What are TDSP Delivery Charges?
TDSP Delivery Charges are what your local Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDSP) company charges each customer (ESI ID) for the cost of maintaining electricity poles & wires, meters, storm restoration, etc. These charges are approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and are passed through to you without any markup – so you’re not paying more than you should for electricity. These charges apply to all residential customers (ESI IDs), serviced by the TDSP, regardless of who their retail electricity provider is. The TDSP Delivery Charges are displayed under a separate section on the monthly bill under the description “TDSP Delivery Charges,” so it’s easier to distinguish the charges from your local utility company charges.
Will my bill go up because of these TDSP delivery charges?
Your monthly bill will go up or down based on your monthly usage. The Base Charge and Energy Charges that are shown on the Electricity Facts Label you received at enrollment will not change during the term of your plan. TDSP Delivery Charges will be passed through on your monthly invoice as billed by the TDSP.
How are the TDSP Delivery Charges calculated, and will it be the same amount every month?
Certain Texas TDSP charges are billed on a monthly basis, and some are billed on a usage basis (per kilowatt hour). For this reason, the total TDSP Delivery Charges amount will vary each month depending on your monthly kilowatt-hour usage. See the table below for an itemized listing of the detailed charges that make up TDSP Delivery Charges in your area.