PRIME offers competitive rates for cleaner energy 

We buy power from cleaner sources for our customers and fill SCE’s wires. SCE continues to do all the billing for everything. We simply replace their power generation charges with ours.

The purpose of the Joint Rate Comparison is to share energy sources, compare rates of generation, and show what your monthly charges will look like.

PRIME rates are set annually by the Pico Rivera City Council, so you’ll have a steady, predictable outlook on your rates. You’ll also have the satisfaction of working with a local provider, governed by local leaders whose interests are aligned with yours.

You can download our adopted rate schedules for both residents and commercial use.

Commercial & Industrial

Monthly Usage: 961kWh

Rates are current as of June 1, 2022

*This comparison illustrates the estimated electricity costs for a typical commercial customer within SCE's service territory with an average monthly consumption of 961 kilowatt-hours (kWh). This comparison is based on billed usage from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for all applicable TOU-GS-1-A service accounts within the jurisdiction of the City of Pico Rivera and PRIME's published rates as of March 1, 2022.


As of June 2, 2022, SCE’s Green Rates for 50% and 100% of energy delivery are closed to all new customers due to full subscription to approved Green Energy resources. Until new Green Rate resources are contracted by SCE and approved by the California Public Utilities Commissions, SCE will maintain a waitlist from customers interested in participating in the Green Rate program. All of PRIME’s rate products are open to all customers. Generation Rate reflects the cost of producing or purchasing electricity to power your home. This rate will vary depending on your service provider and rate plan.


SCE Delivery Rate is a charge assessed by SCE to deliver electricity to your home. This rate depends on usage.


Surcharges represents the Cost Responsibility Surcharge (CRS) and Franchise Fee (FF) that are applicable to Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customers. The CRS includes the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), which is either a charge or credit, designed to ensure that SCE’s previously committed generation resource costs are not shifted to SCE’s remaining customers. SCE bundled customers who participate in SCE’s optional Green Rate program also pay a PCIA charge. The FF recovers taxes owed to a city in exchange for allowing SCE to utilize electrical distribution lines throughout the property of the city. SCE acts as the collection agency for the FF surcharge which is levied by cities and counties for all customers.