October 6, 2004

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Oct. 6, 2004—Southern California Edison (SCE) is helping its customers manage their electric bills year round with choices that simplify doing business with SCE.

“During the summer and winter months, electric bills generally go up because of air conditioner use on hot days and increased central heating use on cold days,” said Pam Bass, SCE’s senior vice president of customer service.  “We have great programs and services that give our customers choices on how to level their payments, track energy usage, and more.” 

Residential customers can choose from several options: 

Direct Payment is a free service that lets residential and business customers arrange to have their electric bill deducted automatically from their bank account 10 days after a bill is mailed. 

Level Payment Plan allows residential customers to pay their bill in eleven equal monthly payments to average out high warm- and cool-weather bills over the course of a year.

My Account at www.sce.com offers many other choices for convenience.  My Account also lets customers track the history of their household or business energy use.

Business customers can choose to power up with energy management programs that help control electricity costs:

SCE’s Bill Manager and Cost Manager lets business customers track and review energy consumption, monthly bills and explore real-time energy use scenarios that can help lower costs.

Energy Manager Basic allows customers to document changing energy usage patterns -- and see cost savings -- in a variety of user-friendly graphs, charts and reports.

“Our goal is to save SCE customers time and money by providing choices to meet their energy needs,” Bass added.

For more information, please call (800) 655-4555 or visit www.sce.com.

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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.