Time-of-Use Rates

Time-of-Use Rates ~ Time It Right and Save

Beginning in May 2019, PWC will implement Time-of-Use Rates for residential and small commercial electric customers. These rates will be more in line with how we have to purchase power from Duke Energy – at higher rates during peak hours, when consumers typically use more power.

Right now, you can start to plan and get in practice (TOU tips), so you can take advantage of Time-of-Use Rates to lower your electric bills by conserving and shifting consumption from peak to off-peak hours. Rates for electricity used during off-peak hours will be 30% lower than during peak times.

Summer Peak Hours

April – October from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Mon. – Fri.)

Winter Peak Hours

November – March from 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Mon. – Fri.)

**Note that only four hours of the day are considered peak times; 20 hours each day – and all day on weekends and holidays – are off peak

PWC Residential Time-of-Use Rate Calculator

The average PWC residential customer uses 1,017 kWhs of electricity each month, 21% during peak hours and 79% during off peak hours.  Customers can save money by adjusting their daily weekday routine and shifting more of their electrical use to the off peak hours.

Peak Periods (excludes Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays)

Summer April-October 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Winter November-March 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM


On-Peak TOU Rate –  $.13/kWh

Off-Peak TOU Rate – $.091/kWh

Time-of-Use Calculator


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PWC 101 w/ David Trego (PWC General Manager)