Did you know Surry-Yadkin Electric pays a lot more for energy purchased when our members’ demand for electricity peaks? During off peak hours we normally pay much less for wholesale power. So you may be wondering, “If Surry-Yadkin EMC pays less for energy when we aren’t using as much electricity, why can’t I pay a lower rate too?”

You can! Shift to Save, our energy management solution, offers a special Time-of-Day rate for those who shift their energy usage from on-peak to off-peak hours. In the summer, peak hours run from 2 to 6 p.m. and in the winter from 6 to 9 a.m. By conserving during this time on this rate, members are able to see a major impact on their bill.

One simple phone call or email is all it takes to shift and begin saving!  

Click here to learn more about all of our time-of-day and demand rate options.

Peak Times

On-Peak and Off-Peak Hours shall be defined as the following:

  1. For the period April 16 through October 15, the On-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  2. For the period October 16 through April 15, the On-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  3. The Off-Peak Hours shall be all other times.


Shift to Save and Bring Your Own Thermostat incentives

Members who switch to the Residential Time-of-Day rate will be eligible for a $25 Shift to Save bill credit. Also, any member who switches to the TOD rate or is already on the TOD rate and provides proof of purchase for a programmable thermostat will be eligible for our Bring Your Own Thermostat incentive, also a $25 bill credit. The BYOT incentive is one bill credit per household, and both S2S and BYOT incentives are being awarded as funds are available. For more information, call 336-356-8241 and speak with one of our Member Services Representatives.