Shift and Save with Time-of-Use
Our voluntary time-of-use rate encourages customers to reduce electricity use during peak hours and super-peak hours, by tying your electricity rates to the times at which you use it. Under the Time-of-use rate, you will pay a reduced rate during designated off-peak periods and an increased rate during peak and super-peak times.
The peak, off-peak and super-peak periods are detailed below, along with the delivery charges applicable to each period.
Peak, Off-Peak and Super-Peak Periods
|8AM - 12 Midnight
||12 Midnight - 8AM
||2PM - 6PM
* Please Note: Super-peak periods are only in effect Monday through Friday from June 1st to September 30th. Super-peak pricing applies only to a customer's supply charges and can vary significantly. For further information consult the super-peak rate guides.
|June 1 – Sept 30
|All other months
- Super-peak pricing applies only to supply charges, delivery charges remain the same as those during peak hours.
- As specified in general rule 26 of the Con Edison electric tariff, a basic service charge of 19.87 per month applies in addition to any applicable delivery charges and/or adjustments.
Still Unsure? Check out our time-of-use calculator, or read through the FAQs below.
[+] How do I enroll in the Voluntary Time-of-Use rate plan?
Enrollment can be done online or by mail.
ONLINE: Submit a signed request including your name, address, phone number, and 15-digit Con Edison account number to timeofuse@conEd.com.
MAIL: Submit a signed request including your name, address, phone number and 15-digit Con Edison account number to:
Attn: Time of Use Coordinator
30 Flatbush Avenue (Room 520)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
[+] Will I need a new meter
Yes. Con Edison will install a new meter free of charge.
[+] Con Edison's Time-of-Use rate changed as of March 1, 2014. Is the old Time-of-Use rate still available?
If you enrolled in the program under the old rate you will be "grandfathered in" and your peak and off-peak time periods will not change. Customers who enrolled in the program after March 1, 2014 will be billed under the updated rate. If you currently have the old Time-of-Use rate and decide to switch to the standard residential rate (or any other rate plan) you will be unable to switch back to the old rate.
[+] If I enroll in the Time-of-Use rate, can I change my mind?
Full-service customers who switch to Voluntary Time-of-Use must remain on the Time-of-Use rate for a period of one year from the date of the switch. ESCO customers who enroll in Time-of-Use and then switch to full service must also abide by the one year contract.
Customers who enroll in Time-of-Use after March 1st, 2014 and then switch back to the standard residential rate will be unable to reenroll in Time-of-Use for a period of 18 months.
ESCO customers are not bound by the one year requirement so long as they do not become full-service Con Edison customers. However, like those on full service, ESCO customers will be unable to reenroll in Time-of-Use for a period of 18 months should they switch back to the standard rate.
[+] Are weekends and holidays considered off peak?
No, weekends and holidays are subject to the same peak and off-peak pricing, however super-peak pricing (applicable only during the summer months) is in effect Monday-Friday from 2PM-6PM (even on holidays).
IF YOU ARE A PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONSUMER, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A ONE-YEAR PRICE GUARANTEE IF YOU SWITCH TO THE TIME-OF-USE RATE. LEARN MORE.