Direct Energy Business Drops Anchor in Ohio Edison Territory

Integrated energy provider to offer competitive service to Ohio Edison businesses

Jun 26, 2012, 11:54 ET from Direct Energy

PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy Business announced that the company will be providing competitive electricity supply services to commercial and industrial customers in the Ohio Edison service territory. This move will create new opportunities to shop around for great deals. Commercial and industrial customers now have an attractive new choice from one of North America's largest integrated energy companies.

Specifically, Direct Energy Business will offer commercial and industrial electricity customers a suite of fixed and index products, which may provide competitive savings off the local Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison, or Cleveland Electric utility rate for electricity supply.

"Ohio has a presence in competitive energy markets, with the supportive efforts of legislators and utility regulators," said Mike Senff, Vice President North American Sales and Marketing for Direct Energy Business. "We are committed to providing customers across North America with competitive energy choices and are thrilled to be extending our Ohio presence into the Ohio Edison territory."

Direct Energy Business customers will have the ability to choose a product that best suits their business' needs and energy supply requirements. Direct Energy Business is confident that its suite of products provides some of the most competitive offers on the market and will help customers control their electric bills.

Direct Energy Business' entry into the Ohio Edison service territory expands its Ohio footprint for retail energy service. Direct Energy already has a strong and established presence in Ohio that serves residential and business customers with natural gas and electricity products as well as energy services through its Airtron, Clockwork, and Willis Heating & Air brands.

"Direct Energy is a stable, financially strong company, offering integrated home services and energy products in Ohio with a vision for growth and a commitment to competitive markets and the benefits they bring to customers - lower prices, innovative products and great customer service," said Senff.

Customers can learn more about Direct Energy Business' products and services or enroll by calling 1-866-925-9115 or by visiting the company's website at:

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