March 13, 2001

Southern California Edison (SCE) released the following statement in response to Governor Davis' announcement of a conservation incentive program that would provide utility customers a 20% rebate on their summer electricity costs if they cut back usage by 20% over last summer's levels.

ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 13, 2001-SCE supports Gov. Davis' "20/20" summer conservation program, and we urge our customers to participate to help address power supply concerns during the upcoming hot-weather season.

This program is consistent with our commitment to year-round conservation as both a prudent ethic and as a means of supply management.  For some time, we have encouraged consumers and businesses to develop and implement a specific conservation plan with the help of family members and co-workers.  Today's announcement provides a strong financial incentive for doing so.

Practical suggestions on energy conservation and efficiency measures can be found on our Web site at  For example, SCE can provide customers with a free Home Energy Audit that will help identify specific ways they can reduce consumption and take advantage of the state's conservation rebate.

We look forward to working with the governor's staff on program guidelines.

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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.