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This plan is best if you shift more of your energy use to off-peak hours and stagger your use of major appliances during on peak hours 
 
 
 
how it works
The plan is billed on an on-peak (higher cost) and off-peak (lower cost) basis and includes a peak usage component
  • on-peak hours are:
    • weekdays, Monday-Friday 12pm to 7pm
  • off-peak hours are:
    • weekdays, Monday-Friday 7pm to 12pm
    • weekends, all day Saturday and Sunday
    • 6 holidays per year (all day New Year's day, Memorial Day, Independence day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day)
      *If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be off-peak.
      *If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be off-peak.
  • peak usage component:
    • your highest one hour of usage during on-peak hours
      • winter approximate cost per kw is $9.30
      • summer approximate cost per kw is $13.50

 

how to save
​saving is as easy as Shift, Stagger & Save!
With this plan, you have the Shift, Stagger & Save options to help you save energy and money.
 
  • Shift the use of appliances to off-peak hours when energy is lower priced. For example, set your dishwasher to run on a delay cycle and put your pool pump on a timer to run after 7pm weekdays.
  • Stagger the use of major appliances (air conditioner, electric water heater, dryer, oven) during on-peak hours. The more you stagger, the more you save on the demand component.
  • Save energy and money on your overall usage by taking advantage of some basic energy efficiency programs, tips and tools. For example, take advantage of one of our rebate programs, set you thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter and take our quick and easy Energy Analyzer survey to get an energy-savings report customized for your home.


Shift, Stagger & Save​​​​​​​​​​​​

​APS customers save with Combined Advantage 7pm-noon
  • "We moved to Phoenix from Flagstaff about nine years ago and the customer service team at APS reviewed our past energy use and suggested the Combined Advantage plan (demand rates). We were given simple tips to adjust our energy usage so we could save more money. We do laundry and dishes during off peak hours and adjust our a/c to 79 degrees. We cook dinner whenever we want to, but avoid using multiple appliances at once during on peak hours. And we are saving energy overall by installing LED bulbs throughout the house. Our monthly bill has never been lower."
    - Tom
  • "My family saves money on the Combined Advantage (demand rates) plan. We have our pool pump set to clean at night and i do the dishes and laundry in the morning or later in the evening. It's easy to manage, even our three kids do it with no problem. After a while it just becomes natural to use the appliances at different times in the day."
    - Penny
  • plan details
    winter (november-april billing cycles) $/kWh
    on-peak kWh $0.05747
    off-peak kWh $0.04107​
    demand charge per kW $9.30​
    summer (may-october billing cycles)
    on-peak kWh $0.08867
    off-peak kWh $0.04417
    demand charge per kW $13.50
    ​sample bill
    See what a bill could look like on the combined advantage 7 pm-noon service plan.
    charges for electric services
     
    summer bill - 2400 kwh in 30 days​
    on-peak kwh = 600, off-peak kwh = 1800
    demand = 8 kw
    customer account charge​ ​$7.14
    delivery service charge​ ​$33.60
    demand charge on-peak delivery​ ​$36.00
    environmental benefits surcharge​ $8.17​
    system benefits charge​ $7.13​
    power supply adjustment*​ -$3.23
    metering*​ $5.58​
    meter reading*​ $1.86
    billing*​ $2.10
    generation of electricity on-peak*​ $39.90
    generation of electricity off-peak*​ ​$39.60
    demand charge on-peak generation*​ ​$72.00
    federal transmission & ancillary services*​ $12.48
    federal transmission cost adjustment*​ $21.68
    federal environmental improvement surcharge​ $0.38
    four corners adjustor​ $5.23​
    System benefits adjustment -$1.23
    lfcr​ ​$6.63
    cost of the electricity you used $295.02
    taxes & fees​
    regulatory assessment​ $0.80
    state sales tax​ $16.90
    county sales tax​ $2.11
    city sales tax​ $8.15
    franchise fee​ $5.92
    total charges for electric service​ $328.90
     
    winter bill - 2400 kwh in 30 days​
    on-peak kwh = 600, off-peak kwh = 1800
    demand = 8 kw
     
    customer account charge​ ​$7.14
    delivery service charge​ ​$38.16
    demand charge on-peak delivery​ ​$19.20
    environmental benefits surcharge​ $8.17​
    system benefits charge​ $7.13​
    power supply adjustment*​ -$3.23
    metering*​ $5.58​
    meter reading*​ $1.86
    billing*​ $2.10
    generation of electricity on-peak*​ $20.04
    generation of electricity off-peak*​ ​$30.60
    demand charge on-peak generation*​ ​$55.20
    federal transmission & ancillary services*​ $12.48
    federal transmission cost adjustment*​ $21.68
    federal environmental improvement surcharge​ $0.38
    four corners adjustor​ ​$4.05
    System benefits adjustment -$1.23
    lfcr​ adjustor ​$5.27
    cost of the electricity you used $234.58
    taxes & fees​
    regulatory assessment​ $0.64
    state sales tax​ $13.44
    county sales tax​ $1.68
    city sales tax​ $6.48
    franchise fee​ $4.70
    total charges for electric service​ $261.52

     
    *These services are currently provided by APS but may be provided by a competitive supplier.

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