Billing Information Frequently Asked Questions for Pennsylvania, 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 by the utility company for your area as the number of kWh...

  • 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...

  • 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 Pennsylvania utility company to make a plan to pay your balance.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

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

    In most areas, when you select Direct Energy as your supplier in Pennsylvania, 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 or gas supply and your utility charges for distribution service, any other services it provides, and taxes. If you are not signed up with a licensed electric or natural gas supplier, your utility bill will not separate the supply and transmission charges.

    Please be advised that not all utility companies use the same terminology. For example depending upon where you live, "supply" = "generation" and "delivery" = "distribution." For clarification on the terminology you see upon your monthly utility bill, please contact your local utility company.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

  • 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 Pennsylvania, please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-855-461-1926. If you have questions about your total bill, please contact your local utility company.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

  • 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 Pennsylvania.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

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

    You should contact your local utility company in Pennsylvania to request a change to your payment due date.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Your local utility in Pennsylvania 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 breakdown between the supply (our charges) and the distribution and delivery portion (the utility's charges). Also, you will continue to pay your local utility company each month, and the utility will then remit payment to Direct Energy for your electric generation and/or natural gas supply charges.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

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

    This is entirely dependent upon your local utility company in Pennsylvania. 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 portion of your bill. Your bill will be adjusted to reflect utility charges only.

    If you would like to participate in budget billing for your electric generation or natural gas supply service charges, you will need to contact your utility company for assistance and information.

    Electricity Utility

    • Duquesne Light - 1-412-393-7000
    • Duquesne Light (Toll Free) - 1-888-393-7000
    • Med-Ed - 1-888-544-4877
    • PECO - 1-800-841-4141
    • Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) - 1-800-342-5775
    • West Penn Power - 1-888-544-4877
    • Pike - 1-877-434-4100

    em>Natural Gas Utility

    • Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - 1-888-460-4332
    • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722
    • UGI Gas Service - 1-800-276-2722

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