Lower your utility bill and learn more on renewable energy sources by timing your home energy-intensive activities. Utility rates are highest from 4-9pm when energy usage peaks and renewable sources, solar and wind, are not as readily available. Consider doing laundry and running the dishwasher before 4pm or after 9pm. California is transitioning to Time of Use (TOU) rate plans. You can find more information at www.pge.com.