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Everyday Innovation for Your Home & Business

Energy is invisible, but we're changing the way you see it. Direct Energy stays ahead of the curve by integrating smart products to anticipate the needs of our residential and business customers.

Everyone wants to use less energy and save costs. Direct Energy provides the tools and technology that can help you become a smart energy consumer. It's not complicated technology, confusing to use, or overwhelming to keep up with. It's every day innovation for your home that is accessible to you, to help you #LiveBrighter.

The Innovation to Inspiration Mobile Exhibit

Since fall 2014, Direct Energy has taken our technology and tools on the road in a one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit that gives visitors a taste of a connected living experience. Once inside the exhibit, you can view innovative devices and appliances from our partners. It's easy to see what products are available through Direct Energy, what they do, and how they might fit into your home or business.

You can also find simple ways to manage your energy usage in engaging ways. From smart thermostats to smoke detectors and even the future of light bulbs, the Innovation to Inspiration mobile exhibit shares the most forward-thinking home products that you can manage from your smartphone. They're all part of the Direct Energy family and can be a part of your life.

Innovation to Inspiration Mobile Exhibit

More Ways to Use Less: For Your Home

What you'll find on the Innovation to Inspiration Tour to build a connected home.

  • Direct Your Energy: Getting your energy bill each month should be an engaging experience relevant to your life, not a boring collection of incomprehensible numbers and fees. We're doing just that — Direct Your Energy is a new online experience for customers to view full details of their energy usage and understand it through easy-to-read insights.

  • Direct Your Plan: Build an electricity plan tailor-made for your lifestyle, with the products and perks best for your Texas home.

  • Nest Learning Thermostat™ Automatically adjusts temperature settings based on learning customers' energy use patterns, and eliminates programming hassles by creating a personalized temperature schedule.

  • Nest Smoke + CO Detector: Nest Protect™, uses a human voice to tell you if smoke or carbon monoxide are in your home. Monitor your Nest Protect through the Nest smart phone app for full control over the things you can't see or smell in your home.

  • Direct Energy Smart Water Heater: Direct Energy partner Sequentric provides a patent smart grid water heater designed to use less energy than ever before. The system provides grid-interactive services via variable-capacity water heating, allowing grid operators to manage demand response, load leveling, energy storage, and real time frequency response while still supplying the electricity needed for homeowners to receive uninterrupted hot water.

  • Direct Energy Solar:The largest full-service, residential solar providers in the Eastern United States.

  • SengLEDThese smart LED bulbs can last up to 22 years based on an average daily use of 3 hours.

Direct Energy Home Services

Get Reliable Home Services

Our plumbers, electricians and heating and cooling technicians are available 24 hours a day for expert repair, maintenance and installation services. Equipment breakdowns can be stressful and expensive, but our home protection plans help you avoid unplanned repair costs and give you peace of mind. We're there for you when you need us.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®

Your heating and cooling equipment is vital to your comfort, and you can rely on our professionals for expert service. We'll install, repair and maintain your HVAC system, keeping it in peak condition.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®

Let us take care of your plumbing system, from minor clogs and leaks to installation of a whole new bathroom. Whatever the trouble, our technicians will be there to bail you out.

Mister Sparky®

Home electrical work is not for amateurs. That's why you need the best when it comes to your circuit breakers, wiring, lights and outlets. Let our experts handle your home's electrical system, and rest easy knowing the work is done right, with safety, skill and professionalism.

The Power of Technology: For Your Business

You've got the business smarts. Here's what you can explore on the Innovation to Inspiration mobile exhibit to make your business' energy consumption smart as well.

ELECTRICITY

  • PriceLock - PriceLock allows you to lock in the energy supply portion of your overall electricity costs, as well as other supply-related costs such as Ancillaries, Capacity and Losses.
  • PriceFloat - Ride the market and benefit from lower prices when the market dips. A rate per kilowatt hour follows the electricity market for the length of your contract.
  • PriceChoice - Respond to the changing electricity market by using a blend of fixed and variable rates per kilowatt hour during the length of your contract.

NATURAL GASthe power of technology for your business

  • PriceLock - With PriceLock, your natural gas supply price is locked in a fixed rate for the length of your contract, protecting your budget from fluctuations in the market.
  • PriceFloat - With this product your natural gas supply rate will float on market rates, allowing you to pursue competitive pricing and lock in when prices are at your desired levels.
  • PriceChoice - Respond to a changing natural gas market with a blend of fixed and variable rates per dekatherm during the length of your contract. Products include GasPortfolio, PRiME, NYMEX Plus, Price Protection and Trigger Services.

DATA AND ANALYTICS

  • Panoramic Power™ - Easily monitor energy usage in your building with small, wireless sensors from Panoramic Power. Improve operational efficiency, identify usage and savings opportunities and avoid potential equipment failure in advance with device-level monitoring.
  • PowerBuy® - PowerBuy® lets you compete for the best price for your energy supply by bidding for blocks of power on the wholesale market. Unlike other online auction platforms, this program gives you the ability to execute your event whenever market conditions align with your strategy, allowing you to leverage the events to your advantage and save money by offering direct prices from wholesale suppliers.
  • InvoiceASSURE - InvoiceASSURE streamlines the invoice auditing and management process for all of your company's utility bills. Easily aggregate all of your utility data for timely reports and devise effective strategies for controlling your utility costs.

DEMAND RESPONSE

Direct Energy Business energy professionals will help you find simple, non-disruptive ways to curtail your energy consumption and deliver state-of-the-art monitoring technology that provides usage insights at the equipment level. We can facilitate Demand Response in many of the markets we serve and often.

ADVISORY SERVICES

  • PowerPortfolio® - PowerPortfolio® is a customized, wholesale electricity procurement product that combines fixed and variable pricing strategies, as well as personal consultation. A dedicated energy analyst will work with you to craft a customized energy strategy and execute against that plan.
  • Load Following Block & Index - The Load Following Block & Index product offers a unique combination of budget stability and purchasing flexibility. Lock in up to 100% of your power usage, while your remaining power supply is purchased and billed at market-based rates.
  • GasPortfolio - GasPortfolio is a managed natural gas procurement solution which combines the energy experience of Direct Energy Business professionals with market intelligence and reporting so that you can outline your energy strategy and monitor your progress against your strategy.

SMART THERMOSTAT

Fixed Rate & Smart Thermostat for Small Businesses - The Smart Learning Thermostat programs itself and automatically helps save energy when you're away. And you can control it using your phone, tablet or laptop. You'll also enjoy reliable fixed rates on the energy type of your choice.

COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS

  • Fleet CNG - With a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet, you can realize immediate cost savings and make a positive difference to the environment. Direct Energy Business and our partner American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) build, own, operate and maintain heavy-duty CNG fueling stations for fleet customers across North America.
  • Stationary CNG - Direct Energy Business and Xpress Natural Gas provide your facility with a connection to the gas pipeline by trucking this less expensive, environmentally friendly fuel to you regardless of where you are located.

SOLAR

Direct Energy Business provides solar project facilitation through a solar power partner. Solar panels may be installed on-site or you may select a remote solar option with no impact on your facility. With cutting-edge battery storage technology, our solar programs can help businesses and government organizations to reduce peak demand and can also provide backup power during grid outages, often at a lower price than you currently pay for energy.

EFFICIENCY

EfficiencyEdge offers you a fast and easy way to reduce energy consumption by employing the following tactics:

  • Identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption/maintenance costs
  • Prioritize projects with greatest opportunity to reduce usage
  • Identify and secure all available incentives/rebates on your behalf to reduce production costs
  • Execute efficiency upgrades in a timely, high quality and cost-effective manner
  • Integrate project costs into an energy supply agreement so you can benefit from on-bill financing, rather than incurring up-front funding costs

MAKE ME GREEN

The Make Me Green Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchase program is a great compliment to your electricity buying program.

  • RECs help meet your company's environmental commitment
  • Purchased RECs are Green-e®Certified
  • This program can be combined with any of our electricity plan options

*Cautionary Statements: This contains projections and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These projections and statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. No assurances can be given, however, that these events will occur or that these projections will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risk factors. A discussion of these risk factors is included in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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