Throughout California, businesses are already paying electricity costs based on when it’s used. Residential households will start making the switch to Time-of-Use pricing plans next month. These plans give you more choice and control for managing your energy use. With these plans, prices are lower all day except between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. when prices are higher.
How it works
With Time-of-Use, when you use energy is as important as how much you use. With these pricing plans, energy prices are different based on the time of day.
Each day is broken into different time periods:
- Super Off-Peak
Energy costs are lower during the off-peak and super off-peak times and highest during the on-peak period. Shifting some of your energy habits may have a positive impact on your monthly bill.
What’s the timing?
The first residential customers will switch to Time-of-Use pricing plans in March. Be on the lookout for more details in the mail on changes to your pricing plan. If you want to learn more now, watch our videos at sdge.com/whenmatters.