HOUSTON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy®, one of North America's leading energy and energy-related services providers, has partnered with Duquesne Light to offer customers in the Duquesne utility service territory a new electricity Time of Use Program. This pilot program has the potential to save customers on their energy bill, encouraging conservation during the days and times when energy is used the most.
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.
"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," said Cullen Hay, General Manager, U.S. Energy of Direct Energy. "We are proud to give Duquesne customers a choice when it comes to their electricity provider."
As part of the advanced metering infrastructure project, Duquesne Light provides a free web portal that provides customer usage in hourly increments, helping them better understand when electricity is being used. In addition, the portal provides personalized ideas for saving energy and money. Customers can sign up for the portal at DuquesneLight.com/MyElectricUse.
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. Plenti offers consumers greater choice and savings potential through a multi-category rewards platform. Duquense residents that choose a Direct Energy plan will automatically receive 1,000 Plenti points.
Eligible customers with an advanced digital meter can enroll until July 31, 2016, and customers can cancel at any time. Customers can enroll in the Time of Use Program by calling 1-844-878-4409.
About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.
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