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TIME OF USE PRICING PROGRAM

Welcome to the Savings.

Thank you for your interest in our Time of Use program. It’s all about shifting your energy use to take advantage of lower rates at other times – especially nights and weekends. The more you shift your energy use, the more you save!

For program details and other essential information, click on the Learn More buttons below.

Time of Use Rates

Unlike conventional electric rates, Time of Use rates offer different prices for energy at different times of the day and different days of the week, depending on the demand for electricity. Your rate is lower than the standard rate during Off Peak times, about the same during Mid Peak times, and more expensive during On Peak times. By shifting your use to Off Peak times and avoiding On Peak energy use, you can lower your bill! Click Learn More to see the schedule and detailed rates for the program.

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Summer Rates (June-September)

Weekdays  
Off Peak 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Mid Peak 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
On Peak 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Energy Savings Days (ESDs) 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. on scheduled days only
Weekends & Holidays All hours are billed at Off Peak pricing
Summer Rates

Winter Rates (October-May)

Weekdays  
Off Peak 11 p.m. – 7 a.m.
On Peak 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays All hours are billed at Off Peak pricing

*There are no Energy Savings Days during winter months.

Winter Rates
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Energy Savings Day

In addition to the daily Time of Use rates above, you’ll have the opportunity to earn extra savings on specified days in summer called “Energy Savings Days.”

On the hottest days, electric demand spikes and so does the cost to provide it. By participating in “Energy Savings Days” and lowering your energy use, you’ll help all Michigan customers keep electric costs low and protect our environment, and we can pass along the savings to you!

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How It Works

You have two program options which reward you for participating in Energy Savings Days in different ways:

Peak Rewards TOU:

Earn bill credits when you use less energy than normal, with no penalty if you don’t reduce your use. The more you reduce your use, the more you earn!

Critical Peak TOU:

Enjoy reduced rates at all other times during summer, with higher rates only from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Energy Savings Days. This is a great option for those who are committed to keeping their use low on Energy Savings Days.

Energy Savings Days:

  • Typically occur on the hottest days of the year, when demand for energy is at its peak.
  • Occur Monday through Friday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Up to 14 may be scheduled each year between June 1 and September 30.
  • You will be notified the day before an Energy Savings Day.

Saving Tips

Saving with Time of Use is all about shifting your energy use to cheaper times. It’s easy! By changing your thermostat setting, waiting to run the dishwasher and making other small changes, you’ll help lower your bill. Click below for tips to help you make the most of your participation. Remember, the more you shift, the more you save!

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Make sure to use large appliances during Off Peak hours for the biggest savings.
These big users include:

New Rates Window or Central A/C
New Rates Electric water heaters
New Rates Dishwashers
New Rates Clothes washers & dryers
New Rates Ovens/stoves
  • Log in to our website to view your Energy Use Details to learn when you’re using energy and for more tools to help understand and manage your energy use
  • Keep your notification preferences up to date to be alerted of Energy Savings Days.
  • Turn up the temperature on your thermostat during On Peak hours. Programmable thermostats can make this hassle free!
  • Use timers for your appliances where possible, such as for water heaters or dehumidifiers. Electrical outlet timers can be found at most home improvement stores.
  • Turn off and unplug electronics when not in use.