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Small General Service (SGS)

Time-of-Use

Our Small General Service Time-of-Use pricing plan offers an opportunity to reduce your monthly bill by shifting the majority of your business' electric use to off-peak hours.

How does SGS Time-of-Use work?

Our SGS Time-of-Use plan includes higher “on-peak” rates during periods when TEP 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 plan?

Customers on this plan have more control over their energy costs by choosing when they use electricity. Using most of your power during off-peak hours can help you significantly reduce your business' monthly electric bill.

SGS Time-of-Use is designed to reward customers who do their part to reduce demand on the electric grid, particularly during peak usage periods. Reducing the peak energy demand promotes more efficient use of our energy resources and can help limit future rate increases.

What are the potential disadvantages of this plan?

If your business uses a lot of power during on-peak hours, your energy costs could increase under our SGS Time-of-Use plan. Changes in energy habits at your business may be necessary to achieve bill savings. The more you can shift your usage away from on-peak hours, the more you can save. Your savings will vary based on your business' usage patterns.

Customers who leave this plan cannot return to SGS Time-of-Use for at least 12 months.

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

  • Operate large appliances and equipment such as air conditioning, copiers and printers during off-peak hours.
  • Adjust the thermostat to reduce heating and cooling during on-peak hours and when you are not at your business.
  • Install timers on electric water heaters and recirculation pumps so they operate mainly during off-peak hours.
  • Turn off all but essential lights during on-peak hours.
  • Perform electricity-consuming tasks during the off-peak hours.

TIME-OF-USE HOURS

SUMMER: May-September

  midnight - 2 p.m. 2 - 8 p.m. 8 p.m. - midnight
MONDAY-FRIDAY OFF-PEAK ON-PEAK OFF-PEAK
 
WEEKENDS & MAJOR HOLIDAYS OFF-PEAK

Major holidays include 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.

WINTER: October-April

  midnight - 6 a.m. 6 - 10 a.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5 - 9 p.m. 9 p.m. - midnight
MONDAY-FRIDAY OFF-PEAK ON-PEAK OFF-PEAK ON-PEAK  
 
WEEKENDS & MAJOR HOLIDAYS OFF-PEAK

Major holidays include 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.


¹ Includes Energy/Delivery and Power Supply charges but excludes the Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustment Clause charge.

 

Sign Up

To choose this plan, call us at
520-495-6333.

At a Glance

Basic Service Charge, per month:
$22 - single phase
$29 - three phase

Energy Charge, per kWh1:
Summer (May - Sept)
Up to 500 kWh
On-peak - 15.30 cents
Off-peak - 10.73 cents
More than 500 kWh
On-peak - 17.13 cents
Off-peak - 12.56 cents

Winter (Oct - Apr)
Up to 500 kWh
On-peak - 10.82 cents
Off-peak - 9.58 cents
More than 500 kWh
On-peak - 12.86 cents
Off-peak - 11.62 cents

On-peak hours:
Summer: M-F 2-8 p.m.
Winter: M-F 6-10 a.m. and 5-9 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.
  • A usage-based Energy Charge.
  • A requirement that customers who leave this plan cannot return to SGS Time-of-Use for at least 12 months.

Other Options

We offer multiple pricing plans for Small General Service customers:

► SGS Basic

► SGS Demand TOU

► SGS Peak Demand