Has anybody in San Diego signed up for this? A big question I have is, how much would this cost? Does it offset the savings? > A licensed electrician is required to install your dedicated vehicle meter. http://sdge.com/clean-energy/electric-vehicles/ev-rates EV Rates Customers who have an electric vehicle can sign up for an Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use (EV-TOU) rate and receive lower rates for charging their vehicle during off-peak hours, between midnight at 5 A.M. EV-TOU rates are offered to encourage customers to limit daytime usage of electricity, when demand for electricity is highest. Available Rates EV Time-of-Use rate (EV TOU) The EV-TOU rate requires a separate meter for your EV. The EV meter tracks your vehicle’s electricity use separately from the rest of your home. A licensed electrician is required to install your dedicated vehicle meter. EV Time-of-Use 2 rate (EV TOU 2) The EV-TOU-2 rate uses your existing household meter to track electricity used by both your home and EV. Since all your electricity is measured by one meter, the TOU price applies to all the electricity you use and it does not change as you use more electricity. It will however change depending on the time of day you use it. On TOU rates, electricity is at its lowest price between midnight and 5 a.m. If most of your electricity use occurs during the day, TOU rates may not be the best rate for you. How do I choose an EV rate? Find your rate tier on your bill. If your EV usage will move you into Tiers 3 or 4, EV TOU rates will likely benefit you. Find your EV usage and home usage. Your auto dealer and your vehicle’s EPA window sticker can provide the information needed to estimate your EV energy usage based on the number of miles you drive each month. If your EV usage will move you into Tiers 3 or 4, EV TOU rates will likely benefit you. Knowing your home energy usage pattern can also help you determine the best rate. Find it by logging onto “My Account”, select “Energy” then “Energy Charts”. Here you can view your energy usage patterns. Time of Use Rates Time of Use Rates Super Off Peak 12a.m. - 5a.m. Off Peak 5a.m. - 12p.m. Peak 12p.m. - 6pm Off Peak 6p.m. - 12a.m. 14.5¢/kWh 16.7¢/kWh 25.8¢/kWh 16.7¢/kWh Time-of-use rates depend on the time of day you charge your electric vehicle. There are currently two types of EV Time-of-use rates called EV-TOU and EV TOU2. Most residential customers are on SDG&E’s Schedule Domestic Rate. Remaining on this rate may not be the most cost-effective choice for plug-in electric vehicle owners since the cost of electricity rises as the customer uses more.