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Select the Best Rate for Your Large Business

If your company uses more than 500 kW per month, these general service rates are available. A Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate may be the best choice if the majority of your electricity usage occurs outside the peak hours of 12 noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays. For more information about any of these rates, call 1-800-655-4555 to speak with an energy consultant.

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Rate Schedules
Rate Schedule Description
TOU-8-Option R
  • Mandatory for accounts >500kW
  • On-peak, mid-peak and off-peak energy charges that are lower in winter and higher in summer
  • Interval Meter Required
  • Available for accounts >500kW enrolled in TOU-8
  • On-peak, mid-peak and off-peak energy charges that are lower in winter and higher in summer
  • Interval Meter Required
  • Those who use most energy during off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.)
  • Those who own and operate electric vehicles for business
  • For businesses that own and operate electric vehicles with a maximum demand of 500 kW or less
  • You can reduce your charging costs by charging between 9 p.m. and noon
  • This schedule includes demand charges -- but they are applied only once: to either the TOU-EV-4 account, or to your normal business account, whichever registers the higher demand
Optional Binding Mandatory Curtailment Program (OBMC)
  • The Optional Binding Mandatory Curtailment program exempts you from rotating outages
  • In exchange, you must make 15% of the load on your entire circuit available for reduction during every rotating outage
  • OBMC Tariff Sheet
Time-of-Use Base Interruptible Program (TOU-BIP)
  • Available to those with monthly demands (aggregated) that reach or exceed 200 kW
  • You must choose a Firm Service Level (FSL) that reflects the amount of electricity you will need to meet operational requirements during a TOU-BIP event
  • You must also choose a participation option, which is the amount of time (15 or 30 minutes) you need to respond to a TOU-BIP event
  • You must commit to reduce at least 15% of maximum demand but no less than 100 kW during TOU-BIP events
  • TOU-BIP Tariff Sheet
Real Time Pricing (RTP 2)
  • For all businesses
  • You have the flexibility to shift or reduce energy usage based on temperature-driven pricing variations
  • You are billed hourly electricity prices that vary based on the time of day, season, and temperature
Schedule ME Rate
  • For maritime customers located in the Port of Long Beach
  • Options available are dependant on the service voltage
  • Connected load serves shipping, stevedoring, or container activities
  • Offers a Contribution to Margin discount and lower cost options for certain types of New Load
Marinas & Harbors
  • Master-meter customers may sub-meter tenant’s electrical usage of certain boats/vessels moored in an individual slip or berth at the marina or harbor for monthly billing purposes
  • The rates and charges used by the master-meter customer for billing its tenants must not exceed those that would apply if the tenant were purchasing its electricity directly from us
Seasonal Incentives
Rate Options Features and Benefits
Summer Discount Plan
  • Good choice for those seeking to reduce summer season electricity bills
  • A/C may be turned off: 30%, 50% or 100% of the time out of each half-hour. Up to 6 hours per event for a maximum of 180 hours total per year.
  • Incentives are earned from June 1 to October 1
Critical Peak Pricing (CCP)
  • You will earn bill credits on ayour electricity bills from June through September that can significantly lower your annual costs.
  • You will benefit from this rate if you able to reduce your energy use during CPP events.
  • Your energy usage during CPP Event Days will be charged at a higher rate for the duration of the events, as outlined in the tariff.
  • SCE may, at its discretion, call a CPP Event any non-holiday weekday, and there will be 12 CPP Events per calendar year.
  • CPP Events will be called based on any one of the following criteria:
    • California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Alert or Warning Notice
    • Forecasts of SCE system emergencies – may be declared at the generation, transmission, or distribution circuit level
    • Forecasts of extreme or unusual temperature conditions impacting system demand
    • Day-ahead load and/or price forecasts



Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)