Base Power Battery Choosy Power
Base Power Battery Choosy Power

The reliable & affordable power company


The reliable & affordable power company

Protect your home for 1/10 the cost with a Base battery.

Save money on your bill with energy on autopilot.

Support the grid with 100% renewable energy.


Program Overview

Base Power, a licensed electricity provider in Texas, will operate as a Virtual Power Plant: when the grid is up and running, the Base battery will improve grid stability, and, when the grid goes down, Base will protect customers’ homes from power outages. By switching to Base and installing a Base battery, customers will gain access to reliable battery backup and competitive energy rates, without the high upfront costs of traditional home batteries or needing to install solar.

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Base Power Texas Choosy Power
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High Praise From Texas Energy Insiders

“It is very exciting to see companies like Base bring Texans an affordable alternative to backup generators, while adding dispatch-ability to the grid and compensating residential customers fairly for their ongoing reliability contributions,” said Becky Klein, former Chairperson of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. “This is a step in the right direction for the Texas power grid and consumers."


Recent Bloomberg article - "A New Kind of Power Company Will Put a Battery in Every Home"


"Base Power, run by Michael Dell’s son, is seeking to capitalize on the fragility of Texas’ electrical grid."

"Texas is an obvious place to start a power company. The state began deregulating its enery industry more than 25 years ago and has since emerged as a leader in wind and solar power, as well as in new economic models for selling electricity. At the same time, population growth, industrial expansion and climate change have recently pushed Texas’ grid to—and sometimes past—its limit. None of these trends are likely to ease up anytime soon. The stress on Texas’ grid will almost certainly worsen with every new electric car that hits the road, every artificial intelligence data center built and every manufacturing hub that gets constructed

These conditions have given rise to Base Power Inc., a company co-founded last year in Austin by Zach Dell, son of the personal computer billionaire Michael Dell. Base is a home electricity provider designed for a distressed grid. “We believe the existing power grid is broken,” says Dell, who’s also the company’s chief executive officer. “It’s outdated, severely undersized and poorly maintained. This unfortunately leads to unreliable power and volatile prices for customers.”"

- By Ashlee Vance
May 7, 2024 at 6:00 AM


"Texas is an obvious place to start a power company. The state began deregulating its enery industry more than 25 years ago and has since emerged as a leader in wind and solar power, as well as in new economic models for selling electricity. At the same time, population growth, industrial expansion and climate change have recently pushed Texas’ grid to—and sometimes past—its limit. None of these trends are likely to ease up anytime soon. The stress on Texas’ grid will almost certainly worsen with every new electric car that hits the road, every artificial intelligence data center built and every manufacturing hub that gets constructed

These conditions have given rise to Base Power Inc., a company co-founded last year in Austin by Zach Dell, son of the personal computer billionaire Michael Dell. Base is a home electricity provider designed for a distressed grid. “We believe the existing power grid is broken,” says Dell, who’s also the company’s chief executive officer. “It’s outdated, severely undersized and poorly maintained. This unfortunately leads to unreliable power and volatile prices for customers.”"

- By Ashlee Vance
May 7, 2024 at 6:00 AM


Only Pay For the Install

The Base Power energy plans include a free battery and a discounted install cost of $2000, that's a one time fee. There are no additional monthly charges, no financing, it's yours to use when you need it!

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Base Power Energy Plans

First year pricing is $0.14/kWh, which is 10% below market rate. On an ongoing basis, your renewal rate will follow similar logic and is guaranteed to not exceed market rate.

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Base Power Energy Plans Choosy Power
Base Power Energy Plans Choosy Power
Base Power Energy Plans Choosy Power
Base Power Energy Plans Choosy Power

Your rate is multiplied by your average consumption in a given year. On renewal, we'll look at the last year total consumption and price accordingly. The battery consumption is not included on your bill. You only pay for the energy that you use.


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