How does the Time-of-Use Program work?
The Time-of-Use concept is relatively simple–you sign up for special billing and receive a much lower rate for using electricity during off-peak hours. The more off-peak electricity you use, the more you save.
Our power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, offers us a lower rate for purchasing electricity during off-peak hours, and we pass the savings along to you.
The regular residential rate is 12.56 cents per kilowatt-hour and a $21.50 base charge.
For ETS customers with heaters being controlled by LPEA’s meter (via a power line carrier transceiver or direct wired), your heaters will be allowed to charge for a minimum of 12 hours per day during off-peak times. LPEA staggers the start times for charging both in the morning and evenings. This schedule will be the same 7 days a week. Your heaters will start charging no later than 11:30 am in the morning and by 11:00 pm at night. If you have any questions please contact LPEA.
1. Installing timers on your big power users (electric water heaters, electric thermal storage units, etc.) so they run during off-peak hours.
2. Do the following during off-peak hours:
3. Additional steps you can take are: