SRP Basic Price Plan

This is SRP's standard price plan. Customers who stay on this plan typically don't use a lot of energy, are seasonal visitors or find that other plans aren't a good fit for their lifestyle and household.

  • Energy prices are the same no matter when you use energy.
  • Prices go up slightly when energy usage in a month exceeds certain levels, which vary in summer.

The Basic plan could be a good fit for you if:

  • Your home is small to average in size.
  • Someone is often home during the day.
  • You use major appliances, but not on a daily basis.
  • You are a part-time resident.

You can also sign up for the Basic Price Plan by calling (602) 236-8888 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Basic plan prices

Energy is priced per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and your monthly energy charge is based on the total amount of energy used during your billing cycle. The amount used in your home is constantly monitored and recorded by the meter. For example, if you use a 1 kWh appliance for three hours, you use 3 kWh of electricity.

A graphic showing the price of energy on the Basic price plan from November through April. Energy is priced at 7.93 cents per kilowatt hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter what time you use energy.

The above chart reflects a temporary decrease to winter prices that took effect with the January 2017 billing cycle. Effective with the November 2017 billing cycle, the winter energy charge will return to 8.03 cents per kilowatt hour. Please see the Basic Price Plan sheet Document is a PDF for complete details.

A graphic showing the price of energy on the Basic price plan in May, June, September and October. Energy costs are the same no matter what day, or time of day, the energy is used. The price of energy increases slightly based on the amount of energy you use in the billing cycle. The first 700 kilowatt hours in the billing cycle cost 10.22 cents per kilowatt hour, the 701st through 2,000th kilowatt hour cost 11.01 cents per kilowatt hour. If you exceed usage of 2,000 kilowatt hours in the billing cycle, every additional kilowatt hour will be billed at 12.06 cents per kilowatt hour.
A graphic showing the price of energy on the Basic price plan in July and August. Energy costs are the same no matter what day, or time of day, the energy is used. The price of energy increases slightly based on the amount of energy you use in the billing cycle. The first 700 kilowatt hours in the billing cycle cost 11.48 cents per kilowatt hour, the 701st through 2,000th kilowatt hour cost 11.6 cents per kilowatt hour. If you exceed usage of 2,000 kilowatt hours in the billing cycle, every additional kilowatt hour will be billed at 13.11 cents per kilowatt hour.

Why are energy prices higher in the summer?

The kWh or unit cost of energy is different in winter and summer regardless of your price plan. The price you pay rises and falls with the demand for electricity. During the coolest months, customer usage, generation costs and the price you pay are lowest. During the hottest months, customer usage skyrockets and generation costs to meet peak demand are highest.

Ways to save money

To save money on the Basic plan, you must use less energy or improve energy efficiency in your home. Check out Save With SRP for money-saving tips and offers to help you live wisely in the desert.

Consider other SRP options to find the right price plan for you.