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Posts: 39
Reply with quote  #1 
Got this email from SCE, mostly I've heard complaining about Time Of Use plans.

Guess I will try switching unless there's something I'm missing...


Dear Thomas,
Big news for Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers: You could potentially lower your bill without changing the way you use energy! At Southern California Edison (SCE), our goal is to ensure you have the rate plan that best fits your needs and budget. Our analysis of your prior usage shows that you could reduce your bill by as much as 378 a year by switching to a TOU rate plan.

Compare TOU and your current rate plan side by side.
Time-Of-Use rates are based on both when and how much energy you use. Take a minute to compare rates and you'll see that, based on your historical usage, a TOU rate plan could potentially reduce your energy bill year after year. You don't even need to make changes to your current household energy use. Plus, choosing TOU helps ensure that we provide power when you need it. Our emphasis on TOU plans is another way we're committed to making sure there is enough energy all year long, even during times of extreme temperatures.

Here's what a TOU rate plan could save you, based on your usage last year:*
Standard Tiered
Residential Rate
$1,219 Annually
10 p.m. - 8 a.m. Super Off Peak
$840 Annually
(378 in Savings*)
*The rate analysis performed on the service account is simply an estimate based on current rates and historical usage from May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. You have the option to choose an alternate plan at any time. But, if you switch to an alternate rate plan, you will not be able to make another change for a full 12 months. The service under the new TOU rate plan will typically become effective at the start of the next routine billing cycle date following SCE's processing of a rate change request. This rate change form is a free-form version of CSD-179-B. All terms and conditions shall remain consistent and applicable to customers signing any effective variation of Form CSD-179-B.
Switch now, and your new TOU rate can begin as soon as the next billing cycle.
More control, a simple switch, and a smaller bill. There's really no reason to wait — use your service account number above and make the change to TOU today.


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Reply with quote  #2 
On the TOU plan are the rates higher from 8AM to 10PM than they are for the regular plan?  If so, you would have to take into account how many days have low solar production.  It does say, however, that it is based on your usage last year so if you had solar back then it may already be factored into their savings estimate.  Also, it says if you switch you can't change back until a year later.

Someone that has done a similar change would be able to share their results.

Kevin H

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Reply with quote  #3 
I'm not eligible, but here's the TOU plan for myutility, for those interested.

Solar is like the wind. It may be free, but putting it to work isn't!
Willie, Tampa Bay

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Reply with quote  #4 
Available to me:
SCE TOU.jpg 

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