As Southern Californians continue in the grip of this latest heat wave, Southern California Edison (SCE) has scheduled a Save Power Day for Sept. 17.

During a Save Power Day, SCE customers will receive a notification the day before to start conserving energy from 2-6 p.m. Customers who take part in the program can earn up to $100 in bill credits each year, in addition to helping conserve energy.

“Many of our customers regularly do their part to conserve energy and the Save Power Day program helps reward these customers with bill credits,” said Mark Wallenrod, SCE director of Program Operations. “Customers can also help us spread the word by letting their family and friends know about the program.”

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 and help to prevent outages include:

  • Using electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
  • Turning off unused appliances and equipment.
  • Setting air conditioning thermostats to 78 degrees or higher.
  • Avoiding operating energy-intensive appliances late morning through the 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.