CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline Programs
Qualified Customers Can Enjoy Lower Electric Rates with AVCE
As a local program governed by local leaders, Apple Valley Choice Energy (AVCE) is truly concerned about the well-being of its customers.
If your household has limited income or if someone in your home has special medical needs, you may qualify for more affordable energy under either the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE), the federal Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program or by receiving a medical baseline allowance.
Families who qualify for public assistance programs such as Medi-Cal, SNAP, WIC or SSI will likely also qualify for CARE, FERA or medical baseline programs.
How to Enroll
If you already enjoy the benefits of the CARE Program with Southern California Edison (SCE), you do not have to do anything. Your account automatically remains with these programs when it transitions to Apple Valley Choice Energy.
If you are not currently enrolled in the CARE Program or receiving a medical baseline allowance, you can apply by going to sce.com and choosing “Help with your bill.” For more information on either of these rate reduction programs, contact SCE at (800) 974-2356.
 CARE and medical baseline customers are not subject to a Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) charged by SCE, thus accruing these savings. FERA customers are still subject to this fee.