Information About Your Rate Plan
Our older rate plans are being discontinued. Customers will be switched to their designated TOU rate plan beginning in late 2021.
Why am I being switched to another rate plan?
In 2018, SCE started offering rates with Time-of-Use (TOU) peak periods to better align with California’s adoption of cleaner resources and the cost to deliver power throughout the day. TOU peak periods are now later in the day when less renewable resources are available, but demand for energy is still high. As part of a statewide initiative to use more clean renewable power—like solar and wind—and simplify rates, customers will be switched to their lowest cost TOU rate plan based on their historical usage. This will begin in late 2021, although customers with an electric vehicle charging station with a dedicated meter can remain on their rate for now. Some solar customers will be allowed to remain on their discontinued rate until 2024, depending on the Permission to Operate (PTO) date or when they last took service on the rate. For more details on the timeframe when customers will be migrating, please see the FAQs below.
What to Expect
You will receive a letter approximately 60 days before your transition period with a personalized comparison between your discontinued rate plan and other available rate plan options. Some solar customers will also receive a notification on their bill 90 days before the transition period.
You Have Choices
Benefits of TOU
Your service account will automatically be switched to your lowest cost TOU rate plan based on your historical usage. You may switch rate plans twice in the 12-month period following the transition.
If you elect a different rate before your transition, you will be locked in that rate for 12 months.
- Rate changes made after the “reply by” date on your letter may not be processed.
To learn more about rates and view your latest cost comparison, or switch to another rate, you may be eligible to use our Rate Plan Comparison Tool. Please visit sce.com/rateplantool or call us at 1-866-678-7964 Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Review your rate options available in the 60-day letter to determine what is the best rate
plan for you.
With our available TOU rate plans, you are in control! Take advantage of lower electricity prices in the morning, afternoon, and late at night.
The more you can shift your energy usage to
when rates are lower, the more you'll save.
Understanding Your Rate Plan Options
There are three different TOU Rate Plans, and you’ll be switched to the lowest cost TOU plan based on your historical usage. However, we understand that many people have had to make changes to their lifestyle recently, so you may want to compare our recommended rate plan with your other rate plan options. Note: Customers who migrate to these rate plan options will not receive bill protection.
TOU 4-9 P.M.
This rate plan benefits households who can reduce their energy usage between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. For example, if you end the night early, take advantage of lower rates earlier in the day.
TOU 5-8 P.M.
This rate plan benefits households who can lower their energy usage between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. For example, if you stay up late, try using major appliances like your dishwasher after 8 p.m.
TOU PRIME is for households with electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, a residential battery, or an electric heat pump system for water or space heating. However, customers transitioning from discontinued rate plans will not be required to attest qualifying equipment when requesting a rate change to TOU PRIME.
Other Rate Plan Option
This rate plan is available for residential solar customers who are considered Net Energy Metering (NEM) 1.0 customers and residential customers not on Net Energy Metering (non-NEM). It is a more traditional billing plan where the best way to keep energy costs low is to limit your total energy consumption. Although customers are not being automatically transitioned to this rate, it may be a better option for some customers. NEM 2.0 customers are not eligible for the Domestic Tiered rate.
Compare your TOU rate plan options
The Rate Plan Comparison Tool (RPCT) can give you a personalized comparison between your current plan and other plan options. You may be eligible to use this tool to find out if you could save on other rate plans, get estimates based on your usage, and switch rate plans now.
Get Financial Help with Your Bill
If you are currently receiving assistance through our CARE or FERA programs, your discount will continue with a different TOU rate plan. If you aren’t enrolled in one of our programs yet, find out how we can help you with lowering your monthly bill.
Tips for Saving More with TOU
The key to saving with a TOU plan is to take advantage of the times when rates are lower. These tips can give you some ideas on how you can save and help the environment in the process.
Discontinued Rate Plans
A veces, tenemos que modificar nuestros planes de tarifas a fin de adaptarnos a las demandas cambiantes en materia de energía. Por este motivo, es posible que tu plan de tarifas actual deje de aceptar inscripciones de clientes nuevos. Si recibes servicio bajo un plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad, puedes mantener tu participación en el mismo por el momento. Si te cambias a otro plan de tarifas, no podrás volver a inscribirte en un plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad.
Actuales planes de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad
Este plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad es ideal para los usuarios con consumo de energía medio o bajo (menos de 700 kWh/mes). El plan tiene tarifas que se compensan con un crédito de asignación inicial mensual.
Este plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad es ideal para los usuarios con consumo de energía alto (más de 700 kWh/mes). El plan tiene tarifas más bajas en el horario pico, pero un cargo básico diario más alto comparado con el TOU-D-A y ningún crédito de asignación inicial.
Este plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad combina los precios de las tarifas Time-Of-Use o TOU (según la hora de consumo) con los de las tarifas en niveles. A diferencia de otros planes TOU, TOU-D-T tiene dos niveles de precios determinados por la asignación eléctrica inicial.
Esta tarifa protegida por antigüedad es ideal para los usuarios que tienen estaciones de carga de vehículos eléctricos con un medidor exclusivo.
¿Deseas cambiarte a un plan de tarifas diferente?
Nuestra herramienta Comparación de planes tarifarios puede ayudarte a averiguar si otro plan se adapta mejor a tu estilo de vida.
Preguntas frecuentes sobre los Planes de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad
Tenemos programado cerrar estos planes de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad a fines de 2020 y pasar a los clientes al plan de tarifas TOU de costo más bajo. A algunos usuarios con instalaciones de generación solar protegidas por antigüedad se les permitirá permanecer por más tiempo, dependiendo de la fecha de activación de sus sistemas solares.
To help ease the transition to the new TOU periods, your service account was not initially affected by this change. Instead, your account continued to be served on the then-existing rate plan. Some solar customers continued to be served on the then-existing rate plan for the duration of a five-year eligibility period starting from the Permission to Operate (PTO) date of your solar system or when you last took the discontinued rate plan. This five-year-period has expired or will expire this year for your service account.
- If you are a non-NEM customer (do not have solar power), you will transition to your new TOU rate in Q4 2021.
- If you are a NEM 1.0 customer, you will transition to your new TOU rate five years from your Permission to Operate (PTO) date, beginning in fall 2021 and not to exceed 2022. This applies to residential and small business customers who received permission to operate before July 1, 2017 and submitted their application for interconnection on or before January 31, 2017. If you are an NEM 1.0 customer, you will still be moved to a TOU rate plan unless you want to choose to switch to another rate plan.
- If you are a NEM 2.0 customer, you will transition to your new TOU rate five years from when you last took the discontinued TOU rate, beginning in fall 2021 and not to exceed 2024. NEM 2.0 applies to residential and small business customers who received permission to operate on or after July 1, 2017.
Sí, puedes cambiarte de tu plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad a un plan nuevo. Sin embargo, una vez que te cambies a un plan de tarifas que no estén protegidas por antigüedad, no podrás volver a cambiarte a un plan de tarifas de este tipo.
Por ejemplo, si actualmente recibes servicio bajo el plan TOU-D-A, puedes cambiarte a TOU-D-4-9PM. Una vez en TOU-D-4-9PM, no podrás volver a cambiarte a TOU-D-A.
No, no puedes cambiarte a otro plan de tarifas protegidas por antigüedad, ya que estos planes no aceptan más inscripciones de clientes nuevos.
If you take no action, you will be automatically moved to an available Time-Of-Use plan, and you will see it reflected on an upcoming bill.
If you are on a CARE or FERA program, your discount will not be affected by switching to another rate plan.
SCE will be placing customers on the lowest cost available TOU option based on their historical usage over the last year. There may be other rates, such as the Domestic Tiered rate, that would provide even more savings. To determine which rate is best for you, refer to your letter or visit sce.com/rateplantool.
If your electric generation provider is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) or Direct Access (DA), your rate analysis is a proxy rate analysis based on the rates you would pay if you were receiving both delivery and generation services from SCE for your current rate and alternate rate options. Your actual costs may differ from what is shown. For generation costs, please contact your CCA Service Provider or DA Electric Service Provider
You can find more information about CCAs on our CCA FAQ Page
You can find more information about DAs on our DA FAQ Page
Did you know that owning battery storage can help you take advantage of lower prices in the day? You can charge your battery in the afternoon when prices are lower, and then dispatch your battery during the peak times (4-9 p.m. or 5-8 p.m.) to avoid pulling energy off the grid when prices are higher. You can still take advantage of incentives that help lower your bill when you store your solar energy and use it during peak hours. You could also set your battery storage to partially power your home during an extended outage. (Systems solely for back-up are not eligible.)
You can add a battery system to receive NEM credits for storage exports during peak hours. You may even qualify for a cash incentive from 50 cents to $4.25 per watt for installing your own qualifying battery storage equipment. Visit sce.com/SGIP to learn more about SCE's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).