Electric Vehicles and Your Bill
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. You can also purchase service from an energy supplier or enroll in our voluntary time-of-use program.
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.
Residential Voluntary Time-of-Use Rate
You’ll pay less if you use electricity during off-peak times, and you’ll pay more during the times when electricity is most in-demand during the summer months. If you can put off charging your car, doing laundry, running a pool filter, using the dishwasher, etc., until nighttime and other off-peak hours, this might work for you. See rates.
Nonresidential Time-of-Use Rate
You can have a separate meter installed just to charge your car. This meter will be billed on a fixed time-of-use rate. Peak hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Off-peak hours are weekdays from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. and all day on weekends. We suggest that you consider all your potential costs, such as hiring an electrician to install a second meter pan and the additional monthly customer charge, as part of your decision to separately meter your electric vehicle.
Time-of-Use Electric Vehicle Price GuaranteeFull-service and electric supply company customers who register an electric vehicle with us will be given a price guarantee if they choose to be billed under the time-of-use rate.
To qualify, you must provide proof that the vehicle will be charged at the address billed under the voluntary time-of-use rate (in most cases, a Department of Motor Vehicles registration with an address that matches your service address will suffice).
The guarantee will apply for a period of one year beginning with the first full billing cycle after you register your electric vehicle with us.
Under the price guarantee, you are assured that you will not pay more over the course of the one-year period than you would have paid under the standard residential (EL1) rate.
The cost comparison will be made on a total-bill basis for full-service customers and on a delivery-only basis for customers who purchase their electric supply from an energy service company.
Time-of-use customers under grandfathered rates (e.g., SC 1 Rate II) are not eligible to enroll for the price guarantee.
Full-service customers who switch to voluntary time-of-use must remain on this rate for a period of one year from the date of the switch. Energy service company customers who switch to full service must remain as a full-service customer for one year from the date of the switch.
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