The electrical billing is done internally, not through SCE.
SCE bills our facility one general bill for all electrical use. We have installed Sub Meters, that measure the electrical usage for each unit owner. Since this is a commercial
project, if SCE were to do the billing, the monthly meter fee as of 5/1/2016 is .836 cent per day or $25.08 per month without any electrical usage.
See SCE meter rates HERE (.pdf download)
The developer of the facility recognized these large monthly fees, and considering monthly use is generally less the $10 per month, it seemed unfair. So the private sub meters were installed to avoid the large SCE recurring fees.
The meter fee has been established at $5 per meter per month, to allow payment to someone to read 107 meters every month, and produce 107 invoices, and pay the postage to mail them out. The electrical bills (reimbursements) are sent out every three months.
By law, we cannot, nor do we mark up the electrical charges, and we are allowed to charge up to $9 per month for meter reading. We only chage $5. You are charged exactly the same rate as the facility is charged by SCE. Each month, the rate we are charged changes, due to season, demand and other factors. Since the rates change every month, we are forced to read the meters each month to make it as fair as possible to everyone.