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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
진화하는 에너지 수요와 보조를 맞추기 위해 당사는 때때로 요금 플랜을 변경해야 하는 경우가 있습니다. 이는 현재 고객님께 적용되는 요금 플랜은 고객 등록이 불가능함을 의미합니다. 고객님께서 기득권 인정 요금 플랜에 등록되어 있는 경우, 동 요금 플랜을 당분간 계속 유지하실 수 있습니다. 다른 요금 플랜으로 바꾸는 경우에는, 기득권 인정 요금 플랜에 다시 등록할 수 없습니다.
이 기득권 인정 요금 플랜은 중/저 에너지 사용자(월 700kWh 미만)에게 더 좋을 수 있습니다. 이 요금 플랜은 요금이 월별 기준 크레딧으로 상쇄되는 것이 특징입니다.
이 기득권 인정 요금 플랜은 고에너지 사용자(월 700kWh 이상)에게 더 좋을 수 있습니다. 이 요금은 피크 요금은 낮지만 TOU-D-A에 비해 일일 기본 요금이 더 높으며 기준 크레딧이 없는 것이 특징입니다.
이 기득권 인정 요금 플랜은 시간대 사용(Time-Of-Use)과 단계별(Tiered) 요금을 결합하여 책정한 것입니다. 기타 TOU 플랜과는 달리 TOU-D-T는 고객님의 기준 할당량에 따라 요금이 두 단계로 책정되는 특징을 갖고 있습니다.
이 기득권 인정 요금은 전용 계량기가 설치된 전기 자동차 충전소를 보유한 고객을 위한 요금입니다.
당사는 현재 이러한 기득권 인정 요금 플랜들을 폐지하고 고객들을 2020년 후반에 제공되는 비용이 가장 낮은 TOU 요금 플랜으로 전환할 계획입니다. 기득권 인정 태양 에너지 발전 시설을 보유한 일부 고객들은 태양열 시스템이 작동된 날짜에 따라 기득권 인정 요금 플랜을 더 오래 유지할 수 있습니다.
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.
그렇습니다. 기득권 인정 요금 플랜에서 새로운 플랜으로 바꿀 수 있습니다. 그러나, 기득권 인정 요금이 적용되지 않는 요금 플랜으로 바꾸면 기득권 인정 요금 플랜으로 다시 바꿀 수 없습니다.
예를 들면, 현재 TOU-D-A에 등록된 경우, TOU-D-4-9PM으로 바꿀 수 있습니다. TOU-D-4-9PM으로 바꾼 후에는, TOU-D-A으로 다시 바꿀 수 없습니다.
아닙니다. 이 요금 플랜들은 고객 등록이 불가능하기 때문에 다른 기득권 인정 요금 플랜으로 바꿀 수 없습니다.
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).