In Texas, your ESI ID stands for the physical address where you get electricity. It’s a unique 17 or 22-digit number assigned to the electricity meter for your house, apartment, or business. If your property has more than one meter, you’ll have an ESI ID for each.
ESI IDs aren’t listed on meters. To find yours, search here or check on your electricity bill.
Doing anything with your electricity requires an ESI ID. If you live in a deregulated market, you’ll need the ESI ID to find retail providers in your area, shop renewable plans, enroll in new service, or even ask for a new meter.
Your ESI ID number consists of a unique string of digits to identify your meter and a standard code for the Transmission and Delivery Utility (TDU) that distributes electricity in your area.
You’ll need to contact your local utility company if your search for an ESI ID results in “Inactive Meter” or “No Address Found.”
An inactive meter means the ESI ID you searched is retired. In this case, you’ll need a new one assigned.
“No Address Found” usually means you’re in a new building or ongoing construction. You will need to get your meter set, then eventually get a permanent meter.