What are the Transmission Delivery (TDSP/TDU) charges on my Texas electricity bill?

These are the charges that come from your local Transmission Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) – also known as your utility company or Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU).

The TDSP Delivery Charge is a mix of usage-based fees as well as standard monthly fees. These fees are passed through to you without markup from your local TDSP. They cover the cost for maintaining the wires to your home and distributing your electricity. TDSP Delivery charges line item may fluctuate based on your usage and if your local utility company increases or decreases their fees. All delivery charges are consolidated into one line item titled "TDSP Delivery Charges."

Other Charges

The PUC Assessment is a fee assessed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and it has always been a part of your monthly price per kilowatt hour. This fee covers the cost of the administration of the PUC Regulatory Act. It is equal to 1/6 of 1 percent of the charges on your bill, excluding sales tax.

The Gross Receipts Reimbursement Charge is a fee assessed by the TDSP to recover themiscellaneous gross receipts tax imposed on retail electric providers operating in an incorporated city of town having a population of more than 1,000.

Your TDSP may also charge a non-recurring fee for items such as a new service initiation fee that will not appear on every bill. These fees will appear as a separate line item on your bill.

Sales tax charges are collected by authorized taxing authorities, such as the state, cities, and special purpose district.

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