SCE's summer rates begin on June 1

Southern California Edison’s expensive new summer rate schedule kicks in on June 1.

For the next four months, the new schedule is set to increase rates by more than 200% in certain instances between the hours of 4 - 9pm daily. Small and medium-sized businesses in particular are braced to bear the brunt.

The key to managing the shift is ensuring electricity is used sparingly and efficiently where necessary after 4pm. Where this is not possible, it is advisable to look into energy storage options.