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SCE Helps Fairplex Sheraton Open to Quarantined COVID-19 Patients

Electrical crews upgrade equipment to support community response.
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By Mary Ann Milbourn, Energized by Edison Writer.

On March 15, as COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County began to mount, Southern California Edison learned that the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center at the LA County Fairgrounds in Pomona was under consideration as a possible quarantine site.

Food Banks Get Donation Boost During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

To help food banks continue distributing needed meals to vulnerable communities, Edison International has donated $500,000 to five Southern California nonprofits.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

When Tammy Tran and her three sisters were growing up in Santa Ana, she recalls the food boxes they regularly received from the Orange County Food Bank filled with cheeses, cereal boxes and canned food.

“My parents are immigrants from Vietnam and were struggling. Growing up, I thought everyone got those boxes,” said Tran, a senior manager at Southern California Edison.

Electric Service Remains Safe and Reliable During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

Electricity is an essential service exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

As communities throughout California continue to practice physcial distancing amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the utility is reassuring its customers that electric service will not be impacted. Electric service is considered essential and Southern California Edison employees are exempt from the order.

Two New Helicopters Help Support Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

SCE invests in the aircraft for line inspections and repairs in remote areas as it prepares for California’s wildfire season.
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By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, Energized by Edison Editor
 
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As the helicopter, brightly painted yellow and green, makes its way toward the helipad at Chino Airport, the rotors are noticeably quieter, the size of the aircraft larger than most of the fleet.

SCE Prepares for Another California Season of Wildfires

The utility filed its 2020-2022 Wildfire Mitigation Plan today, which includes additional covered wire and weather stations.
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By Reggie Kumar, Energized by Edison Writer

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Plugging-In in Port Hueneme

Southern California Edison and Surfside I condominiums make it easier for residents to drive EVs.
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By Julia Roether, Energized by Edison Writer

Robert Bromber looks forward to the day when his very own ID Buzz, Volkswagen’s all-electric microbus, is parked and charging outside his condo in Port Hueneme. He won’t have to wait too long. The newest version of the iconic VW bus is expected to be available in 2022. And, the charging stations are already available at his Surfside I complex.

Southern California Edison Files 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Plan advances company’s commitment to prevent utility-caused wildfires
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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 — Southern California Edison filed its proposed 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan with the California Public Utilities Commission. SCE’s multiyear plan builds on the progress made last year to reduce the risk of fire ignitions caused by utility infrastructure.

Effort to Save Burrowing Owls Goes Underground in Chino

Audubon Society, SCE volunteers team up to build artificial burrows to help bolster the dwindling population of the little birds.
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By Mary Ann Milbourn

When Brian Bielfelt had an opportunity to help build artificial burrows in Chino for burrowing owls, he jumped at the chance.

“I’ve loved burrowing owls for a long time — since I was in third grade in Florida,” said the Southern California Edison staff biologist.

Installing Solar? Here’s How You Can Save Money

Southern California Edison adds a new solar section to its Marketplace to help customers save on solar installations.
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By Julia Roether

According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank, 54% of West Coast homeowners are considering putting solar panels on their rooftops.

The Microgrid Solution

Could microgrids help keep the lights on?
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By Jude Schneider

As Californians confront the challenges of increased wildfire risk and both planned and unplanned electricity outages, Southern California Edison is exploring whether microgrids can provide relief to customers.

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