Ways to Save



Looking for ways to reduce your monthly bill?

We offer many programs, tools, incentives, and rebates designed to help you reduce your energy usage and control your energy costs at home and work.

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Payment Arrangement Plans

If you are an eligible residential customer and need additional time to pay your bill, you can request a payment arrangement before your bill is due. Log in to MyAccount to submit your request online.

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Budget Billing Plan

To help you budget your monthly expenses, SCE offers our Budget Billing Plan to help you split the cost of the energy you use into 11 equal payments throughout the year.

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Income Qualified Programs



The following programs offer significant bill discounts to those who qualify by household size and income level.

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FERA & CARE Discounted Rates

You may be eligible for a discount on your monthly bill through the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs or California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE).

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Arrearage Management Plan (AMP)

Customers already enrolled in the CARE or FERA programs may be eligible for debt forgiveness of up to $8,000 through the Arrearage Management Plan.

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Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA)

We can help you save through the Energy Savings Assistance Program. If you’re eligible, we’ll cover the cost of efficient new appliances and installation.

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Help Is Within Reach



Find help you lower your bill and even earn bill credit.

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Medical Baseline Allowance

Users of electrically powered medical equipment may qualify for an additional 16.5 kilowatt-hours per day at the lowest baseline rate to help offset the cost of operating the medical equipment.

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Summer Discount Plan

When you sign up, SCE will install a remote-controlled device on or near your air conditioner at no cost to you. This will allow us to turn off or cycle your A/C unit during energy events throughout the year based on your program preferences. You’ll earn bill credits from June 1 to October 1 for participating.

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One-Time Bill Assistance Programs



Need a little extra help this month?

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Energy Assistance Fund (EAF)

The Energy Assistance Fund provides up to $200 to eligible customers once a year. You can participate by applying for assistance or making a donation.

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is a federally funded program aimed at assisting low-income households that pay a high portion of their income to meet their energy needs.

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Other Ways to Save



You can take more control over your energy bill.

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Budget Assistant

An easy-to-use tool that tracks energy usage in near real-time and sends alerts when usage approaches your preselected spending goal.

Choose Your Due Date

With Choose Your Due Date (CDD), you can select the timeframe for your bill due date that is the most convenient for you.

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Additional Assistance Programs 



These community, county, and government plans are here to assist you and your family.

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2-1-1 is a free, confidential phone service that is available 24/7 to assist you and your family during emergencies and with everyday needs. Dial 2-1-1 for free help or visit 2-1-1.org. Services vary by community, but the list below gives a well-rounded sampling of the help that may be available to you:

  • Financial / Public Assistance Programs 
  • Housing Assistance / Emergency Shelter Programs 
  • Parenting Resources 
  • Mental Health Services 
  • Legal Services 
  • Food Bank / Hot Meal Center Information 
  • Employment Services 
  • Transportation Services
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A state program providing discounted home or cellular phone services to eligible households. For more information, or to see if you qualify, visit California LifeLine Program.

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently issued a Decision (D. 22-04-037) that provides a framework to establish and operate a Community-Based Organization (CBO) Case Management Pilot Program (Pilot). This Pilot is designed to operate in targeted California communities where, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, electric bills were highest relative to the available resources of the community.

To support the efforts of this Pilot, the Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs), have developed a statewide map that tracks arrearages and disconnections, by zip codes, as well as identifies nearby CBOs who may be able to help customers lower or eliminate their arrearages.

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Learn more about the CPUC proceeding.

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Homeowners may qualify for a free home solar system from our partner, GRID Alternatives. Find out if the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program, a state of California program for low- or fixed-income families, can help you. Learn more at GridSolar.org.

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Social Security Administration programs are a great resource for qualifying customers, helping with retirement planning, Medicare prescriptions, and financial assistance.

Visit socialsecurity.gov for more information.

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