By Indiana Reed
Special to The SUN
Members of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) on the time-of-use (TOU) rate will enjoy a lower cost when using electricity in “off-peak” periods.
The “off-peak” rate for those signed up for the TOU program is 5.9 cents per kWh, a 7.7-percent reduction from the previous 6.5 cent per kWh. “Off-peak” hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., plus all day Sunday, and Thanksgiving and Christmas.