Time-Of-Use Residential Rate Plans

Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate Plans

If you are able to manage your energy habits, one of our Time-Of-Use plans may be the best fit for your home. Rates on a TOU plan are based on the time of day and the season.

TOU plans can help you manage your energy costs. By taking advantage of lower rates during off-peak and super off-peak periods, you can avoid higher weekday rates when energy resources are in demand.

  • Electricity prices are typically lower early in the day, at night, and on the weekends
  • Yearly energy expenses can be lower, but bills may be higher in the summer
  • The new TOU 4-9PM and 5-8PM plans offer low prices while the sun is shining and solar power is contributing to the power grid
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Is TOU Right for You?

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Watch the video to learn how TOU rate plans work.

If you can run your appliances at times when prices are lower, a TOU plan can save you money. Find out how much with our Appliance Energy Use Cost Estimator.

You can also use our comparison tool to discover which plan is right for you based on your current usage.

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Compare Our TOU Rate Plans

Select the tabs to compare our TOU rate plans.

Better for low and medium energy users (less than 700 kWh/month)

TOU-D-A features higher peak rates that are offset by a monthly Baseline Credit (see below).

Highest rates: Weekdays 2-8 p.m.
Daily Basic Charge: $0.03 per day
Minimum Daily Charge: $0.34
Baseline Credit: $0.08 per kWh up to your monthly baseline allocation
For example, if your monthly allocation is 200 kWh, you’d see a $16 credit on your bill.

June to September (4 months)

Summer rates apply June through September. Weekday Off-Peak pricing is 28¢ from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Super Off-Peak is 12¢ from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. On-Peak is 48¢ from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekend Off-Peak pricing is 28¢ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Super Off-Peak is 12¢ from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Rates are per kWh.
Legend of super off-peak, off-peak, and on-peak. Above rates are per kWh.
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Better for high energy users (more than 700 kWh/month)

TOU-D-B features lower peak rates, but a higher daily basic charge and no baseline credit.

Highest rates: Weekdays 2-8 p.m.
Daily Basic Charge: $0.55 per day
Minimum Daily Charge: None
Baseline Credit: None

June to September (4 months)

Summer rates apply June through September. Weekday Off-Peak pricing is 17¢ from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Super Off-Peak is 12¢ from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. On-Peak is 37¢ from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekend Off-Peak pricing is 17¢ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Super Off-Peak is 12¢ from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Rates are per kWh.
Legend of super off-peak, off-peak, and on-peak. Above rates are per kWh.
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TOU-D-T combines Time-Of-Use and Tiered Rate pricing.

Highest rates: Weekdays 12-6 p.m.
Daily Basic Charge: $0.03 per day
Minimum Daily Charge: $0.33
Baseline Credit: None
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Unlike other TOU plans, TOU-D-T features two tiers of pricing determined by your baseline allocation.

Tier 1: up to 130% of baseline allocation
Tier 2: more than 130% of baseline allocation

If you use more than 130% of your baseline allocation, you will be charged the higher Tier 2 rate. Within each tier, pricing is based on time of day and season.
 

June to September (4 months)

Summer rates apply June-September. TOU-D-T weekday rate has two tiers. Tier 1 Off-Peak is 19¢ from 8am-12pm, and 6pm-8am. Tier 2 Off-Peak is 23¢ from 8am-12pm and 6pm-8am. Tier 1 On-Peak is 37¢ from 12pm-6 pm. Tier 2 On-Peak is 42¢.
Weekend rate for Tier 1 is 19¢. Tier 2 is 23¢. Rates are per kWh.
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A rate for electric vehicle charging stations with a dedicated meter

Do you have a home charging station? Please call us at 1-800-4EV-INFO and ask one of our SCE Home Fuel AdvisorsSM if this plan is right for you.

Highest rates:Every day 12-9 p.m.
Monthly Meter Charge: $2.76
Baseline Credit: None
 

Summer Rates: June to September (4 months)

Summer rates apply June to September and are 37¢ per kWh from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 13¢ from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Rates are per kWh.

Winter Rates: October to May (8 months)

Winter rates apply October through May and are 24¢ from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 13¢ from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m and from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. Rates are per kWh.
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Better for customers who stay up late. May benefit smaller households in coastal areas with moderately sized homes or condos.

 

Highest rates: Summer Weekdays 4-9 p.m.
Daily Basic Charge: $0.03 per day
Minimum Daily Charge: $0.34 per day
Baseline Credit:$0.08 per kWh up to your monthly baseline allocation
For example, if your monthly allocation is 200 kWh, you’d see a $16 credit on your bill. Eligible for bill protection

June to September (4 months)

Summer rates apply June through September. TOU-D-4 weekday rate has Off-Peak and On-Peak pricing. Off-Peak is 22¢ from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. On-Peak is 41¢ from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
TOU-D-4 weekend rate has Off-Peak and Mid-Peak pricing. Off-Peak is 22¢ from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Mid-Peak is 27¢ from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Better for customers who end the night early. May benefit those who are home during the day and tend to live in smaller rented dwellings.

 

Highest rates: Summer Weekdays 5-8 p.m.
Daily Basic Charge: $0.03 per day
Minimum Daily Charge: $0.34 per day
Baseline Credit:$0.08 per kWh up to your monthly baseline allocation
For example, if your monthly allocation is 200 kWh, you’d see a $16 credit on your bill. Eligible for bill protection.

June to September (4 months)

Summer rates apply June through September. TOU-D-5 weekday rate has Off-Peak and On-Peak pricing. Off-Peak is 23¢ from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. On-Peak is 49¢ from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
TOU-D-5 weekend rate has Off-Peak and Mid-Peak pricing. Off-Peak is 23¢ from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Mid-Peak is 29¢ from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m
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Ready to Change Your Rate?

If you would like to change your rate plan to one of our TOU Rate Plans, call us at 1-866-743-1645.

You can also change your plan online by using the Rate Plan Comparison Tool.

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Get Help With Your Bills

We understand that paying bills can be a challenge, and we want to help. Learn more about our discount programs, get more time by making a payment arrangement, or apply for one-time assistance through our Energy Assistance Fund.

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Residential Time-Of-Use FAQ

Text Alert

Interested in getting text alerts to inform you of on-peak and or off-peak periods on your new rate plan? Sign up and get notified of peak periods through your text messages.