An energy or generation charge is what Direct Energy charges you for your electricity usage based on the energy consumed in terms of kilowatt-hours (kWh) in a given billing cycle and the rate for that energy. This charge is calculated by multiplying the number of kWh consumed during a billing cycle by your rate for energy in terms of cents per kWh.
For example, if you used 1,000 kWh during a billing cycle, and you were signed up with a fixed-rate plan at 10.0 cents per kWh, your energy charge would be $100.00: 1,000 kWh * 10.0 cents per kWh = $100.00.
Please be advised that the number of kWh you use in a billing cycle is determined by the utility company for your area based upon them reading your meter, not Direct Energy.
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