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TDU Fees

Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) Monthly Pass-Through Charges for Residential Service

CenterPoint Energy (Houston)


Customer Charge per month

Standard customer charge per retail customer per month

Metering Charge per month

Standard metering (meter-reading) charge per retail customer per month

AMS Surcharge

Additional payment for the implementation of Advanced Meters in Houston

Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor (EECRF)

Charge for the TDU's cost recovery of energy efficiency programs

Transmission System Charge

Charge for electricity transmission from the generating plants to electrical substations

Distribution System Charge

Charge for electricity distribution (local electric wiring)

Transition Charges (Schedule TC2, TC3, SRC, and TC5)

Charges assessed by a TDU for the costs associated with the transition to a competitive, deregulated market

Nuclear Decommissioning Charge

A fee that covers the cost of safely removing a nuclear generation facility from service

Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (Rider TCRF)

A fee (or credit) that accounts for changes in wholesale transmission rates without the need of a TDU rate case

Accumulated Deferred Federal Income Tax (ADFIT) Credit

A credit to provide customers federal income tax benefits associated with Hurricane Ike restoration costs

Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (Rider DCRF)

A fee that accounts for changes in distribution-invested capital without filing a full rate case


Oncor Electric Delivery


Customer Charge per month

Standard customer charge per retail customer per month

Metering Charge per month

Standard metering (meter-reading) charge per retail customer per month

AMS Surcharge

Additional payment for the implementation of Advanced Meters in utility area

Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor (EECRF)

Charge for the TDU's cost recovery of energy efficiency programs

Distribution System Charge

Charge for electricity distribution (local electric wiring)

Transition Charges (Schedule TC1)

Charges assessed by a TDU for the costs associated with the transition to a competitive, deregulated market

Nuclear Decommissioning Charge

A fee that covers the cost of safely removing a nuclear generation facility from service

Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (Rider TCRF)

A fee (or credit) that accounts for changes in wholesale transmission rates without the need of a TDU rate case

Rate Case Expenses Surcharges (Rider RCE, RCE2, RCE3)

Charges that allow the TDU to recover expenses associated with rate cases


TNMP (Texas-New Mexico Power)


Customer Charge per month

Standard customer charge per retail customer per month

Metering Charge per month

Standard metering (meter-reading) charge per retail customer per month

AMS Surcharge

Additional payment for the implementation of Advanced Meters in utility area

Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor (EECRF)

Charge for the TDU's cost recovery of energy efficiency programs

Distribution System Charge

Charge for electricity distribution (local electric wiring)

Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (Rider TCRF)

A fee (or credit) that accounts for changes in wholesale transmission rates without the need of a TDU rate case

Competition Transition Charge (Rider CTC)

Charge for recovery of a TDU's non-securitized costs associated with the transition to competition (similar to Transition Charges)


AEP Central (American Electric Power)


Customer Charge per month

Standard customer charge per retail customer per month

Metering Charge per month

Standard metering (meter-reading) charge per retail customer per month

AMS Surcharge

Additional payment for the implementation of Advanced Meters in utility area

Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor (EECRF)

Charge for the TDU's cost recovery of energy efficiency programs

Transmission System Charge

Charge for electricity transmission from the generating plants to electrical substations

Distribution System Charge

Charge for electricity distribution (local electric wiring)

Transition Charges (Schedule TC2 and TC3)

Charges assessed by a TDU for the costs of transition to a competitive, deregulated market. TC is zero as of 1-29-16

Nuclear Decommissioning Charge

A fee that covers the cost of safely removing a nuclear generation facility from service

Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (Rider TCRF)

A fee (or credit) that accounts for changes in wholesale transmission rates without the need of a TDU rate case


AEP North (American Electric Power)


Customer Charge per month

Standard customer charge per retail customer per month

Metering Charge per month

Standard metering (meter-reading) charge per retail customer per month

AMS Surcharge

Additional payment for the implementation of Advanced Meters in utility area

Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor (EECRF)

Charge for the TDU's cost recovery of energy efficiency programs

Transmission System Charge

Charge for electricity transmission from the generating plants to electrical substations

Distribution System Charge

Charge for electricity distribution (local electric wiring)

Transmission Cost Recovery Factor (Rider TCRF)

A fee (or credit) that accounts for changes in wholesale transmission rates without the need of a TDU rate case


For more information on pass-through fees associated with your electric bill, please visit theĀ PUCT's website.

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