August 1, 2002

ROSEMEAD, Calif., August 1, 2002 -For many Southern California Edison (SCE) customers, summertime is pool time and SCE is offering residential customers rebates for new, energy-efficient pool pumps and motors. 

"Installing qualified, energy-efficient pool pumps and motors is a great way to lower electric bills without sacrificing performance or water quality during the hot summer months," said John Nall, manager of SCE's residential energy efficiency programs.  "Not only can customers receive up to a $250 rebate, but they can also see lower energy bills over the lifetime of the equipment."

By installing energy-efficient pool equipment, a customer may also be eligible for California's 20/20 Rebate program, which automatically gives a customer 20% off the summer electric bill for any month from July to October 29, 2002 in which the customer can reduce electricity use by at least 20% when compared with the customer's electricity usage during the corresponding month in 2000.

For more information on energy-efficient pool pumps and motors and other rebate offers, please call (800) 736-4777 or visit and click on "Save Energy & Money" and "Rebates and Offers."

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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