Participation in 20/20 Program Strong Throughout Summer

October 22, 2001

October 22, 2001

SCE is currently processing the last of four summer customer bills that include the state's 20/20 conservation rebate when applicable.  To date, 33% of residential bills and 32% of all bills have included the 20/20 rebate as a result of reduced energy consumption of 20% or more relative to the same period of the previous year.  Following is SCE's response by Senior Vice President of Customer Service Pam Bass as well as the latest 20/20 data.

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2001-We commend the manner and extent to which our customers have responded to the conservation challenge.  They deserve enormous credit for helping ensure adequate electric power supplies throughout the state during what was predicted to be a very difficult summer.

Response of SCE customers from June 1 through Oct. 5:

Customer Group

20/20 Credits
Issued

Total No. of Service Accts. Statements Billed

20/20 Credits
Issued (%)

20/20 Credits
Issued ($)

20/20 Avg. Credit
($/acct.)

Residential

4,123,174

12,424,500

33%

54,198,659.55

$ 13.14

Agricultural

22,071

94,338

23%

3,309,939.20

$ 149.97

Commercial & Industrial

466,641

1,833,259

25%

59,207,422.66

$ 126.88

Total

4,611,886

14,352,097

32%

$116,716,021.41

$ 25.31

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An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 11 million via 4.3 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.