Time of day energy rate

The Time-of-Day Energy rates enable customers the opportunity to shift their load to off-peak times and potentially lower their monthly bill. 

Energy Charges

The Time of Day Energy Charge recovers the operating costs incurred to provide the amount of electricity (kWh) consumed during the billing period.

LG&E Basic Service charge per day: $0.45
  Infrastructure Variable Total
Off-Peak hours charge per kWh $0.03849 $0.03206 $0.07055
On-Peak hours charge per kWh $0.17277 $0.03206 $0.20483

 

KU Basic Service charge per day: $0.53
  Infrastructure Variable Total
Off-Peak hours charge per kWh $0.02645 $0.03234 $0.05879
On-Peak hours charge per kWh $0.24427 $0.03234 $0.27661

The kWh charges are the same for the Summer and Winter seasons.

“Infrastructure” is the rate comprised of costs associated with meeting system demand that do not fluctuate directly with energy usage, as well as the portion of fixed customer-related expenses not recovered in the Basic Service Charge.

“Variable” is the rate comprised of costs, such as fuel, that fluctuate with the production of energy used by customers.
 

Off-Peak and On-Peak hours

On-Peak hours have a higher per kWh energy charge than Off-Peak hours. Choose your time zone for your time of day rates.

Eastern Standard Time (EST) is defined as the time on the East Coast not including Daylight Savings Time.

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is defined as the time on the East Coast when clocks are advanced from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

Weekends are considered Base hours. 

Jan - March

Leading up to Daylight Savings Time

  • Peak hours: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. (EST)
  • Base hours: All hours (EST)

March

  • Peak hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EDT)
  • Base hours: All hours (EDT)

April - October

Leading up to Daylight Savings Time

  • Peak hours: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (EDT)
  • Base hours: All hours (EDT)

November

Leading up to the end of Daylight Savings Time

  • Peak hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EDT)
  • Base hours: All hours (EDT)

November - December

  • Peak hours: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. (EST)
  • Base hours: All hours (EST)

Central Standard Time (CST) is defined as the time zone in the western part of the state not including Daylight Savings Time.

Central Daylight Time (CDT) is defined as the time zone in the western part of the state when clocks are advanced from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

Weekends are considered Base hours. 

Jan - March

Leading up to Daylight Savings Time

  • Peak hours: 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. (CST)
  • Base hours: All hours (CST)

March

  • Peak hours: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. (CDT)
  • Base hours: All hours (CDT)

April - October

Leading up to Daylight Savings Time

  • Peak hours: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (CDT)
  • Base hours: All hours (CDT)

November

Leading up to the end of Daylight Savings Time

  • Peak hours: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. (CDT)
  • Base hours: All hours (CDT)

November - December

  • Peak hours: 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. (CST)
  • Base hours: All hours (CST)


Who could benefit from Residential Energy Rate?

  • Customers who pay attention to WHAT appliances are running WHEN.
  • Customers who have a programmable thermostat.
  • Customers who have timers or time delays on their appliances (such as a delay start on the dishwasher).


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