Billing Information Frequently Asked Questions for Illinois, Billing Information

Billing Information FAQs

  • What is a kilowatt-hour or kWh?

    A kilowatt-hour is the unit of measurement for electricity usage. A kilowatt-hour is abbreviated on your bill as "kWh." The amount of electricity you used at your specific service address for a specific billing cycle is measured...

  • How do I change the name on my Direct Energy account?

    In most areas, you will need to contact your local utility company to change the name and contact information for your account. This is because Direct Energy does not send your bill to you each month.

  • How can I receive assistance paying my Direct Energy bill?

    If you need to set up a Payment Arrangement for a bill, you should contact your local Illinois utility company to make a plan to pay your balance. Electricity Utility Ameren - 1-800-755-5000 COMED - 1-800-334-7661 Natural...

  • Will my bill look different if I choose Direct Energy?

    In most areas, when you select Direct Energy as your supplier in Illinois, you will continue to receive one bill from your utility company each month. You can see the breakdown between Direct Energy's charge for electric generation...

  • What do I do if I notice an error on my bill?

    If you have any questions about your electricity or natural gas charges on the bill you receive from your local utility in Illinois, please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-855-461-1926. If you have questions about your total...

  • Where do I send my payment after I switch to Direct Energy?

    You will continue to send payment for your monthly utility bill to your local utility company in Illinois. Electricity Utility Ameren - 1-800-755-5000 COMED - 1-800-334-7661 Natural Gas Utility Nicor Gas - 1-888-642-6748 Peoples...

  • Who do I contact to change my payment due date?

    You should contact your local utility company in Illinois to request a change to your payment due date. Electricity Utility Ameren - 1-800-755-5000 COMED - 1-800-334-7661 Natural Gas Utility Nicor Gas - 1-888-642-6748 Peoples...

  • How would I be billed?

    Your local utility will continue to send you a bill. That bill will include the local utility's charges as well as Direct Energy charges. Your local utility will remit payment to Direct Energy for your gas supply charges.

  • How does a Payment Arrangement work with Direct Energy?

    In most areas, if you need to set up a Payment Arrangement, you should contact your local utility company to make a plan to pay for the balance on your monthly utility bill.

  • If I choose Direct Energy, how will I be billed?

    Your local utility in Illinois will continue to send you a bill each billing cycle. Your utility bill will change slightly as you will be able to see the local utility's charges as well as Direct Energy charges, including the...

  • What happens to my budget plan when I switch to Direct Energy?

    This is entirely dependent upon your local utility company in Illinois. For customers who are already enrolled in a budget billing program, your utility company should continue to provide you with a budget bill for the delivery...

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