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Chariot Energy

This provider is the first Texas company offering solar energy in all its plans. All Chariot Energy plans are 100 percent renewable.

Written By: Arthur Murray
Updated: June 28, 2020

About Chariot Energy

Chariot Energy is a relative newcomer to the Texas energy space – its parent company, 174 Power Global, was founded in 2017. However, Chariot has quickly proven its expertise as a 100 percent renewable company. It was the first retail electric provider (REP) in Texas to include solar power in all of its plans.

174 Power Global is one of the top solar power developers in the country, allowing Chariot customers to benefit from its many solar farms. Chariot Energy uses renewable energy credits to offset the usage of its customers without rooftop solar panels and offers buyback options for customers who already have home solar systems. Chariot Energy service areas include:

What’s the best Chariot Energy plan?

The right energy plan for you will always depend on your individual needs, but here are a few of the most popular Chariot Energy plans to get you started.

Blaze 12: This plan is Chariot’s most popular option for customers who do not have solar panels on their home, with a 12-month fixed rate powered by renewable energy credits (RECs).

Rise 12 Solar Energy Buyback: This fixed rate option is built for customers with rooftop solar panels. Enjoy 12 months of fixed rate electricity when you need it, and Chariot will buy any excess solar energy you produce.

Blaze 36: A long-term version of the popular Blaze plan, this three-year option allows customers to lock in green energy and price stability.

Is Chariot Energy a good company?

Atlas vets all the providers it works with to help our customers understand how they stack up. Here’s how Chariot did in our rating categories:

Chariot Energy rating: 4.0 stars

Chariot scored high for a good complaint record, according to the Public Utility Commission of Texas complaint scorecard. It has a satisfaction guarantee and stellar online accessibility, including bill pay, chat, and usage alerts. What held the company back was its lack of Better Business Bureau accreditation.

Which provider has the cheapest Texas energy plans?

That’s a trickier question than you might think. Just because the sticker price is low doesn’t mean your bill will be, depending on how much you use. For example, a plan may be listed at 6.7 cents per kilowatt hours (kWh) but will jump to 10.5 cents as soon as you use 1,001 kWh. Or a plan with a higher sticker price may offer bill credits that cancel out the higher rate.

That’s what Atlas is here for. We built our customer algorithm to take all this into account and measure plans under all different usage levels and circumstances. Texans use twice as much energy in August as they do in April – the Atlas algorithm knows how to factor that in. When we give you plan recommendations, we’re confident they’ll work for you throughout the year.

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Is Chariot Energy the right provider for you?

It could be! When you sign up with Atlas, we’ll ask you question to get a feel for your usage and needs. Then we’ll compare many companies, including Chariot, TXU Energy, Reliant Energy and others, to see what plan will fit you best. Long story short, the only way to know for sure is to enter your address above and let us get to work.