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
Please note that the Smart Thermostat incentive option will remain active.
We offer many other ways to potentially lower your electricity usage and costs. Below are three examples:
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.
Home 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.
- 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.
Home Energy Guzzler
What's eating your energy? Is it the A/C? That extra fridge in the garage? The clothes dryer?
Don’t run an air conditioner and an evaporative cooler at the same time! You’ll make your air conditioner work twice as hard to get rid of the humidity produced by the cooler. Also, clean and replace filters frequently to get the most cooling for your money. Rebate
If you have an extra freezer that you really don't need, why spend money using it? SCE has a recycling program which will haul away your freezer for free and pay you $35. Recycle >
Check and clean the coils regularly, especially during the summer. Also, make sure your refrigerator and freezer doors seal airtight. One way to check this is to close a dollar bill or piece of paper in the door. If it pulls out easily, your refrigerator may need a door hinge adjustment or a new gasket. Rebate >
Run your dishwasher only when full, and use your dishwasher's automatic energy-savings cool-dry cycle. If your dishwasher doesn't have this feature, turn it off after the final rinse and let the dishes air dry. This can reduce energy usage by 40%.
Choose a heater that has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory and that has a tip-over switch. Make sure your heater is at least three feet away from curtains, chairs, firewood, walls and anything else that can catch fire. If you must use an extension cord, make sure it’s marked with a power rating at least as high as your heater.
Dry lightweight and heavy clothes separately for more energy-efficient drying. Always clean the lint filter before every load. Remember to dry full loads without overloading, and you’ll use less electricity.
Do you know, you’ll get more out of your A/C by regularly cleaning or replacing your air conditioner's filter? Closing drapes and shades keeps direct sunlight from heating your home and lowers cooling costs. Or instead of relying on your air conditioner, use a portable or ceiling fan to circulate air. It uses less energy and costs less money.
Try setting it between 4 and no more than 6 hours. Also, an older power-hungry single-speed model may be costing you more money. Save even more with a two-speed or variable-speed pool pump. Replacement Program >
You can also save money by using microwave and toaster ovens, slow cookers, and electric skillets instead of larger ovens and stoves.