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Southern California Edison Program Offers Free Appliances, Services

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Outreach Targets San Bernardino Customers

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2009 – More Southern California Edison (SCE) customers than ever may be eligible for free appliances and energy efficiency services from the utility’s Energy Management Assistance (EMA) program. To make sure customers know about the program, SCE will be hosting information sessions at “Cool Centers” in San Bernardino and other parts of its service territory.

The first sessions will be held at the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino, located at 696 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, August 25, 26 and 27 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The location houses a Cool Center, which is a place where low-income residents and people with medical conditions that make them sensitive to extreme temperatures can go to cool off. SCE offers many Cool Centers throughout its territory during the hot months.

The EMA program provides free energy-efficient appliances, pool pumps, weatherization services, lighting, air conditioners and other efficiency measures for income-qualified renters and homeowners. Energy efficiency is essential to keeping electricity bills low and for helping grid reliability, especially during the hot summer days when air conditioners are running.

“We know it’s especially difficult for those who have had a drop in income. Buying a new refrigerator or appliance may be last on their list of priorities,” said Linda Yamauchi, SCE’s Consumer Affairs manager. “We want people to know that we’re here for them and that we have programs and services that can help.”

The San Bernardino outreach effort will include mailings from SCE with instructions to visit the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino. There, program assessors will share information about the EMA program, potential bill savings, eligibility and enrollment.

The program is available year-round to all SCE customers. They can learn more about it and enroll by calling (800) 736-4777 or by visiting HYPERLINK "http://www.sce.com/ema" www.sce.com/ema. More information on Cool Centers is at HYPERLINK "http://www.sce.com/coolcenters" www.sce.com/coolcenters.

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0 # adealda maldonado 2014-08-08 03:45
How does this program work? my refrigerator broke two weeks ago unable to afford one right now. I'm 51yrs old only person working at this time no other income.
0 # gmw 2014-03-05 17:16
How does this work? Would it be possible to get Help/rebate, if our refrigerator is not cooling properly? Do you assist us in getting a new refrigerator? Married(MIA) but head of house household financially; 3 children at home. Please let me know to go about getting some assistance, please? g
+1 # Laquisha Hoffman 2014-03-03 11:34
Need a refrigerator can't afford one
+1 # Sabrina reed 2013-09-09 17:35
Are they still replacing appliances?
+1 # Sally Macias 2013-08-15 11:24
free appliance exchange and energy insulations for my house in Riverside CA
-1 # Kendrick 2013-07-24 14:02
I recently moved in a apartment,fand is in meed of a refrigerator,single parent
-3 # ava featherstone 2013-07-24 12:10
I am trying to get help in getting a free refrigerator I hope that I will be able to get help from you thank you
+1 # Hilda Q. Machuca 2013-05-30 13:22
i am trying to access information re: free energy-efficent appliances and/or appliance purchase assistance programs; I am on SSI; would greatly appreciate any & all information.
thank you for your time and patience

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