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Residential Service Time-of-Use

Our standard residential Time-of-Use rate offers an opportunity to reduce your monthly bill by shifting the majority of your electricity usage to off-peak hours.

How does Residential Service Time-of-Use work?

Our Residential Service Time-of-Use plan includes higher “on-peak” rates during periods when UES customers typically use the most power and lower “off-peak” rates the rest of the day. In this way, the plan rewards customers who shift their usage away from peak usage periods.

What are the potential advantages of this rate?

Customers on this plan have more control over their energy costs by choosing when they use electricity. Use most of your electricity during off-peak time periods, and you could significantly lower your monthly bill.

Time-of-use rates are designed to reward customers who do their part to reduce demand on UES facilities, particularly during peak usage periods. Reducing peak energy demands helps limit the need for future rate increases and promotes more efficient use of our energy resources.

What are the potential disadvantages of this rate?

If you use a lot of power during on-peak hours, your energy costs could increase under our Residential Service Time-of-Use plan. Changes in your household’s energy habits may be necessary to achieve bill savings. The more you are able to shift your usage away from peak hours, the better off you’ll be. Savings will vary based on individual usage patterns.

Also, be aware that customers who choose this plan must continue using it for at least one year.

How can I shift my electric usage to off-peak time periods?

  • Operate washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers and non-essential appliances during off-peak hours.
  • Adjust your air conditioning thermostat to a higher temperature and heater to a lower temperature during on-peak hours or when you are not at home.
  • Install timers on electric water heaters and recirculation pumps so they operate mainly during off-peak hours.
  • Set timers on pool and spa pumps to run during off-peak hours.
  • Turn off all but essential lights during on-peak hours.
  • Enjoy recreational baking and electricity-consuming hobbies during the off-peak hours.
Residential Service Time-of-Use
Delivery + Base Power Supply Charges*
May – Oct
Nov – Apr
0-400 kWh    
On-peak kWh 14.1¢/kWh 12.16¢/kWh
Off-peak kWh 7.25¢/kWh 6.86¢/kWh
Over 400 kWh    
On-peak kWh 15.32¢/kWh 13.38¢/kWh
Off-peak kWh 8.47¢/kWh 8.08¢/kWh
Time-of-Use Time Periods for Residential Customers
Summer: May – October | Weekdays
  midnight – 3 p.m. 3 – 7 p.m. 7 p.m. – midnight  
Weekdays except Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day. If Independence Day falls on Saturday, the weekend schedule applies on the preceding Friday, July 3. If Independence Day falls on Sunday, the weekend schedule applies on the following Monday, July 5.

All weekends are off-peak.
Time-of-Use Time Periods for Residential Customers
Winter: November – April | Weekdays
midnight – 6 a.m. 6 – 9 a.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 9 p.m. – midnight
Weekdays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on Saturdays, the weekend schedule applies on the preceding Fridays, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. If Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on Sundays, the weekend schedule applies on the following Mondays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

All weekends are off-peak.

1Includes Delivery Services-Energy and Base Power charges but excludes the Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustment Clause charge, which changes monthly.

At a Glance

Basic Service Charge:
$15 per month

Energy charges, per kWh1:
Summer (May - Oct)
Up to 400 kWh
On-peak - 14.1 cents/kWh
Off-peak - 7.25 cents/kWh
More than 400 kWh
On-peak - 15.32. cents/kWh
Off-peak - 8.47 cents/kWh

Winter (Nov - Apr)
Up to 400 kWh
On-peak - 12.16 cents/kWh
Off-peak - 6.86 cents/kWh
More than 400 kWh
On-peak - 13.38 cents/kWh
Off-peak - 8.08 cents/kWh

On-peak hours:
Summer: M-F 3-7 p.m.
Winter: M-F 6-9 a.m. and 6-9 p.m.
Excludes all major holidays

Plan includes:

  • A Basic Service Charge that covers some fixed-service costs such as metering, service lines, customer service and billing functions and some distribution system expenses.
  • Usage-based energy charges for on-peak and off-peak hours.
  • A requirement that customers stay on this rate for a minimum of one year.

Other Rate Options

We offer multiple pricing plans for residential customers:

► Residential Service

► Demand

► Demand TOU