Conserve & Maintain Power for Everyone
Energy conservation helps reduce strain on the electrical grid.
With high heat, energy use increases and puts stress on the electrical supply. When this happens, voluntary energy conservation in our homes and businesses can help stop power outages. Here are some home and business energy conservation tips, and a list of resources to help you.
Residential customers can help conserve and maintain power during extreme heat waves. By following a few simple tips during the day, customers can keep cool while keeping the power on for everyone.
Businesses are encouraged to help conserve energy and reduce power usage during a heatwave. With a few simple steps, businesses can still serve their customers while keeping the power on for everyone.
Sign up for Flex Alert notifications so you know when it’s time to conserve energy. To learn more and sign up, visit flexalert.org.
Power Saver Rewards program rewards you for voluntarily reducing your energy use during Power Saver Rewards events, which are called when the electricity grid is stressed. To learn more, visit Powersaver.sce.com.
If your business can reduce its energy usage between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., enrolling in the Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) could earn you incentives. To learn more, visit ELRP.sce.com.
If you depend on electrically-powered medical equipment, you may be eligible for SCE’s Medical Baseline Allowance program. This program provides an additional 16.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per day. Provided at the lowest baseline rate, this helps offset the cost of operating medical equipment.
For our customers that live in a high fire risk area (HFRA), SCE online Marketplace offers rebates to help offset the costs of portable batteries (up to $150) as well as portable generators (up to $600 for customers enrolled in either the California Alternative Rates for Energy, Family Electric Rate Assistance, or Medical Baseline Allowance programs).
SCE’s Critical Care Backup Battery program offers eligible customers, who reside in a high fire risk area and are enrolled in SCE’s Medical Baseline Allowance program, a free portable backup battery to provide temporary power to medical device(s) in the event of a power outage.
Cooling Centers provide safe, air-conditioned facilities during heatwaves. Find a Cool Center.
- Our crews are prepared for the heatwave and will be available to make repairs as quickly and safely as possible.
- We are regularly updating sce.com with CAISO outage information.
- Visit the Power Outage Awareness Map to check the status of outages in your area.