Texas has more wind power than any other state, and The New York Times says it accounts for roughly 10 percent of the state’s electricity generation. The abundance of energy means utility companies can offer a portion of electricity for free.
One example is utility company TXU Energy, which offers a program that provides users free energy from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The program is coupled with slightly higher daytime rates. TXU Energy isn’t alone in the effort to have customers turn down the dials when wholesale prices are highest.
“TXU’s free overnight plan, is one of dozens that have been offered by more than 50 retail electricity companies in Texas over the last three years,” The New York Times reports.