Time-of-Use (TOU) business

Take control of your electricity usage with a TOU monthly pricing plan.

Save money and help support a cleaner environment by shifting your business’ electricity use away from peak usage periods. At this time, commercial TOU rates are available for Large General Service and Industrial customers only.

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Overview

You can reduce your business’ energy costs simply by changing when you use certain pieces of equipment and when you perform other electricity-consuming activities with TEP’s Time-of-Use rates, which allow customers to pay less for power at certain times of the day. Determining if a TOU rate is right for you will depend on when and how you use energy. By shifting the majority of your usage to off-peak times, you can save money on your monthly energy bill.

How does Time-of-Use work?

Time-of-Use works by shifting energy usage from higher-priced (on-peak) time periods to lower-priced (off-peak) time periods. Small business customers who shift their usage will benefit with reduced pricing during off-peak hours. So first shift, then save.

Enrolling in a TOU pricing plan is free, including the installation of a new electric meter. With TOU, the time of day will determine how much you pay for each kilowatt-hour (kWh), so the new meter will track your actual time of use. When calculating your bill, TEP will apply the appropriate rate to the kWh used in each different time period.

Changes in your energy habits may be necessary. Timing is everything! The more you are able to shift usage away from peak hours, the better off you’ll be. Savings will vary based on your usage patterns.

Time-of-Use helps all of us

By conserving and shifting your usage, you also help reduce the need for TEP to build and operate new power generation stations, which saves everyone money and even helps protect the environment.

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Schedule

Time-of-Use Time Periods
Summer: May – Sep | Weekdays
 
Off-peak
On-peak
Off-peak
 
  midnight – 2 p.m. 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 8 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
Winter: Oct – Apr | Weekdays
Off-peak
On-peak
Off-peak
On-peak
Off-peak
midnight – 6 a.m. 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5 p.m. – 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, December 24 and December 31. If Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on Sundays, the Weekend schedule applies on the following Mondays, December 26 and January 2.

All weekends are off-peak.