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You have the right to know exactly what's going on with your utility and rates, especially when rates are changing. We are keeping rate increases as reasonable as possible, and we're not asking you to do anything we're not willing to do ourselves. At SCE, we're implementing company-wide efficiency programs over the next two years to reduce our operational and maintenance expenses.
Did you know that SCE offers a variety of Residential Rate Plans? For many customers, our Residential Plan (Rate Schedule D)—which has 3-tier pricing—is the most cost-effective. Each month, your household’s energy consumption starts in Tier 1, where the cost of electricity is the lowest. Keep energy use to the lower tiers and pay less on your bill! To find your plan, check the “Details of Your New Charges” section on page 3 of your bill.
We're doing everything we can to get the word out about programs to help households that are having trouble paying electric bills. Discounted rates are available to income-qualified households, and free energy-efficiency upgrades may be available, too. And, you may qualify for one-time assistance through our Energy Assistance Fund.
If you just need more time to pay your bill, we can make a special payment arrangement with you.
When you're running a business, every dollar counts. We know that rate increases are tough, and it's our responsibility to help. Our Business Rate Plans are determined by monthly electricity usage and by the nature of your business or operation. We have plans for:
- Small business customers (0 - 20kW)
- Medium-sized business customers (above 20 and up to 500kW)
- Large businesses and industrial customers (above 500kW)
- Agricultural and pumping rates
- Street lighting and outdoor light rates
Our detailed Business Energy Guide can help you effectively manage your energy use, take advantage of financial incentives, and more.
We work together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to set rates every three years in a process that's open to the public. Our entire budget is available online to anyone who wants to see it.