Direct Energy offers time-of-use rates to Duquesne Light customers

Written By: Stratton Report
May 31, 2016

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On May 31, Direct Energy partnered with Duquesne Light to offer customers in the Duquesne utility service territory a new Time of Use Program for electricity.

From June 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2016, customers who voluntarily enroll in Duquesne Light’s Time-of-Use pilot program will have two supply prices: on-peak and off-peak. The higher of the two, the on-peak price, applies during specific weekday afternoon hours, excluding holidays. The lower of the two, the off-peak price, applies at all other times.

During all other months of the year, Time-of-Use-enrolled customers will be charged a single around-the-clock “non-summer” price.

Cullen Hay, General Manager, U.S. Energy of Direct Energy commented:

“Customers could potentially see significant savings if they just change their energy use habits during the summer, such as turning up the thermostat in the afternoons when no one is home or waiting until nighttime to run the dishwasher. We are proud to give Duquesne customers a choice when it comes to their electricity provider.”

As part of its advanced metering infrastructure project, Duquesne Light provides a free web portal that provides customer usage in hourly increments.

Additionally, Direct Energy is part of Plenti, the first U.S. coalition loyalty program comprised of widely known companies such as American Express, AT&T, Exxon, Macy’s, Mobil, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hulu. Duquense residents that choose a Direct Energy plan will automatically receive 1,000 Plenti points.