Approved Electric Rates

Fiscal Year 2021

City of Austin Utility Bill Relief

The City of Austin has approved emergency bill relief measures for utility customers who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Winter Storm Uri or COVID-19.

An additional $10 million funding infusion to the Plus 1 Customer Assistance Program from Austin Water and Austin Energy will extend the following measures indefinitely, as long as funds remain:

Austin City Council also put in place series of measures designed to help customers avoid high utility bills as a result of the extreme winter weather our area experienced February 11-20. These measures include a combination of rate reductions, fee waivers, and utility bill credits. 

Learn more about utility bill credits and temporary rate and fee reductions

Customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bill should contact City of Austin Utilities at 512-494-9400 as soon as possible.

Austin Energy Adjusted Pass-through Charges

Changes to Austin Energy's pass-through charges, including the Power Supply Adjustment, the Regulatory Charge, and the Community Benefit Charge, were approved October 1, 2020 and are effective as of November 1, 2020.

Residential customers will see little to no effect on their overall monthly bills. Impacts to commercial customers will vary depending on consumption patterns.

  • The Power Supply Adjustment is decreasing by 1.9%. The PSA is a dollar-for-dollar recovery of fuel expenses, electric sales, and purchases in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas wholesale market.
  • The Regulatory Charge is increasing by 19% from its current charge, though this is still a decrease from last year. Earlier this year, Austin Energy lowered the Regulatory Charge by 32% as part of the utility's interim bill relief measures. The Regulatory Charge covers Austin Energy's share of statewide transmission grid costs.
  • The Energy Efficiency portion of the Community Benefit Charge is decreasing by 29%. The CBC recovers certain costs associated with the Customer Assistance Program, Energy Efficiency Services, and Service Area Lighting.

No changes were made to Austin Energy's base rates through this process.

View the approved electric rates tariff (pdf)

Current Residential Rates

Current Commercial Rates

Pass-Through Charges

Other Charges

Wholesale Rates

Fee Schedules

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

Date last reviewed or modified: 11/2/20

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