Understand Your Bill
Energy terms and ideas can be challenging. Here’s a quick guide to what your bill is telling you.
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:
You’ll find your Customer Account number in this section, which you may need if you contact Customer Service or other SCE representatives. You’ll also find your Rotating Outage Group number here.
This shows what you owe, when it’s due, and last month’s charges and payment status.
Track and compare your energy usage over time.
Paying by mail or in person at a payment agency? Submit this stub with your payment. It shows the amount you owe and your payment’s due date.
Depending on your rate plan, this section might look very different—or might not appear at all. It includes details about your rate plan, usage, taxes, and delivery and generation costs.
View full bill breakdowns for each type of bill.
- Time-of-Use (TOU) Bill Guide
- Tiered Bill Guide
- Non-Residential Time-of-Use (TOU) Bill Guide
- CCA Bill Guide for Residential
- CCA Bill Guide for Non-Residential
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)
SOMAH-VNM Bill Sample applies to multifamily and virtual net metering solar projects.
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.
Utility User Tax (UUT) and California Climate Credit / Greenhouse Gas FAQ
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:
Your Rate Plan
We offer a variety of energy plans to fit different lifestyles. Be sure to review the options to find the best one for your household.
Review Residential Rate Plans >
Review Business Rate Plans >
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our free Energy Advisor survey can help you create a complete energy profile for your home and find savings opportunities.
Energy Management Center
Find information about the latest technologies and programs that can help you cut costs and save energy in your home.