February 7, 2005

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 7, 2005—Income-qualified Southern California Edison (SCE) customers can receive assistance to pay their winter electric bills through the utility’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) beginning February 8 through April 29, 2005.

“EAF is available to customers who meet program guidelines and are unable to pay their electric bills, are disabled or elderly on fixed incomes,” said Rose Pearson of the utility’s consumer affairs department.

The program provides residential customers with up to $100 in bill payment assistance, and up to $200 for customers with “all electric” homes.

“We’re encouraging qualified customers to apply now since the 2005 EAF campaign ends April 29, or when funds are depleted,” Pearson added.

Customers must apply in person for EAF at one of 100 community agencies that are distributing funds.  For agency locations and more information on EAF and other assistance programs, please call SCE at (800) 655-4555. 

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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.