Did you know that you have electric rate options in Columbus? With our optional residential Nights & Weekends Smart Plan, you can lower your bill by using electricity wisely and at the right time.
How Does the Nights & Weekends Smart Plan Work?
Columbus Water & Light pays less for electricity during nights, weekends, and holidays; we pay more during weekdays.
The standard residential rate charges the same amount for electricity regardless of when it is used. The optional Nights & Weekends Smart Plan passes lower costs on to you when electricity is less expensive and charges a premium when electricity is more expensive.
What is Off-Peak and On-Peak?
On-Peak refers to periods when electricity is the most expensive. Off-Peak is when electricity is the least expensive.
Weekdays (8:00 am - 8:00 pm) are on-peak, while nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays are off-peak.
Will Time-of-Day Pricing Save Me Money?
It depends! You can run an analysis through our MyAccount tool. Simply click the "Compare Your Rates" widget in your electric account.
Need help? Call our office today. We can provide a free assessment to help you determine whether the Nights & Weekends Smart Plan could save you money. We can be reached Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, 7:00 am - 11:00 am at 920-623-5912.
How Do I Sign Up?
There is no cost to sign up, however, you will be required to stay on the Nights & Weekends Smart Plan rate for 12 consecutive months before returning to the standard residential rate. For more information and to sign up complete the application and return to our utility office today!