Business Electric Services
Denton Municipal Electric (DME) is a not-for-profit, community-owned, and locally controlled retail electric service provider. DME is a vertically integrated utility, meaning it owns and controls generation, transmission, and distribution facilities that provide reliable power to the citizens of Denton.
View the current Commercial Rates (PDF). Commercial rates consist of three components:
- Base Rate
The Base Rate is made up of the Facility Charge, Usage Charge, and Demand Charge, if applicable:
- Facility Charge: fixed monthly rate that recovers costs associated with customer service, metering, meter reading, billing, and accounting
- Usage Charge: fixed rate based on kilowatt hours (kWh) that recovers costs associated with poles, substations, lines, and equipment needed for delivery
- Demand Charge: fixed rate based on the maximum kilowatts (kW) recorded in any 15-minute interval during the billing period; Demand Charge is applied only to General Service Medium, General Service Large, and General Service Time Of Use
The Energy Cost Adjustment or Energy Rate is a variable rate charged per kWh to recover costs associated with generation and fuel.
Commercial Rates Class Thresholds
|General Service Small||Maximum Demand of 21 kW|
|General Service Medium||Maximum Demand of 240 kW|
|General Service Large||Minimum Demand of 250 kilovolt-amps (kVA)|
|General Service Time of Use||Minimum Demand of 250 kVA|
All electric utility installations within Denton Municipal Electric's service territory shall be in compliance with the DME Electric Service Standards (PDF). To ensure your development is within the Denton Municipal Electric service territory, please see the Electric Certification Map (PDF).
Other Development Standards documents required by Denton Municipal Electric include: