Electricity costs fluctuate every hour of the day. During the work week, especially on hot summer days and dark winter evenings, costs are higher due to high demand. On nights and weekends, demand for electricity goes down and so does the cost.

How do I know which rate plan will be better for me?

That depends on when you use energy. Lower bills will result from switching use of high-wattage appliances (electric heat, water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ranges, electric clothes dryers) from the “High” or “Regular” rate times to the “Low” rate time.

If you try Nights and Weekends for 12 months and it no longer fits your lifestyle after 12 months, you can switch back to the Standard Residential Service Rg-1 rate at any time.

How do Nights and Weekends rates compare to regular rates?

Standard residential rates in Wisconsin are 12 cents per kilowatt hour if you are not on the Nights & Weekends plan. The table below shows how the rates are lower during peak times under the Nights and Weekends rate plan.

time of year time frame & associated rate
Summer weekdays (June, July, August)

6 am - 11 am: Regular rate (14 cents/kWh)

11 am - 7 pm: High rate (18 cents/kWh)

7 pm - 11 pm: Regular rate (14 cents/kWh)

11 pm - 6 am: Low rate (7 cents/kWh)

Spring/fall weekdays (March - May and September - November)

6 am - 11 pm: Regular rate (14 cents /kWh)

11 pm - 6 am: Low rate (7 cents/kWh)

Winter weekdays (December, January, February)

6 am - 5 pm: Regular rate (14 cents/kWh)

5 pm - 9 pm: High rate (18 cents/kWh)

9 pm - 11 pm: Regular rate (14 cents/kWh)

11 pm - 6 am: Low rate (7 cents/kWh)

Year-round weekends and holidays
All day: Low rate (7 cents/kWh)
Plan Rates
Residential Service Nights and Weekends Rg-5
Residential Service Demand Rate Rd-1
Standard Residential Service Rg-1
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