Time of Day

During the course of everyday, there is a period of time referred to as the peak. This is the time of day when electric usage is at its highest. Our highest usage times – from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. – are driven by businesses and manufacturing plants, and the needs of individuals as they settle into an evening at home. Members with all-electric homes or those who use baseboard electric heat can save money by switching to United Power’s Time-of-Day Rate.

After 10 p.m., our members’ demand for electricity begins to drop. United Power offers substantial savings as an incentive to members willing to shift their electric use from the peak daytime hours into the lower demand evening hours. Members on the United Power Time-of-Day enjoy significant savings over households utilizing the standard electric rate.

TODUnited Power made adjustments to the Time of Day rate in 2016. The following rates are effective beginning with April 1, 2016 usage.
2016 Time of Day Rate Fact Sheet

Time of Day Rate Information

  • On-Peak Hours: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.    Energy Charge: $0.15075
  • Off-Peak Hours: 10 p.m. – 2 p.m.    Energy Charge: $0.05601
  • Facility Charge: $19.00/month
  • Sundays considered off-peak
  • Off-Peak Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

For members to take advantage of the Time-of-Day Rate, United Power must install a special Time-of-Day meter to accurately record the on-peak and off-peak usage. Members on our Time-of-Day rate can also benefit from Electric Thermal Storage (ETS).

To discuss whether Time-of-Day is right for you, contact our Energy Management Experts at 303-659-0551.

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