Time of Use (ToU) Pricing is a way of rewarding consumer behaviour.
Residential “Time of Use” (ToU) pricing rewards consumer behaviour with lower charges for using power outside of times when our network is busy (referred to as network congestion or "peak periods"). It also has more expensive rates for using electricity when the network is busy.
By providing incentives to use electricity outside our peak periods it helps us to avoid a situation where we might have to build a bigger (and more expensive) network to cope with increased electricity demand in peak periods. Those costs would ultimately be passed on to consumers.
Our network peak hours are: Monday to Friday (including public holidays) 7:00am – 11:00am, 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Any time outside these hours (and all weekend) are off-peak hours.