Electric Rates and Fees

Electric Rates

Description Minimum Cost per kWh or kW PCRF
Residential Services 9.29 0.02080 *
Small General Service 10.92 0.02080 *
Medium General Service 49.14 0.01020 *
Medium General Service Demand Threshold > 50 kW - 3.61 per kW *
Large General Service (Primary) 764.80 0.0081 *
Large General Service (Primary) Demand Threshold > 500 kW - 3.17 per kW *
Large General Service (Secondary) 218.40 0.0102 *
Large General Service (Secondary) Demand Threshold > 500 kW - 3.44 per kW *
Metered Street Lights - 0.02205 *
Metered Traffic Lights - 0.01680 *
Outdoor Area Lights, 100 Watt, each light 2.63 - *
Outdoor Area Lights, 175 Watt, each light 3.36 - *
Municipal Pumping Service 26.25 0.01365 *
Municipal Park Service 26.25 0.01365 *

*The PCRF charge found on your bill is a Power Cost Recovery Factor that is designed to recover the City of San Marcos' costs to buy electricity from LCRA. These costs include the administration of the electrical grid by ERCOT and generation, transmission, and transformation costs from LCRA. The City passes these costs on to you without markup or profit.

Other Electric Charges/Fees

Description Oct. 1, 2017 Rate
(effective Oct 1, 2013)
New Account Charge - Normal Hours 40.00
New Account Charge - After Hours** 100.00
New Service - Normal Hours Meter Cost + 50.00
New Service - After Hours** 320.00
Reconnect Charge - Normal Hours 40.00
Reconnect Charge - After Hours** 170.00
Customer Requested Outage/Service Call - Normal Hours 50.00
Customer Requested Outage/Service Call - After Hours ** 225.00
Temporary Electric Connection - Normal Hours (install meter & service wire) 520.00
Temporary Electric Connection - Normal Hours (install meter on building) 255.00
Meter Test Charge 55.00
Tampering Charge 350.00
Street Banner 400.00
- Service fees established by City Code 86.198

** After Hours is consider 4 p.m. Central Daylight Time

Other Fees

Description Rate
NSF Check Charge 30.00
Confidential Fee 5.00