Protect yourself from price spikes and pay a stable energy rate each month.
In for the long haul? Protect yourself from price spikes for 2 years and take your plan with you if you move within the same service area.
Contribute to renewable energy initiatives.
Renewable energy plans help fund the production of more green energy for the power grid.
Manage 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.
Refer Your Friends
Refer your friends and get rewarded! Each time you refer a friend to Direct Energy, you'll both get a $50 Direct Energy Visa® Prepaid Card when they sign up. Easily share your referral code through email or social media right from your online account.
A Rate Plan Summary provides a summary of the plan details. This document gives you the rate, fees associated with the plan and any other important plan elements that you should know about before you decide to enroll.
The rate you see on the Rate Plan Summary does not include charges from your local utility that cover the cost of delivering power to your home.
The Terms of Service outlines the full terms of a contract agreement with Direct Energy. It gives more detailed information on billing, payment, plan options and other considerations. The terms of service document is the same for all plans of the same rate type with Direct Energy. In other words, you'll see one document for all fixed-rate plans and another for all variable-rate plans.
For Illinois residents, the Uniform Disclosure statement provides an additional snapshot of plan details. Along with information you'll find in the plan summary, this statement tells you about your right to cancel and what happens when your current plan expires.
Renewable energy sources and other energy sources feed into the same power grid, so there's no way to choose the exact source of the energy delivered to your home. However, electricity suppliers like Direct Energy can contribute to renewable energy initiatives by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). RECs represent proof that one megawatt-hour (MWh) - or 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) - of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy source. Both state governments and the federal government regulate these sources. When you enroll with our green plan, you're contributing to the funding of renewable energy initiatives for the entire power grid!
The rate outlines your electricity price per kilowatt-hour, which stays the same for the length of your plan contract. The rate does not include charges from your local utility that may be added to cover delivering electricity to your home.
When you sign up for an electricity plan, your start date depends on when your local utility reads your meter. Your service will usually start on the next meter read date after your enrollment is finalized. Different utilities have different meter reading schedules, so check with your utility for details.
This plan is a fixed-rate plan. Fixed-rate plans offer a stable energy price that will stay the same for the term length of your plan, protecting you from possible price spikes.
If you haven't already, you'll first need to create an account with your local utility. Unless you're moving, you should already have an account.
Have your utility account information on hand when you're ready to enroll. We'll ask you for this information so that your utility can connect you to service with us.
You can sign up by clicking the "Select Plan" button above. If you are moving to a new address, just fill out your service address information for your new home. If you are switching suppliers, we will notify your current supplier of your switch.
*Offer valid for new residential customers in Illinois only. Green energy plans are supported 100% by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) that are purchased and retired in an amount sufficient to match your annual consumption. RECs are a tradeable, non-tangible energy commodity in the United States that represents proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource like biomass, hydro, solar or wind. Please see your Terms of Service for more information.