Find ways to save on your bill using our tier pricing

Conserve energy and save costs through a better understanding of how our rate tiers work.

Tiered Rate Plan (E1)

This rate plan has two pricing levels, known as “tiers,” which are based on how much energy you use. It also includes a High Usage Surcharge when your usage exceeds four times your Baseline Allowance, also known as Tier 1.

How the plan works

The first and lowest-priced tier is called your Baseline Allowance. It consists of an allotment of energy based on where you live, your heating source and the season, summer or winter. Summer runs May 1 – October 31 and winter runs November 1 - April 30.


  • Energy used within your Baseline Allowance is billed at the lowest price.
  • Energy used above the Baseline Allowance is considered Tier 2 and is billed at a higher price.
  • If your energy use exceeds four times the Baseline Allowance during your monthly billing cycle, a High Usage Surcharge will be applied.

What the plan means for you

  • The price for energy changes only when you exceed your Baseline Allowance and go into Tier 2 during the monthly billing cycle.
  • You can avoid the High Usage Surcharge by not exceeding four times your Baseline Allowance.
  • Since the Baseline Allowance changes by season, the amount of energy billed at the lowest price also changes by season.
  • You can save on your bill by conserving energy and staying within Baseline Allowance as long as possible.
  • This plan works best for customers who are unable to decrease their energy use during certain times of day.

Tier pricing starts low each billing period, then increases slightly for the following tiers

Determine Your Baseline Allowance

PLEASE NOTE: This chart represents an above average usage customer. The length of time in each tier depends on monthly energy usage.

SmartRate™ Add-on

Save with the SmartRate™ Add-on

The SmartRate Add-on is available with the Tiered Plan and Time-of-Use (TOU) Base Plan. The Add-on discounts your summer rate in exchange for a higher rate from 2 to 7 p.m., on up to 15 SmartDays, from May through October. Find out more about the SmartRate Add-on.

Time-of-Use Plan

Gain control with the Time-of-Use Plan

Time-of-Use is an alternative to the Tiered Base Plan. Pricing varies depending on when you use power during the day, week and season. This type of pricing puts you in control. View the Time-of-Use Plan.

Energy Alerts

Energy Alerts

Stay on budget and in control with our two Energy Alerts. The Bill Forecast Alert will let you know when your bill is close to the limit you set. High Usage Alerts will send you a notification when you’re at risk of incurring a surcharge. Prevent the surprise of a high bill by making changes before you receive your next energy statement.