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Direct Energy is one of the largest providers of energy and energy-related services in North America. With customers in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and Washington, D.C. Direct Energy has also shown to be a progressive company, developing new plans, products and technology that deliver consumer insights and resources to help them save money. The Nest Learning Thermostat, Plenti and their personalized Online Account Manager are all tools that Direct Energy puts in the hands of their customers to use less energy. They're also very progressive, with active social communities on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest that help them stay in contact with their customers.

You can learn more on our Direct Energy FAQ page.

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Direct Energy currently has 7 plans available on our site.

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Commodity Company & Plan Term
Electricity Live Brighter 12 12
Electricity Live Brighter 18 18
Electricity Live Brighter 11 11
Electricity Live Brighter Rewards 11 11
Natural Gas Live Brighter 18 18
Natural Gas Live Brighter 9 9
Natural Gas Web Only Dual Fuel Live Brighter 9 9

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Direct Energy Ratings

The overall score for Direct Energy is 3.34. Their best category was Market Perception where they earned a score of 5.00, while their worst rating came in at 1.00 in Community. More detailed information on these ratings is available on our Direct Energy Rating Detail page.

  • Rating Overall
  • 3.34
  • Market Perception
  • 5.00
  • Operations
  • 2.53
  • Products
  • 5.00

Frequently Asked Questions - Direct Energy

Ohio electricity deregulation, and Retail Electricity Providers can be complicated.

To answer your frequently asked questions about Direct Energy read on.

What is the cheapest electricity plan that Direct Energy has?

The cheapest Direct Energy plan is Live Brighter Rewards 11 with a rate starting at 7.09¢ per kWh. Customers of Direct Energy can expect their average bill to fall around $71 per month on this plan. This plan's early termination fee is $0. This is a 11 month plan.

More details on this plan can be found on the Live Brighter Rewards 11 plan page or by calling 844-225-3948.

Direct Energy has 3 more plans with rates starting at 7.39¢ per kWh@1000/kWh and estimated monthly bills starting at $74.

Where can I order Direct Energy electricity?

You can find 33 plans starting at 11.89¢/kWh on our Direct Energy plans and products page.

Direct Energy has 33 electricity plans in 7 states, 7 plans in New Jersey, 6 plans in Ohio, and 20 in 5 other states

Where can I order Direct Energy natural gas?

You can find 27 plans starting at $0.449/ccf on our Direct Energy plans and products page.

Direct Energy has 27 natural gas plans in 5 states, 8 plans in Ohio, 6 plans in New Jersey, and 13 in 3 other states

What do customers think about Direct Energy?

The average customer review in Ohio is 1.9. The average Direct Energy customer review is 3.2 / 5 stars. For a different take you can go on over to our company ratings page for Direct Energy

What are the cheapest natural gas plans that Direct Energy has?

Currently, the cheapest natural-gas plans in are:


What is the cheapest electricity plan that Direct Energy has?

The cheapest Direct Energy plan is Live Brighter Rewards 11 with a rate starting at 7.09¢ per kWh. Customers of Direct Energy can expect their average bill to fall around $71 per month on this plan. This plan's early termination fee is $0. This is a 11 month plan.

More details on this plan can be found on the Live Brighter Rewards 11 plan page or by calling 844-225-3948.

Direct Energy has 3 more plans with rates starting at 7.39¢ per kWh@1000/kWh and estimated monthly bills starting at $74.

Where can I order Direct Energy electricity?

You can find 33 plans starting at 11.89¢/kWh on our Direct Energy plans and products page.

Direct Energy has 33 electricity plans in 7 states, 7 plans in New Jersey, 6 plans in Ohio, and 20 in 5 other states

Where can I order Direct Energy natural gas?

You can find 27 plans starting at $0.449/ccf on our Direct Energy plans and products page.

Direct Energy has 27 natural gas plans in 5 states, 8 plans in Ohio, 6 plans in New Jersey, and 13 in 3 other states

What do customers think about Direct Energy?

The average customer review in Ohio is 1.9. The average Direct Energy customer review is 3.2 / 5 stars. For a different take you can go on over to our company ratings page for Direct Energy

What are the cheapest natural gas plans that Direct Energy has?

Currently, the cheapest natural-gas plans in are:


What if I'm interested in buying Direct Energy's energy plans?

We currently do not offer any Direct Energy plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Constellation's 12 Month Home Power Plan starting at 7.3¢/kWh or Constellation's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to Direct Energy?

Some companies that are like Direct Energy in price range and user ratings are Constellation and Constellation.

Here is an overview of these two:

Constellation:

  • Average Plan Rate: 12.2¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Bill Credit, Fixed Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Fixed: 12 Month Home Power Plan 7.3¢/kWh
  • Cheapest 24 Month Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 3.3/5.0

Constellation:

  • Average Plan Rate: 12.2¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Bill Credit, Fixed Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Plan Fixed: 12 Month Home Power Plan 7.3¢/kWh
  • Cheapest 24 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 0/5.0

Is Direct Energy good?

Direct Energy has a customer rating of 2.7/5.0 stars (this is out of 633 reviews). This score is calculated by averaging the total number of reviews in our website.

What are some good companies in my area?

In , Ohio there is:
  1. Energy Harbor 4.6/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 7¢/kWh.
  2. Santanna Energy Services 3.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 6.6¢/kWh.
  3. Symmetry Energy Solutions 3.8/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 0¢/kWh.
  4. Public Power 3.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 6.8¢/kWh.
  5. Constellation 3.3/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 7.7¢/kWh.
  6. Direct Energy 3.2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 7.4¢/kWh.
  7. American Power & Gas 3.2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 8.4¢/kWh.


What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Ohio are:

  1. TrueSimple 6 for 6 months starting at 6.5¢/kWh.
  2. OH Frontier Online Premier-12 for 12 months starting at 7¢/kWh.
  3. TrueSimple 12 for 12 months starting at 7.1¢/kWh.
  4. Live Brighter Rewards 11 for 11 months starting at 7.1¢/kWh.
  5. TrueSimple 24 for 24 months starting at 7.3¢/kWh.

How much do electricity plans cost per month?

The monthly bill will vary by season (with the winter and summer seasons being the more expensive periods) and the size of your home. In 2022 in , Ohio, the average electricity plan rate is 7.6¢/kWh. On average, that means

  • A small home will use around 500kWh of energy times 7.6¢/kWh totalling $38 per month.
  • An average-sized home will use around 1000kWh of power times 7.6¢/kWh totalling $76 per month.
  • A large home will use around 2000kWh of power times 7.6¢/kWh totalling $152 per month.

You can price electricity plans in your area here.

How do I get the Cheapest Direct Energy Rate?

We've created a step by step guide to help you get the cheapest electricity rate. Plus we've built tools to help analyze your rate. Or you can use our Bill Calculator tool.

Listed here are the cheapest rates offered by Direct Energy in your area. If you would like, you may compare all Direct Energy rates, or view all Direct Energy plans and products to choose the best electricity plan for your home.

Top Electricity Plans for Direct Energy

Some of the top electricity plans from Direct Energy. To view the rest in detail take a look at our detailed listing of all Ohio plans for Direct Energy, or you can use our Direct Energy Electricity Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

Live Brighter Rewards 11
  • 7.09¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 11 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $71/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 11 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 11
  • 7.39¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 11 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $74/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 11 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 12
  • 7.59¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 12 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $76/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 12 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable

Featured Natural Gas Plans for Direct Energy

Here's a selection of popular natural gas plans. If you would like you may browse a detailed listing of all OH energy plans for Direct Energy, or you can use our Direct Energy Natural Gas Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

Web Only Dual Fuel Live Brighter 9
  • $0.619  /ccf
  • 9 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $24/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 9 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 9
  • $0.639  /ccf
  • 9 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $25/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 9 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 18
  • $0.669  /ccf
  • 18 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $26/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 18 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable

News Articles About Direct Energy

Totally Best 12 Month Rates in Akron

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Score Great Deals On Akron Electricity Rates

Shop cheap Akron rates and save more on your monthly electricity bills. Stop paying high Ohio Edison prices!
Why pay high electricity prices? Compare these cheap Akron rates apples to apples with Ohio Edison. Learn how much more you can save with these great plans.

Is your Ohio Edison electricity bill hurting your wallet? It’s not surprising since their price to compare is 11.49 cents per kWh after rates jumped earlier this summer. And since natural gas rates may increase towards the year, those PTC prices could rise again, too. But don’t worry! There's still time to shop cheap Akron electricity rates! So let's compare the best and cheapest 12-month plans apples to apples. And we'll see with Akron rates are the ones to keep an eye on.

Direct Savings With Direct Energy

At 7.09 cents per kWh, the Live Brighter 12 plan from Direct Energy is a great deal. This is the cheapest 12-month rate on the Akron market right now, at 4.40 cents lower than the Ohio Edison price to compare. And there’s no early termination fee. Also, be sure to keep an eye on when your contract expires to shop for your next deal. Direct Energy has a middling rating, at just 2.7/5 stars, but they're well know for offering great plans.

Save With Santanna Energy Services

Once again we’re bringing you a plan without an early termination fee. While not the cheapest on the list, Santanna Energy Services has an excellent track record with customers for their customer service. Their Fixed-Rate Electricity 12 plan very competitively priced at just 7.10 cents per kWh. This deal is a great bargain with great reviews to boot.

APG&E Brings More Deals

APG&E is a well-know supplier and their prices are also still lower than the PTC. Their True Simple 12 plan comes in at just 7.28 cents per kWh. The plan does come with an early termination fee of $150, which can be a sticking point if rates drop later in the year. If you choose to go with APG&E, keep an eye on your contract renewal date so you can shop and compare other plans.

Compare these Akron rates apples to apples and find out how much more you can save!
Save more money when you Shop and compare Akron rates apples to apples.

Akron Electricity Rates With Benefits

We’ve talked about Xoom Energy before. Their SureLock12 plan is just 7.69 cents per kWh, which still comes under the PTC. There is an early termination fee of $100. However, the biggest benefit is the Xoom Xtras benefits program that helps you get rewards like gift cards and discounts. If you want your electricity bill to give you a little more bang for your buck, this is the perfect plan for you.

An Electricity Rate To Watch

We haven’t gotten to talk about Rushmore Energy a ton. They’re pretty new to the game and don’t have a ton of reviews up yet. But their Price Protect 12 rate is just 7.80 cents per kWh, which means you’re still getting savings regardless. While the plans does have an early termination fee, it’s not the typical high flat fee. Unlike its competitors, Rushmore Energy charges you $5 per month remaining in your contract. That’s pretty reasonable, compared to other early termination fees. This is definitely a company to keep an eye on for great deals in the future, and see how they do.

Find Akron Rates Perfect for Your Home

There are tons of great rates to shop in Akron, if a 12 month rate isn’t what you’re interested in. Take advantage of lowering your bills, and get a better on your electricity. You can shop all our plans at www.ohenergyratings.com 

Five Cheapest Electricity Providers in Dayton

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Big Electricity Savings For Your Ohio Home

The cheapest electricity providers are offering rates that beat AES Ohio's PTC! Find out how much you can save when you shop these great plans!
The cheapest electricity providers are offering plans with fixed rates that beat AES Ohio's PTC rate. Shop now to lock in a better deal and save!

Electricity rates in the AES Ohio area have dropped well below the price to compare. AES Ohio is still holding strong at 10.80 cents per kWh, despite other providers averaging rates that are almost half that. Yes, half. AES still hasn’t come down from its early summer price hikes. That means that now is great time to shop for a new plans. So, let’s go over the five cheapest electricity providers in Dayton.

Big Savings With Safe Harbor

You’ll notice that a lot of the cheapest plans come from the Energy Harbor. Their Safe Harbor plans do tend to be the cheapest on the market. Depending on the term length, their rates range roughly anywhere from 6.79-7.49 cents per kWh. There are no early termination fees for any of these plans. And that makes them a nice option if you find yourself needing to switch in the future.

9 Months of Inexpensive Electricity

Constellation is a great provider who we have spoken about before. Their 9 Month Home Power Plan is among the cheapest plans on the market right now. At just 6.99 cents per kWh, this plan only has a $25 cancellation fee if you find yourself needing to switch. For anyone looking to round out a lease, or for other shorter term needs, this is a great option.

Cheapest Providers,12 Month Electricity

APG&E isn’t the cheapest provider out there, but they are definitely cheaper than the price to compare.  Their lowest plan, the TrueSimple 12, is just 7.20 cents per kWh. There is a $150 early termination fee. And, there's a $1.99 monthly recurring charge. Thankfully, compared to other monthly recurring charges, that is very low, but it is still important to remember. Lastly, APG&E offers rewards for customers that refer a friend to sign with them.

It's easy to save money with cheapest electricity providers in Ohio!
Stop dreading your AES Ohio electric bill! Shop the cheapest electricity providers and save now!

Cheapest Electricity Providers For Your Home

We haven’t gotten to talk about Rushmore Energy before, but they’re a very good option if you’re looking for a deal. Their Price Protect 12 plan is just 7.80 cents per kWh. This is higher than some other options but is still 3 cents lower than the AES Ohio price to compare. They do have a cancellation fee, but rather than imposing a flat fee, it’s $5 per the number of months you have left in your contract. 

Our last collection of cheap plans comes from Direct Energy. Their Live Brighter collection comes in a variety of term lengths. They range in price from around 7.39 cents per kWh, to 7.59 cents per kWh. There are no cancellation fees associated with these plans, making them a great way to save money even if you aren’t sure how long you’ll want to keep the plan.

Save Money With the Cheapest Electricity Providers Today

This is a great time to try out a new provider if your AES Ohio bills are sky high. There are tons of great options across Ohio, with low electricity rates. These rates might not last much longer. So, take some time and shop the cheapest providers at www.ohenergyratings.com