Residential Time of Use for Northern Service Territory

How Do I Sign Up?

You can sign up online, or call: (775) 834-4444.

Is TOU Right for Me?

Is the Time of Use rate right for you? Using our calculator can help you decide.

Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips for Time of Use

Schedule at a Glance

TOU North

The NV Energy Time of Use (TOU) rate provides you with a choice. Customers who are willing to use less electricity during periods when the total demand of energy is highest (the peak), will save money by shifting their usage to times with lower rates. Some could even save 15% off their annual electricity bill if they decide to use less electricity during these peak periods (see charts on right for times).

With Time Of Use, lower your peak usage, lower your bill. The peak is between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, July through September, and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. October thru June, when electricity use is greatest. There is an opportunity for additional savings if customers can also reduce electricity usage during mid-peak hours.

If your time schedule allows you to use most of your energy during off-peak hours during the summer, you could save money.

Benefits of the Time-Of-Use Program:

  • There’s no risk in trying the TOU program for the first year due to the Guaranteed Lowest Rate* (GLR) feature.
  • Shifting your on-peak usage to mid-peak or off-peak will keep your rates down.
  • Helps to preserve the environment.

Notice: In order to participate in this TOU Rate program, you must allow NV Energy access to your electric meter. Participation, however, is not guaranteed – you must be pre-qualified.

Saving Energy with Time Of Use

  • If your home is generally unoccupied during peak hours, you may experience the greatest benefit from this program.
  • Use laundry machines, dishwashers, chargers, and others appliances during off-peak hours.
  • During warm months, set your thermostat to 78-80 during peak hours.
  • Keep unneeded lights off during peak hours.
  • Consider joining the NV Energy Smart Thermostat Program.
  • If you have or are considering to add solar generation to your home, you may experience added benefit from this program.
  • You can find more energy saving tips here.

Guaranteed Lowest Rate (GLR)*

If after the first 12-month period, we find that you have spent more on the TOU Rate than you would have spent on the standard rate, we will refund the difference and restore you to the standard rate (if you choose). In order to receive the annual savings associated with being on the TOU rate, you are requested to remain on the program for a full 12 months.

Single Family Domestic Service TOU

Time Period Definition Rate
Winter On Peak October 1 - June 30,
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
$ 0.1057 per kWh
Winter Off Peak October 1 - June 30,
All other hours.
$ 0.0571 per kWh
Summer On Peak July 1 - September 30,
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
$ 0.42384 per kWh
Summer Off-Peak July 1 - September 30,
All other hours Monday - Friday
and all hours Saturday and Sunday.
$ 0.0571 per kWh
Electric vehicle rate Summer
(optional)
July1 - September 30,
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
$ 0.05102 per kWh
Electric vehicle rate Winter
(optional)
October 1 - June 30,
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily
$ 0.05102 per kWh
  Basic Service Charge (per meter) $ 15.25

Multi-Family Domestic Service TOU

Time Period Definition Rate
Winter On Peak October 1 - June 30,
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
$ 0.09756 per kWh
Winter Off Peak October 1 - June 30,
All other hours.
$ 0.05204 per kWh
Summer Peak July 1 - September 30,
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
$ 0.39113 per kWh
Summer Off-Peak July 1 - September 30,
All other hours Monday - Friday
and all hours Saturday and Sunday.
$ 0.05204 per kWh
Electric vehicle rate Summer
(optional)
July1 - September 30,
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
$ 0.04645 per kWh
Electric vehicle rate Winter
(optional)
October 1 - June 30,
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily
$ 0.04645 per kWh
  Basic Service Charge (per meter) $ 7.50

By using the form below and pressing submit, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the program's conditions and are applying for the optional, annual TOU Rate.

  • The TOU Rate will become effective on the next full billing cycle after the TOU meter is installed and stay in effect for twelve months.
  • NV Energy requires full physical access monthly to this TOU meter.
  • All NV Energy rates are subject to change by the Nevada Public Utility Commission.
  • NV Energy is authorized to release billing and load information to agents of NV Energy Company for the sole purpose of providing services relating to the TOU Rate program.
  • NV Energy guarantees that customers participating in the TOU Rate will not spend more for electricity in the first year billed on the TOU Rate than they would have been billed on the Standard Rate.

How Can I Sign Up for TOU?

You can sign up online or call: (775) 834-4444.