You can stay on the RPP, drop out and pay the spot price or opt for a fixed-price contract. The choice is yours
by RON MACDONALD
Electricity is difficult to store. As a result, when usage increases, more must be generated. And, since we live in a world where most people work (and play) during the day, demand is high in the day and low at night and weekends.
Low-cost power is available during periods of low demand, but it is expensive to start and stop generation each day, and even for an hour, to match loads.