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Free Weekend Electricity
Get free electricity every weekend in Texas with Free Power Weekends 12.
1Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. Free power begins on Fridays at 6:00 PM and ends Sunday at 11:59 PM. To utilize all features of the Echo Dot, you will need an 'always on' Wi-Fi internet service. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. You cannot return your Echo Dot to avoid the early cancellation fee. Terms and Conditions apply. All Amazon trademarks and copyrights are property of Amazon.com or its affiliates. The Echo Dot is provided by Direct Energy, Amazon is not a sponsor of this energy plan offer.
2Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. To utilize all features of the Echo Dot, you will need an 'always on' Wi-Fi internet service. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. You cannot return your Echo Dot to avoid the early cancellation fee. Terms and Conditions apply. All Amazon trademarks and copyrights are property of Amazon.com or its affiliates. The Echo Dot is provided by Direct Energy, Amazon is not a sponsor of this energy plan offer.
3Flat bill rate applicable up to 2,000 kWh a month. See your terms of service for more information.
4Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. Free power begins on Fridays at 6:00 PM and ends Sunday at 11:59 PM. Terms and Conditions apply.
5Green energy plans are supported 100% by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that are purchased and retired in an amount sufficient to match your annual consumption. RECs are a tradeable, non-tangible energy commodity in the United States that represents proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource like biomass, hydro, solar or wind. Please see your Terms of Service for more information.
6Direct Energy will donate $50 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for each new customer who signs up for the Give Brighter plan between December 4, 2018 and December 31, 2019. The donation will be made by Direct Energy to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals who will distribute the donation to the consumer's local member hospital. Donations are not eligible for individual tax deductions by consumers.
7Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. Certain eligibility requirements, fees, taxes, terms and conditions apply. A base charge of $9.95 is included in the average price for this plan, as well as other recurring charges, excluding state and local sales taxes and Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax Reimbursement. This 12-month term fixed price will only vary if there are changes in TDU, regulatory fees or a law that requires new or modified costs outside of our control. If you cancel before end of term, there is a cancellation fee of $135. You may cancel without penalty if you move and provide a forwarding address at least 14 days prior to your move date. Please see the Electricity Facts Label for more information and other applicable fees for this plan. Most free hours electricity claim as of December 27, 2018 when compared to other retail electric providers offers listed on the powertochoose.org website. Subject to change.
Rated 1 out of
Plan isn't what i expected
I brought this plan in JUNE 2018 cause of the promotion free weekends with an echo dot. Never received the echo dot. Im a truck driver who's never at home during the day and keep my thermostat at 74 since im not home. I called and complained about my estimates and was told their simply estimates and to go to some website for actual usage which i didnt have the info needed to look at the site. It boggles my mind that im not at home and the usage fluctuates each week when their is no change. I turned certain rooms off from the breaker and my estimated usage was still the same. If i could leave this company i would!!
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of
This is energy done right!
We are relatively new Direct Energy customers, and I have to tell you that we absolutely could not be more pleased. This is by far the best utility company we've ever been with. I really mean that! We chose the Free Power Weekends 12 plan, which has been not only super convenient, but also efficient and affordable. Beyond affordable, actually. We no longer cringe when we receive our electric bill. The website has so many resources for account management, etc. And in our experience the customer service is helpful. They do genuinely care about customers.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 4 out of
I am really enjoying the free electricity on the weekend. I try to reserve laundry, dishes, and vacuuming for the weekends. I've had a good experience thus far! I do wish a free evenings option was available. As a nurse, I work a lot of weekends and the free electricity evenings would be more beneficial for my rotating work schedule. This is why I also looked into TXU, because they do offer free evenings but I found the kw/hr was a higher charge. Overall, I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of
Best Bang for Your Buck!
This is my first time having to choose an energy provider. I asked around to see what everybody had and the name that kept coming up was Direct Energy. I did my research and decided to go with the few power weekends and it has been the best decision yet! I am usually home on the weekend and I figured that I could get big task done during those free hours. It has saved us so much money and I’m glad I chose this one over the free nights. The charge per kWh is reasonable and also still beats the competititors that don’t even have free periods. If anyone asks me who I have, I am happy to say DIRECT ENERGY!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of
Most inexpensive, also honest
I've had this for 4 months. When I called about signing up, they spent an hour with me as I asked about every charge. They actually include oncor in their kw charge. I have we have 5 kids here and window units, and my bill is still low
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 4 out of
awesome so far
I've had this plan for about a month & a half. although it seemed like the right choice when I picked it, I was still very nervous about receiving my first full month's bill. I had nothing to worry about. The free weekends saved me about $75 & my bill was only $117! one bedroom, September Texas heat & someone who can't sleep unless its 60 degrees in the house at night. This plan is awesome so far & I'd definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of
Awesome free weekends!
I've been with direct energy for over 14 years and love it! The only think is i have to remind to renew my plan every year to lock in savings! Looking forward to another 14 years!
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of
best energy plan
I never has problem with the service I'm so happy with DIRECT ENERGY and free weekends
Date published: 2018-05-25
Questions & Answers
Do you guys charge an electricity connection fee per kilowatt?
Wonderful question! We don't really charge a connection fee in regards to setting up a new meter at a property. That kind of charge would come from your Transmission Distribution Utility, or TDU, if they have to install a new meter. If you enroll with us, there might be a deposit based on the results of the commodity-based soft credit check that is performed, but it's all dependent on the results! Please let us know if you have any other questions we can help with. Thanks! -Kate
Date published: 2018-09-13
Do you guys have it set up where you pay for free weekends by paying more for using power during the week?
Good Afternoon! Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your question. The price shown for the Free Weekend Plan 12 is an average rate based on a 2,000 kilowatt usage. The rate is the amount you would pay throughout the weekdays for service. For a further breakdown of the rate plan and fees included please click on the EFL link.
Feel free to reach out to our Live Chat team that is available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for further assistance. Enjoy your day!
Date published: 2018-08-01
During the weekends on the free weekends plan - is there a max usage for it to be free?