Sign up for Griddy to get the ultimate in energy savings. Griddy bypasses the middleman, connecting you directly to the lowest available energy prices. Because better data means bigger savings, the Griddy app delivers real-time consumption information and energy price alerts right to your smartphone.
* Sign up or access your data via the Griddy app
* Track the real-time price of energy up to the next 48 hours
* Manage your monthly, daily or hourly energy usage and spend
* Receive price alerts that let you know when the price of energy is really high or really low
* Easily update payment and account information
* Enjoy the ease of automatic payments with our pay-as-you-go plan – No more bills!
Happy moving season! And yes, there really is a season for everything. So to commemorate, you can now edit the expiration date and zip code associated with your credit card. So, if you are moving, you can change the zip code for your new residence right in the app and not have to worry about those automatic payments.
Fun Fact: Idaho has the most people moving to it (there must be something in those potatoes).
Ratings and Reviews
Good App, Good Prices, but misleading
Griddy has a good app but persists in presenting the energy component of its rates as if that is the total rate. So when you see "Real-Time Cost", "Current Cost" and "Projected Cost" on their opening page, the amount is energy only, without all of the other charges you pay. Typically, this means when the "Real-Time Cost" is reported as 2.1 cents, the actual price per kilowatt hour for a Houston consumer is about 6.1 cents. This is because the charges by the utility that transports electricity over the net to your house are fixed and collected on a per-hour basis.
Actually, Griddy's deal is probably the lowest cost alternative in the market, provided you are prepared to pay for a few minutes or hours of rates above $1.00 per kilowatt hour. In so doing, you will also get quite a few hours in which your costs are 4.5 cents per kWh, and even as low as 4 cents per kWh. If you review the Griddy app carefully you can track your usage and cost by the hour, but the data presented is energy-only, not total cost. It almost seems as if Griddy intentionally is obfuscating the true cost of its electricity. It really doesn't need to do this, because its prices are very good, but that's what they do.
Not sold on it
It started out great. I couldn’t believe the rates (Aug-Sep 2017). Then I started to see price surges reaching over $1.20/kw. Still telling myself I can accept the risk of price surges because their average monthly rate was really low. Starting Oct-2017, the average rate we pay is almost on par with fixed rate companies. I’ve noticed that the delivery charges were much higher than what I started out with. Of course there is no transparency on those charges. They only show you the hourly generation charges.
Long story short.... I don’t see this as a wow service because you end up paying on par or to be honest a tad lower than a fixed rate deal (which would be ok) but you assume the risk of price surges. The concept of managing your use around real-time pricing is not realistic because unless you have a completely smart home that you can control remotely, it’s very difficult. The app is ok but the concept was meant for you to get variable rates and cut out the middle man for $10/month. I’m here to say that I don’t see that being the case. You’re trading a fraction of what you pay the fixed rate providers for the risk of price surges.
Hope this helps...
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback! But for 2017, while the average rate Texans paid was around 11¢/kWh, our Griddy members were only paying around 8¢/kWh. So while price spikes do happen and can be inconvenient when they happen, in the long run, the wholesale price more than covers the difference. We also give you forecasted prices for the day so if you don't have any smart devices, you can still plan to run your high-usage devices at lower cost times.
Wholesale electricity with membership
Excellent program if it’s in your area, 9.95 monthly membership and then you pay wholesale cost which can be as low as 1.9 cents a kilowatt hour. Tells you hour by hour what you spent and what the upcoming price is. By avoiding using a lot of power from 1-5pm M-F...you definitely will save a lot. Dirt cheap overnight and weekends. Low on mornings and evenings. And they warn you if there is a short price hike so you can avoid running a lot of electricity then. Free enterprise at its best! 9.95 pays all their costs, then you get wholesale prices and distribution costs the same as the huge power companies. Unless you HAVE to use a TON of power from 1-5pm M-F....this will save you a ton of money.
So far, after a month, I’m saving 40 percent compared to my reliant bill.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.