Oregon Irrigation Time-of-Use Pilot
The Oregon Irrigation Time-of-Use Pilot is an optional rate Pacific Power is offering to irrigation customers. Rates under the pilot are time-based – in other words during certain times, which are called “on-peak,” energy usage will cost more and during other times, which are called “off-peak,” energy usage will cost less.
You can save money by participating in the pilot by shifting your energy usage out of the on-peak period and into the off-peak period or by simply reducing your usage in the on-peak period.
Status for the 2017 irrigation season
Pacific Power's Oregon Time-of-Use pilot program for irrigation customers will continue in 2017 for current participants. The program is not currently enrolling new participants. The program allows irrigators to save on their power bills by shifting use to off-peak times when prices are lower.
A reminder that pilot participants should shift their energy usage out of the designated on-peak period. The on-peak period is Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the months of June, July and August. All other hours during those months are off-peak, including weekends and the Fourth of July. Second and third year pilot participants are not eligible for a guarantee against higher bills so it is important to avoid usage during the on-peak period.
Participants who wish to remove themselves from the pilot should contact Pacific Power’s Irrigation Hotline toll free at 1-800-715-9238, Monday through Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If customers have a meter/pump enrolled in the Time-of-Use pilot, that meter cannot be enrolled in the irrigation Load Control pilot.