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.

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Enroll in TOU - Get $25 Bill Credit!

Switching is simple, just log in to your account and choose the best plan for your lifestyle. If you enroll in TOU from September 15 to October 31, 2022, we’ll get you started with a $25 bill credit!* If you don’t like it, you can easily switch back anytime – no questions, no penalties. You’ve got nothing to lose.

* Enroll your account in rate 190, 191, 192 or 193 from September 15 to October 31, 2022 to qualify for the $25 bill credit. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your $25 Enrollment Bonus bill credit.

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Why is TOU important?

TOU shifts high energy demand off of more expensive peak hours and helps eliminate the need for what are called “peaker plants”. Peaker plants are only used when demand for energy is high, but at a greater financial and environmental cost.

By simply shifting energy usage to off-peak hours, we can use cleaner and more affordable power sources–helping you save in the process.

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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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.

 

4 Rate Plans to Choose From

For information on current rates and delivery charges, download the Residential Rate Booklet. For a detailed look at monthly Power Supply Charges click here.

 

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