Looking out for you through innovation.
Santee Electric Cooperative has always had one goal in mind, serving our members in the best way possible. As times change, we continue to offer innovative ways for you to take control of your electric bill. Our new rate structure reflects that goal by giving YOU control over your power bill. By reducing energy use during the Peak hours (the highest cost period per day) you can save on your power bill. Our new rate structure will be effective for your July energy use (your August 2023 bill).
How it works:
The new rate structure has three parts to make up your total electric bill. You control two of the three parts, the Energy and Peak charge.
Want to save?
By simply reducing energy use during the Peak hours, you can save on your power bills.
What can you do to cut down on energy use during the peak hours?
Avoid using multiple big appliances at the same time (i.e. HVAC system, water heater, and clothes dryer).
Use your clothes dryer, dishwasher, or other high use energy appliances before or after the peak hours.
Limit hot water use during the peak hours. Consider placing a timer on your water heater.
Manually adjust or program your smart thermostat so that your HVAC system runs less during the peak hours.