This originally appeared in Dave Lieber’s Watchdog column, in the Dallas Morning News.

In the confusing and sometimes deceptive Texas residential electricity market, certain monthly charges called delivery fees are often more frustrating than a brownout.

Some electric companies list them in marketing materials and bills. Others don’t.

Delivery fees can add as much as 30 percent to a bill. But some electricity sales people only sell customers on the kilowatt-hour rate and leave out the delivery fee when closing the deal.

There’s only one place to learn the true kilowatt-hour charge, and The Watchdog will tell you where that is

The full article is behind a pay wall, but you can find it here.