Live Brighter 12

  • Lock in a fixed energy rate for one year*
  • Enjoy peace of mind without price spikes
  • Reliable customer support, rewards and more!
12.2¢ /kWh
Live Brighter™ 12 is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 19.
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Why Choose the Live Brighter 12 Plan?

Enjoy price security when you lock in a fixed Texas energy rate for 12 months. You can also benefit from great services like Paperless Billing, Auto Pay, and our Reduce Your Use Rewards Program!

Fixed Rate

Locking in your Texas electric rate with Live Brighter 12 provides security and protection against possible price spikes.

Great Customer Service

See the difference with Direct Energy's customer service. Whether by phone, email, or social media, we're here to help you when you need us, for any questions or concerns.

Online Account Manager

The Online Account Manager is your all-access pass to your account. See your bills, manage your rewards, transfer your service, and much more.

Reliable, Secure Service

Direct Energy is a Texas electric supplier that you can trust to power your home. We offer reliable energy with no early termination fees and a secure customer experience.

Auto Pay

Pay your bill on time, every time! Sign up for Auto Pay and enjoy automatic bill payments each and every month. Late payments? Never again.

Paperless Billing

Save the trees! Sign up for paperless billing and conveniently view all of your current and past bills online and on the go, from anywhere. The trees thank you!

Active Social Community

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Reduce Your Use Rewards

When you participate in Reduce Your Use Rewards, you'll have the opportunity to get 10% off your bill when you lower your energy usage during peak times.

*If you cancel your plan early, you will be charged a $135 early termination fee. Terms and conditions apply.

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should have shopped around I moved and had to switch plans because they no longer offered what I was originally using. Apparently you get charged if you don’t use a certain amount of electricity. Who would’ve thought, people are always trying to get over on things that they know we can’t go without.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The worst plan I've ever had I've been on this plan for a month & I don't like it. I've paid over 300 dollars! I have never paid that much before signing up with Direct!
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It’s ok You have to use a lot kilowatts to get the cheaper orice
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good plan. Best rates. I bought this plan 3 months ago and couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving my bills In the beginning my bill seemed too high for me because I don’t use a lot of electricity but I don’t know what happened, because now it has dropped significantly and I’m loving my bills now.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too expensive My current plan went out of business while I was hospitalized and my daughter signed me up. My first bill was over $250. Not good
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliant Very satisfied with the prices so far ya ve not had any problems
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good energy plan Been with direct energy about 2 years now. Very good service.
Date published: 2018-05-15
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Questions & Answers

Hi, is the $0.0115 (or any other rate) including all charged? I estimate my monthly usage to be less then 500 Kwh per month.

Asked by: Haytham
The average price shown, for 11.5 cents/kwh, is the average price based on 2,000/kwh used per month. This is the price per kwh that would include our charges and the recurring charges from your Utility company, which is CenterPoint. You could see more detailed breakdowns of this rate by selecting the EFL or Electricity Facts Label on this page. Thanks! - Kate
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2018-09-04

Under the12 month plan. I used 2145 kwh last month. What could I expect my bill to be under this plan?

Asked by: 2fortheroad
Good morning! We definitely understand wanting to know what the billing amount would be and we're happy to help. Unfortunately, we are not able to assist with that question here since it is account specific. However, we do have a Live Chat option available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. that can review the account with you for more specific billing information. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Answered by: Adaline
Date published: 2018-07-25

how much is it a kWh after 2,000 last month we used 2875 our bill was $400.88

Asked by: Elizabeth
Hi, Elizabeth. Thank you for reaching out to us today. The average rate shown for the Live Brighter plan is based on a 2,000 kWh usage. If you use less than 2,000 kWh the average rate could be higher and if utilizing more you may see the average price per kilowatt decrease since you are utilizing more energy. If you would like us to review your account please feel free to email us at dedigitalcare@directenergy.com for assistance. Thank you!
Answered by: Adaline
Date published: 2018-07-10

Is there an additional fee or deposit when starting a new account?

Asked by: April
Hi, April. Thank you for reaching out to us! When completing a new enrollment there is a soft credit check performed. Depending on the results of the check, there may be a deposit required to begin service. Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions!
Answered by: Adaline
Date published: 2018-07-10

do we have to use a certain amount of electricity to get the 12.7 rate?

Asked by: wayne
Hi, Wayne! Thank you for reaching out to us. The 12.7 cents/kwh rate is an average based on a 2,000 kWh usage. If you would like to see a further breakdown of the rate plan you may select on the EFL link shown on that rate. Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions at dedigitalcare@directenergy.com. Thank you!
Answered by: Adaline
Date published: 2018-07-02

After the lock plan for a year, does the plan go back to regular charges without notice?

Asked by: Nell
Hi Nell, that's a great question! We automatically send out communication to you prior to the expiration of your enrollment plan with steps on how to renew on another fixed rate to avoid the account moving to a variable rate plan. This ensures that you are able to review the current fixed rate plans and choose the one that fits your needs. Please feel free to email us at dedigitalcare@directenergy.com if there are any additional questions we may help with regarding service. Thank you! -Adaline
Answered by: Adaline
Date published: 2018-06-21

Is this a prepaid electric service

Asked by: Misty
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