The time of day in which you recharge your electric vehicle (EV) will certainly impact your electricity bill. We already know that you can reduce your cost by using fewer kilowatt-hours. And, we also know that you can help Anaheim Utilities defer the purchase of more expensive energy if you use less electricity during the highest demand hours between 2-7 p.m. So, what is the best time to plug in your electric vehicle? The best time to recharge your EV is during the evening or off-peak hours of 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
You are probably on the Schedule D - Domestic Service rate. On this rate, the time of day in which you use electricity is not a rate factor. However, the more electricity you use past your lifeline allowance, the more of an increase in your utility bill.
We now offer the Schedule D-TOU - Domestic Time-Of-Use rate. On this rate, you receive a lower rate for electricity consumed during the off-peak hours, typically during 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.
We are exploring new rate options that may offer discounts for charging during off-peak hours. Contact our Customer Service representative at 714-765-3300 for more information.