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Save Power Days | Program Update

Thank you for being an energy-conscious consumer and participating in Save Power Days. We are updating many of our programs to better meet your needs and want you to know that two options are being discontinued:

  • Save Power Days Incentive
  • Save Power Days Incentive Plus: Home Area Network Devices
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Please note that the Smart Thermostat incentive option will remain active.

Good News!

We offer many other ways to potentially lower your electricity usage and costs. Below are three examples:

Smart Thermostat

If you purchase a qualifying smart thermostat, you may be eligible to receive up to $125 sign-up bonus when you install and enroll your smart thermostat, plus up to $60 in bill credits every year.*

The benefits of a smart thermostat include:

  • Hassle-free home climate control
  • Ease of use
  • Significant potential energy savings

Time-of-Use Rate Plans (TOU)

A TOU rate plan can provide more control over your bill because rates are based on when and how much energy you use. By reducing usage during higher cost periods during the day you may save money throughout the year.

TOU Rate Plan benefits include:

  • Manage your bill based on when and how much electricity you use
  • Take advantage of lower rates on weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Potentially reduce your annual electricity costs

Energy Advisor Survey

Our free Energy Advisor Survey can help you:

  • Create a complete energy profile for your home
  • Find energy-saving opportunities all around the house
  • Potentially cut your annual electricity costs

To access the survey tool sign into My Account and click on the Savings Center tab from the main page. If you don’t already have a My Account, we encourage you to sign up and learn more about this valuable survey tool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Save Power Days program option being discontinued?

We are in the process of modernizing programs to maximize the value of offerings in a changing landscape that goes beyond traditional energy reduction applications. This strategy focuses on delivering products and services that improve customer satisfaction, and help keep rates affordable for all customers. As a result, all Save Power Days program options were evaluated and due to low per-customer savings, high maintenance cost, and a lack of flexibility on how events can be called, the Save Power Days Incentive and Save Power Days Incentive Plus (with HAN device) program options are being discontinued.

When will my program option close?

Save Power Days Incentive and Save Power Days Incentive Plus (HAN device) option will both close on April 20, 2017.

What can I expect when my program option closes?

No action will be required on your part once your program option closes. As a courtesy reminder, we will send final notices via your preferred event notification method (i.e., phone, text, or email). The message will go out in alignment with the bill period end date following April 20, 2017. We do not guarantee receipt of the notification. Failure to receive the courtesy notice will not impact the timing of the targeted program option close date.

Are all customers being impacted?

Only those enrolled in Save Power Days Incentive and Save Power Days Incentive Plus (with HAN device) option will be impacted. The Save Power Days Incentive Plus (smart thermostat) option will remain open and available for enrollment to eligible customers.

Am I eligible to participate in the Save Power Days Incentive Plus (smart thermostat) option?

There are certain eligibility criteria that must be met to enroll in the Save Power Days Incentive Plus (smart thermostat) option, including having or purchasing a qualifying smart thermostat for your A/C. Visit Rebates & Incentives to learn more about this program and the eligibility requirements.

Will I continue receiving Save Power Days alerts on SCE’s DR Alerts app?

As long as you keep Save Power Days configured for alerts on the SCE DR Alerts app, you will continue to receive such alerts when Save Power Days are scheduled. This is because we will continue operating the program for the Save Power Days Incentive Plus (smart thermostat) program option. If you are not enrolled in the Save Power Days Incentive Plus (smart thermostat) program option, we recommend you disable Save Power Days alerts on the app. Please keep in mind, we will not provide bill credits to those who voluntarily reduce energy usage during DR events without being properly enrolled in the program.

What is going to happen to my HAN device when my Save Power Days program option closes?

Although your Save Power Days program option is closing, your HAN device(s) connected to your smart meter will continue to provide information about your energy consumption.

Will this change affect my participation on Summer Discount Plan?

No. The Summer Discount Plan (SDP) is a different savings incentive program offered by SCE that is unaffected by this change. SDP allows us to cycle off only your air conditioning during periods of high demand. Learn more about Summer Discount Plan.

Energy Savings Tips

Looking for no- to low-cost ways to save energy during hot weather? Here are a few simple tips to help you reduce your energy use:

  • Set the thermostat to 78 degrees when you're at home.
  • Safety First: If you have a medical condition or heat sensitivity, no amount of energy savings is worth the risk to your health.
  • Use fans to help circulate the air and window coverings to avoid direct sunlight entering your home.
  • Use the microwave instead of the stove and oven. Not only does it use less energy, the microwave won't inadvertently heat your home like a stove or oven would.
  • Replace your A/C's air filter and clean the vents to ensure proper airflow and intake.

Get more tips for saving energy this summer at energy.gov.

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