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Transition Schedule

  • November

    Beginning November 2012, and continuing over the next several years, Small and Medium Business customers are automatically transitioning to time-of-use rates. Rates transitioning: A1 and A10, monthly demand up to 200 kW.

  • November 2014

    Beginning November 2014, Small and Medium Business customers will automatically transition to Peak Day Pricing.

Time-of-Use Rates

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.

This means that when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. If you conserve electricity in your business during peak hours, you can save money on your electric bills.

The transition to time-of-use rate plans is part of a plan to ensure greater power reliability and a better energy future for California.

Peak Day Pricing

Peak Day Pricing rate options are available. Small and Medium Businesses can opt in to Peak Day Pricing in advance of their automatic transition if they feel it will be beneficial, or opt out at any time if it’s not right for their business.

Click here for more information about Peak Day Pricing.

Customer Success Stories

The following success stories are about Small and Medium Businesses that are participating in time-of-use or Peak Day Pricing rate plans.

Children’s Recovery Center – Time-of-Use (PDF)

Lepe’s Foods – Time-of-Use (PDF)

Abateco, Inc. – Peak Day Pricing (PDF)

Union Cemetery – Peak Day Pricing (PDF)

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