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(This plan used to be named Saver Choice Max)

Your energy rate is based on the time of day; use less energy and manage energy demand during on-peak hours, between 4pm-7pm weekdays, to save. This plan also has a monthly demand charge for the highest hour of usage during on-peak hours, 4pm-7pm weekdays.

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Reminder: Time-of-use hours have changed
The on-peak hours in this plan have changed to 4pm-7pm weekdays. For customers who were on this plan as of May 1, 2022, the changes to your account are complete. You should have received notification by email, phone or on your bill that your hours have changed and you can begin managing your energy use between 4pm-7pm. More information about this change

Why is this plan right for me:
Customers who select this plan can manage their costs by shifting energy use to lower-cost off-peak hours and staggering usage during higher-cost on-peak hours, between 4pm–7pm weekdays. This plan could be a good fit if:

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    You use a lot of energy and can benefit from a lower energy rate, or
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    You have an average to larger sized home, or
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    You are willing to adjust when you use energy and manage energy demand during on-peak hours

Ways you could save money on this plan:
You can save money on this plan by shifting more of your energy use to lower-cost off-peak hours and staggering the use of major appliances like the washer & dryer, dishwasher and oven during higher-cost on-peak hours, between 4pm–7pm weekdays. Avoid using some major appliances during higher-cost on-peak hours and if you do use some of these appliances during on-peak hours, try not to run them at the same time.

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    Use the delay setting on your dishwasher to run after 7pm weekdays.
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    Do your laundry after 7pm weekdays or on weekends.
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    Pre-cool or pre-heat your home during lower-cost off-peak hours before 4pm, weekdays.
  • Do: Save the most by shifting some electricity use to lower-cost hours, before 4pm or after 7pm weekdays. If you use major appliances during higher-cost on-peak hours, between 4pm and 7pm weekdays, stagger usage across hours.
  • Don’t: Stack your usage all at once during on-peak hours, between 4pm and 7pm weekdays; this will increase your demand charge.

Here’s how this plan works:
On this plan, your monthly energy charge is based on the time of day and/or day of the week when you use energy, plus a monthly demand charge for your highest hour of usage during on-peak hours, 4pm–7pm weekdays. This plan has the lowest rates during all other off-peak hours.

  • This plan has different on-peak rates for summer months (May–Oct bills) and winter months (Nov–Apr bills).
  • Super off-peak hours provide the lowest off-peak energy rates during winter months (Nov–Apr bills), 10am–3pm weekdays (excluding off-peak holidays).
  • This plan also has lower off-peak energy rates on weekends and holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If these holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be off-peak. If they fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be off-peak. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are off-peak holidays as well but only when they fall on a weekday. (Weekends are always off-peak.)
  • Try the Energy Estimator to calculate your estimated energy usage or demand for the month and find ways to save. You can also review the approximate demand for a variety of home appliances.
  • A demand limiter feature automatically lowers the amount you are charged for demand when a rare, unusual spike in your use occurs during on-peak hours, 4pm-7pm weekdays. The demand limiter can be applied to your account one time in the summer months from May to October and you have up to three demand limiters in a calendar year.

  • Summer Rates

    TOU 4pm-7pm Weekdays with Demand Charge Summer Rates Infographic
  • Winter Rates

    TOU 4pm-7pm Weekdays with Demand Charge Winter Rates Infographic
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