Advanced Metering Charge: A charge assessed to recover a TDU’s charges for Advanced Metering Systems, to the extent that they are not recovered in a TDU’s standard metering charge.
Base Charge: A $4.95 flat fee that’s assessed monthly regardless of plan type, contract term length or amount of kilowatt-hour usage.
Due Date: The date the payment must be received and posted by Power of Texas to avoid a 5% late payment charge.
Energy Charge: A charge based on the electric energy (kWh) consumed.
Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor: A charge assessed to recover a TDU’s costs for energy efficiency programs, to the extent that the TDU charge is a separate charge exclusively for that purpose that is approved by the Public Utility Commission.
Estimated Reading: During any month when the TDU fails to provide an actual meter reading on a timely basis, Power of Texas will issue a bill based on the customer’s estimated usage and inform the customer of the reason for the issuance of the estimated bill.
kW – Kilowatt: The standard unit for measuring electricity demand, equal to 1000 watts. kWh – Kilowatt-hour: The standard unit for measuring electricity energy consumption, equal to 1000 watt-hours. Late Payment Penalty: A charge assessed for late payment in accordance with the Public Utility Commission rules.
kWh – Kilowatt-hour: The standard unit for measuring electricity energy consumption, equal to 1000 watt-hours.
Late Payment Penalty: A charge assessed for late payment in accordance with the Public Utility Commission rules.
Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax Reimbursement: A fee assessed to recover the miscellaneous gross receipts tax imposed on retail electric providers operating in an incorporated city or town having a population of more than 1000.
Monthly Customer Fee: A charge assessed during each billing cycle without regard to the customer’s demand or energy consumption.
PUC Assessment: A fee assessed to recover the statutory fee for administering the Public Utility Regulatory Act.
Sales Tax: Sales tax collected by authorized taxing authorities, such as the state, cities and special purpose districts. Service Period: Indicates the period of time for which you are being billed for your electricity service.
Service Period: Indicates the period of time for which you are being billed for your electricity service.
System Benefit Fund: A non-bypassable charge approved by the Public Utility Commission, not to exceed 65 cents per megawatt-hour, that funds the low-income discount, one-time bill payment assistance, customer education, commission administrative expenses, and low-income energy efficiency programs.
TDU Delivery Charges: The total amounts assessed by a TDU for the delivery of electricity to a customer over poles and wires and other TDU facilities not including discretionary charges.