Time of Use

Night owl? You could save

If you charge an electric vehicle overnight, or use most of your electricity at night or on weekends, this plan may lower your electricity costs.

Estimate impact

How it works

You pay different rates for electricity you use depending on the time of day, day of week and season.

The rate is lower on nights and weekends and higher at high-demand times such as weekday mornings and evenings. See pricing details and try our Time of Use calculator.

If you don’t use electricity primarily on nights and weekends, you may pay more on Time of Use than on the Basic Service rate.

Review the conditional guarantee and eligibility and limits.

Power Supply Mix

The Time of Use power supply is the same as with Basic Service.

PGE has bought or plans to buy power or unique claims on the electricity produced from these types of power plants.

The portion supplied by PGE is based on recent utility production and purchases. All percentages are approximate.

The 2014 Supply Mix Graph includes “Renewable Energy Credits” or “green tags” associated with the eligible renewable energy (wind, biomass and some hydro) that may be saved or used to comply with Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Environmental Impact

Time of Use Environmental Impact

Amounts of pollutants per kWh of supply mix compared to the Northwest U.S average. Source: Oregon Department of Energy, 2013 data.

Carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global climate change. Among the likely impacts for Oregon are less mountain snow pack and less water available in summer, higher sea levels, and threats to forests, crops, and fish and wildlife habitat. Coal and natural gas are the main sources of carbon dioxide from power generation.

Nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide are air pollutants that affect human health, plants, fish and wildlife. Nitrogen oxides contribute to smog. Coal is the main source of these pollutants from power generation. Natural gas plants produce nitrogen oxides.

Nuclear fuel wastes contain the most radioactive and long-lived waste formed during operation of nuclear power plants. These wastes are stored at nuclear power reactor sites. The United States has no permanent disposal site for these wastes.

Some hydropower dams contribute to the decline of salmon and other fish and wildlife populations.

Sign up for Time of Use

To enroll, call 503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818. 

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Don't be afraid of the dark. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

To benefit from Time of Use, you have to embrace the night (and weekend). See pricing information and exact times.

Determine if Time of Use is for you. 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.

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