Understanding Your Bill

Same Bill. Competitive Rates.
Cleaner Energy.

We’ve partnered with Southern California Edison (SCE). This means that the energy is still delivered over SCE power lines. SCE will continue to assist you with starting and stopping your service and they will also handle all monthly billing services. As a result, most of the way in which everything operates and looks on your end will not change. It is now our job to buy cleaner power for the community you live in and fill SCE’s lines with it. This means that you will continue to get just one monthly electricity bill. Only the line(s) that address power generation will change.

  • Once Western Community Energy (WCE) service starts for your business or residence, the line item for power generation on your SCE bill will be replaced by a WCE charge for cleaner power.
  • SCE will stop charging for generation but will continue to charge for the energy delivery services (typically referred to as “transmission and distribution”) and various regulatory fees. Because SCE and WCE both provide separate electric services, your one bill will include charges from both SCE and WCE.

We encourage you to review the sample bill below which illustrates the various charges:

A SCE Utility Bill Example

Utility bills can be confusing, but we strive to keep it simple. WCE is NOT an added fee; it just replaces SCE’s supply/generation charges giving you control over your rate.

1. Customer Account Number

This SCE account number is needed to opt up to WCE’s Choice Plus plan or to opt out and return to SCE.

2. SCE service account number

3. WCE service account number

4. SCE electric delivery charges

This is SCE’s charge for the delivery of electricity. It includes transmission, distribution, and a variety of other fees. It does NOT include generation charges if you’re a WCE customer.

5. WCE electric generation charges

This is WCE’s charge for generation – the cost of the electricity you use in your home or business.

6. Total Amount Due

The Total Amount Due includes ALL of your fees for electric delivery and WCE electricity generation services. You should pay the total amount due on your bill to SCE. By partnering with SCE to have just one bill, we keep it simpler for you.

1. Customer Account Number

This SCE account number is needed to opt up to WCE service or to opt out and return to SCE.

2. SCE service account number

3. WCE service account number

4. SCE electric delivery charges

This is SCE’s charge for the delivery of electricity. It includes transmission, distribution, and a variety of other fees. It does NOT include generation charges if you’re an WCE customer.

5. WCE electric generation charges

This is WCE’s charge for generation – the cost of the electricity you use in your home or business.

6. Total Amount Due

The Total Amount Due includes ALL of your fees for electric delivery and WCE electricity generation services. You should pay the total amount due on your bill to SCE. By partnering with SCE to have just one bill, we keep it simpler for you.

7. Your Rate

This indicates the applicable rate schedule under which you are receiving electrical generation service from WCE.

8. SCE Delivery Charges

This is a breakdown of SCE’s charges for the delivery of electricity. It includes transmission, distribution, maintenance, and a variety of other fees. It does NOT include generation charges (the cost for the energy that you used) if you’re an WCE customer. These rates are set by SCE as approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

9. Your Delivery Charges Include

This is the breakdown of the Transmission, Distribution, Public Purpose Programs, taxes, and other fees required by law, including: Nuclear Decommissioning, Conservation Incentive Adjustment fees or credits, DWR Bond Charge, Competition Transition Charges (CTC), Energy Cost Recovery Amount, Taxes and Other.

7. Your Rate

This indicates the applicable rate schedule under which you are receiving electrical generation service from WCE.

8. SCE Delivery Charges

This is a breakdown of SCE’s charges for the delivery of electricity. It includes transmission, distribution, maintenance, and a variety of other fees. It does NOT include generation charges (the cost for the energy that you used) if you’re an WCE customer. These rates are set by SCE as approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

9. Your Delivery Charges Include

This is the breakdown of the Transmission, Distribution, Public Purpose Programs, taxes, and other fees required by law, including: Nuclear Decommissioning, Conservation Incentive Adjustment fees or credits, DWR Bond Charge, Competition Transition Charges (CTC), Energy Cost Recovery Amount, Taxes and Other.

10. CCA Generation Detailed Charges

This is a breakdown of WCE’s electric generation charges. This rate was set by the City Council in a public hearing.

10. CCA Generation Detailed Charges

This is a breakdown of WCE’s electric generation charges. This rate was set by the City Council in a public hearing.

Do you have questions? We have answers.

WCE and SCE are dedicated to working together to make your power service and billing as simple and convenient as we can. If you have questions about your WCE charges, call us at (866) 356-4175 or email us at customerservice@westerncommunityenergy.com.

For questions about other SCE charges, call SCE at (800) 655-4555.