Seniors should be aware – new pricing plans based on time of day

It’s time to start thinking about energy differently. To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, time of use pricing plans are now available to you. The plans are different from the current tiered option, which is based on how much energy you use.  New time of use plans look at the time of day you are using energy, which allows you two ways to save – by shifting your electricity use to lower cost hours of the day or to reduce your overall usage.

During the new on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., increased demand on the electric grid means a higher cost to produce and deliver electricity to you. So, by shifting your use to off-peak hours, when there is less demand, the cost of electricity is less too.

Why are on-peak hours from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.?

As more Southern Californians generate their own solar or wind power, and as utilities put more renewable energy on the grid to serve its customers, the on-peak – or higher demand hours – for electricity are changing to late afternoon and early evening.

By shifting your energy use to off-peak hours, you not only pay less but also help decrease the demand on the electric grid, which ultimately benefits the environment.

Choosing your time of use plan

Now you have more control of your home’s energy bill.  Choose a new pricing plan and see if you can save over your current plan. Connect to My Account and go to “Compare My Pricing Plans” to see detailed descriptions and plan features. For more information, visit https://www.sdge.com/residential/tou-pricing-plans-residential.

If you have questions regarding these changes, please contact one of our Care Advocates at the Foundation for Senior Care.

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