On June 1, 2021, El Paso Electric (EPE) filed a petition with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and with the different municipal authorities in EPE’s Texas service territory for approval to change its base rates. Parties to the case filed a settlement stipulation on July 15, 2022 allowing for interim rates to begin August 1, 2022. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 2021 Texas Rate Case and 2022 Bill Impacts

Typical residential bills consist of the following tariff schedule components:

  • TX Residential Service
    • Customer Charge: The customer charge recovers costs incurred in making service available including meter and meter reading costs, billing, record keeping and customer service costs.
    • Energy Charge: The energy charge is to recover costs associated with producing and distributing electricity. Customers have two options:
      • Standard – Seasonal energy charges, with the summer season (May through October) charge higher than in the winter season (November through April) charge. During the Summer season, all energy use in excess of 600 kWh is billed at a higher rate than the first 600 kWh.
      • Time-of-Use – Customers that can easily reduce their energy use on weekdays (Monday through Friday), between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., during the summer season (June through September) can benefit from this energy charge option due to its significantly lower price than the Standard rate option.
  • Fixed Fuel Factor
    • Fuel Charge: This charge recovers the cost of any fuels used to generate the electricity we provide.         
  • Fuel Interim (Refund)/Surcharge
    • Fuel (Refund) or Surcharge amount  applied as a per kWh factor or directly assigned to Customer's monthly bill.
  • Texas Merger Rate Credit Factor - MCRF
    • The MRCF is calculated as a kilowatt hour (kWh) credit factor multiplied by the billed energy component of the customer bill. The resulting merger rate credit amount will appear as a separate line item on the customer monthly bill and shall be titled “Merger Rate Credit”. 

Below are all the tariff schedules applicable to all residential customers. To view the tariff schedules, click on the rate you would like to review.

Most Common Tariff Schedules for Residential Customers Effective Date
T-01 Residential Service Rate 08/01/2022
Other Available Tariff Schedules  
T-28 Area Lighting Service Rate 08/01/2022
T-48 Non-Firm Purchased Power Service from Distributed Generators, Distributed Renewable Generators and Qualifying Facilities 08/01/2022
T-DG Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation 08/01/2022
T-EVC Electric Vehicle Charging Rate 08/01/2022
T-CS Community Solar Rate 08/01/2022
Riders and Rate Adjustments  
T-96 Military Base Discount Recovery Factor - MBDRF 09/01/2022
T-97 Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor - EECRF 01/01/2022
T-98 Fixed Fuel Factor 07/01/2022
T-98-FIRS Fuel Interim (Refund)/Surcharge 10/01/2021
T-99 Miscellaneous Service Charges 08/01/2022
TX Merger Rate Credit Factor - MRCF 08/01/2020
TX Rate Case Expense Surcharge - RCES 08/01/2022
TX Excess Accumulated Deferred Income Tax Credit Factor - EADIT 08/01/2022
TX Project No. 50664 Asset Surcharge - COVID-19 08/01/2022
TX Retiring Plant Rider Factor - RPRF 08/01/2022

 


Purchased Power Adjustments

Disclaimer: The tariff schedules provided above are for informational purposes only. The official tariff schedules are on file with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and prevail in the event of any differences. El Paso Electric Company makes no warranty or representation that a particular tariff schedule chosen by a customer is available to or suitable for that customer. Customers are encouraged to contact El Paso Electric Company directly to make certain of the applicability of a desired tariff schedule for their service requirements.

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