Understanding Your Bill
Understand Your Bill
Understand Your Bill
Energy terms and ideas can be challenging. Here’s a quick guide to what your bill is telling you.
Bills are even easier online.
Typical Bill Breakdown
Your SCE bill features details and information about usage, charges, and account information. Even though your bill might look different than the one below, here are some of the key sections you’ll find on most bills:
You’ll find your Customer Account number in this section, which you may need if you contact Customer Service or other SCE representatives. You’ll also find your Rotating Outage Group number here.
This shows what you owe, when it’s due, and last month’s charges and payment status.
Track and compare your energy usage over time.
Paying by mail or in person at a payment agency? Submit this stub with your payment. It shows the amount you owe and your payment’s due date.
Depending on your rate plan, this section might look very different—or might not appear at all. It includes details about your rate plan, usage, taxes, and delivery and generation costs.
Net Energy Metering (NEM) BiIl
California Climate Credit
This credit comes from fees charged by the state to reduce carbon pollution and increase use of cleaner forms of energy. The fees are then returned to customers as savings on their electric bill. Households will receive the credit twice a year, and eligible small businesses will receive it monthly. You can use these savings to further reduce your energy costs and help fight climate change.
Why do energy bills change every month?
There are lots of factors that can affect your monthly bill. To get the most out of your energy expenses, there are three key things you’ll want to consider:
Concerned about energy theft?
- Turn off all sensitive appliances and electrical equipment.
- Find your breaker box and turn off all the breakers.
- Look around to see if somebody else's electricity (i.e., visible lighting or equipment) goes off when you turn off your breakers.
- Examine your electrical meter. With your breakers off, your kilowatt hour display (the screen with “001” in the upper left-hand corner) should stop increasing.
- If the display is still increasing, or if you notice that somebody else's electricity has gone out when you've turned off your own breakers, you should call your local police department to report the possible theft.
If you think that somebody is stealing electricity from you, notify local police. Do not attempt to confront individuals in person.
Tools To Help Manage Your Bills
We offer a variety of energy saving plans, rate programs, and rebates that can help you lower your bill.
Energy Management Center
Request Large Print, Braille or Audio CD Bill Statements
We now offer large print, braille and audio CD monthly bill statements.
To request yours, or if you have questions, call us at 1-800-655-4555 or TTY 1-800-352-8580.