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Daylight Saving Time Update

Change to your Time of Use (TOU) rates.

Federal legislation extends Daylight Saving Time several weeks in the spring. For 2014, Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March (March 9).

So that you’re billed the appropriate rates for energy usage during the additional weeks of Daylight Saving Time, the time periods for electric time-of-use rates will begin and end one hour later.

If you’re on a time-of-use rate schedule, you need to be aware of the change to the time periods during the additional weeks of Daylight Saving Time so you can adjust your energy use accordingly.

Now that the majority of our smart meters have been installed, we'll be updating our tariffs to remove the one hour adjustment to the time-of-use periods during the additional weeks of Daylight Saving Time in the fall.

Residential Rates (DR-TOU)

If you’re billing on SDG&E’s time-of-use electric rate DR-TOU, the following calendar details the changes.

DR-TOU Daylight Saving Time Calendar

Solar Energy System Rates

If you’re billing on SDG&E’s optional time-of-use electric rate for households with a solar energy system, the following calendar details the changes.

DR-SES Daylight Saving Time Calendar

Electric Vehicle Charging Rates

If you’re billing on an electric rate for electric vehicle charging or for the operation of a compressed natural gas refueling facility, the following calendars detail the changes.

EV-TOU and All EPEV Daylight Saving Time Calendar

EV-TOU2 Daylight Saving Time Calendar

More questions?

If you have questions about the times or time-of-use rates in general:

  • Call 1-800-411-7343
    When will Daylight Saving Time start?

    For 2014, Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March (March 9).

    Does this affect me?

    The change affects you only if you’re on a time-of-use electric rate, meaning your electric charges are based on the day of the week and the time of day you use electricity. To check if you’re on a time-of-use rate schedule:

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