SCE Announces Express Efficiency Rebate "Summer Sale"

July 09, 2002

July 9, 2002

ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 9, 2002--Southern California Edison (SCE) today announced its Express Efficiency Rebate "Summer Sale," which begins Monday, July 15, will double many of the standard rebates, including rebates for reflective window film (from 45 cents to 90 cents in selected geographic areas).

The Express Efficiency Rebate program is designed for small- to medium-sized commercial and nonprofit customers and offers cash rebates for retrofitting or replacing a variety of equipment with new, energy-efficient technology.  Business customers who take advantage of the Express Efficiency program can reap extra dollars during the three-month Summer Sale.

"For certain qualified equipment, the Summer Sale will actually double most of the rebates ordinarily provided by the Express Efficiency program," said Timothy Davis, SCE's manager of business solutions. "For example, the standard rebate for a ceiling-mounted occupancy sensor, which turns lights on or off, is $22. During the Summer Sale, the rebate will double to $44. An automatic closer for freezer doors has a standard rebate of $40, but during the Summer Sale the rebate will double to $80.  And rebates for variable-frequency drives for dairy vacuum pumps will increase to $68, double the standard rebate of $34."

The Express Efficiency program offers rebates for lighting, refrigeration, food service, air conditioning and agricultural irrigation equipment.  By choosing to retrofit or replace existing equipment with fluorescent lighting, LED exit signs, package or unitary air conditioning units, cooler or freezer door gaskets, low-pressure sprinkler nozzles or energy-efficient refrigerated display cases, business customers not only receive a rebate, but can see lower energy costs over the lifetime of the equipment.

One of the best ways to determine what energy efficiency measures a business owner or nonprofit can take to save on energy costs is to visit www.sce.com and complete SCE's free online business energy survey.  This survey offers quick, customized energy-saving recommendations that can help business owners decide what rebate programs work best for them.

The Express Efficiency Summer Sale is on a first-come, first-served basis and lasts until October 15, or until rebate funds expire for this special offer.  For more information on the Express Efficiency Rebate and Summer Sale, visit www.sce.com or call 1-800-736-4777.

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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 12 million via 4.3 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California. For more information on the California electricity market, see www.sce.com.