November 18, 2004

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 18, 2004 —With colder weather fast approaching, Southern California Edison (SCE) is urging its residential customers to even out high winter bills with the utility’s Level Pay Plan.   The plan allows SCE customers to spread high winter or summer bills over an entire year into equal monthly payments.

“This is a great way for customers to manage their home electric costs with more predictability,” said SCE Consumer Affairs manager Suzanne Middelburg. 

The Level Pay Plan takes the customer’s prior 12 months of electric use and calculates a dollar amount.  This dollar amount is divided by 11 and becomes the Level Pay Plan amount the customer pays over the next 11 months.  On the 12th month, the customer receives a settlement bill showing either a payment due, or a credit to their account based on how much energy was used.

“To enroll for the Level Pay Plan, customers need only to call us at (800) 434-2365 or visit and click on ‘Customer Care’, and go to ‘Billing and Payment Options’,” Middelburg added. 

The Level Pay Plan is based on eligibility and some restrictions may apply.

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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 13 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.