I guess they can do this because you have a SmartMeter and it must be recording the data for all the different time periods of all the different schedules.cwerdna wrote: FWIW, for me, under My Usage > My Rates, they list cost estimates if I were to stay w/my current schedule or switch to 3 other choices: Time-of-Use + SmartRate™ (E6-Smart), Time-of-Use (E6), or Standard + SmartRate™ (E1-Smart). They also can give me a breakdown month by month about estimates costs for E1 vs. one of the others.
In my case, "My usage" only shows my gas usage, nothing electric at all showing there. So I have no idea if switching to E-9 would be good or bad.
When you are on solar (net metering) you are on an annual rate schedule, I am not sure it's possible to change mid-year.It claims I'll save w/all of them but the most with Time-of-Use + SmartRate™ (E6-Smart). I'll probably switch to that once we enter their "winter" period so I don't get hit by crazy high bills in "summer".
With those kinds of rates, I don't think solar makes financial sense.In comparison, these rates are cheap and simple: http://www.douglaspud.org/Service/2012R ... 12012.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (VERY cheap) and https://www.seattle.gov/light/accounts/ ... 24.htm#rsc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. I don't anything about how their net metering works for solar.