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Ambit Energy is one of over 70 retail electric providers in Texas that offers residential and commercial electricity plans to consumers in the deregulated market. Ambit Energy (Dallas based) has a substantial presence in large cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, and many other communities across Texas. Ambit Energy plans offer fixed, variable, and green energy plans, with special savings for customers who enroll in paperless billing and autopay.

Ambit Energy plans in Dallas, Houston, west and south Texas

Within the service areas of utilities companies Oncor Electric Delivery, CenterPoint Eenrgy, AEP Texas, and Texas-New Mexico Power, Ambit Energy offers the same electricity plans and features, but with different rates for each utility company.

  • Lone Star Classic 12 & 24
  • Lone Star Plus 12 & 24
  • Lone Star Basics 12
  • Summer Break 12 & 24
  • Secure Savings 12 & 36
  • Free & Clear Nights 12
  • Lone Star Flex

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Ambit Energy : Electricity plans with fixed rates

A fixed rate is the ¢/kWh energy cost whose rated price does not change over term of the contract. Once the contract is finished, unless you renew it or terminate it, it will automatically switch to a variable rate.

Electricity customers looking for a fixed rate plan should choose a plan with a term of 12 months or longer. Electricity prices per kilowatt-hour change throughout the year, and you may actually lose money by not being able to take advantage of prices when they are low.

Ambit Energy : Lone Star plans in Texas (fixed rates)
Rate type Ambit Energy plan: Contract length (months) Features Base fee
and
Early termination fee
Fixed rate Lone Star
Classic
12 or 24 Paperless billing & autopay
discount of 0.2¢/kWh.
$9.95/month
$199 for both terms
Lone Star
Plus
12 or 24 Monthly usage over 1351 kWh
reduces add'l Energy Charge by
≈3¢ - 5¢/kWh;
Monthly usage over 2000 kWh then
increases the add'l Energy Charge by
≈7.5¢ - 13.1¢/kWh;
Paperless billing & autopay
discount of 0.2¢/kWh.
$9.95/month
$199 for both terms
Lone Star
Basics
12 only Monthly usage over 500 kWh
reduces add'l Energy Charge ≈50%;
Monthly usage over 1000 kWh then
increases the add'l Energy Charge ≈350%;
Paperless billing & autopay
discount of 0.2¢/kWh.
$0/month
$199

Tip on fixed rates Locking in a fixed rate for longer periods may keep more cash in your account, since electricity prices tend to increase over time.

Ambit Energy plans in Texas: Free & Clear Nights, Summer Break, and Secure Savings
Rate type Ambit Energy plan: Contract length (months) Features Base fee
and
Early termination fee
Fixed rate Summer Break 12 or 24 50% off the Ambit Energy charge
from June 1 - Sept 30;
Smart meter required.
$9.95/month
$199 for both terms
Ambit Secure Savings 12 or 36* Monthly usage over 1000 kWh
reduces all Energy Charge by ≈1.5¢/kWh;
Paperless billing & autopay
discount of 0.2¢/kWh.
$0
$199 or *$299
Free & Clear Nights 12 only zero Energy charge from 9pm to 5:59am
100% renewable energy used:
51% from Texas & up to 49% outside TX
$9.95/month
$199

Ambit Energy : Electricity plans with variable rates

A variable rate is a rate whose price (in ¢/kWh) changes from month to month. A variable rate is at the discretion of the provider, or the provider can give rules on the variability of their rate.

Like most electric providers, Ambit Energy offers a variable rate plan with no contract term or termination fee - so customers can leave the plan (or provider) at any time without charge.

Ambit Energy plans in Texas (variable rate)
Rate type Ambit Energy plan: Contract length (months) Features Base fee
and
Early termination fee
Variable rate Lone Star Flex month-to-month Free to cancel plan any time;
Plan price may change in subsequent
months at Ambit's discretion.
$4.95/month
$0

Base fee charges in Ambit Energy electricity plans

Base fee charges (a monthly fee) are often applied to plans, or may kick-in when consumption drops under a certain level (often considered a minimum usage fee charge). Nearly all plans with Ambit Energy use base fee charges regardless of kWh use per month, and most of the base fee charges in Ambit's plans is $9.95 per month.

All you need to know about an electricity plan Each retail electric provider (REP) in Texas gives the details on each plan they offer on the Electricity Facts Label (EFL).
Be sure to check out the EFL to understand how each plan's pricing works and if the usage pricing is right for your household!

Green energy in Ambit Energy electricity plans

Ambit offers a 100% green energy plan, which is partially sourced from Texas-based wind energy (up to 49% is out of state). Ambit Energy's standard plans include 6% renewable content, which is substantially less than the state average of 21%.

Promotions by Ambit Energy

Apart from the 0.2¢/kWh Energy charge reduction when enrolled in paperless billing and autopay, Ambit Energy also offers an interesting referral program called Free Energy. To qualify for credits and "...reduce your energy costs by 100%.", you need to refer 15 new customers to Ambit.

Texas Power Payback™ uses smart meters, conserve energy and potentially avoid rolling blackouts: Ambit energy sends out an alert by email or phone, customers reduce usage immediately in any way possible (adjusting thermostat, turn off appliances, etc), and Ambit will apply up to a $1.00 credit for every kWh saved during the designated time

Ambit Energy reviews

supplier-rating

In 2020, Ambit Energy made the "Top 10" list (#6) of highest formal complaints received against retail electric providers in Texas, according to the Public Utilities Commission of Texas. Some customers appreciate the referral program and savings on fixed rate plans, but other customers have been dissatisfied with the responsiveness of the billing and services.

The leading review websites are currently giving Ambit Energy:

Ambit Energy reviews
Site Overall rating Source
Yelp 1.5 / 5 (latest review in fall 2020) Yelp's Ambit Energy review
Consumer Affairs 1.8 / 5 (latest review in summer 2020) the Ambit Energy review on Consumer Affairs
TexasElectricityRatings.com 1.8 / 5 (latest review in summer 2020) TexasElectricityRatings.com's Ambit Energy review
Better Business Bureau 3.6 / 5 (latest review in fall 2020) BBB's Ambit Energy customer review rating

Contact Ambit Energy customer service

Need to contact Ambit Energy to start service or ask customer service a billing question? Here are some ways to contact customer service:

Ambit Energy customer service phone numbers in Texas
Contact: Phone number: Hours:
Bill payment 1-877-282-6248 24/7
Customer service 1-877-282-6248 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri
and
10am-5pm, Sat
New customers 1-877-302-6248 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri
and
10am-5pm, Sat

Alternatively, customers can send bill payments to the Ambit Energy mailing address:

Ambit Energy
P.O. Box 660462
Dallas, TX
75266-0462

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