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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 — Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering small businesses in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties up to $10,000 in free energy upgrades through SCE’s Direct Install program through November and December. The program will continue in different cities throughout 2011.

“We have a program for virtually every 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
  • Refrigeration measures: Door closers, suction-line insulation and strip curtains
  • LED (light emitting diode) “open” and “exit” signs
  • Window film
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Programmable thermostats

Cities on the Direct Install schedule in Kern County include: Acton, Bodfish, Boron,  Caliente, California City, Cantil, Cuyama Valley, Death Valley Junction, Edwards, Frazier Park, Gorman, Inyokern, Johannesburg, Johnsondale, Keene, Kernville, Lake Hughes, Lake Isabella, Lancaster, Lebec, Leona Valley, Little Lake, Littlerock, Llano, Mojave, Onyx, Palmdale, Pearblossom, Posey, Quartz Hill, Randsburg, Red Mountain, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Tehachapi, Trona, Valyermo, Weldon and Wofford Heights.

In Los Angeles County: Agoura, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Castaic,
Chatsworth, Covina, Diamond Bar, Downey, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Hidden Hills, La Puente, Malibu, Malibu Beach, Newhall, Norwalk, Oak Park, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Stevenson Ranch, Sylmar, Topanga, Universal City, Valencia, Walnut, West Covina, Whittier and Woodland Hills.

In Orange County: Aliso Viejo, Coto De Caza, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado and Trabuco Canyon.

In Riverside County: Canyon Lake, Corona, Elsinore, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Nuevo, Perris, Quail Valley, Riverside and Wildomar.

In San Bernardino County: Angelus Oaks, Baker, Barstow, Beaumont, Bryn Mawr, Calimesa, Cima, Colton, Daggett, Forest Falls, Grand Terrace, Highland, Hinkley, Loma Linda, Ludlow, Mentone, Newberry Springs, Nipton, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Shoshone, Tecopa, Yermo and Yucaipa.

 In Ventura County: Piru.

To learn more about schedules and qualifications, 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 Thousands of Dollars in Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Small Businesses