Save money on your electric bill with a ToU tariff scheme

Another way that ceramicists should know in order to help reduce the burden of expenses is saving electricity bills by using the electricity tariff 'TOU', which is the electricity rate according to the period of use, but how does TOU charge electricity? I can tell you that it is not difficult.

Usually we use electricity during weekdays and holidays differently. The Metropolitan Electricity Authority surveyed and found that the electricity tariff varies according to the time of use rate. The electricity bill will be expensive during the time when the system has a high demand for electricity also known as the On Peak period from Monday to Friday from 09.00-22.00 and the electricity bill will be cheaper during the time when the system has a low demand for electricity, which is Off Peak period from Monday - Friday from 22.00-09.00 and all days on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays (excluding substitute holidays).

The reason why the electricity cost is high during the On Peak period is because electricity authority has to invest in building a power plant and transmission/distribution line system sufficient to the electricity demand during this period and must use all kinds of fuel, both cheap and expensive to produce electricity. However, during Off Peak period, electricity authority does not have to build a power plant and transmission / distribution lines because it is already built during On Peak period, so there is no electricity cost for this. There is only the cost of fuel in generating electricity. Therefore, the cost of electricity during the Off Peak period is less than half of that during the On Peak period.

Therefore, to make the most of the use of TOU and to help save electricity as needed, electricity users must know how to manage the use of electricity to suit their need by focusing more on working during Off Peak period, such as avoiding the use of equipment or machinery that causes the highest demand for electricity during On Peak, including arranging workloads on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays instead of normal working days, etc.