May 16 to September 15
2-10 p.m. Monday through Friday
Weekends, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day plus all other hours not listed
September 16 to May 15
6 - 9 a.m. and 5 - 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thanksgiving Day
Weekends, Christmas and New Year's Day plus all other hours not listed
Currently, the difference between on-peak and off-peak electricity is 4 cents per kilowatt-hour. By shifting electric use from on-peak to off-peak periods, members can save money on their electric bill. Residential members typically use about 70% of their power during off-peak times.
Each month, the power bill from NCE’s electricity supplier, Buckeye Power, is calculated based on the five highest peak hours for the month. The on-peak versus off-peak hours listed in the TOD rate schedule are based on this data. Members can review their hourly electricity use with NCE’s online bill payment website, SmartHub. To log in or sign-up for SmartHub visit www.ncelec.org/SmartHub
Buckeye Power, North Central Electric Cooperative’s wholesale power supplier, assesses peak demand charges for the hour the peak was highest in five days of each month at the same time all of Buckeye Power’s members were peaking. In addition, we receive a separate demand charge for the hour the peak was highest in five days during the months of June through September at the same time the multi-state regional system was peaking.