With High Temps Continuing in the Southland, SCE Calls Save Power Days

During the hours between 2-6 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 30, customers can save money while they conserve energy.

August 27, 2013 | By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

As Southern Californians deal with the recent heat wave with temperatures in the 90s and 100s, Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering its customers an opportunity to save money while they conserve energy. ​

The utility has called two Save Power Days this week for Aug. 28 and 30 where during the hours from 2-6 p.m. residential customers can save some money on their electricity bills while helping save energy for everyone.

“The Save Power Day program is a great way for our customers to save money while conserving energy,” said Mark Wallenrod, SCE director of program operations. “Signing up is easy and we encourage customers to tell their family members and friends about the cost-saving program.”

When a Save Power Day is called, residential customers can earn up to $100 a year by conserving energy during the peak hours between 2-6 p.m. SCE customers can receive Save Power Day alerts via phone, email or text. To sign up for Save Power Day alerts, customers can visit www.SCE.com/takeaction.

On the days designated Save Power Days, customers who have signed up for the alerts will receive a message the day before. Customers earn $0.75 per kilowatt hour reduced between 2-6 p.m.

Some ways customers can conserve energy include:

  • Setting or programming thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.
  • Using electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.
  • Turning off unused appliances and equipment.
  • Shutting off lights when leaving a room.
  • Avoiding evaporative coolers or humidifiers when an air conditioner is running.
  • Operating energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours.
  • Limiting how often you open your refrigerator door.

For more details and to sign up for Save Power Day alerts, visit www.SCE.com/takeaction.

Topics: Customer Service