Timing is everything
Monday, August 8, 2016
by: SDG&E

Section: News Roundup




California utilities, as required by the State, have shifted to new pricing based on the time of day your business uses energy. There are lower prices during off-peak times and higher rates at on-peak times; from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 1 – October 31 (summer), or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 1 to April 30 (winter).
 
There are two new
Whenergy® pricing plans for businesses that can help you save money; Time of Use Plus and Time of Use. All businesses have been transitioned to the Time of Use Plus plan. Time of Use Plus provides lower prices in exchange for your commitment to reduce electricity during Reduce Your Use days. When Reduce Your Use days are called to lessen the strain on the power grid, on-peak pricing – from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – will be about 400% higher.
 
You have the choice to switch to the Time of Use plan which may be to your benefit if most of your electricity use is before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m. weekdays. Time of Use customers pay slightly higher rates than Time of Use Plus customers, but are not required to participate in Reduce Your Use days – thus avoiding higher on-peak rates.