FAQs for Texas

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Understanding My Bill FAQs for Texas

  • What is the PUC Assessment on my bill?

    The PUC Assessment is a fee assessed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). This fee covers the cost of the administration of the PUC Regulatory Act. It is equal to 1/6 of 1 percent of the charges on your bill, excluding...

  • What are distribution charges?

    Distribution charges are the fees your local utility company assesses to deliver electricity to your home. This is a separate charge from how much energy you used in a billing cycle. Your utility company charges these fees no...

  • What is a non-recurring fee?

    Non-recurring fees are assessed by the utility company for your area (also known as the Transmission and Distribution Service Provider, or TDSP). These fees may include a new service initiation fee, a connection fee, a disconnection...

  • What are transmission charges?

    These charges are assessed by your local utility company on your bill for the cost of moving high-voltage electricity from the company generating the electricity across the wires of your utility company and into your home. These...

  • What is the Gross Receipts Reimbursement?

    This is the charge assessed to recover the Gross Receipts Reimbursement imposed on retail electric providers operating in an incorporated city or town having a population of more than 1,000. The acceptable abbreviation for this...

  • What does kWh mean?

    The abbreviation "kWh" stands for kilowatt-hour. This is the unit of measurement for how much electricity you use over a given stretch of time.

  • What is included in the TDSP/TDU charges? How are these determined?

    It is a mix of usage-based fees as well as standard monthly fees. These fees are passed through to you without markup from your local TDU (Transmission and Distribution Utility, also known as the TDSP or your local utility company)...

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