Edison Electric Rates in 2024: What Californians Need to Know

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If you’re in California and looking to understand Edison electric rates for 2024, you’re likely aware of the rising electricity costs. Here’s a detailed breakdown of what to expect and how to manage your energy expenses effectively.

Current Electric Rates and Rate Hikes

Edison, like many utilities, has approved rate hikes for 2024. For residential customers, the average cost per kWh has seen a notable increase. As of early 2024, standard residential rates for Edison include:

  • Delivery Charges: Approximately 14.1 cents per kWh.
  • Supply Charges: Around 10.3 cents per kWh.

This brings the combined rate to just over 24 cents per kWh​​. However, these rates can vary based on your specific plan and usage patterns.

Time-of-Use (TOU) Rate Plans

For those who can adjust their energy consumption habits, Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans offer a viable option to save on electricity costs. TOU rates fluctuate based on the time of day and the season:

  • On-Peak Hours (Summer): Rates can exceed $0.75 per kWh.
  • Off-Peak Hours (Winter): Rates drop to as low as $0.35 per kWh​​​​.

TOU plans are designed to incentivize energy use during off-peak hours when demand is lower, helping to manage overall costs.

Tiered Rate Plans

Another common billing structure is the tiered rate plan, which charges different rates based on the amount of energy consumed:

  • Tier 1: Lowest rate for baseline allocation.
  • Tier 2 and High Usage: Higher rates for usage beyond the baseline​​​​.

This structure encourages users to stay within their baseline allocation to keep costs manageable.

Rate Increases and Future Projections

Edison has projected additional rate increases through 2026. The approved hikes for 2024 include a 4.2% increase, which adds about $7.20 to the average monthly bill for a household using 600 kWh per month​​​​.

Managing Your Electricity Bill

To offset rising electricity costs, consider the following strategies:

  1. Adopt Solar Power: Installing solar panels can significantly reduce your reliance on grid electricity. Under California’s NEM 3.0 billing plan, solar owners can benefit from lower import rates and earn credits for excess electricity produced​​.
  2. Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Investing in energy-efficient appliances and home upgrades can reduce overall consumption and lower your bill.
  3. Monitor Usage: Regularly check your usage patterns and adjust to maximize savings, particularly if you’re on a TOU plan.
  4. Explore Incentives: Take advantage of federal and state incentives for renewable energy installations, such as tax credits and rebates.

Comparative Table of Rate Plans

Plan TypeDescriptionSummer Rate (¢/kWh)Winter Rate (¢/kWh)
Standard ResidentialFixed rate for all usage24.424.4
TOU-D-4-9PMHigher rates during peak hours (4-9 PM)60.0 (peak)53.0 (mid-peak)
TOU-D-5-8PMHigher rates during peak hours (5-8 PM)75.0 (peak)62.0 (mid-peak)
Tiered Rate (Tier 1)Baseline allocation33.033.0
Tiered Rate (Tier 2)Above baseline allocation43.043.0
High UsageExcess usage beyond Tier 243.043.0


Understanding and managing your Edison electric rates in California for 2024 requires staying informed about the latest rate changes and exploring options like TOU plans, tiered rates, and solar energy solutions. By adopting these strategies, you can better control your energy costs despite the ongoing rate hikes.

For more detailed information on managing your energy consumption and understanding your rates, visit the Southern California Edison website or consult the California Public Utilities Commission for the latest updates.


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