Photo courtesy El Paso Electric - City of El Paso
Photo courtesy EP Electric - City of El Paso

El Paso Electric Reduces Fuel Charge for Texas Customers 

Earlier this month, El Paso Electric (EPE) filed to reduce the fuel charge by 13% with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) that will result in a decrease of $2.30 for residential customers.

The fuel charge is a pass-through cost paid by EPE customers. Customers who reside in Texas will the decrease on fuel charges reflected on their electric bill beginning March 1, 2022.
“One of our strategic goals at EPE is to build a trusted partnership with customers, and we are committed to that goal by championing customer affordability and educating customers and our community. While fuel is an essential resource to producing the energy our customers need and expect, we know that it is also a direct impact on customer bills,” shares EPE President and CEO Kelly A. Tomblin. “Therefore, it is imperative that we closely monitor the variability of fuel costs, like natural gas, and when we can, we make sure that reduction is passed on to our customers.”
As a result of the fuel charge reduction, a typical Texas residential customer using 496 kWh per winter month will see an average monthly decrease of $2.30 on the fuel charge line item of their electric bill. That is a decrease of 3.11% of their total bill. EPE Texas customers will enjoy the cost reduction beginning this March and it will continue until at least July.
EPE continuously monitors the cost of fuel and files with the PUCT to make any necessary revisions to the fixed fuel factor.
Any customer that is seeking assistance on their electric bill is encouraged to contact EPE’s Customer Care Team by email at, via online chat at, or by phone at (915) 543-5970.
Customers are also encouraged to visit to better understand how to read their bill.
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