Definitions for "TIME-OF-USE RATES"
Keywords:  peak, tou, mid, season, curb
Electricity prices that vary depending on the time periods in which the energy is consumed. In a time-of- use rate structure, higher prices are charged during utility peak-load times. Such rates can provide an incentive for consumers to curb power use during peak times.
Electric pricing based on the estimate cost of electricity during a specified time frame (e.g., peak, off-peak, and mid-peak).
A rate design that imposes higher charges for energy consumption during relatively higher demand periods (peak period) of the daily load cycle.
Keywords:  rates, see
See Rates, Time-of-Use.