You’re on the Smart Energy Plan
In the past, the only way to save was to cut back on your overall energy use—something we know can be difficult. Now with the Smart Energy Plan, we’re giving you more control.
How the Smart Energy Plan is Different
The delivery portion of your bill will now be based on how efficiently you use the grid.
Your new delivery cost will be based on when you choose to use electricity and how much electricity your devices use at the same time. To lower your delivery costs, use fewer devices simultaneously.
The difference between our standard delivery rate and the Smart Energy Plan is like the difference between a car’s speedometer and odometer. The speedometer indicates a car’s speed at a specific moment in time, similar to how your delivery will now be measured. The odometer indicates the number of miles a car travels over time, similar to how your delivery is measured on the standard rate.
You’ve Got Two Ways to Save
Stagger the use of your large electric devices instead of using them all at the same time to lower your energy delivery costs all year long.
Shift your energy use to off-peak hours during the summer to see even greater savings.
Summer—June 1 to September 30
Peak: Noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday
Off-Peak: All other hours
* Same as on your previous rate, a basic-service charge of $16.00, plus applicable taxes and surcharges, also. All pricing information can be found in the Con Edison electric tariff under SC 1 Rider Z, Rate II.
See How You Can Save More in the Summer
While staggering your energy use will help keep delivery costs low year-round, in the summer you’ll have an additional way to save. That’s because, during the summer months (when demand for electricity is highest), your bill will include peak and off-peak hours. Waiting until off-peak hours to use large devices can add up to more savings during the summer.
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