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Whether new to Texas, a long-time resident, or a business owner, this guide provides electricity rates and useful information on Direct Energy and instructions on how to shop for the lowest energy rates in Texas.

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Direct Energy Plans & Rates

Plan NamePlan LengthRate
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 1212 months$0.141 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter™ 1212 months$0.123 / kWh

These live rates for Oncor Electric Delivery service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.

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How to choose the best Direct Energy plan for you

Picking the wrong Direct Energy plan without knowing your home’s energy usage can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The #1 most important thing: Know your usage!

The key to avoid overpaying is knowing your expected usage and comparing monthly costs for each plan based on that usage amount.

With things like gasoline, the “price per gallon” you see on the sign is the price you pay no matter how many gallons you pump.

$3 per gallon. Pump 10 gallons, pay $30. Simple.

Electricity in Texas is not as simple as buying gasoline. The advertised “price per kWh” is based on a specific, exact monthly usage (usually 2000 kWh).

And, each plan has a different calculation for how your monthly bill is determined.

Your effective “price per kWh” can only be determined by calculating your monthly bill, then dividing that monthly bill by your usage.

Advertised “price per kWh” can be misleading because it’s based on a specific usage like 2000 kWh. It’s best to shop based on the total bill for your home’s expected usage.

How do you do that when the math is complex, and every plan is a little different?

ComparePower has already done all this complicated math for you.

First, we help you determine your expected monthly kWh usage. Then we show you the plans and their total monthly cost for your usage.

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Direct Energy rates and plans in Texas:

Direct Energy offers simplicity and innovation when choosing the best electricity plan for your home or business

Direct Energy is one of the largest electricity companies in North America with close to five million customers across the U.S. and Canada.

A subsidiary of Centrica plc, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy delivers custom electricity plans tailor-made for you by choosing a fixed or month-to-month energy plan and terms ranging from 3-36 months, with Free Weekends on certain plans.

Based in Houston, Direct Energy donated more than $1.1 million in charitable contributions through community programs in Texas and a proud partner of the Children’s Miracle Network.


Direct Energy electricity plans

Looking for low electricity rates and great customer service? Read on to see why Direct Energy is the right electricity provider for your household.

Fixed Rate
12-month contract with a rate that won’t change with the seasons.

Variable Rate
This variable-rate electricity plan offers flexibility with no long-term contract or fees to cancel.

Time of Use
Sign up for a 12 or 24-month plan with Free Weekends starting at 6 pm on Fridays. That’s two more free hours than competitive free weekend plans.


Direct Energy electricity services

Pay your bill, set up auto pay and paperless billing, and more with convenient account management and services from Direct Energy.

  Great Customer Service
  Paperless Billing
  Reliable, Secure Service
  Auto Pay
  Track you Energy Usage
  Reduce your Use Rewards


Direct Energy business electricity plans

With tailored energy solutions, Direct Energy serves over 200,000 small businesses.

Fixed Rate Plan
Manage your energy costs with easy with a fixed rate electricity plan from Direct Energy Business and lock in a rate for the length of your contract term, usually 12-24 months.

Variable Rate Plan
The flexibility of a variable rate without a long-term commitment or cancellation fee.


Direct Energy customer service

A Direct Energy customer care representatives can be reached Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST.

You can also contact Direct Energy via social media on Facebook and Twitter! Customer Service representatives can answer your questions on both those social networks from 8 am to 5 pm CST Monday through Friday.

Contact Direct Energy Customer Service: 866-604-6250


Direct Energy billing and payment

Need to pay your bill? Direct Energy offers a variety of payment options to make your life easier.

Pay online anytime day or night with your credit, debit card or bank account.

Pay by phone: 866-604-6250

Mail in your payment:
Direct Energy: PO Box 660808, Dallas, TX 75266-0808

Pay in person at a location near you.


Direct Energy Reviews

Looking for ratings and reviews for Direct Energy?

Several companies rate electricity providers. ComparePower does not include customer reviews as they are generally biased or easy to manipulate and skew one way or the other (positive or negative).

Often, a review is requested a mere few days after enrolling in a new energy plan, which may not be an adequate amount of time for a customer to experience the product or service.

Many customers who take the time to leave feedback typically do so as an effort to resolve a problem and are using negative feedback as a forum to draw attention to their issue.

Customers who leave positive reviews are generally incentivized to do so and therefore tend to be biased.

So what are we left with?  There are a few long-standing customer review portals that attempt to remove bias. One of these is the Better Business Bureau and the other is the Public Utility Commission of Texas.


Direct Energy awards

Direct Energy is a recipient of multiple awards including:

  • Pittsburgh Business Times “Best Places to Work”
  • 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures


Popular Direct Energy Texas cities

Looking for a low electricity rate in your city? Direct Energy has great rates all over Texas. Find your city below and click to sign up for a low-cost electricity plan.

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Direct Energy zip codes

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Direct Energy service areas in Texas

Search low electricity rates by service area and local utility company. Click on your Texas Distribution Utility (TDU) below to compare electricity rates in your service area.

Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP)
AEP Texas North
AEP Texas Central
Sharyland Utilities

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