How Rates Are Set
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
- 42¢ Generation Cost of energy sources, including solar, wind and natural gas, and generation SCE owns, including hydro and natural gas plants.
- 39¢ Distribution Grid maintenance and new equipment, including poles and wires, and substations.
- 9¢ Transmission Investment in operations & maintenance for high-voltage transmission lines.
- 3¢ Paying off long term contracts from the energy crisis.
- 7¢ 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 2016.
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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