Here’s what’s going on. While the cost of energy stayed the same, the delivery fees charged to you by your TDU (Transmission and Distribution Utility) went down. These fees can make up a big chunk of your monthly bill, sometimes up to 40%.
Companies like Oncor, CenterPoint and AEP are TDUs. They’re responsible for operating the electricity grid in your area.
The changes came into effect on March 1, 2020, so you might have already noticed a decrease in how you paid this month. We believe in passing those savings on to you.
As you know, we only have one plan, so you’re always getting our best prices. We’ll keep dropping them whenever we can.
About TDU fees
Your bill has two parts to it, the cost of the energy itself and the TDU fees.
TDU fees are determined by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the organization that provides oversight to the electricity grid and gives customers a way to report any issues they have with their utility company.
The fees are first estimated by TDUs to reflect how much it will cost to maintain the grid. TDUs propose these fees to the PUCT and the PUCT then approves them.