Understand Your Bill

Understand Your Bill

Energy terms and ideas can be challenging. Here’s a quick guide to what your bill is telling you.

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Typical Bill Breakdown

Your SCE bill features details and information about usage, charges, and account information. Even though your bill might look different than the one below, here are some of the key sections you’ll find on most bills:

Bill Breakdowns

View full bill breakdowns for each type of bill.

Net Energy Metering (NEM) BiIl

These rate plans are for customers who generate power using solar or other renewables.

NEM 1.0 Bill Guide  (for residential and small business customers who received permission to operate on or before June 30, 2017)

NEM 2.0 Bill Guide  (for residential and small business customers who received permission to operate on or after July 1, 2017)

California Climate Credit

Wondering why you received a credit on your bill? The California Climate Credit is part of our state’s efforts to fight climate change.

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Why do energy bills change every month?

There are lots of factors that can affect your monthly bill. To get the most out of your energy expenses, there are three key things you’ll want to consider:

Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Efficiency

Everything from the appliances and electronics you use to the insulation in your walls can affect your bills. Our Home Energy Guide offers practical advice and simple tips to conserve energy.

Find Ways to be More Efficient >

The Seasons and AC/Heating

Costs can jump during summer or winter months if you use electricity for your cooling or heating. If you are a residential or commercial GS-1 customer and would like your bills to be more predictable, you may be interested in our Level Pay Plan. To enroll, call us at 1-800-434-2365.

Learn More About The Level Pay Plan >

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Concerned about energy theft?

If you're seeing out-of-the-ordinary electrical usage, see our Energy Use page for possible causes. Energy theft, although rare, is a possibility. You can take the following steps to determine if electricity is being stolen, but you will need to turn off the electricity to your house - make sure you can do this without harming people or equipment.

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Tools To Help Manage Your Bills

We offer a variety of energy saving plans, rate programs, and rebates that can help you lower your bill.

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Energy Advisor

Our free Energy Advisor survey can help you create a complete energy profile for your home and find savings opportunities.

Take the Survey >

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