Protect yourself from price spikes and pay a stable energy rate each month.
Get 12 months of price protection and explore new plans next year.
Contribute to renewable energy initiatives.
Renewable energy plans help fund the production of more green energy for the power grid.
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.
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!
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.
*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. Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. If you cancel your plan early you will be charged a $135 early termination fee. Terms and conditions apply.