May 11, 2001 May 11, 2001 ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 11, 2001-Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering customers with swimming pools two new opportunities to save money and energy this summer. The Pool Pump Timer program pays a $40 rebate to customers who agree to set their pool pump timer to operate during off-peak hours (6 p.m. to noon the following day) from June 1 through Sept. 30. To qualify, pool owners and renters must enroll by May 31. The Pool Pump Rebate program offers as much as $100 to homeowners or renters buying and installing a qualifying new energy-efficient pool pump or motor. Customers must contact SCE to reserve rebate funds before purchase. A rebate application and list of qualifying pump and motor models will be mailed to eligible customers. A list of qualifying pumps and motors is also available at www.sce.com. This program ends Sept. 30. Funding for these rebates is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, SCE customers can call the 24-hour pool efficiency hot line: (800) 470-2365. SCE's Pool Pump Timer and Pool Pump Rebate programs are among a wide variety of energy-efficiency programs available to help customers meet the challenge of power shortages and rising rates. For more information, customers can call (800) 736-4777 weekdays during business hours. # # # 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. For more information on SCE's energy-efficiency programs, go to "www.sce.com."