What are TDU Delivery Charges?
TDU Delivery Charges are what your local Transmission and Distribution Utility
(TDU) 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 TDU, regardless of who their retail electricity provider is. The TDU Delivery Charges are displayed under a separate section on the monthly bill under the description “TDU Delivery Charges,” so it's easier to distinguish the TXU Energy charges from your local utility company charges.
Will my bill go up because of these TDU 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. TDU Delivery Charges will be passed through on your monthly invoice as billed by the TDU.
How are the TDU Delivery Charges calculated, and will it be the same amount every month?
Certain TDU charges are billed on a monthly basis, and some are billed on a usage basis (per kilowatt hour). For this reason, the total TDU Delivery Charges amount will vary each month depending on your monthly kilowatt-hour usage. The amount you are billed may include price changes allowed by law or regulatory actions. See the table below for an itemized listing of the detailed charges that make up TDU Delivery Charges in your area.
TDU Delivery Charges Per Month & TDU Delivery Charges Per kWh will be passed through to customer as billed from the Transmission & Distribution Utility (TDU).
Applicable TDU may be found under the Service Address Detail of your invoice. For a breakdown of the Total TDU Delivery Charge components, click here.
Also, see our Glossary of Billing Terms.