Idaho Time of Day Plan

Participating in the Time Of Day pricing plan may save money — and help reduce peak demand on the electrical system.

This pricing plan provides some customers an opportunity to save a little money on their electricity bill if they change the time of day and days of the week they use energy. Without changing energy use, most customers’ electricity bills will go up on the Time Of Day plan and some will not change. If you sign up for the plan but don’t change your usage patterns, your electricity bill may go up.

It is important to identify how much energy you are currently using and when you are using it. If you are using less than 800 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month, the Standard Residential plan may be your best option.

If you are using more than 800 kWh per month and can shift your usage, the Time Of Day plan may be your best option. To see an estimate of your bill under the Time Of Day plan, log in or register to use My Account.

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Time Of Day
Time Of Day (weekdays only) Summer Energy Time Periods (June-August) Rates*
1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Peak 12.8910 cents per kWh
9 p.m.–1 p.m. Off-Peak 7.3899 cents per kWh
Time Of Day
Time Of Day (weekdays only) Non-Summer Energy Time Periods (September-May) Rates*
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Peak 9.5159 cents per kWh
9 p.m.–7 a.m. Off-Peak 7.3899 cents per kWh

*These rates only reflect the energy charge rate component. Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions to compare these rates to current rates.

This plan requests that you monitor your energy use on weekdays only — weekend and holiday monitoring is not required on the Time Of Day plan. By shifting your heaviest electricity use to off-peak hours, you could realize energy cost savings. If you choose to use less energy during high-demand times of the day, you’ll help reduce the demand on the system, pay less for your electricity and possibly reduce your overall power bill.

For instance, if you can delay using your dishwasher, oven or washing machine until after 9 p.m. on weekdays, you will be placing less peak demand on the system and paying a lower rate for the electricity you use. It helps balance the demand for electricity with the supply and may result in a lower power bill.

Why Should I Change My Energy Use Habits?

On the Time Of Day plan, you may pay less for the electricity you use. The summer off-peak rate is 7.39 cents per kWh, compared to the on-peak rate of 12.89 cents per kWh. For shifting your energy consumption from the daytime hours to the late evening hours, you are rewarded by paying the lowest rate for electricity.