What Time-Varying Pricing Means for Large Commercial and Industrial Business
Beginning May 2010, businesses with monthly demand of more than 200 kW automatically transitioned to Peak Day Pricing.
Customers have the ability to opt out of Peak Day Pricing by choosing an alternative time-of-use rate.
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 Commercial and Industrial Business 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.
Click here for more information on time-of-use rates
Customer Success Stories
See how customers are benefiting from Peak Day Pricing.
Cathedral of Faith - Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 307 KB)
Chaminade Resort and Spa - Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 68 KB)
Curtis Instruments, Inc. - Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 266 KB)
Hotel Kabuki - Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Kniferiver Corporation - Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Le Boulanger - Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 288 KB)
Webinars and Local Workshops
Select a webinar below to learn how your business will be affected by Time-Varying Pricing. Plus you can review tools that are available to help you manage the transition.
Time-Varying Pricing for Business customers – Full-Length Version
Time-Varying Pricing for Business customers – 15-minute Version
You are encouraged to attend one of our free, in-person workshops. See below for upcoming dates, times and locations.
We are currently planning our next batch of workshops. Please check back soon.
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My Energy Rate Analysis
The Money-Back Tool
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Business Energy Checkup
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