Electricity is divided into On Peak and Off Peak periods throughout the week:

Now, thanks to CMP’s Smart Meters and Electricity Maine’s new plan, you can reduce your electric bill at home or business by paying a lower rate when you use electricity most-at night and on the weekend.

Off Peak

When demand and cost for electricity is lowest. Large users of electricity are not operating, but residential consumers are home and small businesses are often open.

On Peak

When both demand and prices are highest. Large users of electricity are operating causing a strain on the grid. Many residential consumers are not at home.

Weekends & Holidays

Cost of power is less expensive



Split between off & on peak