Direct Energy, a subsidiary of Centrica, will begin providing electricity supply services to residential customers in the Duquesne Light service territory of southwest Pennsylvania.

The company will offer residential electricity customers a 12 month variable rate plan that is expected to provide a 5% saving off the residential rate (Rate RS) for electricity, with no early cancellation fee.

Direct Energy said that its entry into the Duquesne Light service territory expands its Pennsylvania footprint for retail energy service.

The company also recently completed its acquisition of US based Clockwork Home Services.

Direct Energy provides energy and energy-related services, and operates in 46 US states plus the District of Columbia and ten provinces in Canada.

Duquesne Light is engaged in the transmission and distribution of electric energy.