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Press Releases 2014

January

Technicians working overtime to meet demand of record cold. Business up 20 percent from last year
Promotions at Clockwork Home Services
Home Warranty of America named "Top-Rated Home Warranty Company"
Double digit growth for franchise brands
Direct Energy Awards Auberle $2,500 Grant
Direct Energy Completes Sale Of Three Texas Power Plants To Blackstone
Direct Energy Service employees take steps to help fight cancer

February

Direct Energy Helps Albertans Reduce Their Energy Bills with Nest Learning Thermostat
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for March 2014
Direct Energy's Meridian Smart Thermostat Innovation Helps Texans Save on Energy Costs
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Natural Gas Rates for March 2014

March

Direct Energy Advocates for Retail Market Improvements for Customers in Pennsylvania
Direct Energy and SolarCity Celebrate New Solar Array at North Brunswick BJ's Wholesale Club
Direct Energy and Trib Total Media Announce 2014 Adult and Junior Winners of Pittsburgh Volunteer Citizen of Year Awards
CenterPoint, Direct Energy Fund UH Research to Enhance Electric Damage Assessment Modeling, Boost Customer Service
Direct Energy Restructures Company to Lead in the Next Decade and Beyond
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for April 2014
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Natural Gas Rates for April 2014

April

Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award Returns to New York's Capital Region for Second Year
Direct Energy Launches Energy and Protection Plan Bundle in Pennsylvania
Founder of The Foundation for Hope Named Harrisburg Volunteer Citizen of the Year
First-Ever Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award Program Launches
Direct Energy Leads Retail Electricity Presence in Social Media
Water and energy saving tips you can do at home on Earth Day
Energy Saving Tips from Electricians on Earth Day
Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award Returns to Central Illinois for Second Year
Energy Saving Tips for your HVAC system on Earth Day
Direct Energy Launches Energy and Protection Plan Bundle in New York
Direct Energy Advocates for Retail Market Improvements for Customers in Connecticut
Unique partnership for home services company
The importance of plumbers on National Plumber's Day
Direct Energy EVP Receives National Award
Direct Energy Launches Direct to YOU 400 Campaign with up to $400 in Customer Incentives
Direct Energy Business Extends Relationship with Greater Cleveland Regional Transport Authority via Multi-Year Electricity Contract

May

Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Natural Gas Rates for May 2014
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for May 2014
New Websites Launch for Home Services Brands
Direct Energy Lauded for Innovative, Energy-Saving, Job-Creating Headquarters Move
May Is National Electrical Safety Month
Tips to breathe easier during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Direct Energy Announces New Agreement with Unifor Local 975
Plumbers urge conservation and quality during National Drinking Water week
Direct Energy Offers $200K in Grants for Nonprofits' Energy-Efficient Upgrades
Direct Energy Advocates for Retail Market Improvements for Customers in Massachusetts
Let Us DIRECT Your Move: "Moving Done Easy" Campaign Offers Personal Moving Services During Summer Months
PowerOptions Inks $325 Million Natural Gas Contract
Direct Energy Partners with Nest to Bring Energy Savings Offers to Customers in North America
Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award Returns to Syracuse for Second Year
Small Business Community Heroes Returns to Pittsburgh for Second Year
Peter and Virginia Budinski of Mundare Named 2014 Alberta Volunteer Citizens of the Year
Power up for Storm Season

June

Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Natural Gas Rates for June 2014
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for June 2014
Direct Energy Business Signs Partnership Agreement with BuildingIQ for HVAC Energy Monitoring and Analytics Solution
Direct Energy Business Enters Into Exclusive Partnership with Panoramic Power for Wireless Energy Monitoring and Analytics Solution
Founder of The Max Schewitz Foundation Named 2014 Chicago Volunteer Citizen of the Year
First-Ever Baltimore Small Business Community Heroes Launches
CPL Retail Energy Partners with Food Bank to Fight Childhood Hunger This Summer
Thermostat Control a Hot Button Issue in Ontario Homes
Dog Rescue Co-Founder Named 2014 Capital Region Volunteer Citizen of the Year
Now is the busiest time for the HVAC industry
Direct Energy's new partnership with Check brings mobile payments to the forefront for utility customers

July

Emergency A/C Help for Elderly, Las Vegas Woman
Anand and Doris Saha Win First-Ever Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award
Direct Energy Teams with Nest to Bring Energy Savings As Part Of Initial Customer Offers in Five States
Direct Energy Agrees to Sale of Its Ontario Home and Small Commercial Services Business to EnerCare
President and Founder of Literacy Nonprofit Named 2014 Central Illinois Volunteer of the Year
Veteran Named 2014 Pittsburgh Small Business Community Hero
Direct Energy Enters US Residential Solar Market through Acquisition of Astrum Solar

August

Direct Energy Donates Portable Air Conditioners to Seniors in Need
Direct Energy Partners with SmartThings to Bring Smart Home to Energy Customers
Direct Energy Brings Comfort & Control Plan with Nest Offer to More States
Top 5 Ways to Save with Your AC

September

American Natural Gas and Direct Energy Join Forces to Expand Fleet Compressed Natural Gas Station Development
Weekends to Get Even Better With Free Power Saturdays or Sundays
Direct Energy Business Offers Retail Natural Gas Services for Small Business Customers in Pacific Gas & Electric Territory

October

Direct Energy to Donate $25,000 or More to Susan G. Komen® through New Customer Enrollments
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Natural Gas Rates for November 2014
Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for November 2014
Good Time For a Change

November

CPL Retail Energy Donates to Two Charities After CC Hooks Staff Charity Softball Game
Direct Energy Now Offering Customer Discounts for Lower Use During High Peak Energy Events

December

Free Smart Thermostats for Eligible First Choice Power Customers
Free Smart Thermostats for Eligible WTU Retail Energy Customers
Free Smart Thermostats for Eligible CPL Retail Energy Customers

Press Releases

Media Contacts

Corporate/Canada
Micah Hirschfield
Director, External Relations
1-713-877-3805
Micah.Hirschfield@directenergy.com

Direct Energy Residential, Texas
Jessica Michan
Manager, External Relations
1-713-904-7488
Jessica.Michan@directenergy.com

Direct Energy Residential, Northeast and Midwest
Julie Hendry
External Relations Specialist
1-412-667-6133
Julie.hendry@directenergy.com

Direct Energy Home Services-United States
Monica Yadav
Manager, External Relations
1-941-893-6905
myadav@clockworkhomeservices.com

Direct Energy Business
Andrea Romo
External Relations Specialist
1-412-667-5207
Andrea.Romo@directenergy.com