Cooling Centers :
Our residential customers will not be disconnected for non-payment when temperatures above 100 degrees are forecast in a 72-hour look-ahead period. During the heatwave, here are some tips to stay cool and conserve energy. Cooling center locations and hours are listed here: Find a Cooling Center. You can also call 2-1-1 for a cooling center near you.

Energy Savings Assistance Program

Energy Savings Assistance Program


Save Money and Energy with Appliances and More at No Cost to You* 

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The Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program offers income-qualified homeowners and renters the opportunity to receive energy-saving home improvements, such as a heat pump water heater replacement, or energy-efficient appliances, such as a new refrigerator, clothes washer, or dishwasher replacement, and more. If you qualify, we will cover the cost, including installation by an authorized contractor. 

*Terms and Conditions apply.

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Application tip: The Submit Application will take you to My Account. You must be logged into your MyAccount to be redirected to the ESA application. If you have not registered for My Account, you will need to complete your registration before you can submit an ESA application.

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The Three Stages of the ESA Program


Each stage is delivered by an SCE-approved contractor. 
Where possible, contractors will provide remote outreach and assessment services.

Qualification and Assessment

To be eligible, you must meet specific household income guidelines. After income qualification, a contractor will do a walk-through of your home to collect information to help SCE determine the potential for installation of one or more appliances or services.

  • Be a homeowner or renter who receives electric services through a residential meter 
  • Reside in a single-family home or mobile home 
    • Note: Residences with four (4) or fewer units are considered single-family homes. So, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes qualify. 
  • Have an active SCE service account 
  • Meet appliance replacement/installation requirements for each service 
  • And meet either Option 1 or Option 2 listed below
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Effective June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025, income limits are as follows:

*200* *Upper Limit Calculation = 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

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You can qualify for the ESA Program if you or someone in your home participates in at least one of the eligible public assistance programs listed below.

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • CalWorks (TANF)/Tribal TANF
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • LIHEAP
  • Medi-Cal/Medicaid
  • Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.)
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Service Delivery

Qualified SCE customers may be eligible for several appliance upgrades or energy-saving services. The SCE-approved contractor will collect information to help SCE determine which upgrades your household qualifies for. 

Installation of appliances and services are conducted by approved contractors.

 

Whether you own or rent, you may be eligible to receive these upgrades for free:

  • Lighting 
  • Smart Power Strip 
  • Refrigerator Replacement 
  • Smart Thermostat 
  • Thermostatic Shower Valve/Showerhead
  • Clothes Washer Replacement
  • Dishwasher Replacement
  • Freezer Replacement
  • Heat Pump Water Heater Replacement
  • Pool Pump Replacement
  • Cooling:
    • Evaporative Cooler
    • Evaporative Cooler Maintenance Window or Wall AC Replacement
    • Central AC or Central Heat Pump Replacement
    • Portable AC
  • HVAC Filter
  • Weatherization Services

These services may not be available in all areas. Certain restrictions may apply for all products and services.

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Inspection

An inspection may be performed in your home to see if the contractor has completed the work to meet our quality standards. If the work is not done properly, it will be redone at no cost to you.

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Additional Resources


Energy Education Guide

Learn about ways you can improve the comfort of your home and reduce your monthly energy bill, including helpful tips related to natural gas and electrical safety.

View the Energy Education and Resource Guide

Energy Efficiency Department

Customers interested in learning more about this and other energy efficiency programs can call 1-800-736-4777, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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ESA Whole Home Program

ESA Whole Home is a jointly sponsored PILOT program by SCE and SoCalGas, with specific eligibility requirements. Services are administered by Maroma Energy Service in collaboration with licensed local contractors.

For more info and eligibility confirmation, visit www.maromaenergyservices.com or call 1-833-367-5497. Customer Solutions Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Pilot Evaluation Team, comprising ILLUME Advising, Verdant Associates, and Ewald and Wasserman Research Consultants, will conduct surveys and analysis for the program.

Statewide ESA Multifamily Whole Building (MFWB) Program

The Multifamily Whole Building program is designed to deliver comprehensive and cost-effective energy efficiency and weatherization measures to income qualified property owners and residents. The program will serve deed and non-deed restricted multifamily buildings and includes whole building, common area, and in-unit measures. Income eligible property owners and residents are encouraged to apply.  

To learn more and apply, contact the program implementer at 1-866-211-3335 

Or 

Submit an Interest Form Here

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The Energy Savings Assistance Program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Programs and services are available to customers who meet specific household income guidelines or participate in certain Public Assistance Programs.
Services may not be available in all areas. Certain restrictions, such as the age, size, and condition of the system or appliance to be replaced, may apply. All replacement refrigerators meet ENERGY STAR® standards and are top-freezer models without extra features, such as ice makers. Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is expended or the program is discontinued.

A co-payment may be required for some services. The program may be modified or terminated without prior notice.
California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full-fee service or other services not funded by this program. This program is available to both homeowners and renters who meet the qualifications. Renters may be required to obtain the property owner’s written permission before services are delivered.

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