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Frequently Asked Questions

When will my power and/or gas be turned on?

The time it takes to turn on your electricity and/or natural gas varies based on when your local utility can connect your home. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to shop and sign up with your new provider, and check your utility's timeline to make sure you can get your electricity and/or natural gas turned on when you need it.

Are there fees associated with signing up?

Some utilities may charge a switching fee when you sign up with a new provider. Make sure to check with your local utility for more information.

Why Choose Direct Energy

Refer a Friend

Save on your energy bill and help your friends do the same! When you refer your friends to Direct Energy, you'll both get a $50 VISA® prepaid card when they sign up with us.

Track Your Usage

Our electricity usage insights tool shows you how much electricity you're using each month so you can anticipate your high-usage months.

Free Power

Free yourself from worry about your electricity bill with free power. Our free nights plan helps you save money when you're home cooking, doing laundry or binge-watching.

Electricity and Natural Gas Plans

We offer a range of electricity and natural gas plans so you can find the perfect one for your home and lifestyle. Enter your zip code to see available plans in your area.

How do I sign up for a plan

How Do I Shop for Electricity and Natural Gas?

Learn more about how you can shop for electricity and natural gas to find the best plan for you. Explore common billing terms, how to read plan documents, how to sign up and more.

Refer Your Friends, Get Rewards

Get opportunities to earn even more rewards with our Refer-A-Friend program! When you refer your friends to Direct Energy using your unique customer referral code, you'll both get rewarded. For each friend you refer, you'll get a Direct Energy $50 Visa® Prepaid Card, and so will they! That's $50 more a month for you to spend on other things you love. It's a win for everyone.

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Manage Your Usage and Save

As a Direct Energy customer, you'll have access to our electricity usage insights tool that shows you how much electricity you're using each month so you can anticipate your high-usage periods.

Electricity Rates for Illinois

We have a variety of electricity rates and plans so you can find the best one for your home.

Select Your Utility To View

Plan Name Region Plan Term Rate
Live Brighter 10 Ameren 10 months 5.99 cents/kWh
Live Brighter 36 Ameren 36 months 7.29 cents/kWh
Go Green Lights 24 Ameren 24 months 7.39 cents/kWh
Live Brighter™ 18 Ameren 18 months 6.59 cents/kWh
Live Brighter™ 12 Ameren 12 months 6.59 cents/kWh
Plan Name Region Plan Term Rate
State Site Live Brighter 22 Commonwealth Edison 22 months 6.99 cents/kWh
Live Brighter 36 Commonwealth Edison 36 months 8.09 cents/kWh
Go Green Lights 24 Commonwealth Edison 24 months 8.49 cents/kWh
Peak Savings 12 Commonwealth Edison 12 months 15.39 cents/kWh
Free Power Nights 12 Commonwealth Edison 12 months 10.89 cents/kWh
Live Brighter™ 18 Commonwealth Edison 18 months 7.89 cents/kWh
Live Brighter™ 12 Commonwealth Edison 12 months 8.09 cents/kWh
Free Power Weekends 12 Commonwealth Edison 12 months 12.69 cents/kWh

Natural Gas Rates for Illinois

We have a variety of natural gas rates and plans so you can find the best one for your home.

Select Your Utility To View

Plan Name Region Plan Term Rate
State Site Live Brighter 9 Nicor Gas 9 months 0.309 dollars/THERM
Live Brighter™ 12 Nicor Gas 12 months 0.379 dollars/Per THM
Live Brighter™ 18 Nicor Gas 18 months 0.379 dollars/Per THM
Plan Name Region Plan Term Rate
Live Brighter™ 12 Peoples Gas 12 months 0.379 dollars/Per THM
Live Brighter™ 18 Peoples Gas 18 months 0.379 dollars/Per THM
Plan Name Region Plan Term Rate
Live Brighter 12 North Shore Gas 12 months 0.379 dollars/THERM
Live Brighter 18 North Shore Gas 18 months 0.389 dollars/THERM

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