2minute read• Graham Lumley • Last update February 2024
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What Are TDU/TDSP Charges?
Your electricity bill is made up of two services:
the REP or retail electricity provider that sells you your energy (that’s us)
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 six TDSPs in Texas, each with its own geographic territory:
Oncor Electric Delivery
AEP Texas Central
AEP Texas North
Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP)
Lubbock Power & Light (LPL).
Moving to a territory owned by another TDSP will change the TDU rate you pay.
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
$4.23 per month 5.0979 cents/kWh
AEP Texas Central
$4.79 per month 5.7114 cents/kWh
AEP Texas North
$4.79 per month 5.3153 cents/kWh
$4.39 per month 5.377 cents/kWh
$7.85 per month 6.0465 cents/kWh
$0.00 per month 6.442 cents/kWh
Charges are updated by the utility companies and approved by the PUCT every March and September, but may updated at anytime throughout the year.
BKVE Electricity Bills Include the Following: TDU Pass-Through Charges TDU (Transmission and Distribution Utility) Pass-Through Charges are set by your regional utility company and approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Retail electricity providers (REPs) receive none of the money from these charges as they are passed directly…
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…
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