Date 03/20/2024
Time 02:00 PM
Location Remote access via webcast or phone
Call-in-Number 1-800-857-1917
Participant PASSCODE English passcode: 6032788#; Spanish passcode: 3799627#

The CPUC will hold virtual and in-person public forums for customers of Southern California Edison Company (SCE) to provide input on the company’s proposal to raise electricity rates for 2025 through 2028.


  • March 5, 2024: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (virtual only)
  • March 20, 2024: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (virtual only)
  • April 10, 2024: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (in-person only)

WHAT: The public forums will begin with a brief overview of SCE’s rate increase proposal, and then public comments will be heard. At least one representative from SCE will be available to answer questions about individual customer bills or service.


  • Live video broadcast with English or Spanish captions via webcast:
    • Participants who choose to view via webcast will have audio and video but will not be able to make verbal comments. If you would like to make a comment, refer to the phone-in information below.
    • For captions, after clicking on the name of the meeting, click the green button below the video for captions. Then select captions by clicking on the white icon next to the word “live” at the bottom of the video.
    • The public forums will be recorded and archived for future viewing.
  • Phone: 1-800-857-1917
    • English passcode: 6032788#
    • Spanish passcode: 3799627#
    • Participants will have audio and will be able to make comments. To make a comment, after entering the passcode, when prompted press *1, unmute your phone, and record your name.
    • Wait times depend on the number of speakers in the public comment queue. During times of high call volumes, wait times will be longer. The operator will call on you when it is your turn to speak.


  • Address: Recreation Park - Community Center, 4900 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90804.
  • If you wish to make a public comment, please sign up at the Public Advisor’s table upon arrival.

Customers can also make their voice heard in this proceeding, and read the comments of others, on the proceeding’s Docket Card:

BACKGROUND: On May 12, 2023, SCE filed its General Rate Case (GRC) Application with the CPUC, requesting approval to increase electricity rates for customers from 2025 to 2028. This phase of the GRC determines the total amount of revenue the utility is authorized to collect.

GRC applications allow utilities like SCE to ask for permission to cover various costs, such as running their operations, maintaining equipment, handling customer accounts, providing customer service, paying taxes, and managing administrative tasks. SCE is requesting revenues of $7.264 billion in 2025 to cover these expenses. According to SCE, some of the major expenses include:

  • Transmission: $143 million
  • Distribution: $1.258 billion
  • Customer Accounts: $148 million
  • Customer Service & Information: $106 million
  • Taxes: $1.140 billion
  • Administrative & General: $1.149 billion
  • Depreciation: $3.024 billion

Part of SCE’s request includes $3.002 billion in 2025 to provide SCE with a return on its investments. These investments include spending $28.712 billion from 2025 to 2028 on upgrading the electric system, replacing infrastructure, mitigating wildfire risks, and improving cybersecurity.

The monthly bill for a typical residential customer would approximately increase by an additional $17.49 (10.3 percent) in 2025, $5.14 (2.7 percent) in 2026, $5.11 (2.6 percent) in 2027, and $5.26 (2.7 percent) in 2028. The monthly bill for a typical CARE residential customer would approximately increase by an additional $11.83 (10.3 percent) in 2025, $3.48 (2.7 percent) in 2026, $3.45 (2.6 percent) in 2027, and $3.56 (2.7 percent) in 2028.

The CPUC welcomes attendance and comments at the public forums (formally called Public Participation Hearings), as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision. The Administrative Law Judges assigned to the proceeding are scheduled to issue a Proposed Decision in the case for consideration by the CPUC within a year.

One or more decisionmakers will be present, but no official action will be taken on this matter at the public forums.

If specialized accommodations are needed to attend, such as non-English or American Sign Language interpreters, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five business days in advance of the public forums.

More information is available in the Ruling setting the public forums.

More information on public forums is available on the CPUC’s website.

Documents related to this proceeding are available on the Docket Card.

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