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Time Is On Your Side

When you use energy is just as important as how much of it you use. By using energy at certain times you can make sure you are using cleaner energy.

Why Time Matters

Why Time Matters?

Clean energy is mostly produced from the wind and sun. So, cleaner energy is usually available when the wind is blowing and the sun is out. Unfortunately, we all tend to use energy at the same time, and the timing of our energy use does not align with the availability of this clean energy. The sun is out when we’re away from the house, and the wind blows when we’re fast asleep.

When To Use Energy

By making a few small changes to your routine you can help create a big change for California. It's as simple as using energy when the sun is out and the wind is blowing.

Total Energy Usage and
AVAILABILITY of Clean Energy

In the early morning just as Californians are starting their day and using energy, California taps into a variety of its clean energy sources that are naturally available.

In the afternoon, as Californians go through their day and their energy usage continues to grow, California’s many solar power plants come online using the abundant solar potential available, while managing increased demand.

Total Energy Usage and
AVAILABILITY of Clean Energy

In the late afternoon as Californians come home, their energy use reaches an all day high just as less clean energy becomes available — requiring the system to rely on more traditional energy sources.

Peak times may vary by rate and/or energy provider. 

Total Energy Usage and
AVAILABILITY of Clean Energy

At night as Californians are starting to go to bed, their energy use decreases, just as California’s clean energy produced from wind farms become available. 

How To Use Clean Energy

Read these tips to learn how to optimize your clean energy usage. 

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