Mandatory Renewable Energy Educational Materials (Texas)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas
Name Line Extension and Construction Charges
Incentive Type Line Extension Analysis
Applicable Sector Utility
Active Incentive No

Requirements Utility must provide information on alternative-energy options to customer

Service Requests for new residential service requiring construction, such as line extensions, must be completed within 90 days, or within a time frame agreed to by the customer and electric utility, provided the applicant has met the credit requirements noted in § 25.24

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2009-04-02

References DSIRE[1]

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: PUCT Substantive Rules § 25.22(7)

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - OPUC
Department Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Address 1701 North Congress Avenue
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78711-2397
Phone (512) 936-7500


If an electric utility must construct a line extension for a customer, and the utility requires the customer to pay a Contribution in Aid to Construction (CIAC) or a prepayment charge, or to sign a contract with a term of one year or longer, the utility must provide the customer with information about on-site renewable energy and distributed-generation (DG) technology alternatives. The information must be provided to the customer at the time of the CIAC estimate or prepayment. This information must comply with guidelines established by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT), and must be provided to the customer at the time the estimate of the CIAC or prepayment is given to the customer. If a CIAC or prepayment is not required, then the information must be given to the customer before a contract is signed. The information is intended to educate the customer on available alternative options.


  1. DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency accessed 2009-12-08