How it works
If your business uses most of its electricity at night and on weekends, our Time of Use plan may lower your electricity costs.
The Time of Use option is available non-residential customers on Schedule 32.
You pay different rates for electricity you use depending on the time of day, day of week and season.
Our cost for energy is typically lower at times when demand for energy is lowest – and we pass that savings on to you.
Keep in mind, though, that prices are higher for us when the demand for energy is highest – so they’re also higher on Time of Use. See pricing details.
You’ll benefit most from this option only if you can significantly shift your energy use from on- and mid-peak hours to off-peak hours. Otherwise, you are probably better off on Basic Service.
Eligibility and Limits
- Available to non-residential customers on Schedule 32.
- Enrollment minimum is one year.
- You may not be enrolled in both Time of Use and Basic Service, but you may combine Time of Use with renewable options.
At the end of your first 12 months as a Time of Use customer, PGE will calculate what you would have paid under the Basic Service rate and compare this with your billing total as a Time of Use customer.
If your energy charges (including all applicable supplemental adjustments) under Time of Use exceed the Basic Service energy charge (including all applicable supplemental adjustments) by more than 10 percent, PGE will credit you the amount in excess of 10 percent on the total 12-month billing.
No bill credit will be given if you do not meet the 12-month requirement.
Power Supply Mix
The Time of Use power supply is the same as with Basic Service.
PGE has bought or plans to buy power or unique claims on the electricity produced from these types of power plants.
The portion supplied by PGE is based on recent utility production and purchases. All percentages are approximate.
*Biomass is inclusive of biomass, biogas, landfill gasses and other biogenics.
Source: Oregon Department of Energy 2018 data, the latest available. All percentages are approximate and may not add up to 100% due to rounding. “New” refers to power generated from facilities that became operational in the last 15 years.
Amounts of pollutants per kWh of supply mix compared to the Northwest U.S average.
Source: Oregon Department of Energy, 2018 data.
Carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global climate change. Among the likely impacts for Oregon are less mountain snow pack and less water available in summer, higher sea levels, and threats to forests, crops, and fish and wildlife habitat. Coal and natural gas are the main sources of carbon dioxide from power generation.
Nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide are air pollutants that affect human health, plants, fish and wildlife. Nitrogen oxides contribute to smog. Coal is the main source of these pollutants from power generation. Natural gas plants produce nitrogen oxides.
Nuclear fuel wastes contain the most radioactive and long-lived waste formed during operation of nuclear power plants. These wastes are stored at nuclear power reactor sites. The United States has no permanent disposal site for these wastes.
Some hydropower dams contribute to the decline of salmon and other fish and wildlife populations.
Sign up for Time of Use
To enroll, call 503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818.
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