KEYS Customers can save money on their electric bills by enrolling in KEYS new Time-of-Use Pilot Program and shift electricity use away from times of the day when electricity is in high demand.
What is Time-of-Use (TOU) rates?
Throughout the course of each day, the demand for electricity moves up and down. During “peak” demand periods – such as summer afternoons when air-conditioning usage is high, or as people are coming home from work, turning on household items, starting dinner, and winding down from their day for example – the cost of generating electricity is more expensive. There are also daily “off-peak” periods when electricity usage is lower, making the cost of producing electricity less expensive. TOU rates provide an incentive to reduce the demand for electricity during “peak” times by allowing customers to pay lower rates for electrical usage during “off-peak” times.
KEYS offers lower energy prices when the demand for power is not at its highest. By enrolling in the Time-of-Use Pilot Program and shifting your energy consumption to off peak hours, you can not only save money through reduced electricity costs but you are also reducing stress on the electric grid. When you use electricity will determine how much money you actually save. If you shift much of your usage to the off peak or super off-peak hours, you will enjoy lower cost energy.
Please be advised, enrollment in the program does not guarantee monthly cost savings. KEYS will not adjust bills in the event enrollment in the program results in a higher monthly bill.
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KEYS offers a voluntary Time-of-Use Rate Pilot Program for Residential and Small Commercial customers on a first-come, first-served basis. This program applies to enrolled customers as of January 1, 2024.
By signing up for this program and shifting your energy usage to off-peak and super off-peak time periods you could reduce your energy bill. When you use energy during off-peak times you will receive a lower rate for the energy used during that time.
To apply, simply contact KEYS’ Customer Programs Department at 305-295-1080. (Enrollment in the pilot program is subject to KEYS approval and will require you to execute a Time-of-Use Pilot Program Agreement. The Agreement will be provided upon approval by KEYS.)
Enrolled customers have the option to exit the program by providing 30 days’ notice to KEYS after the first full month of being on the rate should they feel it is not beneficial.
Pilot program customers who have been unenrolled may not re-enter the pilot program, however, if KEYS implements a permanent Time-of-Use Program a customer may enter at that time.
Not at this time.
Only if the meter is inaccessible for our field technicians.
Whether or not you would save depends upon a number of factors. As a general rule, electric vehicle owners who are able to shift their charging to off peak times, along with other household electric consumption – such as laundry and dishwashing - may save money on this rate.