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Save Money on Electricity: SCE Summer Discount Plan


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To get you prepared for the Summer months and the high cost of cooling our homes– I wanted to make you aware of the SCE Summer Discount Plan— SCE will give you a discount on your electricity from June 1st-October 1st  by allowing them to turn your AC power off for up to 6 hours per day!

You can choose your level of participation from 4 options: Save more with the “standard” option, or choose the flexibility of the “override” option, which lets you opt out of up to 5 energy event days a year. Then decide between Maximum Savings (100% cycling) or Maximum Comfort (50% cycling.)

SCE Summer Discount Plan

You can enroll beginning June 1st– if you are a renter, you must get permission from your landlord before.

Are you Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Summer Discount Plan, your central A/C system must be in good working order throughout your participation on the program. A 1-year minimum participation is required, with exceptions made under medical circumstances. If you have any rooftop air conditioners, you will not be eligible for the “override” options.

Check out more details on the SCE Summer Discount Plan here

photo credit: BBQ Junkie 

3 thoughts on “Save Money on Electricity: SCE Summer Discount Plan”

  1. I really wouldn’t recommend doing this program. You’ll have savings, but they once shut off our AC for over 48 hrs! The inside of the house got around 85 degrees. We stopped the program and will NOT be re-enrolling.

  2. I’ve done this program for 4 years now and have only had my A/C shut off once during the day (for most of the day) so I just packed the kids up and headed to the library and mall where it was cooler. I love the savings and tell my friends to sign up too!

  3. @ Jen – me too ! I recently moved and just enrolled again my bill was at $90 last month .. this month less than $30 ! The children and adults are away from home when these rolling shut downs occur – so we’re not around to even feel it.
    and I’ve only had it shut down twice while at home on a weekend.
    we just made the best of it. no big deal. I recommend if you are away form home work , school. etc. during peak hours 8-5
    YOU choose max ( up TO ..6 hrs straight) – or minimum ( 15 min every hour for UP TO 6 hrs. )

    @ Juliet – the max. they can shut down is 6 hours. but I’ve never had it shut off that long that I’m aware of..
    ( if you lost your AC for 48 hrs – there has to have been a separate issue -for sure )


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