Free Electricity Every Night + an Echo Dot

Twelve Hours on Command 12

  • Get free electricity every night from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. for 12 months - the most free electricity hours in Texas!1
  • Protect yourself from price spikes with a fixed rate during the day
  • Get an Amazon Echo Dot when you sign up.2
12.0¢ /kWh
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Showing rate for: Houston

Who has the Most Free Electricity in Texas?

700+ More Free Power Hours Per Year Than Our Competitors!

Energy Providers Hours Start Hours End Per Night Per Week Per Year
Direct Energy 9:00 PM 9:00 AM 12 84 4368
Reliant Energy3 8:00 PM 6:00 AM 10 70 3640
TXU Energy4 8:00 PM 4:59 AM 9 63 3276
You can obtain important standardized information that will allow you to compare this product with other offers at

What Can You Do During Your Free Nights?

Save your energy-gobbling activities for nighttime to take even greater advantage of your free electricity nights!

Night Wash

Free energy for your washer, dryer and water heater.

Dish It Out

Clean up! Save on dishwasher and water heater usage.

Charge It Up

Charge your phone, laptop and car with free electricity.

Game On

Power up your side quests for free.


Marathon movies or shows without paying for electricity.

Party On

Crank up the party without paying a dime.

Keep Cool

Rest assured with comfort and savings while you sleep.


The savings don't stop when your night is over.

What is an Amazon Echo?

Amazon Echo devices are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around voice – it's always ready, hands-free and fast.

Alexa is the brain behind Amazon Echo – just ask Alexa to play your favorite playlist, set a timer while cooking, switch your lights on and off, change your thermostat temperature, or even check your weather, just with your voice.

Now you can even interact with Direct Energy.

Energy at Your Command

Now you can manage your energy account without lifting a finger! With Direct Energy's Alexa Skill, you can ask Direct Energy to check your account balance, pay your bill, refer your friends, and manage your weekly and monthly energy usage. Get a usage breakdown from our insights tool to discover where you can conserve energy and save money.

Make a Payment

Check Your Balance

Refer A Friend

Manage Your Usage

What Can Alexa Do with Direct Energy?5

We've taught Alexa a few actions so you can interact with us.

"Alexa, ask Direct Energy when my bill is due."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy how much I owe."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy to pay my bill."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy for my weekly usage."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy for my monthly usage."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy for my yearly usage."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy for my most used appliance."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy for my Refer-a-Friend code."
"Alexa, ask Direct Energy about the company."

Get More Control

Have a Hive Smart Thermostat? Now take even more control of your energy usage by enabling the Hive Alexa skill to lower and raise your temperature through your device.

Make Smarter, More Informed Choices

Our energy usage insights tools help you see, understand, and manage how you use energy in your home, helping make sense of your charges and enabling you to lower your usage and save money. We really are the energy company that wants you to use less of what we sell.

Now, you can ask Alexa what your weekly and monthly usage trends will be by saying "Alexa, ask Direct Energy about my weekly usage."

How to Link Your Online Account Manager to the Direct Energy Skill

Get your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and plug it in.
Create your login for Direct Energy's Online Account Manager
Download the Alexa app, search "Direct Energy" and tap enable. See our Skill terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my Amazon Echo Dot?

Please allow four to six weeks for your Amazon Echo Dot to arrive.

What is included in the rate?

The rate includes your energy price per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which stays the same for the length of your plan. The rate also includes charges that help deliver energy to your home, such as the base charge and delivery charges from your Transmission and Distribution Utility. Some of these charges are fixed and others depend on your usage. You can find your energy price per kWh and other charges in your EFL.

When will my service start?

When you sign up for an electricity plan, you will be able to choose the day you start service. You will usually be able to start service within seven business days.

What type of rate is this plan?

This plan is a fixed-rate plan. Fixed-rate electricity plans offer a stable energy price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) that will stay the same for the term length of your plan.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up by clicking the "order now" 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 providers, we will notify your current provider of your switch.

1Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. Certain eligibility requirements, fees, taxes, terms and conditions apply. A base charge of $9.95 is included in the average price for this plan, as well as other recurring charges, excluding state and local sales taxes and Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax Reimbursement. This 12-month term fixed price will only vary if there are changes in TDU, regulatory fees or a law that requires new or modified costs outside of our control. If you cancel before end of term, there is a cancellation fee of $135. You may cancel without penalty if you move and provide a forwarding address at least 14 days prior to your move date. Please see the Electricity Facts Label for more information and other applicable fees for this plan. Free hours electricity claim as of July 17, 2019 when compared to other retail electric providers offers listed on the website. Subject to change.

2To utilize all features of the Echo Dot, you will need an 'always on' Wi-Fi internet service. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. You cannot return your Echo Dot to avoid the early cancellation fee. Terms and Conditions apply. All Amazon trademarks and copyrights are property of or its affiliates. The Echo Dot is provided by Direct Energy, Amazon is not a sponsor of this energy plan offer.

3See the Reliant Truly Free Nights 12 plan EFL from Reliant Energy as of February 1, 2019.

4See the Free Nights & Solar Days 12 plan EFL from TXU Energy as of February 4, 2019.

5Use of the Direct Energy skill on Amazon's Alexa Service (the "Skill") is conditioned upon your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions. Please read all applicable rules, policies, and terms including those with ("Amazon"). Use of the Skill is voluntary. By installing the Skill, you are authorizing Direct Energy to share your account information with Amazon to fulfill your request, which will then go through the internet to your Alexa-enabled device. It's possible that your interactions with the Skill may be recorded. Consult your agreements with Amazon to learn more. Amazon, Echo, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. To utilize all features of the Echo Dot, you will need an 'always on' Wi-Fi internet service. The Echo Dot is provided by Direct Energy, Amazon is not a sponsor of this energy plan offer.


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Questions & Answers

Hi, is this rate an average rate? Is the rate for day time different from 13.3?

Asked by: David67

When is the power coming back on

Asked by: Sunsuray

What is an Amazon Echo Dot

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