Time-of-Use Export Price Plan for solar customers

This plan is one of several price plan options for customers who produce some of their own energy with rooftop solar or other distributed generation technologies.

The Time-of-Use (TOU) Export Price Plan has no monthly demand charge. You pay only for the energy from the grid you use, and any excess energy you generate is credited at a fixed rate – 2.81 cents per kWh – and subtracted from your bill.

Is this plan right for me?

The TOU Export Price Plan might be right for you if:

  • You prefer a plan with no demand charge and want a simpler approach to energy management.
  • You have a fully electric home and use your air conditioner or heater frequently, especially during on-peak hours.
  • You have a tankless electric water heater.

How to save on this plan

You can save the most when using energy supplied directly from your rooftop solar system. Keep in mind that cloud cover, shade and the time of year all impact energy production.

When using energy supplied by SRP, you can save the most when you limit your energy use during high-priced on-peak hours, when energy is more expensive to produce, and shift usage to lower-priced off-peak hours.

On-peak hours are from 2–8 p.m. between May and October and from 5–9 a.m. and 5–9 p.m. between November and April.

You'll pay lower off-peak prices all other hours, including weekends and six observed holidays.*

A graphic showing two clocks that illustrate the hours of the TOU price plan. The first clock indicates that from May to October, higher-cost on-peak hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. on weekdays. All other hours, including weekends and six holidays, are considered lower off-peak hours. The second clock indicates that from November to April, higher-cost on-peak hours are on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All other hours, including weekends and six holidays, are considered lower off-peak hours. A graphic showing two clocks that illustrate the hours of the TOU price plan. The first clock indicates that from May to October, higher-cost on-peak hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. on weekdays. All other hours, including weekends and six holidays, are considered lower off-peak hours. The second clock indicates that from November to April, higher-cost on-peak hours are on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All other hours, including weekends and six holidays, are considered lower off-peak hours.

* New Year's Day (observed), Memorial Day, Independence Day (observed), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (observed)

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Understanding your bill

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 kW appliance for three hours, you use 3 kWh of electricity.

Winter
November through April
(Prices per kWh)
Summer
May, June, September, October
(Prices per kWh)
Summer Peak
July, August
(Prices per kWh)

Your bill also includes a monthly service charge that helps cover the costs of grid access and maintenance. Most customers on this price plan will pay a monthly service charge of $32.44. Some very large homes with a Service Entrance Section (electrical panel) larger than 200 amps will pay a monthly service charge of $45.44 per month.

How does the export rate work?

Metering technology now allows the separate tracking of kWh delivered and kWh exported on an instantaneous basis.

This is different from net metering – used on the Customer Generation and Average Demand plans – in which the excess kWh is subtracted from the delivered kWh to arrive at a net kWh number.

Learn more about the difference between net metering and the export rate.

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.

For more information about the TOU Export Price Plan, view the complete TOU Export Price Plan sheet Document is a PDF.