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Things to consider when shopping for your perfect electricity plan:
Electricity rates will usually be listed as cost per-kilowatt-hour (kWh), the unit used to measure electricity consumption.
Your total costs could include your electricity charges (rate multiplied by usage) and operational fees associated with providing electricity to your home.
What benefits do your options provide? How does a particular electricity plan add value to your lifestyle?
We have a variety of electricity plans to help meet the needs of your home and family. Our fixed-rate plans allow you to lock in an electricity rate for a term length of your choosing and get protection from market price fluctuations.
Here are a few terms you'll see when shopping for an electricity plan:
In deregulated areas, customers are no longer required to sign up with their utility for electricity. Instead, they can shop offerings from available competitive electricity providers to find the best one for their household.
Your local utility is responsible for transmitting, connecting and disconnecting electricity to your home, and for reading and maintaining your home's electric meter. The utility also maintains the power lines and other equipment used to transmit electricity. In some deregulated areas, your utility may compete on the electricity market, selling its own electric plans to customers.
Retail or competitive providers vie to provide electricity to customers. In areas with deregulated electricity, customers can shop and compare electricity plans from various retail providers, like Direct Energy.
A kilowatt-hour is the unit used to measure electricity usage. It represents the consumption of one kilowatt, or 1,000 watts, for one hour.
The rate per kWh is the price you pay for each kWh you use. This price is set by your electricity provider.
The term length is the duration, usually in months, of your contract for an electricity plan.
Your electric meter is used to measure how much electricity you have used each billing cycle. Your local utility reads and maintains your electric meter. If you've chosen a retail or competitive provider to supply your home, the utility sends this information to your provider so you can be billed accurately for your usage.
With a fixed-rate plan, you'll be able to lock in an energy rate per kWh for a term length of your choosing. Fixed-rate plans protect you from market price fluctuations, but you will typically need to sign a contract and your rate may be higher than the market rate during seasons with low energy demand.
We offer a range of electricity plans. Find the perfect one that fits your lifestyle.
Fixed-rate plans give you protection from changes in energy market prices for the full length of your contract. Prices may go up, but your rate will stay the same.
With a variable-rate plan, you may be able to take advantage of seasonal drops in energy prices. The price you pay will change with the market price.
We offer electricity plans bundled with smart home devices like the Amazon Echo Dot so you can enjoy convenience and peace of mind in your home. Use our Alexa skill to manage your account and track your electricity usage.
Time-of-use plans offer free electricity at certain times of the day or week. We offer plans with free nights and free weekends so you can save money when you're home and using the most electricity.