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Rates Are Set By California Regulators
We work together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to set rates in a process that's open to the public.
Where Your Money Goes
- 56¢ Generation Cost of energy sources, including solar, wind and natural gas, and generation SCE owns, including hydro and natural gas plants.
- 28¢ Distribution Grid maintenance and new equipment, including poles and wires, and substations.
- 6¢ Transmission Investment in operations & maintenance for high-voltage transmission lines.
- 5¢ Nuclear Decommissioning
- 3¢ Paying off long-term contracts from the energy crisis
- 2¢ Programs including those for energy efficiency and to protect low-income customers
This breakdown shows SCE’s costs to serve customers and implement state policies. It is based on calculations for June 2014.
State Regulators, Utilities & the Public Working Together
Rates are set through a transparent process of proceedings with the California Public Utilities Commission, the body that regulates SCE and other investor-owned electric utilities in the state. It includes public input and participation, and all investor-owned utilities use this same process.
Helping You Save Energy
Balancing Public Policy With Affordability
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