• Time-of-Use (TOU) Rates

    Save money by using off-peak electricity

    How does the Time-of-Use Program work?

    The Time-of-Use concept is relatively simple–you sign up for special billing and receive a much lower rate for using electricity during off-peak hours. The more off-peak electricity you use, the more you save.

    Our power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, offers us a lower rate for purchasing electricity during off-peak hours, and we pass the savings along to you.


    Residential Time-of-Use Rates and Hours

    Time clock

    Off-peak hours:

    The regular residential rate is 12.56 cents per kilowatt-hour and a $21.50 base charge.

    Keys to saving with the TOU program

    1. Installing timers on your big power users (electric water heaters, electric thermal storage units, etc.) so they run during off-peak hours.

    2. Do the following during off-peak hours:

    3. Additional steps you can take are:

    Time Clock Programming Instructions

    Intermatic water heater timer

    Theben 3-button time clock

    Theben 7-button time clock

    Diehl round cream-colored time clock