Time-of-Use Rates

Giving you more control over your electricity costs

BEMC’s Time-of-Use (TOU) Rates reward members with a lower electric rate for shifting energy-intensive tasks – such as doing laundry, cooking and heating/cooling – away from peak hours. Peak hours are the few hours each day where demand for electricity is the highest and most expensive.

This rate plan encourages you to shift your electricity use to periods of low demand, or during off-peak hours, by paying less per kilowatt-hour (kWh) than our standard energy usage charge.

The Time-of-Use Rate can help you save money based on your ability to shift energy away from peak time. This does require a change in habits to achieve maximum savings. Members can estimate how much they can save on the Time-of-Use Rate by using the interactive calculator on SmartHub. The calculator is located on the Usage Management tab.

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.

Find other ways to lower your bill here!

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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