Your electricity bill is made up of two services: the REP or retail electricity provider that sells you your energy (that’s us) and the Transmission/Distribution Utility (TDU) — also known as a Transportation Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) in charge of the energy grid in your geographic area that bills you for the delivery or passthrough of electricity from the generation source.
While your energy charges are determined by the service plan you’ve chosen (giving you some control over the cost), the delivery charge depends on your location. There are five TDSPs in Texas, each with its own geographic territory: Oncor Electric Delivery, AEP Texas Central, AEP Texas North, CenterPoint Energy, and Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP). Moving to a territory owned by another TDSP will change the rate you pay them.
TDU charges include a monthly fixed and a monthly variable charge. These charges are updated twice annually with approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Retail electric providers (like BKV Energy) are not allowed to charge a markup on these fees. BKV Energy and other retail electric providers have no control over TDU charges.
TDU delivery charges are an essential part of keeping the grid operational, and these fees go towards the maintenance of the switchgear and transformers as well as the grid capacity itself.
Current TDU Charge Rates
Below you’ll find a table outlining the latest changes to the TDU charges and a comparison to the previous rates:
Current Delivery Charge (September 2023)
Previous Delivery Charge (March 2023)
$4.23 per month 5.0339 cents/kWh
$4.23 per month 3.8498 cents/kWh
AEP Texas Central
$4.79 per month 5.5226 cents/kWh
$4.79 per month 4.297 cents/kWh
AEP Texas North
$4.79 per month 5.1265 cents/kWh
$4.79 per month 3.9205 cents/kWh
$4.39 per month 5.4694 cents/kWh
$4.39 per month 3.7332 cents/kWh
$7.85 per month 6.0465 cents/kWh
$7.85 per month 4.5521 cents/kWh
Charges will be updated again in March and September.
No, BKV Energy electricity plans do not have usage/consumption requirements or limits. That means we will not add extra fees or charges to your bill if you use “too much” or “too little” electricity. There is no right amount of electricity. You do you. You will be charged your simple…
BKV Energy does not include a base charge on our electricity plans. This is part of our mission to offer the simplest and most transparent energy plans in Texas. This also allows us to offer fair pricing to homeowners and renters that live in homes of all sizes.
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