The time of day in which you recharge your electric vehicle 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 p.m. to 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.
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Schedule D - Domestic Service
Schedule D-TOU - Domestic Time-Of-UseFor ways to conserve energy, read our
101 Ways to Save Energy guide.