Our Rate Plan Comparison tool offers optional Time-of-Use (TOU) rates so you can have greater control of your costs by managing your household energy use. Choose from the commonly asked questions below for more information.
With Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans, the price of electricity varies depending on the time of day and the season. Your energy bills are determined by when you use electricity and how much you use. If you're able to adjust what time of day, what day of the week, and how much total electricity you use, it may help lower your bill.
If you can shift some of your electricity use to take advantage of the lower priced (off-peak) time periods, you have the ability to lower your overall electricity costs. Running your dishwasher during Off-Peak periods instead of during On-Peak periods is an example of shifting in usage to lower electricity costs. Use our Appliance Energy Use Cost Estimator to see how much you can save by shifting energy use to off-peak hours.
We offer several different TOU rate plans with different On-Peak and Off-Peak periods. You can use our Rate Plan Comparison Tool to compare your estimated and annual energy cost and see which works best for you. Rate Plan Comparison Tool
You are in control of your energy rate. If you decide that you no longer want to be on your new rate, you will be able to move off your rate by electing to move back to your tiered rate or to a different TOU rate plan. Keep in mind, if you made a rate change in the past 12 months, you may be limited on how many more rate changes you can make. You are able to make a rate change online at sce.com/rateanalyzer or by calling us at 1-800-239-2685.
To make a rate plan change, when you are in the Rate Plan Comparison Tool, at the bottom row of the comparison matrix, you should click on "Switch to This Rate Plan" below the plan you wish to choose
Your enrollment in CARE, FERA, and/or the Summer Discount Plan (SDP) is included in both rate calculations and will not be affected if you switch to a TOU rate. You will continue to receive the discount associated with the program(s) you are enrolled in.
All you need is your Service Account Number (it begins with a "3") and service ZIP code, located at the upper right corner of your bill.
We generate your rate plan comparison based on your historical energy usage and use that data to recommend available rates that may benefit you. The rate plan comparison shows you potential savings you may receive by switching to a different rate.
There are a couple of reasons a rate plan comparison may not be available at this time. To create a rate plan comparison for you, we must have 12 months of your home's energy usage data. Net Energy Metering customers require 12 months on the program to see your rate options. For customers with less than 12 months of energy usage data, please call 1-866-701-7868.
If you are currently registered for My Account, you have access to a number of tools and services, including a chart that tracks which tier you’re currently in (as of the previous day), and the tier you’re expected to fall into by the close of the current monthly billing period. The information provided in the chart is customized based on your specific electricity use and is updated daily. The chart also provides current tier pricing, and the amount of electricity allocated to each tier. This can be a valuable resource to help you better understand the rate structure and better manage your monthly bill.
To access the chart, log in to My Account, then select the “View Recent Usage” button, and then “How is this calculated?” which is located below your “Projected Next Bill” total.
If you don’t have My Account, register now at sce.com/myaccount
If your recommended rate is TOU-D-A, a baseline credit of $0.10 per kWh is based on your monthly baseline kilowatt-hour electricity allowance. The baseline allowance is a set amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity considered essential to meeting basic heating, lighting, and cooking needs. Your baseline credit is not reflected in the rate table shown but will be applied each month to your bill. Your baseline allowance will change by season, with summer months typically having a larger baseline allowance, thereby providing a greater baseline credit. For example, if your baseline allowance is 165 kWh, a credit of $16.50 would be applied to your monthly electric bill (165 kWh multiplied by $0.10 credit).
As a Residential Net Energy Metering customer, if your recommended rate is TOU-D-A, the calculation for the baseline credit is based on your monthly baseline kilowatt-hour electricity allowance and if you are a net consumer or net generator (for the month). Net Consumer - When you are a net consumer for the month (i.e., you consume more electricity from SCE than you export to the grid), a portion of your energy charges will be lowered through the baseline credit of $0.10 per kWh (up to the baseline allowance limit). Net Generator - When you are a net generator for the month (i.e., you export more electricity than you consume from SCE that month), the baseline credit will appear as a monthly charge of $0.10 per excess generated kWh (up to the baseline allowance limit). This is necessary to ensure that you receive the same rate for the exported kWh that you would have received if you had consumed that same kWh from SCE.
If you are enrolled in Critical Peak Pricing (CPP), your discounts are not factored into your TOU calculations.