Time Of Use (also known as Flexible or TOU) tariffs have different prices for electricity at different periods of the day. By understanding these time periods you can make decisions to shift when you use power to hours when it is cheaper to buy electricity from the grid. For those on TOU tariffs, it’s important to know the hours that different peak, shoulder and off-peak rates apply.
Peak period electricity is the most expensive and usually applies during the afternoon and early evening during the week when demand is high.
Off-peak electricity is the cheapest and applies overnight and across weekends when demand is the lowest.
Shoulder applies between Peak and Off-Peak times and the cost is lower than peak.
To make it easy for you to know the Time Of Use periods that apply at your location, we’ve included a rundown of all major electricity networks across Australia for residential and small business customers.
If you’re looking for Time of Use rates, you can view the latest Residential Time of Use rates here and view the latest Business Time of Use rates here.
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Australian Capital Territory Electricity Time Of Use Periods
|Customer||Tariff Type||Tariff Code||Time Of Use Periods||DMO/VDO Peak Usage||DMO/VDO Shoulder Usage||DMO/VDO Off-Peak Usage|
|Residential||Time Of Use||15||Peak = 7am-9am and 5pm-8pm, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am, Shoulder = all other times||25%||45%||30%|
|Business||Time Of Use Demand||101||Peak = 7am-5pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am and all weekend, Shoulder = 5pm-10pm weekdays||25%||45%||30%|
|Business||Time Of Use||90||Peak = 7am-5pm weekdays, Off-Peak = 10pm-7am and all weekend, Shoulder = 5pm-10pm weekdays||25%||45%||30%|
* DMO/VDO Peak, Shoulder and Off-Peak Usage columns refer to the nominated split of usage between peak, shoulder and off-peak hours for the specified tariff. For tariffs listed, these splits are sourced from either the current Victorian Default Offer, Default Market Offer or based on the AER’s consumption benchmarks.
These time of use usage “splits” are intended to reflect the distribution of electricity usage for the standard peak, shoulder and off-peak hours for each tariff for an average household or business. Households and businesses who are able to shift consumption out of peak periods have the potential to reduce the proportion of peak usage and subsequently their overall electricity costs.