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What Is TNMP?
Texas New Mexico Power (TNMP) is an electric transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power, reads meters in a timely manner, and constructs and maintains power lines throughout the state of Texas. A subsidiary of PNM Resources, the utility provides electricity for 245,000 homes and businesses throughout Northern and Central Texas, Western Texas and the Gulf Coast region of the state.
You have the power to choose your electricity provider
What's the difference between a utility and a retail electricity provider (REP)? Utilities own, maintain and operate power lines and are responsible for the delivery of the commodity. In contrast, retail electricity providers supply the resources and determine electricity supply rates.
In most areas of Texas, the energy market is deregulated, which means residents aren't limited to only getting power from their utility, as is the case in many states. This power to choose allows consumers to compare rates and plan types offered by various REPs to find one that best meets their needs and budget before making a decision.
Although Texas consumers have the freedom to choose their retail electricity provider, their utility is predetermined by the area in which they live and cannot be chosen. TNMP electricity rates for delivery are regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and are nonnegotiable. However, the PUC is committed to making sure that these costs remain reasonable for consumers.
If you experience an outage, call TMNP immediately
If you live within the TNMP service area and lose power due to a storm or downed power line, inform the company immediately. As soon as it is aware of the issue, a maintenance crew will be sent to your neighborhood to resolve the problem to restore your power. In case you need to report an outage or another maintenance issue, keep TMNP's contact information readily available at all times.
- Area served: Texas
- Power outage number: 1-888-866-7456
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