What is the Time Of Day plan?
Time Of Day is a voluntary plan for Idaho customers where participants pay two different prices for electricity depending on what time of day it’s used: Peak time is the most expensive. Off-Peak is least expensive. Prices are higher in the summer months (June-August) and lower in the non-summer months (September-May).
The Time Of Day periods for this plan are:
- Peak: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, except holidays
- Off-Peak: 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
- Peak: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.
- Off-Peak: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
How much will I pay?
It is important to identify how much energy you are currently using and when you are using it. If you are using less than 800 kWh per month, the Standard Residential plan may be your best option.
If you are using more than 800 kWh per month and can shift your usage, the Time Of Day plan may be your best option. To see an estimate of your bill under the Time Of Day plan, log in to My Account or register to become a My Account user and click on “Compare Idaho Residential Plan. See Schedule 5 for Time Of Day pricing.
What type of customer would benefit from this plan?
Typically Idaho customers who are using at least 800 kWh of energy per month who are willing and able to shift their electricity use to Off-Peak hours may reduce their electricity bills. Customers who currently do not use much electricity during the Peak periods also may benefit from this plan.
How do I sign up for the Time Of Day plan?
If I don't like the plan, how do I go off it and change to another?
After electing to go on this plan, you can choose to go off at any time. Your service will change back to the Residential Standard plan. However, if you go off the Time Of Day plan, you cannot go back on it for twelve months. To change back to the Residential Standard Plan, call Customer Service at 208-388-5575 or 1-800-488-6151, outside the Treasure Valley, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
May I sign up for the Time Of Day plan if I am participating in A/C Cool Credit?
We will accept your application for the Time Of Day pricing plan at this time. The A/C Cool Credit program begins June 1, and we intend to modify our system to allow customers to participate in both A/C Cool Credit and Time Of Day.
Idaho Power indicated weekends and holidays have the lowest prices for energy. What specific holidays does this include?
Holidays include New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (first Monday in September), Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). If New Year’s Day, Independence Day, or Christmas Day falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be designated a holiday. If New Year’s Day, Independence Day, or Christmas Day falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be designated a holiday.