Customers with advanced meters and time of use tariffs pay different amounts for their electricity over three different time periods – Peak, Shoulder and Off Peak.
Prices are cheaper in Off Peak and Shoulder periods – that’s 82% of the time (there is no peak period on weekends and public holidays), and more expensive during peak periods.
Time periods during weekdays, weekends and public holidays
Typical electricity usage
Most households already use around 78% of their electricity during 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.
Typical household electricity usage