With this acquisition, the company increases its customer relationships by more than 220,000.

First Choice Power will continue to serve its customers under the First Choice Power brand and terms of existing pricing plans will remain the same.

Direct Energy Residential president Steven Murray said this acquisition reinforces the company’s presence in Texas, while expanding its small commercial and rural customer base across the state.

Direct Energy is an energy and energy-related services provider with over six million residential and commercial customers.