About AEP North
What became AEP North started out as the West Texas Utilities (WTU) Company in 1922 following a merger of seven west Texas power and ice companies. In 1925, WTU came under the control of Central and South West Corporation (CSW). In the late 1940s, the company separated off its natural gas, water, and ice businesses and focus solely on its electric utility operations. American Electric Power (AEP) bought Central and South West Corporation in 1979, renaming it AEP Texas. That was when WTU became AEP Texas North Company.
Following deregulation, AEP kept its two Texas subsidiary companies (AEP North and AEP Central) as separate TDSP/TDU companies. In 2016 they were finally fully merged into AEP Texas. In 2019, AEP Texas began consolidating charges from its North and Central Divisions into one rate. The new single tariff rate went into affect in May, 2020.
American Electric Power (AEP) is an investor-owned electricity utility company based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Because AEP Texas serves so much of Texas, the company is active in all the communities it serves. In 2019, the AEP Texas Foundation supported more than 160 nonprofit organizations and social services agencies throughout the state. Over the years, the AEP Texas Foundation has become a mainstay in communities, awarding numerous grants to education and social justice projects as well.
Frequently Asked Questions About AEP Texas North
Here are answers to some common questions that people have had about AEP Texas North
Featured Plans In The AEP Texas North Footprint
These are a few plans that we think you'll like. We also have a more detailed listing of all TX plans for AEP Texas North, or you can use our AEP Texas North Rate Comparison Page to find a great deal
36 Inflation Fix
12.6 ¢/kwhat 1,000kWh
$125/mo.est. avg. billBased on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
Best 24 Month Plan
- 36 month
- Fixed Rate
Bigger Than Texas 24
12.5 ¢/kwhat 1,000kWh
$124/mo.est. avg. billBased on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
Best 16 Month Plan
- 24 month
- Fixed Rate
Simply Select 16
13.4 ¢/kwhat 1,000kWh
$134/mo.est. avg. billBased on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
36 Month Bill Credit
- 16 month
- Fixed Rate
36 Month Usage Bill Credit
12.9 ¢/kwhat 1,000kWh
$149/mo.est. avg. billBased on a yearly usage curve averaging 1,000 kWh per month
- 36 month
- Bill Credit
News Articles About AEP Texas North
Texas Electricity Consumer Questions—TDU ChargesPosted on Occasionally, folks ask some good questions when they’re shopping for electricity. Our Texas Electricity Consumer Questions Series tries to clear up the confusion and answers those questions so you can be a better-informed consumer. From J. in Sharyland— “Are there any REPs that don’t have high TDU charges?” We understand your frustration, J., but remember that REPs don’t have TDU charges —consumers do. Here's why: TDU’s own and maintain the local network of transmission and distribution lines. TDUs must offer access to their wires to all REPs on a non-discriminatory basis under standard terms and conditions set by the PUC. REPs sell the electricity to their customers. Electricity consumers live within a TDU company’s service territory and receive their electricity via that utility’s wires. The consumer buys the electricity from a REP but must pay for the transmission and distribution of that electricity over the local wires to their home. TDU delivery charges depend on where the consumer lives, who their TDU is, and the PUC-approved rate their TDU can charge them based on their electrical usage. TDU service territories in ERCOT are divided into 5 main service areas which are based on the original investor-owned utilities (IOU) from before deregulation. These IOUs are: Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) AEP Texas Central AEP Texas North Center Point Energy Oncor Sharyland Utilities territory mainly straddles Oncor and AEP Texas North. Some background— Back in March 2015, Sharyland Utility residential customers saw a 25% increase in their TDU charges. The increase stemmed from Sharyland’s rate case application to the PUC to increase its rates following its merger with Cap Rock Energy. The new service territory was then known as “SU-CapRock”. Unfortunately, settling the whole mess turned into a game of “kick the hornet’s nest”. The PUC and all concerned parties are still working to sort it all out. Sharyland’s delivery rates remain among the highest in the state.