What is a Transmission and Distribution Service Provider?

Also known as the TDSP or utility company, the Transmission & Distribution Service Provider transmits and delivers the electricity to the homes and businesses for its service area along the poles and wires. This company is responsible for maintenance and repair of these poles and wires as regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The TDSP also reads the meters for your area and delivers those meter readings to the Retail Electric Provider (REP, also known as electricity company) of your choice. Examples of TDSPs in Texas include CenterPoint Energy, Oncor Electric Delivery , AEP North, AEP Central, and Texas-New Mexico Power.

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