Electricity and natural gas plans in Maryland

Looking for a new energy plan, but not sure where to start? We can help. Direct Energy is a Maryland retail electricity and natural gas supplier focused on guiding customers like you toward the right plan for your needs. Enter your ZIP code to see available offers in your area.  

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Maryland’s got the power

From the bustle of Baltimore to the tranquil bayside charm of Annapolis and everywhere in between, we’re proud to power the Old Line State with simple, straightforward energy service. Ready to find your plan? Trust us to make shopping for electricity and natural gas a breeze. Enter your ZIP code above to get started.



Find simple, straightforward electricity and natural gas plans in Baltimore.

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Exclusive Vivint savings 


Protect your whole home and your peace of mind with smart home security and automation solutions from Vivint. Eligible Direct Energy customers can enjoy exclusive savings on a new Vivint system. 

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Home protection plans 


Sooner or later, we all deal with common household repairs. From plumbing to appliances, we make it easy to prepare for the unexpected with home protection plans from NRG Protects. Looking for protection in some areas, but not others? À la carte plan options mean you only pay for the coverage you need.

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Give $50. Get $50. Repeat. 

For every friend you refer who becomes a Direct Energy customer, you’ll both get a Direct Energy $50 Visa® Prepaid Card. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and earn! 

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Better control over your usage 


Our simple online tools will help you monitor how much energy you use. With better insight into your usage, you can make smarter choices about managing it efficiently.

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Why Direct Energy?

With Direct Energy, you’ll get a straightforward approach to energy and home services. Through every step of your journey, we’re here with energy choices that put you in control.

Something for everyone

Choose from a variety of energy plans to find one that fits your needs. Not sure what you’re looking for? We’ll point you in the right direction.

Simple and direct

Count on us for straightforward energy plans and transparent pricing to make your energy experience a simple one.

A helping hand

We’re here for you during enrollment and throughout every step of your energy journey. Chat with us online or by phone to get the support you need.

Energy and beyond

Energy is just the beginning. Discover protection plans that cover common home repairs. Plus, get deals on home security and automation.

The big deal about energy choice 

In Maryland, you get to choose which company supplies your electricity and natural gas. And that has its perks! Let’s explore more on energy choice.

Energy deregulation explained

In the old days, Maryland customers had little or no say in who powered their homes. People relied on a single utility company for electricity or natural gas. Then, energy deregulation, or energy choice, changed the game.

It puts the power in your hands by giving you the ability to choose your electricity and natural gas providers. Now, you aren’t stuck with limited options. You have the freedom to shop for the plans and rates that best fit your needs.

Energy choice has powerful benefits

Thanks to energy choice, retail energy companies (like us) compete for your business. A little healthy competition means you get to enjoy some great benefits! 

  • More plan options
  • Opportunity to shop for competitive rates
  • Extra products and services
  • A personalized energy experience

Here’s how energy choice works in Maryland

1. Producers

They generate electricity and natural gas and sell it to suppliers.

2. Suppliers

Suppliers like Direct Energy purchase energy to meet your needs and give you options your utility doesn't.

3. You

You get to choose your energy supplier and a plan that makes the most sense for you. 

4. Delivery

Your local utility company continues to deliver energy to your home and handle your bill. Direct Energy will be listed on your bill as your supplier.

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Meet your Maryland utility companies

After switching to Direct Energy, your local utility company still manages the flow of energy to your home and handles billing. Here are the major players in Maryland:

What kind of energy plan is right for you? 

When you’re shopping for electricity and natural gas plans in Maryland, energy choice means you’ll have lots of options to choose from. We have a little something for everyone, so it’s easy to find what you need. Here are a few plan types you might encounter:

Fixed-rate plans


With a fixed-rate plan, you’ll pay the same rate every month for the duration of your contract, even if prices increase. That means more predictable monthly bills, no surprise rate changes, and long-term price stability.

Renewable energy plans


Doing good for the planet can be as simple as choosing a renewable energy plan, where electricity is generated from renewable sources like wind and solar. If renewable energy plans are available in your area, you can use them to support renewable energy innovation, contributing to a cleaner and greener future for all.

Variable-rate plans


Craving more flexibility? With a variable-rate plan, the price you pay for electricity can go up or down from month to month. 

Plans with extras


Sometimes, you may come across an energy plan offering a little something extra. Be on the lookout for plans with special perks like an Amazon Prime membership — on us!

Maryland, your energy moves us

Welcome to the land of blue crabs, historic charm and Chesapeake Bay breezes — welcome to Maryland! Nestled along the mid-Atlantic coast, Maryland is bursting with personality and good energy. Grab your crab mallet and get ready to experience the magic of the Old Line State!

History and facts

  • Maryland is home to the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay. It stretches over 200 miles and is known for its rich biodiversity, tasty seafood and recreational activities. 
  • Maryland's official state crustacean is the blue crab, which is celebrated for its delicious flavor and cultural significance. The blue crab is a staple of Maryland cuisine, particularly in dishes like crab cakes and crab feasts. Yum!
  • The lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner," our national anthem, were written by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. Key was inspired by the sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry during the battle.

Bright business opportunities

  • Maryland is known for its thriving blue crab industry, with the Chesapeake Bay producing millions of pounds of blue crabs annually. You won’t get far in a coastal area without spotting a crab boil in someone’s yard!  
  • The Port of Baltimore is one of the busiest seaports in the United States, handling millions of tons of cargo annually. It’s a major hub for shipping, logistics and international trade, with connections to markets around the world. 
  • Maryland is making significant investments in renewable energy, including solar, wind and offshore wind power. The state has set ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of clean energy sources, driving growth in the renewable energy sector. 

Frequently asked questions

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It depends on your utility's timeframe to process requests to switch, but it usually takes up to 1-2 billing cycles.

We don’t charge enrollment fees. However, some utilities and suppliers may charge a switching fee when you sign up with a new supplier. Check with them for more information. 

Give us a call, email us or chat with us online through our website. We’re always happy to help. Check out our Contact Us page for detailed contact information. 

Direct Energy and your utility work together to provide services for your specific area. Direct Energy is a competitive electricity supplier. You can shop for your own energy plans with suppliers like us to find the right rate and plan for you.

Your local utility is responsible for delivering electricity to your home and reading your electricity meter. They are also responsible for sending your electricity bills. In some areas, your utility may also compete in the market, selling its own rates and plans to customers.  

In the event of a power outage, contact your local utility company. Their contact information is typically found on your electricity bill.

Yes! In select markets, customers can choose renewable energy plans that empower them to support environmentally friendly energy sources like wind or solar.

Opting for a renewable energy plan helps reduce carbon emissions and supports the development of sustainable energy sources, contributing to a cleaner and greener future.

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