Glossary of Terms
We use your zip code to identify your Electricity Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU). The TDU is the company that maintains the poles and wires in your area. This is the company that is responsible for making sure the electricity reaches your home and reads your meter each month.
Total Usage This Month
We use this number in conjunction with the total Electricity Supply Services charges to determine your billing rate per kWh. If it isn’t explicitly written on your bill, then you can subtract your “Previous” meter reading from your “Present” meter reading to calculate your total usage in kWh for this month.
Total Current Charges
Located on your electricity bill you will find a line item "Total Current Charges". This total amount calculates your Energy Charge, Base Charge, TDU charges and Taxes. This value does not include adjustments.
Average Price per Kilowatt Hour
You don’t need your average price per kilowatt hour to use the Look At Your Bill tool, but it’s helpful to know. The Public Utility Commission requires that the "average price you paid for electric service this month" be listed on your Texas electricity bill.