Electricity prices on TOU rate plans are based on the time of day and the season. Prices are lower during the day when clean, inexpensive solar power is abundant. TOU rates encourage you to use energy when it is cleanest and least expensive, and to reduce energy use when it is most costly, on weekdays between the hours of 4pm and 9pm when the sun has gone down and more polluting fossil-fuel generation is used.
With a TOU rate plan you are in control. Take advantage of lower electricity prices in the morning, midday, and late at night. The more you can shift your energy usage to when rates are lower, the more you’ll save.
This rate plan benefits households who can lower their energy usage between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. For example, if you stay up late, try using major appliances like your dishwasher after 8 p.m.