Time of use pricing

Customers with interval meters and who are on a time of use tariff pay a different price for their electricity during three different periods – Peak, Shoulder and Off Peak.

Time of use pricing clocks 

Prices are cheaper in Off Peak and Shoulder periods – that’s 83% of the time (there is no peak period on weekends and public holidays), and more expensive during peak periods.

Typical electricity usage

Typically households use almost 80% of their electricity in the Shoulder and Off Peak periods. Remember that electricity use varies from household to household and from season to season, particularly when large appliances such as air conditioners, portable heaters, swimming pool pumps and clothes dryers are used.