Summer Peak Time Based Plan

Only has peak pricing during the summer months.

Avoid peak hours on summer weekdays and pay about 2/3 less 

The Summer Peak Time Based Plan (formerly called the Standard Peak Saver plan) features 2 time periods in the summer (peak and off-peak) and 2 time periods in non-summer months (off-peak and super off-peak). Ver información en español.

Compare Plans
Or change plans now 

To avoid paying a higher price for energy during the summer peak period, it's smart to shift energy usage to mornings, overnight or weekends from June-Sept. The peak price occurs only during the summer months and is about four times as much as the off-peak rate.

Not ready to switch to this plan? Use your Rate Comparison Tool to find out which plan best fits your household.

Change My Plan

Woman, who is a rate coach here to help you understand your plan, on a green background

We're here to help

How to save on this plan?
The keys to this plan include: 

If you enjoy using smart home products, like a smart thermostat or programmable appliances, and already pay attention to your energy usage, this rate option makes it even easier for you to save energy and schedule around peak hours.

Let's breakdown how time-based plans work:

Ver en español (solo para Misuri)

Savings level
To save money, some energy-shifting effort and flexibility is needed during the summer. 

In the summer:
Energy costs the most on summer weekdays and during peak hours. Avoid those times to save. Plus, get off-peak prices all day on weekends. 

During other months:
Rates are lower overall from Oct.-May, and there are no peak hours. From midnight to 6 am, get the lowest rates to save on overnight charging and electric heating. 

Avoid peak hours by spreading out energy use on weekdays

Energy use is at its highest between 4-8 pm (peak hours) on the weekdays, which is why timing is everything when it comes to energy costs. Because we're able to match the cost you pay with actual costs to produce energy, you can save the most when you avoid peak times on weekdays (because that's when energy production is at its highest, like a "rush hour").

Helpful saving tips

We want to offer helpful tips and savings information along the way. Here are some smart ways to save on this plan and make sure it fits with your lifestyle!

Laundry: Wash clothes on cold—they get just as clean and save energy. You can also run your dryer later on weekday evenings or anytime on the weekends and holidays to avoid 4-8 pm peak prices. 

Dishwashing: Run full loads and wait until peak summer hours end on weekdays (or anytime on weekends).

Cooling: Set your thermostat to cool your home a few degrees lower before peak hours begin. It's also helpful to turn your thermostat a few degrees higher during peak hours on weekdays. 
Tip: Smart thermostats can do this for you (both Nest and ecobee have settings for time-based plans)

With this plan, we’ll email you weekly coaching reports to show how you’re doing (with even more saving tips). You can also view your online personalized energy management dashboard anytime for a deeper understanding of when your usage is highest and what uses the most energy in your home.

Other plan options

An image containing the icons of the other three time-based plan options

If this plan doesn't feel like the right fit, or you're just not sure yet, look through our other time-based plan options too. Or remember to compare your rate to see which plan might save you the most.
All Rate Plan Options