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Rate Options for Charging at Home

Understand your billing options under our standard and time-of-use rates.

If you install a home charger, the cost of charging your electric vehicle will be based on the rate you currently pay for electric service.

Standard Residential Rate

The price you pay (per kilowatt-hour) for supply and delivery is based on the season and how much electricity you use, no matter the time of day or night.

The monthly customer charge is $32 under the standard residential rate.

Standard Delivery Periods Rates <250 kWh Rates >250 kWh
June 1 to Sept 30 8.711 cents/kWh 10.494 cents/kWh
All other months 8.711 cents/kWh 8.711 cents/kWh

Delivery Rates do not include taxes and other fees. 

In addition to delivery, you will also be charged for electricity supply, which fluctuates based on market prices. For historical supply pricing, use our Price to Compare. You can also purchase supply from an Energy Supplier

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Time of Use Rates (O&R New York Customers Only)

There are two ways to save as an electric vehicle owner under our time of use rates.

1) Residential Time-of-Use With One-Year Price Guarantee and Reduced Monthly Customer Charge

You can switch your whole home to our time-of-use rate for one year with no risk. After you’ve been billed on time-of-use for 12 months, we’ll compare what you paid under time-of-use rates with what you would have paid under our standard residential rate. If you paid more, we’ll credit your account for the difference.

  • If you’re a full-service O&R customer and you switch to the time-of-use rate, you must remain on the time-of-use rate for one year from the date of the switch.
  • If you then switch back to the standard residential rate, you will be unable to re-enroll in the time-of-use rate for 12 months.
  • If you get your energy from an energy service company, you’re not bound by the one-year requirement so long as you do not become a full-service O&R customer. However, like those on full service, if you get your energy from an energy service company, you won’t be able to re-enroll in the time-of-use rate for 18 months if you switch back to the standard rate.

How to Apply

To apply, email us at ev@oru.com with a completed application along with a copy of your electric vehicle registration with an address that matches the service address of your O&R account.

 

2) Second Meter for Electric Vehicles Only

You can install a separate residential meter solely to charge your electric vehicle, even if you live in an apartment complex. You’ll need to hire a licensed electrician to do the necessary wiring, and to install a new meter pan and panel. But if you do, you can separately meter your electric vehicle using a time-of-use rate, which can reduce off-peak charging cost.

If you have a dedicated meter for residential electric vehicle charging, you will not be eligible for the price guarantee.

How to Apply

To apply, email us at ev@oru.com with a completed application along with a copy of your electric vehicle registration with an address that matches the service address of your O&R account.

Time-of-Use Periods and Delivery Rates for Both Residential Time-of-Use Options

The monthly customer charge is $19.50 under the residential time-of-use rate.*

Summer
Time-of-Use Periods

Summer
Peak Time-of-Use

12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Summer
Shoulder Rate

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Summer
Off-Peak Time-of-Use Rates

9:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

June - September 34.539 cents/kWh 12.358 cents/kWh 2.224 cents/kWh

 

 

Winter
Time-of-Use Periods

Winter
Shoulder Rate

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Winter
Off-Peak Time-of-Use Rates

9:00 p. m. to 10:00 a.m.

October - May 12.358 cents/kWh 2.224cents/kWh

Delivery Rates do not include taxes and other fees. 

Electricity supply is an additional cost. Summer super-peak pricing is in effect from June through September on weekdays between 8 a.m. and midnight. Super-peak charges are significantly higher than supply charges during the rest of the day. Super-peak pricing does not apply to customers who purchase their electricity supply from energy service companies.

*Effective April 1, 2019, electric vehicle owners on the residential time-of-use rate will be eligible for a reduced monthly customer charge. Instead of $32.00, you’ll be charged $19.50 if you email us a copy of your electric vehicle registration annually every March. If you fail to provide your electric vehicle registration annually, your reduced rate may revert to the higher standard rate monthly customer charge of $32.00. If you have an electric-vehicle-only meter and fail to submit your vehicle registration annually, your account may switch over to a commercial rate, which has a higher monthly consumer charge of $40.00.

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