Direct Energy

Whether as an electricity or natural gas provider, or services and maintenance administrator, you've invited Direct Energy into your home or business. We're here to be a gracious guest and partner, empowering you through education and serving you as a pioneer in industry innovation. We are dedicated to the future of energy, building efficiency practices that create savings, and provide accessible experiences that make it easy for you to be part of your home or businesses' progression in a way that works for your family and lifestyle.

Employee Rating

3.3
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyCentrica
HQHouston, US
Founded2000
Websitedirectenergy.com
Direct Energy was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Houston, US

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Key People/Management at Direct Energy

John Varkey

John Varkey

Chief Information Officer
Melinda Guerra-Reeves

Melinda Guerra-Reeves

EVP, Human Resources
Jim Steffes

Jim Steffes

EVP, Corporate Affairs
Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

EVP, General Counsel
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Direct Energy Office Locations

Direct Energy has offices in Houston, Pittsburgh and Lincolnshire
Houston, US (HQ)
12 Greenway Plaza
Lincolnshire, US
Lincolnshire, IL, USA
Pittsburgh, US
1001 Liberty Ave
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Direct Energy Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2000
Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica

Direct Energy Online and Social Media Presence

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Direct Energy News and Updates

Direct Energy Offers Texans Twelve Hours of Free Power and a Hive View Smart Indoor Camera

HOUSTON, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Direct Energy announces a new 24-month fixed-price electricity plan that includes 12 hours of free power from 9 pm to 9 am and a Hive View smart indoor camera. With this plan, which extends upon Direct Energy's Twelve Hour suite of offerings, no ...

Direct Energy Announces Connect to Detect 24 Plan in Texas

HOUSTON, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy®, one of the largest energy and energy-related services providers in North America, teamed up with its sister company Centrica Hive to offer the "Connect to Detect 24 Plan", which includes the Hive View indoor camera and a 24-month...

Direct Energy Partners with Shell and the Fuel Rewards® Program to Offer Savings at the Pump

HOUSTON, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy® has partnered with the Fuel Rewards® program, a national loyalty program that connects with millions of consumers who enjoy earning cents-per-gallon savings at the pump, to offer existing, and new Fuel Rewards members additional...

Sunpin Solar and Direct Energy Business Evolve California Energy Market with Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement for 75 MW Solar Project

MECCA, Calif. and HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, and Direct Energy Business, part of Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers, and a subsidiary of Centrica PLC, announce a renewable ...

Parks Associates: Direct Energy, EnergyHub, Itron, Nest, and Tendril to Keynote Tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International research firm Parks Associates today announced the keynote lineup for its 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer includes executives from IoT leaders Direct Energy, Nest, EnergyHub, Itron, and Tendril. The executive...

Direct Energy Business to Acquire Retail Business of Source Power & Gas LLC

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy Business, a subsidiary of Centrica plc, announced today an agreement to purchase the retail electricity business of Source Power & Gas LLC, a wholly owned indirect U.S. subsidiary of Australian power company ERM Power Limited [ASX: ...
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Direct Energy Blogs

Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans

Texans are spoiled for options when it comes to paying for electricity. Not only do you get to choose your own electricity provider in the Lone Star State, most providers … READ MORE Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans The post Fixed vs Wholesale Electricity Plans appeared first on Direct Energy.

Relieve the Power Grid and Your Wallet with These Energy-Saving Tips

High summer temperatures mean high electricity demand, and the Texas power grid is really feeling the burn. We’re here to help you relieve pressure on the power grid and save … READ MORE Relieve the Power Grid and Your Wallet with These Energy-Saving Tips The post Relieve the Power Grid and Your Wal…

What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You?

In many regions of the country, air conditioning is a necessity to survive the sweltering hot summers. But while forgoing AC in your home may not be an option, you … READ MORE What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You? The post What Type of Air Conditioner Is Right for You? appeared first on Dir…

Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide

You can’t live without a refrigerator, and you can’t turn it off. On top of that, the refrigerator is one of the biggest energy consumers in the typical home. That’s … READ MORE Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide The post Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide appeared first on Direct En…

How to Choose a Water Softener

If your home has a water softener, chances are good that it’s performing reliably and dependably. After all, water softeners don’t see a whole lot of rough and tumble action. … READ MORE How to Choose a Water Softener The post How to Choose a Water Softener appeared first on Direct Energy.

5 Ways to Replace Disposable Products to Save Money & Reduce Waste

With the increasing amount of waste in landfills, many people have started opting for a little- or no-waste lifestyle. Having just a mason jar’s worth of trash for an entire … READ MORE 5 Ways to Replace Disposable Products to Save Money & Reduce Waste The post 5 Ways to Replace Disposable Produ…
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Direct Energy Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Direct Energy founded?

    Direct Energy was founded in 2000.

  • Who are Direct Energy key executives?

    Direct Energy's key executives are John Varkey, Melinda Guerra-Reeves and Jim Steffes.

  • Who are Direct Energy competitors?

    Competitors of Direct Energy include Energy Future Holdings, Edison and Capital Power.

  • Where is Direct Energy headquarters?

    Direct Energy headquarters is located at 12 Greenway Plaza, Houston.

  • Where are Direct Energy offices?

    Direct Energy has offices in Houston, Pittsburgh and Lincolnshire.

  • How many offices does Direct Energy have?

    Direct Energy has 3 offices.