Direct Energy Launches New Texas Electric Plan With 12 Hours Free Service, Hive View Smart Camera
July 2, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Direct Energy announced for Texas residential customers a new 24-month fixed-price electricity plan that includes 12 hours of free power from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. and a Hive View smart indoor camera.
Direct Energy said that, "With this plan, which extends upon Direct Energy’s Twelve Hour suite of offerings, no provider offers more free power hours in Texas."
In the Oncor service area, Direct Energy's "Twelve Hours on View 24 - Fixed" plan is a 24-month fixed-price plan with an average all-in rate, at 1,000 kWh usage, of 12.6¢/kWh, reflecting an Energy Charge of 17.5¢ per kWh for the period at 9:00 AM ending at 8:59 PM and 0.0¢ per kWh for the period from 9:00 PM until 8:59 AM, a Base Charge of $9.95, and Oncor Electric Delivery Delivery Charges of $3.42 per month and 3.135¢ per kWh
An early termination fee of $135 applies
As previously reported, Hive, Direct Energy’s sister company, released its smart indoor camera, Hive View , in North America in 2018. Hive View will automatically start recording and send a notification informing it has detected people, motion or sound. The camera features 1080p HD livestreaming, person detection, activity zones, two-way audio, Play a Sound and a "super-wide" field of vision. Captured content can be viewed and downloaded via the Hive app for 24-hours, or customers can upgrade their experience to include Hive Video Playback Membership, a service that gives 30-day rolling video history. The camera can also be removed from its stand to be easily placed in other rooms.