SCE Customers Face 9% Rate Hike

Southern California Edison (SCE) has received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to increase electric rates for residential customers starting October 1. According to SCE, the decision increases an average residential monthly bill by $12.41 (8.9%) and $8.39 (8.9%) for the roughly one-third of customers enrolled in SCE’s bill assistance programs (based on 500 kWh monthly usage). 

SCE customers may be able to lower electric bills through various methods:

  • Enroll or change your alert settings. SCE has provided a tool for you to track your energy use and notify you when it exceeds your preset budget. Find more information at
  • You may be eligible for discounted rates through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs. Find more information at
  • Select the rate plan that makes the most sense for your household—keep the existing tiered rate plan or select the new time-of-use (TOU) plan. Find more information at

For additional resources or to get answers to questions related to your account, including billing and electric rates, call SCE residential customer support at 1-800-655-4555 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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