Your Average Usage:


kWh per Month


Selected Plan:


Live Brighter 12

Direct Energy
Advertised Rate: 13.0¢ @ 1,000 kWh

Average Bill:

$160


Average Rate:

12.8¢


Yearly Bill:

$1,915


Price per kWh:
13.0 cents @ 1,000 kwh
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Term Length:
12 months
Plan Type:
Fixed
Early Termination Fee:
$135.00
Monthly Recurring Charge:
$4.95
100% Renewable:
No
Plan Name:
Live Brighter 12
Provider:
Direct Energy
PUCT#:
10040
Important Documents:
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    Reference Plan:


    Entrust 18

    Entrust Energy
    Advertised Rate: 11.2¢ @ 1,000 kWh

    Average Bill:

    $137


    Average Rate:

    11.0¢


    Yearly Bill:

    $1,645


    Price per kWh:
    11.2 cents @ 1,000 kwh
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    Term Length:
    18 months
    Plan Type:
    Fixed
    Early Termination Fee:
    $150.00
    Monthly Recurring Charge:
    $4.95
    100% Renewable:
    No
    Plan Name:
    Entrust 18
    Provider:
    Entrust Energy
    PUCT#:
    10197
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    Bill Estimate by Month

    This graph compares your selected plan with an easy to understand "flat rate" electricity plan. The blue line is the reference plan. Green dots indicate a good, competitive rate. Yellow dots indicate a less competitive rate. Red dots indicate uncompetitive rates. Remember that graphs change based on monthly usage! Input your usage and see what your electricity plan will really cost you!

    Rate by Usage Amount

    This graph profiles your rate in 100 kWh intervals starting at 100 and ending and 3,000 kWh. Depending on the plan, there may be bill credits or fees applied over or under certain usage levels. The blue line is the rate at that usage level of the reference plan. The bars on the graph represent the rates at that level of usage for the plan the customer has selected and is researching. The color of the bars represent that rate, at that usage, compared to the market. Again, red is a very high rate, while green is a very competitive rate, and yellow is somewhere in the middle.

    Bill Estimate Details by Month

    Above is a graph detailing which charges, fees, and credits were applied in each month. Below you can see the estimated bill, usage, and rate that was used in these calculations. This graph is important to understand exactly what different charges go into making your full electricity bill each month, be it energy charges from the electricity company, delivery charges from your utility company (think Oncor, Centerpoint, or AEP), or even any bill credits that lower your bill. Broken out by month by the usage you've input, you get to see the How of why your bill looks the way it looks. The specific breakouts below by month illustrate the graph in actual numbers.

    $154 — January (1,201 kWh)
    $94.88 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1201)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $48.65 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1201)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $138 — February (1,066 kWh)
    $84.21 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1066)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $43.18 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1066)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $121 — March (927 kWh)
    $73.23 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 927)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $37.55 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 927)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $113 — April (857 kWh)
    $67.70 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 857)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $34.72 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 857)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $121 — May (922 kWh)
    $72.84 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 922)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $37.35 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 922)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $168 — June (1,320 kWh)
    $104.28 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1320)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $53.47 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1320)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $215 — July (1,709 kWh)
    $135.01 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1709)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $69.23 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1709)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $227 — August (1,812 kWh)
    $143.15 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1812)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $73.40 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1812)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $219 — September (1,745 kWh)
    $137.86 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1745)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $70.69 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1745)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $179 — October (1,411 kWh)
    $111.47 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1411)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $57.16 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1411)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $142 — November (1,105 kWh)
    $87.30 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 1105)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $44.76 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 1105)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint

    $121 — December (924 kWh)
    $73.00 Usage charges from Direct Energy ($0.07900 × 924)
    $4.95 Monthly charge from Direct Energy
    $37.43 Usage charges from Centerpoint ($0.04051 × 924)
    $5.47 Monthly charge from Centerpoint


    All figures are estimates based on aggregate usage data. Your actual usage, bill, and rate may vary.