Oncor ® Power Outage | Map | Dallas |  888-313-4747

Oncor is the largest electricity transmission and distribution utility provider in Texas.

Read on to find convenient links for Oncor power outage information, including the Oncor outage map and severe weather information in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area (including Arlington, Plano, Garland, and Irving), as well as move-in, usage and rate information.

Oncor Power Outages

In the event of a power outage in Dallas, call the Oncor Electric power outage number at 888-313-4747.

You can view the Oncor Outage Map which displays a map and the status of power outages in different service areas.

This map also shows the current weather radar in Texas so you can better gauge the conditions. To monitor the effect an Oncor outage has on your energy usage, you can review your usage data at Smart Meter Texas.

Check out our power outage phone guide for accurate energy provider outage numbers in your region. Below you can find the best immediate resources to determine the current power outage status and weather conditions in your area.

Oncor power outage map

As the sole Transmission and Distribution Utility company (TDU, or TDSP) in the Dallas area, Oncor addresses power outages, checks meters, and provides maintenance on the electric poles and wires, and the electricity infrastructure.

The company services more than 10 million customers, and its Oncor outage map provides a variety of information to help you track power outages in your region.

The Oncor power outage map allows you to:

  • View the map based on your location, county, and zip code for a detailed view of power outages
  • Sign up for alerts to receive power outage information by email, text, and phone call
  • Review the number of outages in your vicinity by city, county, and zip code
  • View the number of customers experiencing a power outage in each area as indicated by the following legend:

Best Dallas weather websites, Oncor maps and alerts

Texas cities serviced by Oncor

Below are the top largest Texas cities serviced by Oncor. Click the links to find resources regarding helpful power outage information, the cheapest electricity plans in your area, businesses with energy-saving products and services, EV dealerships and charging stations, and more.

Addison power outage Allen power outage Andrews power outage
Arlington power outage Athens power outage Azle power outage
Balch Springs power outage Bedford power outage Belton power outage
Benbrook power outage Big Spring power outage Brownwood power outage
Burkburnett power outage Burleson power outage Carrollton power outage
Cleburne power outage Coppell power outage Copperas Cove power outage
Dallas power outage Denison power outage DeSoto power outage
Duncanville power outage Ennis power outage Euless power outage
Farmers Branch power outage Forest Hill power outage Forney power outage
Fort Worth power outage Frisco power outage Gainesville power outage
Grand Prairie power outage Grapevine power outage Haltom City power outage
Harker Heights power outage Hurst power outage Irving power outage
Keller power outage Killeen power outage Lancaster power outage
Lewisville power outage Lufkin power outage Manor power outage
Mansfield power outage McKinney power outage Mesquite power outage
Midland power outage Midlothian power outage Mineral Wells power outage
Nacogdoches power outage North Richland Hills power outage Odessa power outage
Palestine power outage Paris power outage Plano power outage
Red Oak power outage Richardson power outage Rockwall power outage
Round Rock power outage Rowlett power outage Royse City power outage
Saginaw power outage Seagoville power outage Sherman power outage
Snyder power outage Stephenville power outage Sulphur Springs power outage
Taylor power outage Temple power outage Terrell power outage
The Colony power outage Tyler power outage Waco power outage
Waxahachie power outage White Settlement power outage Wichita Falls power outage

Outage info, maps and numbers for other deregulated areas of Texas

Centerpoint Energy Outages: Houston metropolitan area (including Spring, Cypress, Tomball, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, League City, Pasadena, Baytown, Kingwood, and other nearby cities).

American Electric Power (AEP) Outages: Central/South Texas (including Corpus Christi, Abilene, McAllen, Harlingen, San Angelo, Vernon, Victoria, and Laredo).

Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) Outages: North, West, and Gulf Coast regions (including Texas City, League City, Alvin, Brazoria, Fort Stockton, and Lewisville).

Sharyland/Oncor Outages: West, Central, and Southern regions (including Arlington, Plano, Garland, and Irving).

Reporting outages: call the TDU

When an electrical outage happens, you’ll receive a more prompt response by contacting the TDU (Oncor) rather than the electric provider who sells your electricity in Texas.

It’s helpful to know the difference between the TDU (also called TDSP) and electric company and to have a list of Texas TDU phone numbers you can call in Texas when an outage occurs in your zip-code. For profiles on other TDUs, see our Texas Electric Utilities main page.

Top electric providers in Oncor’s service area

Below are the top energy companies which reside within the Oncor service area. You can find detailed plans on our pages for each of the providers shown in the table below:

Phone Number 
Energy Rates
Amigo Energy
Amigo Energy Reviews
Amigo Energy Rates
Champion Energy
Champion Energy Reviews
Champion Energy Rates
Chariot Energy 
Chariot Energy Reviews
Chariot Energy Rates
Cirro Energy
Cirro Energy Reviews
Cirro Energy Rates
Constellation Energy
Constellation Energy Reviews
Constellation Energy Rates
Direct Energy
Direct Energy Reviews
Direct Energy Rates
Discount Power
Discount Power Reviews
Discount Power Rates
Energy Texas
Energy Texas Reviews
Energy Texas Rates
Express Energy
Express Energy Reviews
Express Energy Rates
4Change Energy
4Change Energy Reviews
4Change Energy Rates
Flagship Energy
Flagship Energy Reviews
Flagship Energy Rates
Frontier Utilities
Frontier Utilities Reviews
Frontier Utilities Rates
Gexa Energy
Gexa Energy Reviews
Gexa Energy Rates
Green Mountain Energy
Green Mt. Energy Reviews
Green Mt. Energy Rates
New Power
New Power Reviews
New Power Rates
NRG Energy
713 537-3000
NRG Energy Reviews
NRG Energy Rates
Just Energy
Just Energy Reviews
Just Energy Rates
Payless Power
Payless Power Reviews
Payless Power Rates
Pulse Power
Pulse Power Reviews
Pulse Power Rates
Reliant Energy
Reliant Energy Reviews
Reliant Energy Rates
Rhythm Energy
Rhythm Energy Reviews
Rhythm Energy Rates
Tara Energy
Tara Energy Reviews
Tara Energy Rates
TriEagle Energy
TriEagle Energy Reviews
TriEagle Energy Rates
TXU Energy
TXU Energy Reviews
TXU Energy Rates
Veteran Energy
Veteran Energy Reviews
Veteran Energy Rates

How do outages impact your usage? Use Smart Meter Texas

When a Dallas power outage occurs, check the impact that the outage has on your energy use for a given month by reviewing your Smart Meter Texas meter usage data. If you wish to easily review your electric meter usage history gathered by Oncor in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, set up an account at Smart Meter Texas. You can also first read our helpful Guide to Smart Meters.

Avoid rate spikes from demand surges

Power outages caused by excess electricity demand can result in sizable electricity rate spikes, creating large increases in your monthly energy bills if you’re not on a fixed-rate plan that locks in your rate.

Demand spikes are more likely to occur during the sweltering summer months when electricity is needed most.

Energy Rates: If you’re on a variable energy rate plan such as an index rate plan, month-to-month plan, or wholesale rate plan that floats with the market, you can prevent unexpected bill increases by protecting yourself with a low-cost fixed-rate plan from the trusted electric companies.

Use our Electricity Fact Label Guide to determine whether an electricity plan is a good fit in relation to your home’s usage.

For discount rates on energy plans from some of the top-rated providers in Texas, enter your zip code at the top of this page or visit our pages in our table for top providers shown on this page. You can also check out Dallas business electricity rates and receive a custom quote.

If you wish to contact your electricity company, you’ll find phone numbers as well as other contact points and in-depth information on the top providers in Texas on our electricity companies page.

Here are links for other helpful information:

Use our exclusive Dallas energy promo codes to get discounts off of regular electricity rates with the best light companies in Texas.

Compare Dallas fixed-rate plans to prevent billing surprises

There’s an Oncor power outage, now what?

  • Check with your close neighbors to confirm the outage is not just at your house.
  • Avoid electricity surges when the power turns back on by unplugging your electronic devices
  • Keep your freezer and refrigerator closed up to preserve perishables.
  • Go to another location in case of a dire need for cooling or heating.
  • Try to find an electrical source for power-dependent medical devices.

After unplugging your devices, find the phone number to call based on your location in the table above to determine when the outage will end or check the Oncor Outage Map.

Then move to another place in case of any immediate need for cooling or heating.

If it’s cold, don’t use a gas stove for heating due, as it can be very dangerous.

Prepare for outages by having batteries or other power sources for backup power. Also, consider having a corded home phone available, which work without electricity so you can make calls in case of emergencies.

Extra power sources are also important for medical devices requiring electricity.

If you use a generator, place it outside your home and keep it away from windows and doors. If you live in a rural area and rely on your generator, have an extra supply of gas/fuel for use in emergencies.

Print out and keep the phone numbers to call in case of outages in a location you can remember, and save it in your phone’s contacts.

Oncor Move-in Information for Starting your Electric Service

Below is information for moving into houses with an existing meter and without a meter in the Dallas area.

3 steps to start service in Dallas with a meter installed

Here are the steps if the home you are moving into has an existing meter:

  1. Choose an electricity company (also called a retail energy provider):
  2. Enroll in an energy plan from the electric company of your choice. You can view vetted plans from trusted energy providers and enroll online in less than 10 minutes by entering zip code on this page.
  3. Your new electric company will send an order to start service to Oncor. When Oncor receives that order, they’ll flip the switch and turn on your electricity on the date you request, assuming that the weather and their backlog of other jobs permit.

5 steps to start service in Dallas with no meter installed

Here are the steps if your new house does not have a meter installed:

  1. Call the Oncor phone number:
    • If you are a homeowner or business owner, call 888-313-6862 to have Oncor create an Electric Service Identifier number (ESI ID).
  2. Choose an energy provider (also called an electric company or light company) at least 2 business days after you receive your ESI ID number.
  3. Enroll in an energy plan from the electric provider you choose. You can view TrustPlan™-vetted plans from top providers and enroll online in less than 10 minutes on our home page.
  4. Your new energy provider will send an order to start service to Oncor. Oncor will turn on your electricity generally within 7 business days of the date you request, assuming that the weather and their schedule for other jobs permit.
  5. Obtain your permit by checking with the permitting entity for your area. Call 888-313-6862 for more information.

About Oncor

Founded in 1912, Oncor is the largest energy delivery company in Texas. The regulated utility company has more than 130,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines and serves more than 400 communities, 98 counties, and more than 10 million Texans.

Oncor works closely with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to determine electricity infrastructure needs and make sure it keeps pace with capacity.

Power Outage Maps for Cities in Dallas Area

City Power Outage Map

TDU Servicing City

Dallas power outage map Oncor outage
Plano power outage map Oncor outage
Irving power outage map Oncor outage
Fort Worth power outage map Oncor outage
Richardson power outage map Oncor outage
Addison power outage map Oncor outage
Frisco power outage map Oncor outage
Arlington power outage map Oncor outage
Carrollton power outage map Oncor outage
Southlake power outage map Oncor outage
Lewisville power outage map Oncor outage
Garland power outage map Oncor outage
Mckinney power outage map Oncor outage
Allen power outage map Oncor outage
Coppell power outage map Oncor outage
Denton power outage Oncor outage
Grapevine power outage map Oncor outage
Grand Prairie power outage map Oncor outage
Flower Mound power outage map Oncor outage
Mesquite power outage map Oncor outage
Rockwall power outage map Oncor outage

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