Your ESID Number, or Electric Service Identifier, is a number that is unique to your property address. Pronounced “Easy I.D.” it’s also known as an ESIID, ESI ID or ESI-ID. You can’t find your Texas meter number or ESID on your actual physical meter. But you can find it using our free ERCOT ESID Lookup Tool.
This ESID Lookup tool includes residential and business meters. Our data is updated each day, directly from the ERCOT database. Want to know what electric company services your address? Just enter your address below to find your ESID Number. We’ll show what electricity company utility services your address, and the electric companies with electricity plans near you.
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If you are on a variable rate, your electricity price for February 2021 was already set at the end of January. However, your price for March may be significantly higher. Switch by February 28th to avoid a high rate.
Shop online and compare electricity rates from multiple companies to get the best deal. Retail electricity companies are not accepting new enrollments until 2/20/21.
Here’s a list of electricity companies and the earliest switching dates. We’ve included phone numbers for your convenience.
If you are on a market index rate and your electricity price is tied to natural gas or the real price of energy, call your REP and ask to be switched to a fixed rate plan immediately. You may be able to negotiate a discount on your bill if you agree to a new contract.
If you are with Griddy, and didn’t switch away at the beginning of the freeze, you will pay a very high price for the energy you have consumed. Tired of the roller coaster that goes along with wholesale energy? Shop for a fixed rate electricity plan.
If you are on a variable rate with Bulb, your rate for February was set in January. And your rate for March was already set in early February. Check your online portal to see your variable electricity price for March.
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Why Do I Need My ESID Number?
You’ll need your ESID number when you are shopping a Texas electric plan for your home or business. Your Retail Energy Provider (REP) will use this number to set up your new electricity service.
Your ESID Number helps you answer the question, “What electricity companies are near me?” and “What utility company serves my area?”
Once you enter your address, you’ll get a list of electric companies in your area, and the name of the utility company (poles & wires) that serves your area.
What Does the ESID Number Mean?
Each ESID Number is unique to a meter location. However, each delivery company has a different number sequence.
For example, when you do an ESID Lookup for an address in Oncor, it will begin with 1044. When you do a lookup for an address in Centerpoint, the ESID will begin with 10089. The rest of the number in the ESID is unique to your home or business meter.
New Electricity Service for Business
If you need new electricity service for your business, we can help. The best approach is to call our toll free number: 844-214-5559. We can help shop for a business electricity provider, and navigate the process for inspections and permits. These are often required for new electricity move-in for a business.
ESID Lookup – “No Address Found”
Our ESID Lookup returns active ESIDs in CenterPoint, Oncor, AEP Central, AEP North, and TNMP.
If you are unable to find your address and/or ESID, it’s likely because the address is a new construction.
For new construction locations, contact the local utility company to schedule a new meter set. Your new meter number will be added to our database within 24 hours of the meter set. You will have a construction meter, or temporary meter. Once construction is complete you can transfer service to the permanent meter.
ESID Lookup – “Meter Inactive”
Another possibility if you cannot find your ESID is that your meter is inactive. This means that the ESID has been retired. You will need to contact your local utility company to have a new ESID assigned. And, you may need a city inspection before the meter can be energized. Your utility company can provide additional information.