Peak-Time Rebate

Let us pay you to save energy

Help us save energy on days when it is most expensive for energy to be produced and we will pay you $1 for each kilowatt-hour of energy you save when compared to your normal usage.

Once enrolled, during the summer months (June, July, and August), we will send you an email or text to let you know when reducing your electric usage is most important. The more you do, the more you will save.

Enroll Today

Enroll now to take advantage of all the summer saving events. Simply log-in to your Connexus online account and look for the Peak-Time Rebate (PTR) enrollment form. It's FREE to sign-up and will take under a minute to complete.

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FAQ's & More

What is a peak-time?

A peak-time occurs when there is a very high amount of electricity usage on the system during a specific period (most often hot and humid summer days) in June, July, and August. These peak-times are when it is the most expensive to meet the electric demands of our members.

How many peak-times are there?

Typically, there are three to five days a month when a peak-time could occur.

How much will I earn?

You will earn $1 for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy you reduce from your baseline* during the peak-time. How much you earn is determined by your participation effort. The more aggressive you are about lowering your energy consumption (turning off appliances, adjusting your thermostat, etc.), the more you will save.

Example: Baseline is 16 kWh. During the peak-time you reduce your energy to 12 kWh. Based on a $1 per kWh rebate, you’d earn $4 for that single event.

*Baseline - Usage = Kilowatt hour savings
Rebate = $1.00 x kilowatt hours saved

How will I know when it is a peak-time?

Up to 24-hours in advance of the upcoming peak-time, you will receive notification via email (and text if you like) with specific details about the event. Typically, events will last about three hours and can occur between the hours of 4 p.m.-9 p.m. any day of the week.

What happens if I don't reduce my energy or am unable to participate in an event?

For every kilowatt-hour you reduce, you will get a rebate. However, if for any reason you don’t reduce your electric usage or it happens to go up, you simply won’t get a rebate for that event. You will never be penalized for not reducing your energy during a peak-time and your eligibility for earning a rebate during other peak-times will not be affected.

How do I see how much my rebate is after a peak-time is over?

Your rebate will be posted to your online account within two business days of the peak-time. An email will be sent to let you know when the savings have been calculated and posted to your account.

How is the rebate calculated?

A “baseline” will be determined from your three highest usage days over the 10-day period prior to the event. During the peak-time, every kilowatt hour you reduce below that baseline will be used in calculating your rebate.

How does PTR work with the PowerNap Air Conditioning program?

When calculating your baseline, your participation in the PowerNap Air Conditioning program is automatically factored into the rebate calculation and takes into consideration the monthly credit you already receive for being enrolled in the PowerNap Air Conditioning program (that credit appears separately on the back of your monthly bill). Keep in mind, the amount of air conditioning you use in the days prior to the event may also have an impact on your credit. If your air conditioning use (or total household electric usage) is normally low, earning additional peak-time rebate credits may be more difficult.

Can I enroll if I participate in a Distributed Generation program?

Unfortunately, no. It is not possible to calculate an accurate baseline for the PTR program for members who generate their own power.

Learn more

Watch the short video on how the Peak-Time Rebate program works.

Peak-Time Rebate tips

Help enhance your savings by making a few simple changes during an event.

  • Delay using your electric range. Consider grilling or other dinner options that don’t use the stove/oven.
  • Turn off all incandescent light bulbs that would normally be on and not really needed.
  • Pre-cool your home and/or set your thermostat higher during the peak-time event.
  • Look for your phantom loads – all the little things you have plugged in that use energy even with they are OFF (TVs, rechargeable vacuums, game stations, chargers, etc.).
  • Postpone using your electric clothes dryer, clothes washing machine, and your dishwasher until after the event is over.
  • Turn off pool pumps and other non-essential electric motors.

The more you do, the more you can save.

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