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 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on a business day, Direct Energy will send a reconnect order to the local Transmission and Distribution Utility, who will reconnect service no later than the close of the next business day. The TDU must have access to the meter in order to reconnect service.

Note: A premium charge may be applied by the TDU to turn on your meter outside of normal business hours.

If your disconnection is not related to a non-payment issue, please contact your TDU.

In Houston and surrounding areas:
CenterPoint Energy
1-800-332-7143, toll free or 1-713-207-2222

In Dallas/Ft Worth and surrounding areas:
Oncor Electric Delivery
1-888-313-4747, toll free

In Brazoria County, West Texas and surrounding areas
Texas New Mexico Power
1-888-866-7456, toll free

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