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These live rates were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 KWh. Price include all fees, and delivery charges.The plans shown are for Zip code – 77042.

Texas Utility Providers

What is a TDU?

TDU/TSDPs stands for Transmission Distribution Utility or Transmission Service Distribution Provider. As an energy and utility company, your local TDU is responsible for the power lines in your area, as well as the maintenance during emergencies, such as a power outage.

In Texas, there are five main TDUs, (each assigned to you based on your geographical location). These include:

  • CenterPoint
  • Oncor Electric Utility Company
  • Texas-New Mexico Power Company
  • AEP Texas Central Division
  • AEP Texas North Division

CenterPoint service area

Currently serving eight states in the United States, CenterPoint Energy is powering more than 7-million metered customers on an annual basis.

This incredible amount of energy support that powers Texas and many other states is backed by an additional 2.5 million customers in the local Houston Metro Area alone, including:

  • Angleton
  • Alvin
  • Cypress
  • Galveston
  • Houston
  • Pasadena
  • Richmond

CenterPoint Delivery Charges

Leading the nation in delivering energy at the highest level, CenterPoint Energy operates and maintains the wires, poles, and substations, delivering electricity from power plants to customers for 85 major providers.

The charges incurred for these services are set by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT). All these charges are passed down by the Retail Electricity Provider (REP) to its customers, not levied directly by CenterPoint to its customers. Occasionally these charges are passed down separately in bills or bundled together with additional costs.

To confirm the TDU charges independently, you can access these through their electricity fact label, which contains all the individual cost breakdowns.

 

CenterPoint TDU Charges

The Public Utility Commission of Texas is responsible for the approval of transmission and distribution charges each year, occurring bi-annually on March 1st and September 1st.

Effective DateMonthly Base ChargeCharge per electricity used$/kWh
Sep 2020$4.39$.042308
COVID – April 2020$4.39$.037435
March 2020$5.47$.034485
September 2019$5.47$.040512
March 2019$5.47$.036983

 

What Are My Choices Regarding My Electric Utility Provider?

While your utility provider (TDU) is predetermined by where you live, thanks to the deregulation of the Texas energy sector, you have the power to choose.

1. Choose the best electricity provider based on the energy you actually use!
EnerWisely is a technological tool that helps you take advantage of the data from the smart meter (already installed by your TDU) to find the plan that matches your usage.
By finding a plan that suits your lifestyle – You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year, all while reducing carbon emissions, lowering your impact on the planet, and feeling empowered as an energy consumer.

2. TDU charges are always the same regardless of who is your electricity provider. Nevertheless, keep in mind that they are proportionate to how much electricity you use.
Therefore – By saving energy, you also save on TDU charges and your overall bill!

EnerWisely finds the electricity plans with the lowest cost based on your usage patterns

With EnerWisely, you are always in control; that is why it offers multiple ways to shop. However, when it comes to finding the best plan, customization based on your real consumption patterns is the key. 

Because you use different appliances during different periods, your electricity consumption changes over time. Once you see your real usage trends, you will understand why using “an average consumption” might lead you to the wrong choices. 

Instead, take advantage of EnerWisely Technology now. Use the FREE TOOL Energy MatchMaker and identify the electricity plan with the lowest cost based on your real usage patterns.

The process is 100% done online, so you get results within minutes. Most Texas homes already have smart meters installed by the utility companies; therefore, there is no need or extra cost for new devices.

Yeap, it complies with DataGuard, the standard for energy data privacy. Your savings don`t come at the cost of your privacy. So unlike other services, with us, your data is never sold or shared! 

EnerWisely is the best free, smart, and easy way to compare energy rates in Texas.

 

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
1- First of all, signup for FREE to access EnerWisely’s powerful analytics. All you need is your address, meter number, and electricity provider name to securely access your home`s electric meter data.
2- Next, instantly see your real consumption patterns including seasonal changes, days vs. nights, and weekdays vs. weekends.
3- Then, evaluate the compatibility  between all the plans in our database and your profile
4- Consequently, cut through the clutter with top recommendations ranked by matching scores based on each plan estimated total cost
5- In conclusion, order confidently to maximize your savings and get extra perks to stay on track.

How to find my Smart Meter number

 

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Also, use EnerWisely and say goodbye to partial savings! 

EnerWisely is more than an electricity shopping site. It is the only personalized energy management platform free for consumers in Texas. 

Your full savings potential comes from finding the lowest costs electricity plan, and ALSO improving your energy efficiency. Since EnerWisely helps you with both, you finally have a way to stop missing out on savings. 

With EnerWisely, you get the only service capable of analyzing your home features to evaluate your energy leaks and show you where and how to save more. Also, EnerWisely can show you the climate impact of your energy use. 

In conclusion, when it comes to saving money and protecting the planet, there is no reason to compromise. With EnerWisely, your improvements in Energy Efficiency will always mean bigger money savings and lower emissions.

CenterPoint Energy

As the oldest energy provider, CenterPoint Energy has been on a long-standing mission to deliver energy, high-quality service, and top-tier value. As a domestic energy company based in Houston, TX – The predominant focuses of CenterPoint include:

  • Electric Transmission and Distribution
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Natural Gas Sales and Services.

With nearly 150-years of transformational energy services under their belt, CenterPoint Energy is widely-recognized as the major supplier of natural gas, electrical transmission, and renewable energy sources for local homes and businesses.

Through the modernization of their equipment, CenterPoint Energy has developed high-tech pipelines to engage an uninterrupted line of efficient energy. By selling more than the status quo, this provider has remained the most reliable, recognizable, and dedicated energy company in the great state of Texas.

Although CenterPoint Energy is not presently offering electricity or natural gas plans directly to consumers, homeowners and renters are still easily able to purchase electricity plans within the related REP (Retail Electric Providers).

 

CenterPoint Energy Services

With the energy demands of Texas consistently rising, here are some of the ways that CenterPoint Energy can be of service to you:

  • Home Service – CenterPoint Energy has partnered with HomeServe to provide emergency home repair programs. This alliance allows for homeowners to conveniently cover any emergency repairs of the home and feel protected with affordable repair plans backed by licensed experts. As a major selling point of this plan, you also do not pay a single penny on the repair, up to your benefit amount.
  • Natural Gas Service – With a dedication to cleaner and renewable energy options, CenterPoint Energy has developed Green Services, a carbon-neutral gas program that was created to help businesses offset their carbon emissions.
    Under this service, customers can apply for the Green Credits for the natural gas purchase, to manage its carbon footprint, and promote environmental stewardship.
  • Electricity Plans – Providing sustainable energy plans via the Retail Electric Providers, CenterPoint Energy offers affordable 12- and 36-month plans. (Different R.P.’s provide distinct electricity rates). Check out some of the most popular plans below

 

CenterPoint Energy Contact Information

  • CenterPoint Energy Customer Service Department’s business hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday except for holidays. They also offer account self-service functions that are available 24/7.
  • Call now to report an electric power outage – 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143

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