What is TOU? 


Between the hours of 4-9 pm, when most people use the majority of their electricity, your energy will cost you more.  To keep your family’s utility costs down, TOU requires that you reduce the use of your electricity during these hours of the day. You must decide if this rate change is best for your family or SCE will do it for you!

With certain limited exceptions, SCE will try to move ALL their residential customers to TOU rates, including solar customers whose systems were officially connected before July 1st, 2017 and are grandfathered into their current tiered rate structure.  

Based on our analysis, Baker believes that staying on your current rate may be more beneficial for most solar customers who are grandfathered.   However, we encourage you to do your own analysis to ensure optimal energy cost savings. 

If you ultimately decide to remain at your current rate, here’s what you do:


When you receive notification from SCE* about this rate change, choose one of the following options:


1. Call SCE residential customer service at 1.800.655.4555, and ask to remain on your current rate structure.


Choosing your plan before SCE notification


If you choose to opt-out of TOU before you receive your SCE notice (and you have that right), you can notify them of your decision by:

1. Sending a letter with your account information to SCE stating your intention to remain on your current tiered rate structure.

Southern California Edison
P.O. Box 800 
Rosemead, CA 91770

2. Or call SCE residential customer service at 1.800.655.4555.


If you have specific SCE rate structure questions, contact us at:



If you have friends or family who are current Solar Homeowners, please pass this information along to them!


* Note:  You have the option to lock in your current rate prior to receiving your TOU notice from SCE.