Time of Use Pricing

Pricing periods

Time of Use pricing is different for different times of the day. We call these periods:

  • On-peak (times when demand is high)
  • Mid-peak
  • Off-peak (times when demand is low)

Time of Use period Time of Use price Basic Service price
On-peak 12.380 ¢ per kWh Up to 1000 kWh: 6.329 ¢ per kWh
> 1000 kWh: 7.051 ¢ per kWh
Mid-peak 7.051 ¢ per kWh
Off-peak 4.128 ¢ per kWh

Your bill includes these electricity charges plus other charges that apply to all PGE customers, such as a basic charge, distribution charge and supplemental adjustments. See the residential rate tariff for more information on all the charges included on your bill.

Time of Use rates also include a 0.722 cent per kWh credit for the first 1,000 kWh used. This credit is not applicable to separately metered Electric Vehicle Time of Use option.

Times and seasons

Time of Use pricing periods differ seasonally, because people use power differently in winter than in summer, which changes high-demand times.

Time of Use Pricing Periods

Time of Use period Winter
(Nov. 1 – April 30)
(May 1 – Oct. 31)
On-peak 6 to 10 a.m. Mon. – Fri.
5 to 8 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
3 to 8 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Mid-peak 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
8 to 10 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
6 a.m.to 10 p.m. Sat.
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
8 to 10 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat.
Off-peak 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. and specified holidays*

*New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Time of Use is best if you use most of your electricity late at night or on weekends. If not, you will not benefit from this plan.

Sign up for Time of Use

To enroll, call 503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818. 

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