October 8, 2000

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 8, 2000-Southern California Edison (SCE), in collaboration with One-2-Five Corporation, is offering its largest commercial and industrial customers a new, computerized strategic energy savings and planning tool.

The One-2-Five®Energy program examines 22 elements of effective energy management in several areas such as plant and equipment, monitoring and reporting, operations and maintenance, supply management, and financial management.  It evaluates the effectiveness of an organization's current energy management program and identifies specific areas for improving energy efficiency. 

The software program rates customers on a scale from one-to-five stars, with a five signifying a "best practice" in energy management.  This provides a practical way for customers to gauge their performance relative to their industry.  The star ranking is then used by SCE to help customers reduce energy use and improve their performance ranking. 

"Southern California Edison has a continuing commitment to help its business customers manage their energy usage and costs," notes Pam Bass, SCE's senior vice president for customer service.  "This is the latest in a series of services we offer to help businesses make efficient and wise energy management decisions."

One-2-Five®Energy is used by organizations worldwide to promote "best practices in energy and environmental management" for sustained energy savings.  Located in San Rafael, Calif., One-2-Five®Energy is a product of One-2-Five Corporation, a leading distributor of energy and environmental products and services.  This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Interested customers are encouraged to contact their SCE account representative, or call (888) 399-6499 for more information.

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