What are the off -peak hours when electricity is the cheapest?, EDF off -peak hours: price 2023, profitability, schedule at home

EDF off -peak hours: price 2023, profitability, schedule at home

The full/off -peak hour option is an option that can be more advantageous than the EDF base option if the following conditions are met:

What are the off -peak hours when electricity is the cheapest ?

Electricity is one of the most expensive types of energy on the market. But to reduce the bill, it is possible to benefit from an advantageous price with the full/off -peak hour offer. It should still be known that the off-peak hours when electricity is the cheapest are between 9 p.m. and 8 hours, depending on different criteria that we will list you in this article.

Off -peak hours and full hours: what differences ?

Depending on your energy contract and the type of electricity meter installed in your home, you can, for certain measurements, claim to be an advantageous rate in off -peak hours. But what is it ? Off -peak hours are moments of the day during which the price per kilowatt hour is revised downwards. These periods were established to reduce the overconsumption of electricity at certain times of the day when the influence was too strong.

Concretely, with a basic price, the price per kWh is the same all day, all year round. On the other hand, with a full/off -peak hour rate, you benefit from beaches during which the cost of the kilowatt hour is cheaper.

By planning the start-up of your household appliances over off-peak hours (washing machine, dryer, dishwasher), you will be able to make real savings.

The real difference is therefore the final cost of your energy expenses.

EDF off -peak hours: price 2023, profitability, schedule at home

About 45% of EDF customers subscribe to the full hour pricing option (HPHC). It differs from the base option by offering more expensive electricity prices at certain times of the day (the full hours) and cheaper to others (the off -peak hours)).

  • What to know and remember
  • What is the full/off-peak hour option ? It is a pricing option to benefit from a price per kWh cheaper 8 hours a day, in exchange for a price per kWh more expensive than in the basic option during the remaining 16 hours – at times that we do not Do not choose;
  • Who offers it ? It is offered by all electricity suppliers, at prices that are sometimes much cheaper than at EDF;
  • What is the price of hollows at EDF ? At EDF, in September 2023, the price per kWh is € 0.1828 in off -peak hours and € 0.246 in full hours at regulated blue rate – but EDF also markets offers in off -peak hours.

How to work the full / off -peak hour option ?

The full / off -peak hour option is an option to double pricing proposed by all electricity suppliers. It consists of two kilowatt hour rates, according to two separate time slots:

  • A price per kWh cheaper during off -peak hours * 8 hours not days, generally located during the night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., but not always;
  • A more expensive kWh price * during full hours * the remaining 16 hours.

*cheaper than the base option, the main price option chosen in France, in front of the key hours.

Generally, this offer allows consumers to save on their electricity bill, provided that they modify their consumption habits to adapt to time slots.

This option is recommended for homes with high electricity consumption.

Subscription and kWh price of the full and hollow hours tariff at EDF

The price of kWh, both in full hours and in off -peak hours, vary from one offer to the other – and as we will see a little later, from one supplier to the other.

Note also that the price of the EDF subscription (the part which is fixed and invariable on the EDF invoice) is always higher with double tariff, than with the base option.

* Prices € TTC updated daily. Annual budget calculated for a consumption of 5,700 kWh in Paris as a basis (6 kVA).

EDF’s blue price in HPHC

Historic supplier, EDF is the only supplier to be able to offer the regulated electricity rate, also called EDF blue price. Like all offers on the market, the blue rate is available as an off -peak hour.

In September 2023, EDF offered a subscription price to € 149.28 as well as a price from kWh to € 0.1828 in off -peak hours and of € 0.246 in full hours with the Blue price in power 6 kVA (the most widespread meter power among the French).

Price grid of the EDF blue price optional full hours / off -peak hours

Details of the prices of the EDF offer regulated electricity regulated HPHC option

Annual subscription Price KWH
Full hours
Price KWH
Off -peak hours
6 KVA 154.2 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
30 KVA 473.52 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
36 KVA 535.68 € 0.246 € 0.1828 €
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Prices in euros including tax of the offer regulated electricity prices of the EDF supplier updated on 09/22/2023

Find the prices in off -peak hours of alternative suppliers

Discover the prices in off -peak hours of EDF competitors

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The other EDF electricity offers in HPHC

In addition to the rate regulated by the State, EDF also offers electricity market offers.

Through these too, the supplier offers the possibility of subscribing to the off-peak hour option.

Find below the price grids of EDF market offers optional full hours / off-peak hours:

Price grid of EDF electric green offer optional full hours / off -peak hours

Details of the EDF Electric Green EDF offer HPHC option

Annual subscription Price KWH
Full hours
Price KWH
Off -peak hours
6 KVA 154.2 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
30 KVA 462.72 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
36 KVA 535.68 € 0.€ 2523 0.1891 €
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EURS Prices including tax of the EDF supplier Electric offer updated on 09/22/2023

Price grid of the electric green offer weekends as optional hours full / off-peak hours

Details of the price of the EDF Electric Vert Weekend HPHC Option

Annual subscription Price KWH
week
Price KWH
Weekend + HC
6 KVA 156.36 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
30 KVA 473.52 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
36 KVA 548.64 € 0.2756 € 0.1933 €
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EUMs TTC of the EDF supplier EDF Electric Electric offer updated on 09/22/2023

Price grid of the regional electric green offer optional / off -peak hours

Details of the prices of the EDF Electric Regional EDF Option HPHC

Annual subscription Price KWH
Full hours
Price KWH
Off -peak hours
6 KVA 154.2 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
30 KVA 462.72 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
36 KVA 535.68 € 0.€ 2945 0.1445 €
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EURS PRICES including tax of the regional electrical green supply of the EDF supplier updated on 09/22/2023

Price grid of the electric car green offer optional full / off -peak hours

Details of prices for the EDF green Electric Auto Option HPHC

Annual subscription Price KWH
Full hours
Price KWH
Weekend + HC
6 KVA 156.36 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
30 KVA 473.52 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
36 KVA 548.64 € 0.327 € 0.1641 €
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EURS Prices including tax of the EDF supplier green electric offer updated on 09/22/2023

Tariff grid of the Zen Weekend Office Option

Details of the price of the EDF Zen weekend offer HPHC option

Annual subscription Price KWH
week
Price KWH
Weekend + HC
6 KVA 156.36 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
30 KVA 473.52 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
36 KVA 548.64 € 0.€ 2683 0.1881 €
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Prices in euros including tax of the Zen weekend offer from the EDF supplier updated on 09/22/2023

Tariff grid of the Zen Weekend Offer Plus Option

Details of prices for the EDF Zen Weekend Plus Option HPHC

Annual subscription Price KWH
week
Price KWH
weekend + day of choice + HC
6 KVA 156.36 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
9 KVA 198.6 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
12 KVA 239.64 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
15 kVA 278.88 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
18 KVA 317.76 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
24 KVA 399.36 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
30 KVA 473.52 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
36 KVA 548.64 € 0.2777 € 0.1947 €
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Prices in euros including tax of the Zen Weekend Offer Plus from the EDF supplier updated on 09/22/2023

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What are the off -peak hours at EDF hours ?

The beaches of off -peak hours are decided by the national manager Enedis, for each Linky counter. They depend, in fact, on the counter and not on the contract or supplier.

The 8 hours of off -peak hours per day are distributed at times of the day when the demand for electricity is less supported locally, generally from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Off -peak hours can be consecutive Or divided into several time slots.

The hours are indicated on your invoice. You can also use our tool below, which will ask you for your PDL (an identifier number that appears on all your invoices).

In order to be able to adapt its electrical consumption, it is important to know the time slots of the off -peak hours of your meter.

The exception of old non -communicating meters The time slots of off -peak hours of households which still have an old counter are dependent on the municipality or the district, because it is the old allocation system. There are up to 9 beaches of off -peak hours distributed according to the residential municipalities.

Enter your municipality or your postal code to see your hollow hours:

Enter your municipality or its postal code to see your off -peak hours *

  • Allex – 26400
  • Arpavon – 26110
  • Arthemonay – 26260
  • Acelon – 26340
  • AULAN – 26570

Consult the loading schedules

The night rate what is it ? In the past, the term “night price” was used for an old practice of pricing electricity. Indeed, this system made it possible to offer lower electricity prices during night hours, that is to say when the demand for electricity was less. Nevertheless, today with the demand for electricity which can be raised locally at night (near factories for example), the night rate no longer effectively met the needs of all and the network manager oriented towards Locally differentiated time slots for each.

Take advantage of off-peak hours on weekends and holidays with Zen offers from EDF EDF Zen offers allow you to benefit from a kWh price 30 % cheaper on weekends and holidays, in addition to off -peak hours the rest of the week. The price per kWh is however not very advantageous.

What is the EDF off -peak / hourly hour option really worth ?

If the full / hollow hours option seems to be a boon, it is necessary to study its advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages and disadvantages of the price option

In order to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the pricing option full hours / hollow hours It is necessary to compare the option at the base rate, chosen by 50% of households and which has a price of kWh of electricity identical for each hour of the day.

  • The price per kWh in off -peak hours is about 15% cheaper than in the basis.
  • Off -peak hours are concentrated at times when very few domestic consumers have significant consumption.
  • The subscription price is 10 to 15% more expensive than in basis
  • The price of full hours is about 10% more expensive than in basis

Calculate profitability

Price comparison compared to the base option at EDF

In order to choose the off -peak hour price option, it is necessary to compare it to the base option. Indeed, to choose the right price option, you must first check if it is suitable for us. Here is a comparative table between the base option and the off -peak hour option:

Comparison of pricing options

Price option Base Full hours/off -peak hours
Target audience Small consumption of electricity, heating system/hot water production other than electricity, heat pump Housing heating with electricity with hot water tank
Price per kWh Fixed Cheaper for 8 hours a day, the more expensive the rest of the day
Use Adapted for continuous use of electricity Suitable for users that can turn the most energy -consuming devices

Thus, if the change of price option is accompanied by a Adaptation of lifestyle and electricity consumption, changing the price option can also allow savings. Indeed, by adapting its consumption and prioritizing the use of electrical devices during off -peak hours, a home that has been brought to the off -peak hour option can benefit from a much cheaper and more advantageous price during off -peak hours than optional basis. For example, here are the prices of the KWH as a base and optional off -peak hours with the blue price of EDF.

KWH prices comparison of base and full / off -peak hours option

Meter power KWH price at the base rate KWH price in full hours KWH price in off -peak hours
6 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
9 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
12 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
15 kVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
18 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
24 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
30 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €
36 KVA 0.€ 2276 0.2460 € 0.1828 €

Update prices on September 1, 2023.

However, although the price per kWh saves on your energy bill, it should not be forgotten that the HT subscription price of the off -peak hour option is systematically more expensive than that of the base option.

Comparison of subscription prices per year as an optional basis and full hours / off -peak hours – Blue price EDF

Meter power Subscription price at the base price including tax Optional subscription price full hours offend Difference from the base rate
6 KVA 149.28 € 154.20 € + 3.30%
9 KVA 187.56 € 198.60 € + 5.9%
12 KVA 226.68 € 239.64 € + 5.72%
15 kVA 263.04 € 278.88 € + 6.02%
18 KVA 299.04 € 317.76 € + 6.26%
24 KVA 379.20 € 399.36 € + 5.32%
30 KVA 447.48 € 473.52 € + 5.82%
36 KVA 535.92 € 535.68 € – 0.04%

Update prices on September 1, 2023.

This is why, so that the change of price option can be profitable, He is advised at Large electricity consumer to choose the off -peak option.

Profitability threshold compared to the base option at EDF

In 2021, it was necessary to achieve 60% of its electricity consumption in off -peak hours so that the option is more advantageous than the base rate. Since the repeated increases in the price of electricity, off -peak hours have returned to competitiveness.

Above all for large electricity consumers, choosing the off -peak hour option is a decision to be made on a case -by -case basis:

  • Owners of an electric vehicle with a home charging station;
  • Heated to electricity housing;
  • Electric hot water households must weigh the pros and cons. Indeed, Enedis will be able to interrupt the filling of the hot water tank for certain Linky meters in hollow hours, with a view to energy sobriety.

Graphic: Selectra – Source: Cre

The full/off -peak hour option is an option that can be more advantageous than the EDF base option if the following conditions are met:

  • Housing and hot water heating are electric : Heat to electricity and have an electric water heater causes significant electricity consumption. Thus, if you have a programmable hot water tank to operate in a priority in off -peak hours and you are not optional 3 kVA, the full/off -peak hour option can allow you to save;
  • You can adapt your consumption habits : To save with the off-peak hour option, it is necessary to modify your consumption habits in order to launch its electrical devices in priority in off-peak hours (e.g. washing machine, dryer, dishwasher). Indeed, the off -peak hour option becomes profitable as soon as at least 30 % of electricity consumption is carried out in off -peak hours.

Here are two graphs for example, showing the annual budget of an optional home and optional time/off -peak time, according to the percentage of consumption in off -peak hours for an annual consumption of 10,000 kWh of electricity in 6 kVA and 12,000 kWh of electricity in 9 kVA. It is thus visible that the full / off -peak hour option becomes profitable from the moment when electricity consumption in off -peak hours is greater than 28 %.

Profitability graph of the off -peak hour option for a 6 kVA counter

Graphic: Selectra for a consumption of 10,000 kWh/year at the regulated rate – Source: Selectra on August 1, 2023

Profitability graph of the off -peak hour option for a 9 kVA counter

Graphic: Selectra for a consumption of 12,000 kWh/year at the regulated rate – Source: Selectra on August 1, 2023

Leave the off -peak hour Modifying the price option of a counter to spend full -based hollow hours, Or the opposite, must be formulated with EDF customer service, calling 34 04. If you are not an EDF customer, you must go through customer service from your electricity supplier. You can also in any case call our advisers free of charge on 09 73 72 25 00 (free service and non-surtax call).

Comparative of off -peak prices between EDF and its competitors

The cheapest offers in France in September 2023

EDF competitors also offer the full / off -peak hour option. Some guarantee discounts on the price per kWh both in full hours and in off -peak hours.

In September 2023, it was Bellenergie which offers the best electricity offer optional off -peak hours with its dawn with a price from kWh to € 0.1633 in off -peak hours and a price per kWh to € 0.2198 in full hours and a subscription to € 149.28 For a 6 kVA power. For comparison, the best off -peak offer at EDF is theElectricity regulated prices offer which offers a kWh prize at € 0.1828 in off -peak hours and a price per kWh to € 0.246 in full hours and a subscription to € 149.28.

Top 5 cheapest electricity offers HPHC optional

* Up -to -date table of 09/22/2023. Budget calculated for a consumption of 7,700 kWh per year in Nantes as optional hours/off -peak hours (6 kVA) – on a 1/3 in HC, 2/3 in HP .

Find the cheapest offer for its consumption habits

If all suppliers can offer the off -peak hour option, some of them offer advantageous prices in off -peak and dear hours in full hours when others prefer to offer advantageous prices in full hours and dear in off -peak hours.

Thus, it is necessary to compare the offers To find this one more Suitable for its consumption profile. To do this, it is essential to know the full hours and off -peak hours present on your bill in order to determine the amount of full hours and hollow hours usually consumed by its home. Using this information, it will be easier to compare suppliers to find the cheapest offer.

Compare prices in off -peak hours with all electricity suppliers

Use a Comparator of electricity suppliers Allows you to find the cheapest electricity offer on the option of full hours off -peak hours. This option is most often chosen by large consumers of electricity (electric heating and hot water), the key savings reach an average of 200 euros per year. In any case, our advisers can do the calculations for you and find the cheapest offer to ☎️ 09 73 72 25 00 (Free service and non-surtaxed call).

The steps to go to off -peak hours

It is possible to change the price option and go to the off -peak hour option regardless of the counter installed within the accommodation

EDF hollow time

The request must be made to EDF customer service, by calling the 34 04.

EDF requests the intervention of the ENEDIS network manager, which can be done remotely and free of charge if the customer has the Communicant Linky counter.

On the contrary, if a technician must move, the costs may amount to € 60.80. They will appear on the energy bill sent by the supplier and will be donated to Enedis.

Cheaper hollow time

If you want to change your offer and benefit from the off -peak hour option with a cheaper kWh price, you can call a selectra advisor to ☎️ 09 73 72 25 00 (Cost of a local call, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Our energy experts will support you to choose the offer most suited to your consumption.

The steps with Enedis will be exactly the same.