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.

  1. Commercial Rates
  2. Developers
  3. Additional Contacts

Commercial Rates

View the current Commercial Rates (PDF). Commercial rates consist of three components:

  • Base Rate
  • Energy

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 SmallMaximum Demand of 21 kW
General Service MediumMaximum Demand of 240 kW
General Service LargeMinimum Demand of 250 kilovolt-amps (kVA)
General Service Time of Use
Minimum Demand of 250 kVA