APS seeks to add more off-peak pricing holidays in rate review

July 01, 2016

In addition to celebrating a holiday, APS residential customers on most time-of-use rates will enjoy off-peak pricing all day.

Demand for electricity is typically lower on the holidays because schools and businesses are closed, meaning many people are at home or outdoors with family and friends. Electricity used on the holidays is billed at the off-peak price, just like weekday off-peak hours and weekends.

In our recent Rate Review filing (summary), we proposed adding four more off-peak holidays, increasing the total to 10, and applying them to the residential rate plans that have time-of-use pricing.

“Adding four more holidays with off-peak pricing all day benefits our customers, giving them more opportunities to save,” said Stefanie Layton, APS Director, Revenue Requirements.

Under the proposed plans, there is also no peak usage charge on the 10 designated holidays, weekends or weekday off-peak hours.

Customers can visit aps.com/rates to learn about our current service plans and find information about choosing the plan that’s most suitable for their lifestyle.

Current off-peak pricing holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
Proposed off-peak pricing holidays
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Presidents Day (third Monday in February)
  • Cesar Chavez Day (March 31)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)