Commercial Time-of-Use Savings

An optional rate for business customers in Wisconsin

Save on energy costs by using electricity during the Time-of-Use off-peak hours, when power is less costly to produce.

Time-of-Use makes powerful savings

Compare the rates you currently pay with the following Time-of-Use rates:

Regular customer rate (per kWh)
$0.11945 If you have not exceeded 12,500 kWh in any given month
$0.11225 If you have exceeded 12,500 kWh in any given month
Time-of-Use savings rates
$0.06541 During electric off-peak hours
$0.22894 During electric on-peak hours

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Time-of-Use electric savings options

There is a Time-of-Use electric savings option to meet your needs and hours of operation. Choose one of the three convenient savings schedules listed below and you'll pay the Time-of-Use Off-Peak rate during those hours.

  Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
7 p.m. to 9 a.m. 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.
and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.
and 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
8 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Remember, Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays are around-the-clock savings days.

Holidays include New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day (Day Observed), Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

If the holiday falls on Sunday, then Monday becomes a savings day. If the holiday falls on Saturday, then there will be no alternate savings day.

Time-of-Use agreement

Each month, you pay a Fixed Charge that covers fixed costs associated with billing and service.

When you apply for Time-of-Use, a WPS representative will replace your existing meter with a special meter that measures the electricity you use during Time-of-Use savings hours and peak-usage hours.

We ask that new Time-of-Use customers commit to the program for a minimum of 90 days. Customers who leave the Time-of-Use program are not eligible to reinstate Time-of-Use for one year.

Who saves most with Time-of-Use?

If less than 35 percent of your business's electricity use occurs during the hours when there's peak usage, you'll save money with Time-of-Use. Your savings will continue to grow as you increase the amount of electricity used during Time-of-Use savings hours, instead of the more costly peak-usage hours.

Do you have an electric heating system? If so, you can achieve significant savings under a Time-of-Use plan if you use either manual or automatic timing to limit operation during peak-usage hours.

If you have an electric water heater, clothes dryer or range, limiting their use during peak-use hours also will give your Time-of-Use savings a big boost.

Timers make it easy

Timers can make it easy to concentrate much of your electricity use during Time-of-Use savings hours. For a modest price, you can purchase plug-in appliance timers at most hardware, discount and home improvement outlet stores. Timers have the greatest impact on electric bills when used to control dehumidifiers, second refrigerators, room air conditioners and pool pumps during peak-usage hours.

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You can sign up for Time-of-Use or call us toll-free at 877-444-0888.