Why is this plan right for me:
Customers who select this plan can manage their costs by shifting energy use to lower-cost off-peak hours and staggering usage during higher-cost on-peak hours, between 3pm–8pm weekdays. This rate plan could be a good fit if:
You use a lot of energy and can benefit from a lower energy rate, or
You have an average to larger sized home, or
You are willing to adjust when you use energy and manage energy demand during on-peak hours
Ways you could save money on this rate plan:
You can save money on this plan by shifting more of your energy use to lower-cost off-peak hours and staggering the use of major appliances like the washer & dryer, dishwasher and oven during higher-cost on-peak hours, between 3pm–8pm weekdays. Avoid using some major appliances during higher-cost off-peak hours and if you do use some of these appliances during on-peak hours, try not to run them at the same time.
Run your dishwasher after you are done using your oven.
Wait until after dinner to do the laundry.
During summer, pre-cool your home during lower-cost off-peak hours.
Here’s how this rate plan works:
On this plan, your monthly energy charge is based on the time of day and/or day of week it’s used, plus a monthly demand charge for your highest hour of usage during on-peak hours, 3pm–8pm weekdays. This plan has the lowest rates all other off-peak hours.
- This plan has different on-peak rates for summer months (May–Oct bills) and winter months (Nov–Apr bills).
- Super off-peak hours provide the lowest off-peak energy rates during winter months (Nov–Apr bills), 10am–3pm weekdays.
- This plan also has lower off-peak energy rates on weekends and holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If these holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be off-peak. If they fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be off-peak. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are off-peak holidays as well but only when they fall on a weekday. (Weekends are always off-peak.)
- Try the Energy Estimator to calculate your estimated energy usage or demand for the month and find ways to save. You can also review the approximate demand for a variety of home appliances.
- A demand limiter feature automatically lowers the amount you are charged for demand when a rare, unusual spike in your use occurs during on-peak hours, 3pm-8pm weekdays. The demand limited can be applied to your account one time in the summer months from May to October and you have up to three demand limiters in a calendar year.