Texas utility companies increase delivery costs | by Bulb Texas | August 2021
As of September 1, all utility companies in Texas are increasing their delivery charges.
These delivery charges are separate from your Bulb energy rate, which will drop slightly in September at the end of summer.
Oncor, CenterPoint, AEP Central, AEP North and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) are the 5 utilities that serve Texas. They are responsible for delivering electricity from generators to your home, as well as maintaining and repairing power lines.
Utility companies adjust their delivery charges about twice a year and these changes affect all Texans.
Here’s a breakdown of recent increases by utility company:
If you‘If you don’t know who your power company is, you can find out by looking at your Bulb account or this slightly pixelated map from PUCT, the body that manages the power grid.
How are the delivery costs calculated
Your bill has two parts, the cost of the energy itself and the utility company’s delivery charge. Shipping costs represent 30 to 40% of your monthly bill.
The costs of a utility company are estimated to reflect the cost of maintaining the network. These estimates are subject to the review and approval of the PUCT.
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