Direct Energy

Direct EnergyCompany Overview

Direct Energy was founded in 1986 in Ontario but, is currently headquartered in Houston, TX. Since it’s inception Direct Energy has grown in to one of North America’s largest integrated providers of electricity, natural gas and related services with over six million customer relationships. Direct Energy operates in 46 states across the United States, including the District of Columbia, as well as 10 provinces throughout Canada. In Texas, Direct Energy is the 3rd largest competitive retail electricity provider. They have significant power assets in Texas, including three power generation plants and three wind farms.

Direct Energy partnered with Nest Labs in 2014 in order to create a partnership that would include a smart thermostat. The Nest smart thermostat allows renters and home owners to monitor the temperature of their homes and businesses so that they may increase their energy efficiency. Later on, in 2014, Direct Energy announced its partnership with SmartThings which allows the homeowner to integrate and control a number of things (including: lighting, the thermostat, certain appliances, security system, etc) all from their smart phone or other smart device.

Community Involvement

Recently, for putting so much effort towards cleaning his community and encouraging sustainable practices, Direct Energy gave $5000 to Paul Garrett through their “Volunteer of the Year” program. Garrett then donated the award money to the Mechanicsburg Area School District’s Trails and Trees Environmental Center.


  • Ranked as the #1 competitive retail energy supplier in North America according to DNV KEMA
  • The 3rd largest retail electricity provider out of nearly 50 in Texas
  • Ranked as the #1 North American home services provider
  • Ranked as the #3 C&I retailer of annual volumes in North America
  • Operate nearly 30 brands across four lines of business in North America supplying a complete portfolio of energy services to a base of more than 80 million potential customers

Direct Energy sources, generates, processes, trades, services, and supplies energy to meet your current and future energy needs. Most importantly, they use their energy expertise to make a positive difference in people’s lives.  It’s all part of their promise to make the energy company you choose simple, friendly, and direct.

Enroll now and let Direct Energy help you manage your electricity needs.