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Direct Energy has 5 electricity rates available. Their lowest rate is currently 12.4¢, and their highest rate is 13.4¢.


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Direct Energy currently has 5 electricity rates available


Direct Energy Featured Offer:
Bright Choice


12.9¢

1,000 kWh rate


EFL - more info

1

month term

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Direct Energy Featured Offer:

Bright Choice


Bright Choice

12.9¢

1,000 kWh rate

no contract, Month-to-Month

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Get Rewards for Paying Your Bill On Time ! Your choice of 4 rewards programs including movie tickets, gift cards, and even FREE electricity when you pay your bill on time starting after your 6th on-time payment.


Plan Info
Term Length :  None
Plan Type :  Month-to-Month
Early Termination Fee :  $0
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $4.95

Documents
Electricity Facts Label
Your Rights as as Customer

Pricing

per kWh
@ 1,000 kWh




Power on Command 24

12.4¢

1,000 kWh rate

24 month contract, Fixed Rate

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*Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. This plan does not have a Device Recovery Fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your Echo Dot.


Plan Info
Term Length :  24 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $135
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $4.95

Documents
Electricity Facts Label
Your Rights as as Customer

Pricing

per kWh
@ 1,000 kWh




Weekends on Command 24

13.0¢

1,000 kWh rate

24 month contract, Fixed Rate

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*Offer valid for new residential customers in Texas only. Provisioned smart meter required. If you cancel your plan early there's a fee of $135. This plan does not have a Device Recovery Fee. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your Echo Dot. Free power begins on Fridays at 6:00 PM and ends Sunday at 11:59 PM.


Plan Info
Term Length :  24 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $135
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $4.95

Documents
Electricity Facts Label
Your Rights as as Customer

Pricing

per kWh
@ 1,000 kWh




Live Brighter 12

12.4¢

1,000 kWh rate

12 month contract, Fixed Rate

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  • Get rewards with Plenti
  • Receive personalized energy insights in your Online Account Manager
  • Enjoy convenience with Paperless Billing and Auto Pay


  • Plan Info
    Term Length :  12 months
    Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
    Early Termination Fee :  $135
    Monthly Recurring Charge :  $4.95

    Documents
    Electricity Facts Label
    Your Rights as as Customer

    Pricing

    per kWh
    @ 1,000 kWh




    Free Power Weekends 12

    13.4¢

    1,000 kWh rate

    12 month contract, Fixed Rate

    more info



    NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!


    Plan Info
    Term Length :  12 months
    Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
    Early Termination Fee :  $135
    Monthly Recurring Charge :  $4.95

    Documents
    Electricity Facts Label
    Your Rights as as Customer

    Pricing

    per kWh
    @ 1,000 kWh




    Why do I see 3 different rates on the same plan?


    Since your actual electric rate in Texas can vary depending on how much electricity you use, the PUC requires companies to disclose the average rate at 500, 1000, and 2000 kWh. They call this an “average” rate, but that only means the average at that exact usage amount. If you see an average 1,000 kWh rate of 8.1¢ and you use 1,001 kWh, you may not be paying 8.1¢. Luckily, most plans are fixed rate, unbundled plans. This means that the electric company will charge you a certain rate per kWh and pass the TDSP fees through to you. Since utilities in Texas charge a base (per-cycle) fee of up to $10, this means the less you use, the higher your per kWh rate.

    How do I get a REAL fixed rate?


    There are still a few companies that have bundled rates. This means that they charge you one rate, and do not pass the TDSP fees through to you. If their rate is bundled and there is no base or per cycle fee, then your electricity rate will be constant at any usage. Some of the companies that have these kinds of rates are Just Energy and Tara Energy. The 1,000 kWh rates may not be as attractive, but your bill will directly reflect your usage amount.

    What is a Tiered Rate?


    A tiered rate plan is a plan that charges different rates depending on how much you use. They may have a flat fee of $30 if you use between below 500 kWh. If you use between 500 and 2000 kWh they may charge you 4.5¢ per kWh and a base charge of $25. They may offer you a $75 bill credit if you use over 1,000 kWh but not offer it if you go over 2,000 kWh. These charges can make your bill seem random and out of control because there is no correlation between your electricity usage and your rate.
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