SCE Discontinued Rate Plans

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. 

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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.

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Benefits of TOU

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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Other Rate Plan Option

Domestic Tiered
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.

Set your thermostat to a higher temperature in the evening
If you have a pool, set the pool pump in the morning or early afternoon for 4 to 6 hours
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Take a walk after dinner and wait to do laundry until later in the evening
Play a board game or read a book instead of watching TV during peak hours
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Discontinued Rate Plans

Sometimes, our rate plan offerings must change in order to keep up with evolving energy demands. This may mean that your current rate plan has become closed to customer enrollment. If your eligibility for a discontinued rate plan has expired, you can no longer stay on it. If you are on a discontinued rate plan with a legacy period that has not ended, you can continue to stay on it for now. If you switch to another rate plan, you won’t be able to re-enroll in a discontinued rate plan.

 

TOU-D-A

This discontinued rate plan featured rates that are offset by a monthly Baseline Credit. If enrolled in this rate plan, you are eligible for TOU-D-Prime, with no requirement to have eligible technology.

TOU-D-B

This discontinued rate plan featured lower peak rates, but a higher daily basic charge compared to TOU-D-A and no baseline credit. If enrolled in this rate plan, you are eligible for TOU-D-Prime, with no requirement to have eligible technology.

TOU-D-T

This discontinued rate plan combines Time-Of-Use and Tiered Rate pricing. Unlike other TOU plans, TOU-D-T featured two tiers of pricing determined by your baseline allocation. If enrolled in this rate plan, you are eligible for TOU-D-Prime, with no requirement to have eligible technology.

TOU-EV-1

This discontinued rate was for customers who have electric vehicle charging stations with a dedicated meter. Existing customers can stay on this rate for the time being.

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