• Time-of-Use (TOU) Rates

    Save money by using off-peak electricity

    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.


    Residential Time-of-Use Rates and Hours

    Time clock

    Off-peak hours:

    The regular residential rate is 12.56 cents per kilowatt-hour and a $21.50 base charge.

    Use of LPEA meter for timer control

    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.

    Keys to saving with the TOU program

    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:

    Time Clock Programming Instructions

    Intermatic water heater timer

    Theben 3-button time clock

    Theben 7-button time clock

    Diehl round cream-colored time clock