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New Income Limits May Help More SCE Customers Qualify for Utility Bill Discounts

Re-Written by Naomi K. Bonman

ONTARIO, CA- It’s the summer time which means that people are running their air conditioner more frequently than usual. This also means that utility bills will be higher than usual; however, Southern California Edison (SCE) has a variety of tools and programs to assist customers manage their energy use.

The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs have been altered to allow the maximum-allowable income which allows people to save a few bucks on their electric bill.

The income limits for CARE and FERA programs have increased, meaning more SCE customers may qualify for one of the programs. The CARE program can lower customers’ utility bills by approximately 30 percent, and FERA provides a reduced monthly discount for income-qualified households of three or more based on energy usage.

To learn about more ways to save energy and lower your bill this summer, visit www.SCE.com/CoolSavings.   Customers can also get summer savings and efficiency tips via SCE’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

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