Great that the Sense team has implemented TOU rate zones!
I just set mine up and wanted to know from the Sense team whether I am using this new feature as intended…
So far, I have created 6 TOU Zones for the coming year:
- Winter Peak 2020 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
- Winter Day 2020 - 12:00am to 3:59pm
- Winter Evening 2020 - 9:01PM to 11:59pm
- Summer Peak 2021 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
- Summer Day 2021 - 12:00am to 3:59pm
- Summer Evening 2021 - 9:01pm to 12:00am
I am on PG&E’s “TOU C” rate, which is a seven day a week plan with peak pricing from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Summers run from May through October, and Winters run from November through April.
I am assuming that because rates change from year to year, that I will need to set up TOU zones (as structured above) every year for summer and winter time windows. Am I correct?
It also appears that I cannot create two simple windows of “Peak” and “Non-Peak” because my non-peak crosses the midnight boundary. Am I also correct here?
I am a solar producer, so my rates are always going to fall into my baseline charges. I wonder for those who are NOT solar producers, how they should handle charges within their baseline usage versus above their baseline usage.
Anyway, great that Sense has implemented TOU! It will be interesting to play around with the next few days/weeks/months!
Here is a screenshot of how I set up my PG&E “TOU C” rate schedule: