Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) offers an optional time-of-use (TOU) rate plan for electric vehicle (EV) owners. If you own an EV, the rate provides you with opportunities to save on your monthly electricity bills by adjusting when you charge your vehicle and when you use other high-use appliances. The TOU plan is an opt-in program--customers will not be automatically placed on the new rate. Once approved, you will see their enrollment in the TOU plan reflected on your bill which may take up to two billing cycles. For more details please refer to our TOU FAQ page.

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How AMP's TOU Program Works

TOU rates charge different rates for electricity at different times of the day, so when you use electricity is just as important as how much you use electricity.

Electricity costs different amounts at different times, so the more you use when the cost is low, the lower your bill will be. While it's difficult to change the time when you use some appliances, such as your lights and refrigerator, it can be fairly easy to adjust the time you do other things, like washing laundry, running the dishwasher and charging an EV.

The tool below demonstrates how adjusting the time you charge your EV can significantly impact your monthly electric bill. The calculations represent the estimated monthly charging of a single EV, based on driving around 30 miles per day at a consumption rate of around .30 kWh/mile and a charging rate of around 7.2 kWh per hour (32 AMP level 2 charger). The amount of energy used is the same in both rate plans, but the cost/price of the energy changes based on the time it is used. Actual energy consumption will vary based on terrain, weather, driving habits and auxiliary components (heating/cooling, stereo, lighting etc.).

Opportunities to Save
There are many ways to reduce your energy use; this tool is designed to help you understand the general concept of our time-of-use rate plan and the basic energy use categories that shape a home's energy bill.

• Consider charging your electric vehicle after 9 p.m. or before 5 p.m. on weekdays, or anytime on the weekends.
• Consider doing laundry after 9 p.m. or before 5 p.m. on the weekdays, or anytime on the weekends.
• Consider running the dishwasher after 9 p.m.
• If you have electric heating, consider purchasing a programmable thermostat that aligns with TOU rates.

*Disclaimer: This tool is intended to help customers understand how a time-of-use (TOU) rate plan works. The energy consumption values used in these calculations are only estimates and should not be used to make a final decision. Every home and product uses different amounts of energy.