Cooling Centers :
Our residential customers will not be disconnected for non-payment when temperatures above 100 degrees are forecast in a 72-hour look-ahead period. During the heatwave, here are some tips to stay cool and conserve energy. Cooling center locations and hours are listed here: Find a Cooling Center. You can also call 2-1-1 for a cooling center near you.

Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)

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Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)


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What is the Energy Assistance Fund?

Southern California Edison is committed to helping our customers whenever possible. Working together with the United Way, we offer financial relief through the Energy Assistance Fund to customers struggling to pay their electricity bills. The fund provides an opportunity for qualified households to receive up to a $200 payment (or up to $300 for an all-electric household) to be applied toward their SCE energy bill.

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Up to $200 Payments Are Available Now


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Income Qualification Guidelines


Based on the actual amount owed, (the Energy Assistance Fund offers payments up to $200 (available once during a 12-month period).

To qualify, the following requirements must apply:

  • The applicant is a current SCE residential customer 
  • The applicant’s name matches the name on the bill 
  • The address on the bill is the applicant’s primary residence 
  • The total household income falls within the income guidelines
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How to Apply


We work with United Way and over 80 community-based organizations, which help qualified customers apply for assistance. Simply click on the button below, find the United Way agency closest to you, and call to make an appointment to apply for an EAF grant. For more information about please contact EAFAdminstration@sce.com.

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Your Support Can Help Families Keep the Lights On


Make a Donation Today

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The Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) is SCE's charitable, non-profit organization that offers direct payment assistance to those in need, including seniors on fixed incomes, young families with children, and veterans. Your contribution isn't about helping families with their bills - it's about preventing families' food from spoiling in the refrigerator and allowing them to pay for other important expenses, like medication or clothes for their children. Please invest in our community.

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How You Can Support EAF

Electricity is a basic necessity. Because of unexpected expenses, many customers find themselves facing financial hardship. The Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) is committed to providing critical support to those when they need it most.

In partnership with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, we have provided one-time bill payments of up to $200 for nearly 300,000 qualified Southern California households since EAF started in 1982. Last year alone, 10,000 SCE customers received help.

Just a few pennies can make a difference.

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By Credit Card

Prefer to donate directly? Through United Way, you can simply and securely donate to the Energy Assistance Fund using your credit card, in the amount that’s right for you.

Send a Check

We welcome your one-time donation by check or money order by mail to: 

Energy Assistance Fund 
4777 Irwindale Ave. 
Irwindale, CA 91706

By Your Bill

Add a monthly fixed donation amount to your bill (ie. $5) or make a one-time donation in any amount. Call 1-800-205-8596.

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