Save Money on Your WE Energies Bill with a Time of Use Program

May 12 by
Filed under: Energy 

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy bill, it’s worth your time to explore the three Time of Use programs offered by WE Energies.  In a Time of Use program energy prices are lower during off-peak hours and prices are higher when demand is high.

WE Energies offers three levels for Wisconsin customers to choose from.  When comparing the three levels versus your current billing, keep in mind the standard cost per killowatt-hour (kwh) is $0.12611 at this time.

Level 1 - The off-peak cost of electricity is 9 cents per kwh.  On-peak price is 19 cents per kwh. This is a good level to get familiar with the program.

Level 2- The off-peak cost of electricity is 5 cents per kwh.  On-peak price is 25 cents per kwh.

With Levels 1 and 2, customers have four options of how their on-peak hours are defined:

  • 7am to 7pm
  • 8am to 8pm
  • 9am to 9pm
  • 10am to 10pm

According to WE Energies, Level 1 may be best for customers who can shift 53% to 62% of their electricity use to off-peak hours, do not have many large electric appliances, and do not have electric heat.  WE Energies suggests that Level 2 may be best for customers who can shift over 62% of power usage to off-peak hours and have many electric appliances.

Level 3 is a pilot plan for residential customers in effect through January 1, 2011.  According to WE Energies, this level has on-, mid- and off-peak periods with prices that vary by season.  This level offers the greatest potential savings if used correctly, but it also has high risk if you use too much on-peak electricity.  Therefore, it may be wise for customers interested in time of use programs to get acquainted with the program by using Level 1 and Level 2 before moving on to Level 3.  Click here to see all the details on Level 3.

To enroll in one of WE Energies Time of Use residential programs, call WE Energies at 800-242-9137.  Commercial customers can obtain more information on their options by calling WE Energies at 800-714-7777.

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