With Time of Use, different usage rates are charged for the electricity you use at different times: off peak, shoulder and peak.


• Off peak – charged when the electricity network has low usage, such as overnight.

• Shoulder – a usage rate that sits between peak and off peak times. Shoulder rates are usually a bit cheaper than peak rates and are available in most states. These times may differ between states and distributors.

• Peak - charged when the electricity network has high usage, such as in the evening or on weekdays.


To check the times for these periods


QLD - Energex

• Peak: Weekdays 4pm-8pm

• Shoulder: All other times

• Off peak: 10pm-7am


NSW - Ausgrid

• Check your times at https://www.ausgrid.com.au/Your-energy-use/Meters/Time-of-use-pricing


NSW - Essential Energy

• Peak: Weekdays 7am-9am and 5pm-8pm

• Shoulder: Weekdays 9am-5pm and 8pm-10pm

• Off peak: All other times


NSW - Endeavour Energy

• Peak: Weekdays 1pm-8pm excluding Public Holidays

• Shoulder: Weekdays 7am-1pm and 8pm-10pm excluding Public Holidays

• Off peak:All other times

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