I have had MS for less than one month and received my first electric bill which has 2.5 weeks of charging the MS. The bill was close to what I expected using rough math but I have been looking at reducing the bill. Below are the rates (excluding taxes and fees) associated with standard and TOU plans from the electric company. I'm currently on standard plan. Standard Rate: Service charge: $10.25 $.126 / kWh TOU Rate: Service charge: $16.50 On-Peak: $.169 / kWh Off-Peak: $.101 / kWh Since the standard rate is $.126 / kWh, I thought it was strange that TOU off peak rate is not much lower. This is from a CO-OP electric provider in Arizona. Is the TOU rate plan typical in other areas?