Do less between 5–9 p.m. and save
Unlike our Basic Service pricing, which stays consistent throughout the year, Time of Day charges different prices at different times of day. Time of Day pricing is less than Basic Service all hours and days except for the On Peak timeframe of 5–9 p.m. weekdays. So, if you can shift your energy use during that peak period, you can save on your PGE bill!
If so, limiting your energy use during those four short hours on weekdays can help you save on your bill. Just think – by doing household chores like laundry or running the dishwasher before 5 or after 9 p.m. you could save that evening time slot for something more fun. You might even decide to put off those chores ‘til the weekend, when all hours are at the lowest off-peak price.
That’s up to you! You’re always in control. The more you shift, the more you’ll save. Some months your bill may be higher than others, but as long as you can reduce your energy use from 5–9 p.m. weekdays, you should save on your annual electric bill. And here’s more good news: After your first year on Time of Day, if you end up paying 10 percent more than you would have paid on Basic Service pricing, we’ll refund you the amount you paid over that additional 10 percent!
For Basic Service, your kilowatt-hour (kWh) charges are on a tiered rate structure (the first 1,000 kWh you use is a different price than energy used over 1,000 kWh) but otherwise the price remains constant throughout the day and week.
With Time of Day, Energy charges are broken out into different peak pricing periods.
Good for you. Good for the planet. Regardless of how much you save with Time of Day, when everyone works together to shift their energy consumption, it helps us add more renewable energy sources into the mix, bringing us closer to a clean energy future for Oregon.
What is Time of Day?
Time of Day is a pricing option that gives you more control over your energy bill. With Time of Day, all you need to do is shift your energy use away from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday – Friday. You’ll pay a lower energy price, plus you’ll help us use more renewables when we would otherwise have to rely on less environmentally friendly sources of energy.
What are the prices and hours for Time of Day?
Off-Peak: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday-Friday; All day Saturday, Sunday and holidays – 6.5¢ per kWh
Mid-Peak: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday – 9.95¢ per kWh
On-Peak: 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday – 30.52¢ per kWh
The prices shown include both the energy cost and distribution cost. Mid- and Off-Peak prices are less than Basic Service pricing and On-Peak is more expensive than Basic Service.
Who is eligible?
All PGE residential customers are eligible for Time of Day.
Is Time of Day right for me?
Time of Day is an optional pricing plan that you may select instead of Basic Service. Depending on your schedule and energy use, you may decide that Time of Day is not for you. While the mid-and off-peak prices for Time of Day are less expensive than Basic Service, prices during the on-peak hours of 5 to 9 p.m. weekdays are more expensive.
You can unenroll during the first 12 months at any time. If you choose to unenroll and change your mind later, you will be eligible to re-enroll in Time of Day 12 months from the time of your unenrollment. Terms and Conditions.
What about charging my EV?
If you have an EV, Time of Day may be a great choice for you. If you charge your EV overnight, or just avoid the peak hours of 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, you can save on your bill.
If you want ideas on how to shift your energy use, check out these shifting tips and ways to save.
Installing a smart thermostat is just one of the simple, set it and forget it, ways that makes participating in Time of Day easy. Enroll in our smart thermostat program to maximize your savings.
We recommend a 12-month enrollment commitment with Time of Day. While this is not required, we encourage you to stay in the program for a year to see your annual savings. Some months your bill may be higher than others, but as long as you can reduce your energy use from 5-9 p.m. weekdays you should save on your annual electric bill. Plus, if you stay on Time of Day for 12 months and pay more than 10 percent more you would have on the Basic Service plan for that same period, PGE will refund the difference over 10 percent. So, let’s get you signed up!
Enrolling is easy. And if you decide Time of Day is not for you, you can change your mind at any time.