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 traditional analog meter, please be advised that it can take 24-48 hours for your power to be reconnected, depending upon the workload of the TDSP technicians. If you have a digital Smart Meter, it can take only a few hours for your power to be reconnected, but it still does depend upon the workload of the TDSP technicians. If there are complications such as lack of signal to your meter, it could take 24-48 hours to reconnect power.

You can call the TDSP for your area to obtain an estimated time frame in which your power will be reconnected. This information can be found on your Direct Energy bill and is provided below by area.

Houston and Surrounding Area

Dallas/Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas

South Texas

West Texas

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