Beginning February 2011, agriculture customers with monthly demand of more than 200 kW automatically transitioned to Peak Day Pricing.
Peak Day Pricing is an optional program where businesses agree to reduce energy usage on a few days throughout the year when demand is highest—between 9 and 15 "event days" annually. A higher rate is charged during peak times on event days.
In return, between May 1 and October 31, businesses receive credits for their electricity use outside of Peak Day Pricing event hours.
Click here for more information about Peak Day Pricing.
Customers who participate in Direct Access or net metering are not eligible for Peak Day Pricing. Additional exceptions apply.
Large Agriculture customers have the ability to opt out of Peak Day Pricing by choosing an alternative time-of-use rate.
Instead of a single flat rate for energy use, time-of-use rates are higher when electric demand is higher. Higher demand periods are typically weekdays May through October, noon to 6 p.m. In return, time-of-use rates are lower at all other times.
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