Description: The following passage mainly focuses on txu login, in which the author wants to explain how to read an electricity bill in Texas, specifically how to compare rates and exactly what to look for when you’re doing that. You will quickly learn the right way to find the true average rate on a Texas electricity bill.
My name is David Lee. I’m a senior consultant with Ambit Energy. I want to explain how to read an electricity bill in Texas, specifically how to compare rates and exactly what to look for when you’re doing that. I still get a lot of questions about what exactly to look for and how to make those comparisons.
You need to make sure that you’re doing a real apples-to-apples comparison because it is easy to get confused, a lot of these bills have a lot of numbers and charges, it’s hard to know exactly how those all calculate out, but I’m going to show you something that’s going to make it simple.
On every electricity bill in Texas if you’re in a deregulated territory, you can choose your electricity provider, there’s going to be a line on the bill, that’s going to be read exactly like this or something very similar to this line. It says that the average price you paid for electric service this month per kilowatt hour equals $0.176 or that equals seventeen point six cents.
That’s what we’re looking for, you need to always look for the average rate first, the reason you need to do that is that the average rate is going to include the energy charge from your provider, that could be Ambit Energy, maybe it’s TXU, maybe it’s reliant.
It’s also going to include the delivery charge from your local utility company, your local delivery company, in North Texas that could be encore, in South Texas around Houston that might be center point for example, but the average rate is going to include both of those which is very important because you can’t compare an average rate and an energy charge rate with another company, that’s apples and bananas.
You need to make sure that you’re comparing the same thing, the next thing you want to look for is how many kilowatt hours were used in this billing cycle, you can see that up in this area, kilowatt hour usage was 1108, you can see that there were 30 days on this billing cycle, this is an actual bill.
You need to make sure that you’re doing a real sample size of a full month, from that you can do the simple math, we have that down here, I created this graphic to show a comparison, this was an actual Reliant Bill, the average or the average rate on this bill was seventeen point six cents.
You take point one seven six times the kilowatt hours used 1108, that equals a hundred and ninety five dollars, it is on the simple math of the average rate and the kilowatt hours used, by comparing at the time Ambit average rate for this territory was nine point seven cents per kilowatt hour.
You multiply point zero nine seven by a 1108 kilowatt hours used, that comes out to a little more than a hundred and seven dollars, on this one billing cycle alone one month that would have been a saving of eighty seven dollars and fifty two cents, it is about forty-five percent saving in this one month.
That’s what you need to look for, always start by looking for that average rate or looking for that line that displays that average rate, once you know that, you’ve got what you need to compare, if you’re comparing rates, if you’re looking to switch to a different provider, if you’re moving and you want to check out rates, always look for that average rate on your bill.
I hope that this helps, if you have any other questions or want some more information about how to read bills and how to compare rates, definitely stop on my website, all my blogs have a lot of other articles written up there about how to compare rates and looking at different bills, that’s at joinambitiousenergy.com, if you have any questions, leave a comment or you can contact me through my website, through email or phone.