CG-20 Time-of-Use Savings

With the Cg-20 Time-of-Use electric rate, your business pays for electricity based on when you use it. Knowing when electricity is at its lowest prices each day gives you the opportunity to manage your energy costs.

Electricity is most expensive to produce during the hours of peak electric use – weekday hours that generally correspond with traditional business hours. When you opt to use a greater amount of electricity during non-peak hours, WPS passes the savings along to you through the Cg-20 Time-of-Use rate. Some commercial and industrial customers have found they can save money simply by adjusting the time when they perform some electric operations.

Who qualifies for this rate?

You do, if your business:

  • has a total electric demand of at least 100 kilowatts for three months in a row, or
  • consumes a total of at least 25,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity for three months in a row, or
  • both of the above.

To remain on the Cg-20 Time-of-Use electric rate, your business must exceed at least one of the above criteria during one month in each succeeding rolling 12-month period.

Simple changes mean real savings

Your business can save on its electric bill every month by using high-demand equipment at times when there's low demand for electricity. When it's difficult to reduce the amount of electricity you use; try to run your high-demand operations when power is less costly to produce.

How reliable is the Cg-20 rate?

The Cg-20 Time-of-Use rate provides a firm supply of electricity, guaranteeing that electricity is available whenever you need it in the quantity needed. The only exception — as with any electric service — is when unexpected events, such as severe storms or vehicle accidents involving power poles, make it impossible to deliver the power. In these instances, WPS immediately begins efforts to restore power.

  Winter pricing (October - May) Summer pricing (June - September)
On-peak hours Monday - Friday (except holidays*)
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (except holidays*)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Off-peak hours All hours not listed as on-peak hours

* Off-peak hours include all weekend hours, overnight and major holidays: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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

Charge Covers the costs of Charge during on-peak hours Charge during off-peak hours Other type of charge
Energy Charge - Kilowatt-hours of electricity used Producing electricity $0.06096/kWh $0.03650/kWh  
Fixed Charge - Voltage at which you receive service Providing safe, reliable service     One charge per month at 6,000 volts or less; a greater charge per month at more than 6,000 volts
Non-taxable Customer Charge - Total pre-tax electric bill State energy conservation programs and low-income energy assistance Percentage of your total pre-tax bill or the maximum amount for the rate you're on    
System Demand Charge - Your highest 15-minute electric demand (in kilowatts) for the month Local electric distribution system and the fixed costs of electric generating facilities Summer demand $14.901/kW

Winter demand $9.936/kW
Customer Demand Charge - Your highest 15-minute electric demand (in kilowatts) over the past year Local electric distribution system     $1.988/kW

Understand the CG-20 Time-of-Use savings terms found on your energy bill.