Our response to COVID-19
We’ve made some changes due to COVID-19, including suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and only continuing critical work needed to protect public safety and reduce the risk of wildfires.      Learn more here. If your income has recently changed, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate through our CARE or FERA programs. Learn more.

Direct Access Overview

SOURCE
ESP
providing electricity supply
DELIVERY
UTILITY
delivering energy, maintaining lines, billing customers
CUSTOMER SERVICE
ESP
providing customer service
CUSTOMER
END-USE CUSTOMERS
enabling customer energy choices

What is Direct Access?

Direct Access (DA) is an option that allows customers to elect to purchase electricity and other services from an Electric Service Provider (ESP), instead of SCE. An ESP is the entity that contracts directly with the customer to provide electric service, and is responsible for arranging an adequate supply of electricity. ESPs are required to meet certain requirements with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in addition to meeting SCE’s financial and technical requirements.

Learn More About Direct Access
Register As an ESP
Expose as Block
No
Participate In Direct Access
Discontinue Direct Access Service
Expose as Block
No
FAQ for Customers
Expose as Block
No