There are typically three charges on every bill. An Energy Charge, which is the charge for service by the Energy Supplier. Some suppliers tack on other fees such as a Base Charge or Green Fee, all of which may be part of the Energy Charge. Then there is the Delivery Fee, which is a charge by the company that takes care of your poles & wires and they too could have some of their fees listed separately on your bill, but they are all a part of the Delivery Service and may be referred to as TDU fees on your bill. Then of course there are the taxes for which there is no escape from. All this pretty much sums up the charges that you may see on an electric bill.
Account Summary: The Account Summary lists the dates that the current period began and ended. The amount due, which could include the amount of any missed or late payments. The current charges for the current time period only. The total balance owed, which would include any late or missed payments plus current payments. The previous payment made along with the the previous amount that was due.
Tax Rates: The Tax Rates list the various taxes & fees applied to the bill by various governments and government agencies. Taxes may be applied by the State, City, and County. Other government fees may include: MTA Rate: A fee placed on Commercial accounts to help cover costs related to the “Mass Transit Authority.” MGRT Rate: The rate at which a fee will be imposed on retail electric providers operating in an incorporated city or town having a population of more than 1000. This fee is imposed and controlled by the State of Texas and/or an agency thereof. PUCA Rate: The PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION ASSESSMENT Rate. The rate at which a fee may be imposed to recover costs related to the operation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The rate is equal to 1/6th of 1% of the charges on your bill, excluding sales tax. Example: If your electric bill was $100, the PUCA fee would be approximately 16.7 cents ($0.167) SPD Rate: A fee placed on Commercial account within a “Special Purpose District.”
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Energy Usage History Chart: This chart will show the amount of energy that the customer uses in Graph or Chart form. This can help a customer to get a better idea of how much electricity they are using over time.
They say that knowledge is power and with this knowledge, you will have the power and information that you will need to better control your usage.
With this chart, you can compare usage from month to month or even compare the usage from this year's current month to the same month a year ago.
This powerful tool gives you powerful control
when you know how to use it.
Energy: Also known as the Energy Charge, Energy Rate, etc. This is the rate set by your Supplier to cover their costs of doing business and acting on the customer’s behalf to provide services such as collections, billing, making payments to Producers, Delivery Companies, and taxes as well as maintaining a team of individuals to operate the phones and computers for switching current customers, enrolling new customers, and general customer service and convenience.
Electric Delivery Charges: Also known as "Oncor Delivery Charges,"
“TDU Delivery Charges” or “Transmission Distribution Charges."
Delivery companies such as Oncor are State regulated and they are tasked with maintaining all of the Poles & Wires for a specified area of a state. The delivery company in your area, such as in the Oncor Service area of Texas, Oncor is the only company allowed By Law to maintain the poles & wires. Oncor also performs the actual turning-on or switching of electric service as requested by a Supplier. Oncor may deny activation for various reasons. Delivery fees may include other state approved charges such as Non-Reoccuring charges which are temporary and may only appear on one or more bills, surcharges for fuel, etc.