power’s discount, your TDU will charge you for electricity.