Gexa Energy displays a number of billing terms, approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), on our statements. Terms that appear on both Residential and Commercial statements and their definitions, including the approved abbreviations, are listed below. Click the terms below to learn more.
A flat fee applied each month regardless of the amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) used.
The measurement of the amount of electricity being supplied at a given instant to a premise. The highest recorded demand during the billing cycle is the actual demand. If demand is high, a measurement may be shown on your bill, and the TDU may assess a Demand Charge as part of its pass-through charges. Otherwise, Demand will be displayed as “N/A.”
A charge based on the electricity (kWh) consumed.
The standard unit for measuring electricity demand; equal to 1,000 watts.
The standard unit for measuring electricity consumption; equal to 1,000 watt-hours.
Late Payment Penalty
A charge assessed for late payment, in accordance with PUCT rules.
Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax Reimbursement
A fee assessed to recover the Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax imposed on retail electricity providers operating in an incorporated city/town having a population of more than 1,000.
Monthly Service Fee
A monthly charge that may be assessed based on the customer’s energy consumption, applied to cover costs of billing, administration, and customer care from Gexa Energy.
The number used by the TDU to help determine the total power usage (kWh) for the month; it has no impact on the price the customer pays per kWh of electricity. Most Residential and Small Commercial premises have a Multiplier of “1.” Example:
The following line items are typical pass-through charges from your TDU, which appear as individual line items on Commercial bills and under the TDU Delivery Charges section on Residential bills. Additional TDU pass-through charges may appear on your bill, as approved by the PUCT; below are the most common:
A fee assessed to recover the fee for administering the Public Utility Regulatory Act. The PUCT imposes an Assessment Fee on utility companies for each customer's service address, in order to cover the costs of its activities on behalf of consumers. Gexa Energy and TDUs pass this amount through to their customers for reimbursement.
A tax collected by authorized taxing authorities, such as the state, cities and special purpose districts. May not apply in all locations or to all customers.
Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU)
The company that owns or operates the equipment or facilities — poles, wires, meters, etc. — to deliver electricity to a service location.
TDU Delivery Charges
The total charges assessed by a TDU for the delivery of electricity to a Residential premise, not including discretionary charges. These charges vary, may change from time to time, and are set by a complex schedule of rates and charges that are regulated by the PUCT.