Your local utility is the standard provider for electricity and natural gas. But did you know you can shop for competitive providers like Direct Energy for more plan options? Electricity and natural gas deregulation allows customers to shop around for rates and plans so they can find the one that's perfect for their home and lifestyle. You can sign up for electricity or natural gas in just a few steps:
If you haven't already, you'll need to create an account with your local utility. Unless you're moving, you should already have an account.
Check whether you are under contract with your current provider. If you are, make sure you won't be charged an early termination fee if you switch providers before your contract ends.
You'll need your utility account information to enroll in a new plan with a competitive provider. If you're moving and haven't received a bill yet, you can contact your utility for your account number.
Shop energy providers for the electricity or natural gas plan that fits your needs. After you sign up, your supplier will contact your local utility to complete the process.
The time it takes to turn on your electricity and/or natural gas varies based on when your local utility can connect your home. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to shop and sign up with your new provider, and check your utility's timeline to make sure you can get your electricity and/or natural gas turned on when you need it.
Some utilities may charge a switching fee when you sign up with a new provider. Make sure to check with your local utility for more information.
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