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Notice of Southern CA Edison Residential Rate Changes

Post Date:01/18/2017 6:22 PM

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted on July 3rd, 2015 to adopt a new residential rate structure. The new structure is more closely aligned with the actual costs of providing electric service and provides many customers living in high-temperature areas long-overdue relief from high electric rates. Under the current tier based pricing structure adopted in 2001 as a result of the energy crisis, 25% of residential customers, often those with larger families or who live in areas with high summer temperatures, have paid the vast majority of all rate increases.

Rate Timeline

  • 2016
    • The Standard Residential Rate reducing the number of tiers and pricing between tiers
    • Residential customers are offered to participate in a study for new Time-Of-Use (TOU) rates
  • 2017
    • Starting January 1, 2017 a High Usage Charge will be added to the Standard Residential Rate Plan and be applied to all usage above 400% of baseline or customers with excessive usage. As part of this change, a tier allocation change will occur increasing the kilowatt hours (kWh) allocated to Tier 2, allowing for additional usage at a lower price.
  • 2018
    • In 2018, residential customers will transition to a TOU rate plan, which can give more control over what you pay.

Southern California Edison has the following tools available on its website:

  • Bill Estimator: tool for residents to determine how their monthly bill will be impacted
  • Residential Rate Comparison: tool for residents to view and compare costs based on historical energy usage

For more information, please visit Southern California Edison's website or call Southern California Edison's Customer Support line at 1.800.655.4555.

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