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Do Off-Peak Rates for Electricity Apply to Businesses?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Natalie Cole, Jun 27, 2017.

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  1. Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole Member

    I got a call yesterday from a salesperson who was "encouraging" me to switch from utility to their supplier. Anyway, one thing he said stuck with me. He said something about rates being lower during off-peak hours. This got me thinking, is this true for businesses? How do I know what hours have the most consumption if we have machines running 24/7 anyway? Our electric bills are surprisingly high. I didn't expect utility bills to be this high when were making our business plan.
  2. djbaxter

    djbaxter Administrator Moderator Member

    That's a good question. Unfortunately, I don't even know the answer for Canada, let alone the US.

    Worth calling your current utility company, both about off-peak hours and about why your bills are so high. I believe in Canada they will monitor usage and do an analysis for you, possibly for free.
  3. Gin

    Gin Member

    Hmm, yes. There are different rates for different times of the day. It's located on your bill or visit the Hydro One website and it will help explain what's what. One thing I really think can help businesses, is to add solar arrays or wind turbines or mix of the two (Hybrid) system to help offset costs. Govt may still have programs to switch up too, but check first, I may be out of date too :p

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