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Time-Of-Use Rates for Agriculture and Pumping




Businesses transition to TOU in January 2015 and Agricultural and Pumping transition in February 2015.

While the majority of business customers have already transitioned to TOU rates, the remainder will transition in early 2015.

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This means that now more than ever, when you use electricity is just as important as how much you use. The following resources can help.

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Agricultural Pumping Time-Of-Use Rate Periods

There are now different TOU rates depending on the season and the time of day the energy is used. They more accurately reflect the costs of energy at the time it is used. With TOU rates.

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When you use electricity is as important as how much you use. For most agricultural and pumping rate options, there are three different TOU periods: on-peak (highest energy cost), mid-peak (medium energy cost), and off-peak (lowest energy cost).

The greatest demand on the grid is during on-peak periods. If you can shift energy use to off-peak or mid-peak times, you help reduce strain on the grid.


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Graph with weekday peak hours. Highest peak between noon and 6pm.

Summer Time-Of-Use Hours

Begins June 1 and continues through October 1.

Note: The lower off-peak rate applies on holidays. When any holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be recognized as a holiday. Holidays are New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.

Time-Of-Use Agriculture and Pumping Super Off-Peak (TOU-PA-SOP)

In addition to our traditional TOU rates for agricultural and pumping customers, we offer specially designed rate options for customers with significant operating hours and flexibility: the Time-Of-Use Agriculture and Pumping Super Off-Peak rate (TOU-PA-SOP).

Unlike the traditional TOU rate, there is a shorter on-peak period and a shorter summer season. The winter season has two periods: off-peak from 6 a.m. to midnight and super off-peak from midnight to 6 a.m. The TOU-PA-SOP rates are designed to benefit agricultural and pumping customers who have high operating hours and can avoid the on-peak period entirely by shifting the entire operation to run only during the lower-cost super off-peak and off-peak time periods.

Energy-Saving Tips for Agriculture and Pumping

Did you know?
8 million agricultural acres in California consume 80% of the total water pumped in the state1.

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1E Source: Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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