How does the rate work?
The NiteFlex® rate is beneficial for members with an electric vehicle and members who are willing and able to shift their energy consumption. Electric use on the NiteFlex rate is calculated based on three tiers. This tiered pricing also applies on weekends and holidays.
- Super Off-Peak (12 a.m. – 6 a.m.)
- First 400 kWh: FREE
- Over 400 kWh: $.0450 per kWh
- Off-Peak (6 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and (9 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
- $.073 per kWh
- On-Peak (1 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
- $.1350 per kWh
This rate is billed based on usage captured by your AMI meter in a 24-hour period. If we do not receive a valid communication from the meter, our system is designed to estimate usage for that hour using your historical data and usage patterns.
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How long do I have to stay on the NiteFlex rate?
The NiteFlex rate is a 12-month commitment.
I don't have an electric vehicle. Can I still be on the NiteFlex Rate?
Yes. You do not need to have an electric vehicle to be on this rate. To benefit, you can shift your energy use to the Off-Peak (6 a.m. - 1 p.m.) (9 p.m. - 12 a.m.) and Super Off-Peak periods (12 a.m. - 6 a.m.). Shifting your usage during these times allows you to take advantage of the lower billing rate.
How do you know what I used during Super Off-Peak, Off-Peak and On-Peak hours?
We record hourly meter readings. You can also view your hourly usage with our online account management system and the Cobb EMC app. For a detailed look at when you used energy, sign in to your online account and click on My Usage. Next, choose the Usage Explorer tool, and then change the Type of usage to Time of Use to see a breakdown of your hourly energy use during Super Off-Peak, Off-Peak and On-Peak hours.
Will I be able to see the breakdown of my usage on my bill?
Yes. Your monthly bill will show the charges and kWh breakdown for Super-Off Peak, Off-Peak and On-Peak periods.
If I choose the NiteFlex rate, how long do I have to stay on it?
Members who sign up for NiteFlex must remain on the rate for 12 consecutive months. At the end of 12 months you may switch to another rate.
Do I automatically get 400 kWh free per month?
You are allotted up to 400 kWh free per billing cycle during the Super Off-Peak period only. Any consumption over 400 kWh is billed at $.0450 per kWh.
Who is eligible to sign up for the NiteFlex rate?
All residential members are eligible to sign up for the NiteFlex rate with the exception of members who are currently enrolled in PrePay.
Can I change my monthly due date on the NiteFlex Rate?
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