Looking for real time power outage maps or move-in information? Below you’ll find up-to-date Sharyland (Oncor) power outage maps and severe weather information in West, Central, and Southern Texas (including Arlington, Plano, Garland, and Irving), as well as step-by-step Sharyland move-in information to begin your electricity if you are moving into a home with a meter and without a meter.
In 2018, Sharyland customers were transitioned to Oncor Electric, the main transmission and distribution utility company (TDU, or TDSP) in North Texas, which corrects power outages, checks meters and provides maintenance on the electric poles and wires.
Sharyland Power Outages
If your area experiences a power outage, instead of calling Sharyland’s power outage number, you should now call Oncor Electric’s outage number at 888-313-4747.
Sharyland/Oncor Power Outage Map
You can view the Oncor Storm Center, which provides a variety of information on power outages, and the Oncor Power Outage Map, which incorporates the Sharyland Power Outage Map and shows the status of current outages in all Oncor and Sharyland service areas. This map also shows the weather radar of the region and entire United States so you can view any external weather system that may be causing the outage.
The power outage map allows you to:
- View the map based on your location, county and zip code for a more detailed view of power outages
- Review the number of outages in your vicinity by city, county and zip code
- Sign up for alerts to receive power outage information by email, text, and telephone calls
- Check the weather radar to determine the severity of the storm
View the number of customers experiencing a power outage in each area as indicated by the following legend:
Best Weather Sites in Sharyland Service Area Maps and Alerts
- KRGV Channel 5 TV: McAllen weather alerts
- CBS Channel 7 TV: Midland weather and radar
- NewsWest Channel 9 TV: Midland weather and radar
- Weather.com: Dallas weather map
- National Weather Service: Dallas map
Call the Transmission & Distribution Utility (TDU) to Report an Outage
When a power outage takes place, you’ll receive a better and more prompt response by contacting the TDU (Oncor) rather than the electricity provider who sells your energy in Texas. It’s helpful to know the distinction between the TDU (also called TDSP) and Retail Electricity Provider (REP) and to have a list of Texas TDU phone numbers you can contact in Texas when an outage occurs in your zip-code. For more profiles on different TDUs, visit our Texas Electric Utilities page.
Use Smart Meter Texas to See How an Outage Affects your Usage
You can assess the effect of an outage on your energy use for a given month by viewing your Smart Meter Texas usage data. If you wish to conveniently review your electric meter usage history gathered by Oncor in the former Sharyland area, set up an account at Smart Meter Texas. You can also first read our helpful guide on Smart Meters.
Protect Yourself from Energy Bill Rate Spikes due to Demand Surges Caused by Outages
Electricity outages created by high energy demand can result in large electricity rate fluctuations, creating sizable increases in your monthly energy bills if you are not on a fixed-rate plan. Demand increases occur more often during the hot summer months when electricity is needed by everyone to keep cool.
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What To Do in The Event of a Power Outage?
- Electrical surges that occur after power outages can heavily damage your electronic devices, so it’s a good idea to disconnect devices after a power outage.
- Check with your close neighbors to confirm the outage is not just at your house.
- Keep your freezer and refrigerator shut at all times.
- Try to find an electrical source for power-dependent medical devices.
- Go to another location in case of a dire need for cooling or heating.
The first thing you should do in the case of an electric outage is to disconnect your electronic devices until power is restored. Then, find the phone number to call based on your location to determine when the outage will be over. Or you should check the Oncor Outage Map.
If it’s cold, it’s recommended to never turn on your gas stove for heating due to health and safety risks. You can prepare for power outages by purchasing extra batteries or other power sources. You might also consider having a corded landline phone available. They will work without electricity in case of emergency phone calls. Extra batteries are also important for medical devices requiring electricity.
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.
If you use a generator place it outside and keep it away from windows and doors. It is also smart to always have an extra supply of fuel for use in emergencies.
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 Sharyland service area.
3 Steps to Start Electric Service in North Texas if your Meter is Installed
Here are the steps if you are moving into a home with an existing meter:
- Choose an electricity company (also called a retail energy provider):
- View a list of electricity companies in Texas, the top 10 electric companies, and the lowest electricity rates in North Texas by entering your zip code when prompted.
- Read our guide for choosing the best electricity plan for your home.
- Read our handy guide about all things related to North Texas electricity, from the most wallet-friendly electricity rates to North Texas EV charging stations to service companies that help cut your energy usage.
- If you need to upgrade your meter to your home, find the Sharyland/Oncor Service Center nearest you.
- Enroll in an electricity plan from the electric company of your choice. You can view TrustPlan-vetted plans from the top energy providers and enroll online in under 10 minutes by entering zip code.
- Your new electricity company will send a request to activate your service to Oncor. When Oncor receives that request, they will start your electricity on the date you request.
5 Steps to Start Electric Service in North Texas if you Don’t have a Meter Installed
Here are the steps if your new house does not have a meter installed:
- Call Oncor at one of the following numbers:
- If you are a homeowner, call 888-313-6862 to have Oncor create an Electric Service Identifier number (ESI ID).
- If you are a business owner, call 888-313-6862 to have Oncor create an Electric Service Identifier number (ESI ID).
- Choose an energy provider (also called an electric company or light company) at least 2 business days after you receive your ESI ID number.
- See the top 10 electricity companies and the lowest energy rates in North Texas by entering your zip code.
- Read our new guide for choosing the best energy plan for your home.
- Read our valuable guide about all things related to North Texas electricity, from energy rates to service companies that help reduce your electricity usage.
- Enroll in an electricity plan from the energy provider you choose. You can view TrustPlan-vetted plans from top providers and enroll online in less than 10 minutes on our home page.
- 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.
- Obtain your permit by checking with the permitting entity for your area. Call 888-313-6862 for more information.
Founded in 1999, Sharyland Utilities was created to serve electricity to Sharyland Plantation, located between McAllen and Mission. At its peak, Sharyland serviced 55,000 homes in Central and Southern Texas. In late 2017, Sharyland was acquired by Oncor and transitioned its customers in 2018.
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 Sharyland’s Service Area
City Power Outage Map
TDU Servicing City
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|Big Spring power outage map||Oncor outage|
|Stanton power outage map||Oncor outage|
|Brady power outage map||Oncor outage|
|Celeste power outage map||Oncor outage|
|McAllen power outage map||Oncor outage|
|Greenville power outage map||Oncor outage|
|Colorado City power outage map||Oncor outage|