Time-of-Day (5-8 p.m.) Rate
Time-of-Day summer rates
Summer is here and so are summer rates. Peak hours are still 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Monday through Friday, when electricity use is the highest and costs the most to get it to you. That means rates are lower the other 21 hours of the day during the week, as well as all hours on weekends and holidays.
From June 1 through September 30, you’ll pay less for electricity when you shift your usage to mid-peak and off-peak hours on weekdays. Shifting some of your electricity usage to these lower-cost times can help you manage your summer electricity bills.
Why the change to Time-of-Day Rates?
Time-of-Day Rates better reflect the actual cost of providing service. And with clean energy, timing is everything. For example, electricity costs 2 to 3 times more on weekdays between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., especially during the summer, when demand for electricity soars. Reducing electricity use during peak hours will help keep our energy clean and our prices among the lowest in California. These rates will also help us avoid or delay building new power plants and reduce the need to buy electricity from more expensive, less environmentally-friendly sources.
Looking for information on our closed Time-of-Day (4-7 p.m.) Rate? Visit our TOD (4-7 p.m.) page.
Energy savings tips
On the Time-of-Day Rate, you have more control of your electric bill. By shifting your use to lower-cost time periods, you can help lower your bill.
August TOD savings tip
Set your thermostat a few degrees higher from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week. You can save 3-5% on your cooling costs for each degree you increase the temperature.
Save up to$22 a month
by pre-cooling your home during lower-cost time periods
Learn more about the different time periods and prices for Time-of-Day.
Get a set monthly bill for four months at a time. Manage your usage, especially in the summer.
Customer success stories
Paul said the switch to Time-of-Day has not been difficult for his family.
"It's amazing how much just minor changes can make a big difference."
See how Paul's family made the switch.
Brian made small changes in his energy usage and has seen great results on the Time-of-Day Rate.
"I've been a TOD customer for about 2 years now. I noticed my bill has actually gone down on the rate."
Watch Brian's story to see how he made TOD work for his lifestyle.