What is Time-of-Use (TOU) metering?

April 3, 2015

TOU metering is a rate plan that bases the price you pay for electricity on the time of day and the time of year it is used. You pay less during off-peak and partial-peak hours and during winter months. TOU metering benefits solar electric system owners by allowing you to “sell” excess solar-produced electricity at peak rates and “buy it back” at off-peak rates, thus reducing your energy costs even more.