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Time-Of-Use Business Rate Plans

Time-Of-Use (TOU) for Businesses and Agricultural and Pumping

Watch video to learn more about Time of Use rates

Our Time-Of-Use plans are part of a statewide initiative designed to keep the electric grid reliable even when energy resources are in high demand.

All TOU plans feature energy charges that vary based on the time of day, the day of the week, and the season. Some plans also include demand charges that are based on the maximum amount of electricity your business uses at once.

Tips to Make the Most of Your TOU Rate

  • If possible, plan your electricity usage during the lowest cost time of day on weekdays, as well as weekends.
  • Look for and plan your usage around demand charges. If you’re on a TOU rate with demand charges, try to spread out your electricity usage throughout the day by staggering times you turn on equipment.

Understanding TOU charges >

 

June to September (4 months)

TOU for Business, Summer Weekdays: 8am–12pm=Mid-Peak, 12pm–6pm=On-Peak, 6pm–11pm=Mid-Peak, 11pm-8am=Off-Peak. Summer Weekends: Off-Peak all day.
TOU for Business, Summer Weekdays: 8am–12pm=Mid-Peak, 12pm–6pm=On-Peak, 6pm–11pm=Mid-Peak, 11pm-8am=Off-Peak. Summer Weekends: Off-Peak all day.

Holidays

The Off-Peak rate applies on holidays. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be recognized as a holiday. Holidays include New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

October to May (8 months)

TOU for Business, Winter Weekdays: 8am–9pm=Mid-Peak, 9pm–8am=Off-Peak. Winter Weekends: Off-Peak all day.
TOU for Business, Winter Weekdays: 8am–9pm=Mid-Peak, 9pm–8am=Off-Peak. Winter Weekends: Off-Peak all day.

Holidays

The Off-Peak rate applies on holidays. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be recognized as a holiday. Holidays include New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

 

Agriculture and Pumping Super Off-Peak TOU Rates

Agriculture and Pumping customers with flexibility may also select a Super Off-Peak rate plan (TOU-PA 2 and 3 - SOP). This plan features a shorter on-peak period and a shorter summer season.

Learn more about the Agriculture and Pumping TOU plan >

Option 1: July 1 to October 1 (3 months)

Option 2: June 1 to September 1 (3 months)

TOU-PA-SOP, Summer Weekdays: 12am-6am=Super Off-Peak, 6am–1pm=Off-Peak, 1pm–5pm=On-Peak, 5pm–12am=Off-Peak. Summer Weekends: 12am-6am=Super Off-Peak, 6am–12am=Off-Peak.
TOU-PA-SOP, Summer Weekdays: 12am-6am=Super Off-Peak, 6am–1pm=Off-Peak, 1pm–5pm=On-Peak, 5pm–12am=Off-Peak. Summer Weekends: 12am-6am=Super Off-Peak, 6am–12am=Off-Peak.

Holidays

There is no On-Peak rate on holidays for TOU-PA-SOP. When a holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be recognized as a holiday. Holidays include New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

Option 1: October 1 to July 1 (9 months)

Option 2: September 1 to June 1 (9 months)

TOU-PA-SOP, Winter Everyday: 12am–6am=Super Off-Peak, 6am–12am=Off-Peak.
TOU-PA-SOP, Winter Everyday: 12am–6am=Super Off-Peak, 6am–12am=Off-Peak.

Holidays

There is no On-Peak rate on holidays for TOU-PA-SOP. When a holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be recognized as a holiday. Holidays include New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

 


More Resources

Time-Of-Use FAQ

Find answers to common questions about TOU plans for businesses.

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Energy Management Tools

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Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses

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