With hot summer weather continuing in the Southland, Southern California Edison (SCE) has called a Save Power Day for Thursday, Sept. 11. Customers who take part in the program will learn ways to conserve energy, all while earning up to $100 in bill credits during the year. 

When a Save Power Day is called by SCE, customers will be asked to conserve energy between the hours of 2-6 p.m. In addition to setting thermostats at 78 degrees or higher, customers can also conserve energy by using fans instead of air conditioning.

“I encourage customers who have not yet taken advantage of this program to do so, especially since a Save Power Day has been called for September 11,” said Mark Wallenrod, SCE director of Program Operations. “The Save Power Day program is a great way for SCE customers to earn credits on their electricity bills, while doing their part to conserve energy.”

To sign up for the Save Power Day program, go to: SCE.com/takeaction. Customers can choose how they would like to be notified: phone, email or text.

On the days designated Save Power Days, customers who have signed up for the alerts will receive a message the day before. Customers earn $0.75 per kilowatt hour reduced between 2-6 p.m. 

Some ways customers can conserve energy include:

  • Setting or programming thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
  • Using electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
  • Turning off unused appliances and equipment.
  • Shutting off lights when leaving a room.
  • Avoid air conditioner use when evaporative coolers or humidifiers are running.
  • Operating energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours.
  • Limiting how often you open your refrigerator door.

For more details and to sign up for Save Power Day alerts, visit SCE.com/takeaction. Customers can also get more energy-savings tips at Twitter.com/SCE.