Time-of-Use Rate Calculator

Want to know if the Time of Use rate is a good fit for you? Find out by selecting your main heating system, entering your average monthly usage and whether or not you purchase energy from an alternate supplier. Next, select the appliances in your home and click “Calculate”.


Find your average usage by creating or logging into your CenHub MyAccount


The average residential electric heat customer uses 1,300kWh per month, 15% of which is used during the peak hours of 2pm-7pm.

You have the potential to save with the Time-of-Use rate, if you follow the recommendations below.

Based on the average monthly usage you entered above and if at least 85% of your usage is off peak, you can:
To enjoy the benefits of this rate, you will want to:

This savings range is estimated based on the average monthly usage and estimated on-peak usage you entered above. If you are interested in learning more about your energy usage you may want to:

Your home is not a good fit for the time-of-use rate at this time, based on one or more of the following reasons:

  • You purchase your electric supply directly from an alternate supplier; the Time-of-Use rate is calculated based on both supply and delivery and is not compatible with your existing arrangement.
  • Your current electric usage is too low to result in savings with the Time-of-Use rate.
  • Your current electric on-peak usage is too high to result in savings with the Time-of-Use rate.
If you are interested in learning more about your energy usage you may want to:

* This free calculator is provided as a reference tool and is intended to estimate your potential compatibility with Central Hudson’s Time-of-Use rate. Calculations are based on customer supplied inputs compared against a 12-month rolling average of the current Time-of-Use rate. A minimum proportion of electricity use must take place during off-peak hours in order to save, as indicated at CentralHudson.com/TOU. Costs and savings will vary by household. Actual bill amounts may vary and are highly dependent on the actual usage patterns of the occupants and systems of the home.