New SCE Rates in Effect Now

Southern California Edison (SCE) has increased its public outreach efforts to bring greater awareness to its new time-of-use (TOU) rates now in effect. Customers who did not specifically elect to remain in SCE’s tiered rate program were automatically enrolled in the new TOU rates, which increase from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. To view one of the best resources SCE offers to help customers understand the new rates, visit for more information.

A rate plan comparison tool specific to your SCE account can help determine the most economical plan for you. According to SCE, “The rate plan comparison tool can help you identify the least expensive plan based on your typical usage. The tool uses your past usage data to estimate your costs for other plans. However, if you’re able to change how and when you use energy, you may be able to take advantage of even lower rates on other plans.”

SCE offers additional details:

  • Those currently on a TOU rate plan with a 12-month total cost that is higher than the previous tiered plan will receive a one-time credit for the overage.
  • Customers may return to the tiered plan at any time; however, those who do will not be able to make another switch for a full 12 months, according to SCE.
  • Call SCE at 1-866-743-1645 to speak to a customer service representative.
  • Customers who are able to shift high-energy appliance use to a time outside the premium rate window and/or adjust the temperature setting of air conditioning/heating units may lower their electric bill. 

VMS would like to hear about your experiences with the new TOU rates and what measures you have taken to reduce electricity use during the “on peak” period; email and include “My TOU Rates” in the subject line. 

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