Time-of-Day Message Center

The Time-of-Day Rate is a Pilot Program that was offered to an eligible group of customers in the Duluth and Hermantown area. Enrollment is now closed.

Message Center

Messages & Notifications

There will be changes to the rate effective May 1, 2017. You have the option to continue on the rate with these changes or to request removal from the rate.

  1. On-Peak Hours Rate Increase
    The On-Peak rate adder will increase from $0.01415 per kilowatt-hour to $0.04870 per kilowatt-hour. This is a +$0.03455 per kilowatt-hour change from the current On-Peak rate under this pilot. This could cause an increase in your monthly billing charges unless your household shifts more of its energy usage to Off-Peak Hours. The Off-Peak and Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) rates will remain the same.
  2. Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) Hours Reduced
    In the past, Minnesota Power has been authorized to call up to 160 hours of CPP periods in a calendar year. The limit has now been adjusted to 50 hours per calendar year. Click here for tips on how to reduce your consumption during On-Peak Hours and CPP Events.

Click here to view the full letter sent to Time-of-Day participants.

If you would like to be removed from the TOD rate, fill out the request for removal form.

Note: The effective date of the requested rate change will vary depending on the date the request is received and your current bill cycle.

Critical Peak Pricing Events

CPP Event Notifications are sent via email and phone. If you would like to update your information, fill out the CPP Notifications Preferences form.


  • Prepare for CPP events by understanding your hourly usage. Log in to MyAccount for detailed usage views. Haven't registered yet? Click here for more information about MyAccount and how to get started.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Time-of-Day Rate Pilot, let us help!

Call us at 877-707-5771 and a Time-of-Day Rate representative will be happy to answer your questions.

Time-of-Day Rate Pilot