Direct Energy Power Balance 12

Price Predictability Score: 3/5

About Direct Energy

Direct Energy is a Texas Electricity Provider. It is one of several brands owned by the Direct Energy parent company. Direct Energy provides both residential and commercial electricity. 

Plan Name: Power Balance 12
Company: Direct Energy

Term Length: 12 Months
Plan Type: Flat / Tiered Plan
Energy Source: 20% Renewable
500 kWh Rate: 64.0¢
1000 kWh Rate: 31.0¢
2000 kWh Rate: 16.5¢

Rate Breakdown
Energy Charge: 15.0¢ (over 2000 kWh)
Base Charge: $190.00 per Month (for any usage up to 2000 kWh)
TDU Meter Fee: $0.0 (bundled into base charge)
TDU per kWh Fee: 0.0¢ (bundled into base charge)

Additional non-recurring Charges
Late Payment Fee: 5% of late amount
Insufficient Funds: $25
Collection Recovery Fee: $30
Disconnection Fee: $20
Agent Assist Payment Fee: $4.95
Auto Pay Breakage Fee: $5.00
Cancelation Fee: $135

This is a flat price tier electricity plan. Customers pay a fixed amount for any amount of electricity usage up to 2000 kWh. Any usage above that is charges per kWh.

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Price Predictability Score

The Price Predictability Score of the Power Balance 12 plan is a 3 out of 5. This a measure of how predictable your electricity bill will be under this plan. 5 is the highest score and means that the advertised rate is very close to what you can expect in the real world. A score of 1 is the lowest. Plans with a 1 are highly unpredictable and your electricity rate and bill amount can be wildly different from one month to the next.

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