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Smart Usage Plan

The Smart Usage Plan is a new electricity time-of-use pricing option available to residents and businesses in Tompkins County who have smart meters. This new pricing option provides individual residents and businesses the opportunity to save by shifting electricity use to low-cost times of day. It also helps to ensure that electricity is delivered consistently and reliably by incentivizing customers to use less electricity during times of highest demand.

 

Switch to the Smart Usage Plan today!

Sign up now through Energy Manager. For a limited time, you can receive a $25 Visa gift card or we'll donate $25 to The Food Bank of the Southern Tier when you enroll in the Smart Usage Plan through June 30th.

 

How it works

On the Smart Usage Plan, the price of electricity is based on when you use it.

 

Pricing is broken down into two periods of the day:

  • Off-peak hours are times of day when the price of electricity is lower due to lower demand.
  • Peak hours are times of day when the price of electricity is higher due to higher demand.


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Residential

Service Classification Nos. 1, 8 and 12

Off-peak hours: All hours except 4-6 p.m. on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, all hours are off-peak. Peak hours: 4-6 p.m. weekdays.

 

Non-residential

Service Classification No. 6
All months On-peak 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, weekdays*
 
  Off-peak 6:00 PM - 2:00 PM, weekdays
weekends - all hours
Service Classification Nos. 2 and 3P
Summer months
(June - September)
On-peak 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, weekdays*
 
Other months
October - May
Non-summer
demand
All hours
Service Classification Nos. 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3
Summer months
(June - September)
On-peak 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, weekdays*
 
Other months
(October - May)
Non-summer
demand
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM, weekdays*

*With the exception of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

 

 

How you benefit

By shifting heavy energy-consuming activities to lower-cost, off-peak times of day, individuals and businesses can save on this plan.

Find out which activities use the most energy