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Direct Energy Announces Free Electricity Every Weekend

Direct Energy®, one of the largest energy and energy-related services providers in North America, announced a new Free Power Weekends 12 electricity plan in Washington D.C. and parts of Maryland. Residents on this plan will not have to pay for their electricity usage from 6 p.m. on Fridays to 11:59 p.m. on Sundays, and lock in a fixed rate the rest of the week.


“We’re proud to offer residents of Maryland and D.C. innovative options when it comes to their electricity supplier,” said William Sweeney, Chief Marketing Officer, Direct Energy Home, North America. “As the average consumer uses over one third of their electricity usage during the weekend, we wanted to create a plan to fit the lifestyle of our customers. Consumers with busy weekday schedules, who save their higher usage activities for the weekends, could see additional savings on this plan.


While this type of plan is new to these markets, free weekend plans are among the most popular plans for Direct Energy customers in Texas and has received dozens of five-star reviews. “Weekends are when I'm home the most, since I work during the week,” said Adrian from Euless, Texas.  “I am able to do everything I need to do around the house on the weekend and have peace of mind that it's not costing a fortune for my electricity.”


For more information on the Free Power Weekends 12 plan, please visit our



Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company, Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and eight provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit

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