One of my kind readers, Diane, called NIPSCO last week and asked if they had peak and off peak hours, meaning you get charged twice as much during peak times than you do during off peak times and they said there was no such thing. However after a bit of searching online, here’s what she found which was confirmed by my mother-in-law:
PEAK: M-Sat 8am-11pm
OFF PEAK: m-sat 11pm-8am, all day Sunday and major holidays
PEAK: m-f 8am-11pm
OFF PEAK: m-f 11pm-8am, all day Saturday and Sunday and major holidays
In other words you want to run your dishwasher, washer, dryer, appliances if at all possible during the off peak times.
Another mom also suggested running your thermostat higher at night, and lower during the day. The heat at night will last a while during the day.
Thanks so much, Diane, for sourcing this! This is GREAT info!