Time-of-Use can save money on your electric bill if you can use some large appliances on evenings and weekends rather than weekdays.
- Electricity price is lower when energy demand is low (off-peak)
- Electricity price is higher when demand is high (on-peak)
The more you shift large electric appliance (such as space- and water-heating equipment) use to off-peak times, the more
you save. However, you pay more than you would with standard price if you do not shift enough electricity use to off-peak times.
Off-peak times: Early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays
(65% of week hours are off-peak).
On-peak times: Weekdays of chosen time period (35% of week hours are on-peak).
Weekday on-peak time period options
You can choose your on-peak time period:
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Required for small commercial customers.)
- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Impact of shifting certain appliances
Time-of-Use terms and conditions
Compare Time-of-Use rates to standard rates