July 1, 2004

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif., July 1, 2004 – A team of Southern California Edison (SCE) representatives are visiting small businesses in the Coachella Valley from July 7- 9 to promote SCE’s Energy$mart ThermostatSM, which provides programmable cooling while controlling energy costs.

Businesses that sign up for an Energy$mart Thermostat will receive:

  • $150 participation bonus per thermostat
  • Up to five thermostats installed and programmed for free
  • Up to 20%-30% savings on the heating and cooling portion
     of their electric bill
  • Internet access for remote thermostat adjustments

SCE representatives will also provide information on energy and money-saving opportunities offered by the utility such as the Express Efficiency program.  This program offers rebates to small businesses for energy-saving improvements, which include lighting upgrades, air conditioning replacements and window film installations.

By conserving energy with the Energy$mart Thermostat and Express Efficiency program, businesses not only save money, but can help reduce the likelihood of rotating power outages during peak demand periods.

To schedule an appointment with an SCE representative in the Coachella Valley, call (866) 433-2728. For more information about the Energy$mart Thermostat program or Express Efficiency, call (800) 736-4777.

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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 12 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.