Time-of-Use Rates for Non-Residential Customers
Peak Hours (Weekdays)
With the introduction of Time-of-Use, PWC adjusted our electric rates for some of our business customers to more closely reflect how we purchase power. There are four groups of customers who will be billed on a different rate. You can tell if you currently are on one of those rates - Small Power, Medium Power, Church Service or Sports Field Lighting - by reading the rate description of your electric billing details.
The Small Power Time-of-Use rate moves from one charge per kWh to two different charges per kWh. The first new charge is an on-peak kWh charge that is $0.135 per kwh or 29% higher than your current kWh charge during the four hours each weekday when it is more expensive for PWC to purchase power. The second new charge is an off peak charge ($0.08935 per kwh) that is 9% lower than your current kWh charge during the remaining 20 hours each day, weekends and PWC holidays when it costs less for PWC to purchase power. These customers can save money by changing when they use energy. You can login to your PWC account information to review your historical on and off-peak energy usage.
The on peak hours vary by season. In the winter, the months of November through March, the on-peak hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. In the summer, the months of April through October, the on-peak hours are 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The largest use of electricity in your business is heating and cooling. A programmable thermostat, especially an Energy Star wireless thermostat that you can control remotely using your smart phone, will allow you to lower the temperature during the winter on-peak hours, we recommend 68° and raise the temperature during the summer on-peak hours, we recommend 78°. This capability gives you the opportunity to choose between comfort and electric cost. Small Power and Church Time-of-Use customers are eligible to participate in PWC's ENERGY STAR Thermostat Incentive Program