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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.

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Type Company & Plan Term
Fixed Rate Live Brighter 12 12
Fixed Rate Live Brighter 18 18
Fixed Rate Go Green Lights 24 24
Fixed Rate Live Brighter 36 36
Fixed Rate Term Optimized Live Brighter 10 10

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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 Illinois plans for Direct Energy, or you can use our Direct Energy Electricity Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

Term Optimized Live Brighter 10
  • 7.79¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 10 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $78/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 10 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 12
  • 7.89¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 12 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $79/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 12 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 18
  • 8.09¢/kWh
    at 1,000kWh
  • 18 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $81/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 18 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 IL energy plans for Direct Energy, or you can use our Direct Energy Natural Gas Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal

Term Optimized Live Brighter 9
  • $0.409  /ccf
  • 9 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $16/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 9 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 12
  • $0.509  /ccf
  • 12 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $20/mo.
    est. avg. bill
    Based on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
  • 12 month
  • Fixed Rate
  • Non-Renewable
Live Brighter 18
  • $0.509  /ccf
  • 18 month Fixed Rate Non-Renewable
  • $20/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

Cheapest Energy Supplier in Washington Knolls, IL

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Switch to the Cheapest Energy Supplier

Shop the cheapest energy in the Springfield, IL area and save on your electricity bills for the whole year!
Shop the cheapest energy supplier in in the Springfield, IL area. Learn how you can save on more than just your electricity bills for a whole year or more.

With PTC rates so low, it can be tempting to stick with Ameren. But those rates won't last forever! And thankfully this year, picking the cheapest energy supplier doesn't have to be difficult. Let's look at the three best suppliers in the Washington Knolls neighborhood in Springfield.

Why Pick a Plan Higher than the PTC Rate?

Right now, electric rates in Illinois are well below the yearly national average. The current Ameren PTC rate is a bit lower than most of these plans we’ll get into. However, the Ameren PTC rate expires on May 31st. And by then the hot summer weather will start driving up electricity demand and prices.

Shopping for a 12 month fixed-rate plan now means you’ll lock in the current low rate for the next year. And those rising summer PTC rates won’t affect your bills. Plus, without early termination fees, you can always leave your contract if rates fall again and you find a better deal.

Find the Cheapest Energy Supplier

First we have the best 12 month rate available, from NRG Energy. Their 12 Month Electric Choice plan comes in at only 10.80 cents per kWh. Assuming an average Illinois home uses about 700 kWh each month, the monthly energy supply charge will be about $75.60. And with no monthly fees, you can’t go wrong with this plan.

Best New Customer Deal

Next, we have a great deal for customers new to Direct Energy. Their Live Brighter 12 plan comes in at only 11.19 cents per kWh, so you’ll only spend an estimated $78.33 a month for your electric supply. In addition there are no monthly fees to worry about. And when you refer a friend to Direct Energy, you both get a $50 gift card! Does Ameren do that? Nope!

Get the Energy Supplier with the Best Rewards

Finally we have a supplier with the best rewards program available, Xoom Energy. Their SureLock 12 is only 11.19 cents per kWh, so you'll spend an estimated $78.33 a month for your electricity supply. There is also a $4.99 monthly charge to be aware of. You can also sign up for the XOOM Energy rewards program, Xoom Extras. Their program helps earn you discounts, gift cards, and brings you more value than just an electricity plan. Does Ameren do that? Nope! This rewards program makes this supplier a personal favorite!

Shop for a New Energy Supplier and Save

The best part? These are just a few of the plans available! There are other options for longer or shorter terms that you can shop right now. Plus, you can read reviews, track electricity rates, and a lot more at https://www.ilenergyratings.com.

Best 12 Month Electricity in Peoria

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Choose the Best 12 Month Electricity Plan

Shop the best electricity rates in Peoria. Don't pay those high Ameren PTC rates next spring. Shop now and save!
Ameren PTC rates will likely rise next year. Learn how to save more money when choosing the best 12 month electricity plan for your home in Peoria.

If you want to shop for the best electricity rate, now is the time. Fall weather is here, and with it comes decreased electricity demand. And that helps lower prices. In addition, lower natural gas prices have also help push electricity down further. But shopping the best plans and rates can be confusing. The good news is that if you're not sure where to start, don't worry! Let's look at three of the best 12 month electricity plans available in Peoria.

Why Pick a Plan Higher than the PTC Rate?

Right now, electric rates in Illinois are well below the yearly national average. The current Ameren PTC rate is a bit lower than most of these plans we'll get into. However, the Ameren PTC rate expires on May 31st. And by then summer weather will start driving up energy demand and prices.

Shopping for a 12 month fixed-rate plan now means you'll lock in the current low rate for the next year. And those rising summer PTC rates won't affect your bills. Plus, without early termination fees, you can always leave your contract if rates fall again and you find a better deal.

Find the Best Electricity Rate

First we have the best 12 month rate available, from NRG Energy. Their 12 Month Electric Choice plan comes in at only 10.1 cents per kWh. Assuming an average Illinois home uses about 700 kWh each month, the monthly energy supply charge will be about $70.70. And with no monthly fees, you can't go wrong with this plan.

Get a Great Deal on Electricity

Next, we have a great deal for customers new to Direct Energy. Their Live Brighter 12 plan comes in at only 10.19 cents per kWh, so you'll only spend an estimated $71.33 a month for your electric supply. In addition there are no monthly fees to worry about. And when you refer a friend to Direct Energy, you both get a $50 gift card!

Choose a Highly Rated Provider

Finally, we have Constellation. Their 12 Month Home Power Plan comes in at 10.69 cents per kWh, so your electric supply charges will run about $74.83 a month. In addition, there are no monthly fees to deal with. And as one of our highest rated providers, you'll be happy with the service from Constellation.

Shop for Electricity and Save

These are just a few of the plans available. There are other options for longer or shorter terms that you can shop right now. Plus, you can read reviews, track electricity rates, and a lot more at https://www.ilenergyratings.com.