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This is our standard electric rate for the majority of our residential customers, as other rates require special conditions. Service is also available for church and farm customers.
(For definitions of these charges, please view Glossary of terms on your bill.)
*View geographical descriptions of each Load Zone in our service territory.
**Only applies if the customer takes electricity supply service from the company.
Definitions of charges are detailed in Glossary of terms on your bill.
View our Supply Costs area for detail on our Electric Supply Charge pricing.
Seasonal residences will be charged $50.00, plus taxes, to turn service off and $50.00, plus taxes, to re-establish service. Charges will be higher if the work is required at a pole or on the street. The service rates above will be in effect while the service is on.
Eligible residential electric customers can take advantage of a voluntary time-of-use option (“SC-1 VTOU”) which includes both time-of-use delivery and commodity rates.
* View geographical descriptions of each Load Zone in our service territory.
(1)Customers may be eligible for an Income Eligible Basic Service Credit of $5.00 or $15.00 for electric heat customers who have been approved for a federal Home Energy Assistance Grant.
SC-1 VTOU rate is available to residential customers with an account billed under SC-1 or SC-1C residential electric service classifications. Please refer to page 2 of your bill to see your service classification. If you enroll in this program, you will no longer be classified as an SC-1 or SC-1C customer, you will become an SC-1 VTOU customer.
The SC-1 VTOU rate includes three rate periods: on-peak, off-peak and super-peak. Delivery rates are charged based on your on-peak (including super-peak) and off-peak usage, and commodity rates will be charged based on your on-peak, off-peak and super-peak usage.
*Excluding weekends and holidays
As an SC1-VTOU customer, you are billed for electricity based on your kWh usage in each of the above periods. However, during the summer super-peak hours, capacity charges that are typically included in eight hours of the weekdays will be aggregated into only four hours of the summer weekdays, which will result in higher supply charges during the super-peak hours of 2pm to 6pm.
Yes, as an SC-1 VTOU customer, you require a time-of-use meter. SC-1 VTOU customers are charged a monthly fee of $3.36 to cover the cost of the enhanced metering necessary to record the usage in the three time periods.
The savings on this rate depend on the appliances you own and your ability to shift usage to the off-peak period from the on-peak and super-peak periods. Since these factors will be different for every customer, we can't guarantee that your electric bill will be lower on this rate when compared to the SC-1 standard rate. However, if you reduce your electric use during the on-peak and super-peak periods, you have the opportunity to lower your annual electricity costs. It is important to note the VTOU rate is an annual program and customers should not rely on month-to-month comparisons to measure savings, but rather year-to-year comparison.
If you own a plug-in electric vehicle ("PEV"), and receive supply service from National Grid, you have the option of receiving a one-time comparison of one year of charges on the SC-1 VTOU versus the SC-1 standard tariff (excluding the incremental customer charge of $3.36 per month and the hedge adjustment component of the Electric Supply Reconciliation Mechanism). You must provide verification of a PEV by sending us a copy of the vehicle registration at your residence. The comparison will be based on the 12 month period beginning with the bill period following the Company's receipt of your vehicle registration. If this comparison indicates that you would have paid less on the SC-1 standard tariff rate, the Company will provide you with a one-time bill credit for the difference. At that time, you may choose to stay on SC-1 VTOU or move to the SC-1 standard tariff or the SC-1C Optional Large Time of Use rate.
Yes. You will be charged the applicable on-peak and off-peak delivery rates and your supply will continue to be billed in accordance with the terms of your ESCo agreement.
You will be required to stay on the rate for one year. At the end of the year, you can opt to move back to the SC-1 Standard tariff rate or to the SC-1C Optional Large Time of Use rate.
The SC-1C rate was originally a mandatory time-of-use rate for large residential and farm service customers, but was subsequently changed to an optional time-of-use rate for residential customers. This rate was not created with electric vehicle customers in mind and the time periods developed for the SC-1C rate class generally favor large use customers like farms and religious institutions. In addition, the SC-1C rate has one delivery charge for all kWh usage, but includes three time periods with seasonal distinctions for the pricing of commodity.
If you are interested in signing up for this rate or want further information about Residential Voluntary Time of Use rates, contact us at 1-800-664-6729, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As of September 1, 1998, SC-1C is no longer mandatory and is open to customers who would otherwise be served under the standard electric residential rate, SC-1.
All prices shown exclude required taxes and other approved adjustments. Prices effective April 1, 2019.
*Customers who have been approved for the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grant are eligible for credits.
This service class is available to residential customers who otherwise qualify for service under Service Classification No. 1, using Distributed Generation Technologies including but not limited to fuel cells and micro-turbines used to generate electricity for domestic services.
For more information, please review an explanation of this rate — SC13 Residential Distributed Generation Service or our Rate Tariff.