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.
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.
- Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor - EECRF
- This charge recovers the cost of energy efficiency programs from the customer classes that receive services under such programs. For information on energy efficiency programs, please click here.
- Military Base Discount Recovery Factor - MBDRF
- This charge recovers the total base rate discount provided to military base facilities pursuant to the TX Military Base Rate Discount tariff schedule.
- 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.
Purchased Power Adjustments
- TX Rate 48 Monthly Purchased Power Factor and Purchased Power Adjustment Factors - 2021-2022
- TX Rate 48 Monthly Purchased Power Factor and Purchased Power Adjustment Factors - 2020-2021
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.