What's Time-of-Use? It's a lot like it sounds. You are charged based of the time of day that you use energy. Most of the day isn't considered a peak time or time when energy prices are commonly higher. The current energy rate for single and three phase members is flat at $.1144/kWh. That smooths the higher and lower priced periods of the day and includes demand charges as well. If you are able to avoid using energy during the peak times of the day, the cooperative doesn't have to pay a higher price for the kWh's you consume and we can most likely avoid some demand charges as well. That's how the time-o-use concept came to be. You can pay for kWh's based on the time you use them. This isn't something every member or family can do. Avoiding the peak time is harder for some than others. It also doesn't mean you can't use any energy during the peak window, it just means those kWh's cost more. We often refer to this as a price signal. When energy costs more, you likely are driven to use less, and shift that usage to lower cost periods. This rate is OPTIONAL.
Service Charge $42.00 – Single Phase, $67.00 – Three-phase
Summer (June-Aug) Peak Period @ $0.1891 per kWh
Other – Peak Period @ $0.1691 per kWh
Off-Peak Period @ $0.0881 per kWh
Definition of Periods
Peak Period 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends
Off-Peak Period 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and all hours on weekends and holidays
Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Current Energy Rate for General Single and Three phase service is: $.1144 per kWh all hours.
If you wish to enroll in Time-of-Use billing, please fill out the form below and return it to the office, click the button to submit an online opt-in form, or send us an email stating you wish to enroll in the rate. You will be enrolled on the first day of the next billing month and if you choose to opt back out of this rate, the change would be made at the last day of the month in which you cancel/opt out.
* Rate available after May 15, 2022.
** Energy Power Cost Adjustments from Great River Energy will be passed directly on to members participating in the time-of-use rate.
*** Cannot be combined with any metered off-peak programs