SECC’s Become a Smart Power Consumer Fact Sheet shows how new pricing plans enabled by the smart grid and smart meters can help consumers become smart power consumers who save money and help improve the environment. Cost to generate electric power varies from season to season, day to day or even hour to hour; however, most electric customers are unaware of this because most of us pay one flat rate for each kilowatt-hour of electricity used, regardless of the time of day or actual cost to produce it.
Laying out how electricity pricing programs work, our fact sheet shows just how the smart grid will provide you with greater control over how energy is used in your home. Consumers can realize even greater savings when using these different rate plans effectively. This fact sheet has been updated as of 2021.