NPPD Time-Of-Use Program Is Now Available To Retail Customers

October 19, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
October 19, 2021

A time-of-use (TOU) program is now available to retail customers of the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD).

The TOU program, known as RateWise Time-Of-Use, offers another option for customers who consume most of their energy during NPPD’s off-peak and super off-peak periods or who have the flexibility to shift some of their energy usage to different time periods.

Depending on when a customer consumes energy, they can now choose from the following options:

  • RateWise Time-Of-Use: NPPD’s newest rate offered to residential customers is based on not only customer energy usage, but also on when they use their energy. If customers currently consume most of their energy during off-peak or super off-peak periods or can shift some of their usage to these time periods, switching to this rate could provide them a savings on their monthly bill.
  • RateWise Any Time: NPPD’s traditional rate which offers a summer rate for use from June 1 through Sept. 30, and a winter rate for use from Oct. 1 through May 31.

To help customers determine if the TOU program would work for them, NPPD has introduced a new cost comparison tool within its customer portal. This tool will allow customers to compare their current RateWise Anytime rate to the RateWise Time-of-Use rate and determine potential savings.

Customers can only access the tool by registering or signing into the customer portal on or the NPPD On-The-Go! mobile app.

NPPD noted that making the capability of TOU pricing available was the completion of automated metering infrastructure installation in NPPD’s retail communities over the past three years.

Customers who choose this new rate have several options to realize potential savings such as installing a programmable thermostat and making sure the thermostat is programmed to use energy during off-peak periods versus peak periods, setting dishwashers, washers, and dryers to run during off-peak times, as well as programming lights and other appliances to shut down when not in use.