Compare Oncor Electricity Rates
Serving over 10 million residents, Oncor is the largest utility company in Texas. As one of the four utility companies with deregulated electricity in the state, Oncor customers have the power to choose their electricity provider.
Read on to learn more about Oncor and how you can find the best Oncor electricity rates from leading electricity companies in Texas.
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How To Compare Oncor Electricity Plans
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- Enter your ZIP Code – Enter your zip code to see providers and rates available in your area.
- Compare electricity providers and plans – Pay attention to each plan’s rate-structure and length.
- Switch electricity providers – After you find the right plan for you, select it, fill out the necessary information and enroll.
After that, your new provider takes care of the rest. The delivery of your electricity is not changed or interrupted.
Oncor Service Area
As the largest utility company in Texas, Oncor covers two broad areas of the state.
North Texas Oncor Service Area
Western Texas Oncor Service Area
The other portion of Oncor’s service area is in western Texas along the border of New Mexico. This area includes cities like Odessa and Midland.
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Oncor can trace its roots to TXU Electric. TXU Electric owned three Texas utility companies, including Dallas Power & Light (DP&L), Texas Electric Service Company (TESCO) and Texas Power and Light (TP&L).
In 2007, a number of private equity firms purchased TXU Electric. All three Texas utility companies (DP&L, TESCO and TP&L) now operate together under the name Oncor.
The company that owned Oncor was called Energy Future Holdings. Oncor was its electricity distribution arm, but it also had other businesses in electricity generation. Since TXU utilities were already a part of Texas’s deregulated electricity market, Oncor was automatically a part of it as well.
By the end of 2017, Oncor swapped assets with Sharyland utilities. By early 2018, all of Sharyland’s retail distribution customers were now to be served by Oncor.
Oncor Delivery (TDU) Charges
Deregulated utilities in Texas have delivery (sometimes called TDU) charges set by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas. These are charges that go directly to Oncor and ensures that Oncor can keep delivering electricity reliably. Since the state sets these charges, they don’t change no matter who your electricity provider is.
TDU charges generally change twice a year, on March 1st and September 1st. The charges consist of a monthly base charge and a charge based on your electricity usage (by the kilowatt-hour). You can find these charges by looking at a plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). The EFL can be found in the “plan details” section under any Texas plan on ElectricityRates.com.
Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas Program
If you’re an Oncor customer that wants to lower your electric bill by increasing your home’s energy efficiency, you should check out Oncor’s “Take A Load Off, Texas” program.
“Take A Load Off, Texas” encourages homeowners and businesses to make energy upgrades through a variety of incentives. With savings on everything from solar roofing to LED lighting, you’re bound to find something that fits your needs.
Oncor Contact Information
- Official Website
- Oncor Phone number for general Oncor inquiries/service requests: 888-313-6862
- Phone number for Oncor outages: 888-313-4747
- Report an Outage or View Outage Map Here.
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