Disconnections, Reconnections, and Outages Frequently Asked Questions for Texas, Disconnections, Reconnections, and Outages

Disconnections, Reconnections, and Outages FAQs

  • Why do I have a power outage in my area?

    You could have a power outage in your area due to complications and fluctuations in the energy grid for your area. Such issues can be the result of inclement weather or higher-than-normal usage from increased heat or cold. You...

  • How can I have my power reconnected?

    If you are disconnected because of a past-due balance, you can have your power reconnected by paying your past-due balance in full. You can also call Direct Energy Customer Service at 1-855-461-1926 to request a Payment Arrangement...

  • I just paid my bill. When will my power be reconnected?

    As soon as your payment is received and/or reported to Direct Energy, we send the Reconnection order to the Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP, also known as your utility company) for your area. If you have a...

  • Why is my power disconnected?

    Your power could be disconnected for two principal reasons: You have a past-due balance with Direct Energy that has not been paid, and since it is now greater than 10 days past your bill due date, a Disconnection Order has been...

  • My electricity was turned off. How can I get it reconnected?

    If you have been disconnected due to non-payment of your electric bill, please contact our Customer Care center. Service will be reconnected once you have paid your outstanding balance in full. For payments received between...

  • How do I report a power outage or natural gas leak?

    To report a power outage in Texas, please contact your local utility company. Electricity Utility CenterPoint - 1-800-332-7143 Oncor - 1-888-313-4747 TNMP - 1-888-866-7456 AEP Texas - 1-866-223-8508

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