Time of Use Rates

Time-of-use rates offer you the potential to save money!

Time of Use (TOU) Rates will use more electricity when demand is low or during off-peak hours by paying less per kWh than our standard energy usage charge.

Alternately, this rate plan encourages you to use less energy when electricity demand is high or on-peak hours because the rate is significantly higher than our standard energy usage rate.

This billing option is not for everyone. It is ideal for those who can avoid using high-wattage appliances during on-peak hours. This includes stoves, dishwashers, and clothes dryers. Automating the water heater with a timer and the HVAC system with a programmable thermostat to limit how much these systems run during peak hours is also helpful if you choose this billing option.

An application will be required to sign up for this billing option. You are not required to sign up for this program—it is merely a new billing option available to BEMC members interested in reducing energy costs.

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Residential Time-of-Use

On-peak Summer – April 16 through October 15, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
On-peak Winter – October 16 through April 15, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Super off-peak – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Every day

Billing Element Rate 
Basic Facility Charge $    34.75 per month 
On-peak (summer or winter) $0.38590 per kWh
Off-peak (summer or winter) $0.06690 per kWh
Super off-peak (summer or winter) $0.04370 per kWh

Single-Phase Commercial Time-of-Use

On-peak Summer – April 16 through October 15, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
On-peak Winter – October 16 through April 15, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Super off-peak – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Every day

Billing Element Rate 
Basic Facility Charge $    38.00 per month 
On-peak (summer or winter) $0.07340 per kWh
Off-peak (summer or winter) $0.05670 per kWh
Super off-peak (summer or winter) $0.04370 per kWh
Demand Charges:   
On-Peak Demand $   12.50 per kW
Anytime demand charge $     2.50 per kW

Three-Phase Commercial Time-of-Use

On-peak Summer – April 16 through October 15, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
On-peak Winter – October 16 through April 15, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Super off-peak – 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Every day

Billing Element Rate 
Basic Facility Charge $    95.00 per month 
On-peak (summer or winter) $0.07580 per kWh
Off-peak (summer or winter) $0.05410 per kWh
Super off-peak (summer or winter) $0.04310 per kWh
Demand Charges:   
On-Peak Demand $   15.25 per kW
Anytime demand charge $     2.25 per kW

Holidays are New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day for all time-of-use rate schedules.

Interested in Time-of-Use Rates?

If you are interested in Time-of-Use Rates, complete the form below, and a BEMC energy advisor will contact you to review your account and the potential impact of this rate.

Time-of-Use Request
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