Are you having an outage or need move-in information? Below you’ll find real time Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) outage maps and severe weather information links in North, West, and Gulf Coast regions of Texas (including Texas City, League City, Alvin, Brazoria, Fort Stockton, and Lewisville). Scroll down for step-by-step Texas-New Mexico Power move-in information to start your electricity if you are moving into a new home with a meter and without a meter.
Texas-New Mexico Power Outages
When a power outage occurs in your area, call TNMP’s outage number at 888-866-7456. You can access the TNMP Outage Map which shows a map of Texas with real-time power status updates of TNMP’s service areas.
You can read our useful outage phone guide for the proper energy company power outage numbers to call for your region. Below you can find the best informative resources for weather radar in your area.
TNMP Power Outage Map
TNMP corrects power outages, provides accurate meter readings transmitted to retail providers for billing purposes, and maintains and constructs new poles that deliver electricity to areas in need.
The TNMP Outage Map allows you to:
- Review the number of outages in your area by zip codes and community names
- View road maps, satellite, and 3-D Streetside views for a more in-depth experience
- See the estimated date and time of electricity restoration, such as in this example:
Best Weather Sites in TNMP’s Territory and Alerts
- KTRK Channel 13 TV: Accuweather and radar
- KPRC Channel 2 TV: weather alerts
- CBS7 Fort Stockton TV: weather and radar
Call the Transmission & Distribution Utility (TDU) to Report an Outage, not the Provider
When a power outage occurs, you’ll receive faster, more accelerated service by contacting the TDU (such as TNMP) rather than the electric provider who supplies your electricity in Texas. It’s helpful to grasp the difference between the TDU (also called TDSP) and electricity company, and to have a list of Texas TDU phone numbers you can contact when an electrical outage occurs in your area. For company profiles and other useful information on TDUs, see our Texas Electric Utilities page.
Use Smart Meter Texas to See How an Outage Affects your Usage
If a power outage occurs in your region, you can evaluate the effects of the outage on your energy consumption for a given month by looking at your Smart Meter Texas meter usage data. If you wish to review your meter history obtained by TNMP, you can start a free account with Smart Meter Texas. You can also browse through our guide on Smart Meters.
Protect Yourself from Electricity Bill Rate Spikes due to Demand Surges Caused by Outages
Electric outages caused by escalating electricity demand can cause considerable rate spikes, resulting in rises in your energy bills if you are not enrolled in a fixed-rate plan that locks in your price. Increases in demand are more likely to happen during extremely hot Texas summer months when energy demand is at its peak.
Electricity Rates: If you are on a variable energy rate plan such as a month-to-month plan, a wholesale rate or an index rate plan that floats with the market, you can cut bill surprises by signing up for a fixed-rate plan from the best light companies operating in the Texas-New Mexico Power zone on our home page. Use this guide to determine whether or not an energy plan is an appropriate match for your home based on consideration of your energy usage.
Texas Energy Promo Code Deals: Due to our strong bargaining power with energy providers, we are able to offer exclusive energy discount codes (also called referral codes and promo codes) that allow you to receive discounted energy rates with the best providers in Texas.
What to do in The Event of a Power Outage?
- Check with others in your neighborhood or area to see if the outage is not just your home.
- Electrical surges that occur after outages can destroy electronic devices — so it’s a smart idea to unplug devices after an outage.
- Find another location or place to stay in case of a dire need for heating or cooling.
- Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed at all times.
The immediate action you should take in the event of a power outage is to disconnect all of your devices until the outage is fixed. Then, find the corresponding TDU phone number to contact based on your location. For real time updates, check the TNMP Outage Map. After you have completed the steps above, you should move to a different place if you are in need of cooling or heating.
If it’s cold and you don’t have anywhere else to go, you should never turn on a gas stove for heating due to safety risks. You can prepare for outages by having backup batteries and other sources of additional power. Having a landline phone is a good backup plan because they don’t require electricity to make calls. Extra power sources like portable battery packs are also important for medical devices requiring electricity.
If you own a generator, move it away from your home and keep it a good distance from doors and windows. If you live in a rural area and depend on your generator for energy, have an extra supply of fuel that you can use for emergencies.
Save the outage number for your location on your phone. You could also write it out and keep it in a safe location that you will remember. Don’t forget to follow the above-mentioned steps if there’s an outage in your area.
Texas-New Mexico Power Move-in Information for Starting your Electric Service
Below is useful information for moving into houses with an existing meter and without a meter in TNMP’s service areas.
3 Steps to Start Electric Service in Texas if your Meter is Already Installed
Here are the steps if the home you are moving into has an existing meter:
- Choose an electric company (also called a retail energy provider):
- Read a complete list of electric companies in Texas, the top 10 electricity companies, and the lowest electricity rates in Texas by entering your zip code when prompted.
- Read our valuable guide for choosing the best electricity plan for your home.
- View our comprehensive guide about everything related to Texas electricity, from EV charging stations to the most affordable rates that will help lower your electricity bill.
- If you need to update your existing meter to your home, find the TNMP Service Center nearest you.
- Enroll in an electricity plan from the energy company of your choice. You can choose from our TrustPlan-vetted plans of trusted electricity providers and enroll in a fixed-rate plan in under 10 minutes by entering your zip code on our main home page.
- Your new electricity company will send an order to start service to Texas-New Mexico Power. When TNMP receives the order, they will turn on your power on the date you request, presuming that the weather and other jobs allow.
5 Steps to Start Electric Service in Texas if you Don’t have a Meter Installed
Here are the steps if your new house does not have a meter installed:
- Call TNMP at the following number:
- If you are a homeowner or business owner, call 888-866-7456 to have TNMP create an Electric Service Identifier number (ESI ID).
- Choose an electricity company at least 2 business days after you obtain your ESI ID number.
- See the top 10 electricity companies and the lowest rates in your area by entering your zip code.
- Check out our guide for choosing the best energy plan that fits your home.
- Read our complete guide about all things related to Texas electricity, from energy rates to Texas EV charging stations to service companies that help reduce your electrical (kWh) usage.
- Enroll in an energy plan from the electricity provider you deem best for your house. You can choose from our TrustPlan-vetted rates from the best electricity providers in Texas and enroll online in less than 10 minutes on Home Energy Club.
- Your new electrical provider will send an order to start your service to Texas-New Mexico Power. TNMP will flip the switch and turn on your energy typically within 7 business days of the date you request, assuming that the weather and their schedule allow.
- Acquire your permit by checking with the permitting entity for your area. Call 888-866-7456 for more information about permits.
About Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP)
The TNMP utility company is an electricity transmission and distribution service provider (TDU or TDSP) servicing Texas, providing electricity to more than 255,000 homes and businesses, and servicing over 20 communities. The company is based in Lewisville, and it’s a subsidiary of PNM Resources Inc. Although their formal name is Texas-New Mexico Power Co., they now only service areas in Texas.
Power Outage Maps for Cities in TNMP’s Service Area
City Power Outage Map
TDU Servicing City
|Texas City power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Alvin power outage map||TNMP outage|
|League City power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Brazoria power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Angleton power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Dickinson power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Fort Stockton power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Pecos power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Lewisville power outage map||TNMP outage|
|Farmersville power outage map||TNMP outage|