Why are My TDSP Charges Suddenly Higher?
Service charges. The phrase alone draws questions and every month we have customers confused as to why a TDU delivery charge is on their bill. Even more confusing is how it can fluctuate throughout the year, and trust us, if we could control it and make it one low price for you, we would! The fact is, TDSP charges, or Transmission and Distribution Service Provider, are fees assessed by a TDU/TDSP for delivering the electricity to your home. Delivery charges are all approved by the PUC, and it’s something to consider each month on your energy bill. So why do they change?
Each year, the PUC reviews any proposed changes to the TDU/TDSP delivery charges. They’re the ones who initially request the increase before the Fall season begins to offset the cost of maintenance while energy usage is low. Texans tend to use less electricity during this time, but the TDU still needs to manage the power lines and meters to be sure that everything runs smoothly when delivering power to your home! You can look for a decrease in TDU charges sometime around March when consumers start to ramp up the A/C use and power demand is higher.
4Change Energy works to provide a low electricity rate so that fluctuating TDU costs are never a concern to begin with! If you have a question regarding your bill, TDU charges, or just want to tell us how we’re doing, visit our support page.
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