Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

Select the Best Rate for Your Small Business

If your company uses 20 kW or less per month, these general service rates are available. A Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate may be the best choice for you if the majority of your electricity usage occurs during off-peak hours. For more information about any of these rates, call 1-800-655-4555 to speak with an energy consultant.

Cutting Waste & Your Bottom Line

When you're running a business, every dollar counts. We know that rate increases are tough on business customers, and we want to help. In fact, it's our responsibility to help. That's why we provide experts to help you you find and eliminate wasted energy, and find places to save. Start with the Business Energy Guide.

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Forecasting Made Simpler

Our Budget Assistant tool helps you forecast future operating costs for electricity. Find it in My Account.

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Rate Schedules
Rate Schedules Optimal Choice For
Time-of-Use - GS-1 - Option A
Time-of-Use - GS-1 - Option B
  • Those who use most energy during off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.)
  • Small restaurants, grocery stores, print shops
  • 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
  • Un metered single- and three-phase wireless technology providers
  • Radio repeater or similar device operators on SCE-owned or approved power and street lighting poles
  • Owner/operators of privately or publicly-owned boat marinas
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
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


  • You will earn bill credits on your electricity bills from June through September that can significantly lower your annual costs.
  • You will benefit on 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)