SCE Lowers Bills

Southern California Edison Reaches Out to Customers to Help Lower Their Bills

In these tough economic times, Southern California Edison (SCE) customers may be eligible for programs that can reduce their utility bills by 20 percent or more.

The number of customers who enrolled in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program, for example, increased 100 percent in January 2009. The average monthly enrollment for 2008 was 6,700 customers; in January, 12,718 customers enrolled. This increase is attributed to stronger outreach efforts and a growing need for economic assistance.
    “We know it’s especially difficult for the newly unemployed who may not know where to turn,” 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.”


SCE offers the following programs for income-qualified customers:

·         CARE provides a discount of 20 percent or more off a monthly electric bill.


·         FERA, the Family Electric Rate Assistance program, allows a discounted rate on the monthly bill for families of three or more who fall within the income guidelines and exceed their baseline usage by 30 percent or more.


·         EMA, the Energy Management Assistance program, helps income-qualified households conserve energy and reduce their electricity costs. SCE supplies and installs energy-efficient appliances and equipment at no cost to eligible customers. EMA services are available to homeowners and renters.


To learn more about these programs and other ways SCE helps customers keep current on their bills, such as payment arrangements and assistance plans, please visit or call  1 -800-447-6620.

3 Reasons People do not use Virtual Assistants- and Why YOU should!

April 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Wright Ideas

I tell people all the time, get a virtual assistant to help you be more organized. They reasons why they never do are the following:

1. They can?t afford one

2. They don?t know what they would have her do

3. They do not know how to work with one.

Let?s talk about those issues.

I can?t afford one: You can negotiate the hours and money. Especially now when a lot of people are looking for work. If you can clearly tell them what is required, they can set clear prices. You want someone who will not bill you and require a minimum. If you are like me, I have busy weeks and weeks where I do not need much done. If your business is like that then you need someone a little bit flexible.

I don?t know what she would do: This means you think YOU have to do everything. In your business, everything can be delegated except the thing that makes you unique. For example- I host Wright Place? TV Show . I can get another host however, it will lose a little of it?s flavor. I make it The Wright Place? TV Show. Everything else can really be delegated out. You have to decide what to give up so that you can do more important things. Things that actually bring cash money in. You must have revenue generating activities. If you do not have those done, no money comes in.

I don?t know how to work with one: Yes, it is hard to imagine someone who is NOT coming into your office everyday and yet has access to your files. You can contact by phone or by email and keep things moving in your office. Perhaps you will have them follow up with phone calls, emails or even make appointments for you. There are infinite ways to use a virtual assistant. What do I look for? Someone who sounds friendly and energetic. Remember they are representing your company to a certain extent.

if you are a virtual assistant, this is a great place to leave your comment and your website!