Protect yourself from price spikes and pay a stable energy rate each month for the initial term of your plan.
Get 12 months of price protection and explore new plans next year.
Get free electricity every night from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Get free electricity every night from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. for 12 months. Get 12 hours of free power every night to play games, music or your favorite show. No provider offers more free power hours in Texas!†
Track Your Usage and Save
Our energy usage insights tools help you understand and manage how you use energy in your home. View your usage by week, month or year, or get a breakdown by appliance so you can see exactly where you could use less and save.
Refer Your Friends
Refer your friends and get rewarded! Each time you refer a friend to Direct Energy, you'll both get a $50 bill credit when they sign up. Easily share your referral code through email or social media right from your online account.
Add Direct Energy Mobile Wallet to Apple Wallet or Google Pay to access your account, pay your bill and more right from your phone.
Reduce Your Use Rewards
When you participate in Reduce Your Use Rewards, you'll have the opportunity to get 10 percent off your bill when you lower your energy usage during peak times.
An Electricity Facts Label (EFL) is required by the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a means of providing the details of electricity plans sold in the state. On an EFL, you'll find the term length, electricity price, whether there is an early termination fee, the rate type and other vital plan information.
On each plan's EFL, you will see a chart that lists the average price for usage of 500, 1,000 and 2,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usage. The best way to use this chart is to compare your average usage from previous bills to the amounts listed in the chart.
The average rates inside the chart include your energy charge, charges from your local Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) to cover the cost of delivering electricity to your home and charges to cover the cost of providing service. The prices listed inside the chart account for both per-kWh charges and fixed monthly charges, which means the more you use, the less your average rate will be.
The Public Utility Commission enforces several rules to protect Texas electricity customers, which are outlined in Your Rights as a Customer (YRAC). This document details the rights you have as an electricity customer with any provider in Texas.
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.
Every night from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m., any electricity you use is free! You only pay for the energy you use from 9 a.m. to 8:59 p.m. and you can use as much energy as you want all night long. If you run your dishwasher or do laundry at night, have parties or binge watch your favorite shows, this plan is for you!
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.
The rate includes your energy price per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which stays the same for the length of your plan contract. 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 you enroll on a fixed-rate plan, your energy charge listed underneath the Electricity Facts Label chart stays the same for the term length of the plan.
The TDU charges can change, so that component of the total price may not always remain the same.
When you sign up for an electricity plan, you'll be able to choose the day you start service. You will usually be able to start service within seven business days.
You can sign up by clicking the "Select Plan" button above. If you're moving to a new address, just use the address of your new home to fill out your service address information. If you're switching from another electricity provider, we'll them know about your switch.
*Offer 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 14, 2021 when compared to other retail electric providers offers listed on the powertochoose.org website. Subject to change. You must enroll in Auto Pay when you sign up in order to receive the discounted electricity rate. If you stop Auto Pay at any time during your contract, you will be charged the standard rate for this plan found on the Electricity Facts Label (EFL). If you cancel your plan early, you will be charged a $135 early termination fee. Terms and conditions apply.