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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Sept. 13, 2010 – Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering small businesses in Carson up to $10,000 in free energy upgrades through SCE’s Direct Install program during the month of September.

“We have a program for virtually every single SCE customer,” said Lisa Cagnolatti, SCE vice president, Business Customer Division. “We know the business community has seen some tough times, and the lower electric bills resulting from these free energy efficiency measures will help save money.”

The Direct Install survey, equipment and installation are available for qualifying small businesses that use less than 100 kilowatts. SCE-approved professional contractors will visit the businesses, conduct a brief energy-use survey, and make recommendations for free upgrades. The free installation of energy-efficient equipment will be scheduled at the business owner’s convenience.

 Examples of the Direct Install program’s free energy-efficient upgrades include:

  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Door closers, suction-line insulation and strip curtains
  • LED (light emitting diode) “open” and “exit” signs
  • Window film
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Programmable thermostats

To learn more or find out if your business qualifies, please call (800) 736-4777 or visit

About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.         


Southern California Edison Offers Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Carson Businesses