Approved Electric Rates

Fiscal Year 2020

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On September 10, 2019, the Austin City Council — Austin Energy’s governing board — approved changes to pass-through charges for Austin Energy for FY 2020.

  • A typical residential customer who uses 860 kWh per month will see a 1.5%, or $1.33, increase in their monthly bill.
  • Commercial customers can anticipate an increase of 0-3% over the previous year; however, bill impacts are dependent on the customer’s actual load characteristics (kW and kWh mix).

The reasons for the changes include an increase in the Power Supply Adjustment (PSA) and a decrease in the Regulatory Charge, both of which are included in all customer pricing.

These pass-through charges are reviewed each year to reflect actual expenses. These charges reflect dollar-for-dollar costs and include no profit or return to Austin Energy:

Change to Power Supply Adjustment

The total PSA increase is 8.5%. The PSA change is due to two factors:

  1. The elimination of a previous over-recovery balance. This brings the new PSA closer to current supply costs for power.
  2. Extremely high Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power prices during August 2019.

The total PSA increase is 8.5%.

Change to Regulatory Charge

Austin Energy is decreasing the Regulatory Charge on customers’ bills by 6.7% to return a surplus of $7 million associated with the use of the wholesale transmission system within ERCOT.

These pass-through charges are reviewed each year to reflect actual expenses. These charges reflect dollar-for-dollar costs and include no profit or return to Austin Energy.

View the approved electric rates tariff (pdf)

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If you have any questions about your rates, please call 512-494-9400.

Date last reviewed or modified: 11/1/19

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