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day-night service rate

Manage your energy costs by taking advantage of lower nighttime service rates.

If you use at least 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month and 20% of your energy usage occurs during nighttime service hours, you may benefit from our Day-Night Rate.

What is the Day-Night Rate?
During nighttime service hours, we sell electricity at a lower price to many of our residential customers. This optional service is available to residential customers who qualify, and it applies to all electricity used between approximately 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Daylight Saving Time).

Will I save money using the Day-Night rate?
It depends on the amount of electricity you use and when you use it. The greater the percentage of electricity you use during the nighttime service hours, the greater your savings. 

With Residential Day-Night service, the nighttime service rate per kilowatt-hour (kwh) is about two-thirds the cost of the daytime service rate. However, there is a higher monthly meter charge, and the cost per kwh for electricity used during the daytime service hours is higher than our regular residential service rate. Therefore, it’s important to review your use of electricity carefully before switching to Day-Night service rate. In general, only those customers who have considerable nighttime usage will benefit.

How do I apply for the Day-Night Rate?
If you think you would benefit from the Day-Night service rate, call us at 1.800.572.1111.

Learn More

For more information about the ways in which the Day-Night Rate relates to metering, daylight-saving time, and appliance usage, please read our informational brochure (PDF).