I mentioned on Sunday I put my oven onto self clean as it was "cheap electricity" day. As you can see above we are charged different rates for different times of day for our electricity usage. Until April 30th 2017 this is what we pay:
Weekends & Holidays:
All day Off-peak $0.087 per kWh
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.On-peak $0.180 per kWh
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Mid-peak $0.132 per kWh
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.On-peak $0.180 per kWh
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.Off-peak $0.087 per kWh
So I try and work around the cheaper times of day to use hydro in the house. I can't always do that, but I do try to avoid using it on the on peak times if I can.
This is not a new thing and we had the same thing when we lived in Britain. Our hydro bills are a very sore point here in Ontario as we pay an arm and a leg for hydro due to the "other things" they tack onto our bills. In most cases the actual hydro we use is minimal, but add on all the other stupid charges and some people are having to choose between heating their homes and eating.
When we lived at our last house it was the delivery charge that killed us as more often than not it was more than what we had used in electricity. Since we moved back into town the delivery costs are not as much.
We generally average just under $100 a month for our hydro bills over the year.
I am quite sure you all have your own hydro/electricity stories......