Time of Use Rates

What is Time of Use (TOU)?

The new Time of Use (TOU) rate plans let you take advantage of the hours of the day when energy is less expensive for us to produce so you pay less too. Just like riding the LIRR at off-peak hours, you can now pay for electricity the same way. Because energy production costs can range as much as 70% at different times of the day (peak, off-peak and super off-peak hours), choosing a TOU rate plan can be a less expensive alternative to other rates.

Time of Use

Step 1: Log in

Log in to My Account to compare rates. Not enrolled? Have your account number handy and register now.

 
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Step 2: Review Your Rates

Review rate comparisons and select the best one for you. When deciding which rate plan to select, keep in mind that the tool only shows comparisons based on your past electricity use.

Step 3: Confirm

Confirm your enrollment selection. Use the tool every six months or so, as it updates your data and calculations monthly after each new billing period ends.

What will TOU do for me?

Use the calculator below to see how the new Time of Use rate plan lets you take advantage of the times of day when electricity is less costly for you to use. The calculator factors in your past usage and shows what your previous payments would have been with TOU. Once you've selected from the available rate plans, you can decide when to use your high-electricity-use devices (like electric car charger, pool pump, air conditioning, etc.) to avoid the high-cost (peak) times of day.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t use any power during peak hours. We all still have to live our lives. Things like using the oven, running smaller appliances and turning on lights won’t have much of an effect, so you won’t be inconvenienced. Finding the rate plan that best suits your lifestyle can make a difference for you and your family.

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Time of Use Checklist

Why are we doing this?

Shifting energy use with TOU helps make energy demand more manageable, meaning we can provide energy that is cleaner and more efficient, to give you access to the best price possible.