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Pricing
Time of Use bases the cost of the energy you use on the time of day you use it.
Pricing
Time of Use pricing is divided into three different price categories for three different parts of the day.

Time period Definition Price per kWh*
On-peak Demand for electricity is high.
You pay the highest price per kilowatt-hour. Price is higher than basic service.
12.142¢/kWh*
Mid-peak Demand for electricity is between on-peak and off-peak. 6.967¢/kWh
Off-peak Demand for electricity is the lowest.
You pay the lowest price per kilowatt-hour. Price is lower than basic service. Sundays are considered off-peak, as are select holidays, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
4.048¢/kWh*
*These charges do not reflect your total bill. They do not include other charges that apply to all PGE customers, such as basic charge, distribution or supplemental adjustments. These other charges apply to all PGE customers and will appear on your bill. Time of Use rates also include a 0.722 cent/kWh credit for the first 1,000 kWh used.

The Time of Use option could result in a lower electricity bill, but only if you are able to significantly shift the number of kilowatt hours you use from on- and mid-peak to off-peak periods. Otherwise, you could end up paying more.

For example, a typical family of three uses about 80 kWh per month for electric clothes drying. Under PGE’s Time of Use option, on-peak usage for this period would equal $10.61. Mid-peak usage would equal $6.00, and off-peak would result in a cost of $3.54.

Time period Hours of the day Days of the week
Summer months — begins May 1 of each year
On-peak 3−8 p.m. Monday−Friday
Mid-peak 6 a.m. − 3 p.m.
8 − 10 p.m.
6 a.m. − 10 p.m.
Monday−Friday

Saturday
Off-peak 10 p.m. − 6 a.m.
6 a.m. − 10 p.m.
Every day
Sunday and specified holidays
Winter months — begins Nov. 1 each year
On-peak 6 − 10 a.m.
5 − 8 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Mid-peak 10 a.m. − 5 p.m.
8 −10 p.m.
6 a.m. − 10 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Saturday
Off-peak 10 p.m. − 6 a.m.
6 a.m. − 10 p.m.
Every day
Sunday and specified holidays

Time of Use pricing will work best for customers who use electricity late at night or on weekends. If you’re not able to significantly shift your energy use to off-peak periods, you will not benefit from this plan.

Determine if Time of Use is for you
Estimate the effect of Time of Use pricing on your electric bill with our Time of Use calculator.

Eligibility and limits
  • Enrollment minimum is one year.
  • Applicants may not be enrolled in both Time of Use and Basic Service, but may combine either Time of Use or Basic Service with renewable options.
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