Cathedral City High School is the first school to benefit from a state-approved $10 million Southern California Edison pilot to provide electric vehicle charging stations, including all necessary electrical infrastructure, to K-12 schools within the utility’s service area. Construction began recently to install 12 chargers at the school.
Edison International partners with nonprofits to support efforts in Long Beach to build bridges across the digital divide.
Doris Robinson was preparing to retire after a career as a school administrator. One call from her good friend who ran a nonprofit dedicated to helping young, Black men prepare and apply for college changed all that.
“We wanted to keep these young men away from falling into bad habits,” said Robinson. “We wanted to create a paradigm shift and show them what was possible by continuing their education.”
Though it may seem that summer just ended, Southern California Edison is already looking ahead to next summer. The company is working to increase grid reliability by installing battery storage at three strategically located SCE substations. The batteries can store about 535 megawatts of energy, equal to 2,150 megawatt-hours, which is enough energy to power about 600,000 households for four hours.
As the first and only Mexican-American student enrolled in her Omaha public school, Phyllis Barajas was asked by her first grade teacher, “What are you?” Phyllis quickly responded, “I’m Mexican and I’m proud,” as she was taught by her father. Barajas’ immigrant parents prepared their children to live in two different worlds: a predominantly white neighborhood in Nebraska and their Mexican household.
Southern California Edison expands program to improve resiliency during extreme weather and other grid-stressing events.
by Julia Roether, Energized by Edison Writer
Virtual power plants are a relatively new solution for customers seeking to increase their resiliency to extreme weather and provide clean energy to the grid when it needs it. They are drawing more interest from homeowners looking to support and contribute to a clean energy future. Southern California Edison is increasing the number of virtual power plants available for customers to participate in.
Heather Rivard brings a passion for safety and customer care to the utility.
Heather Rivard is a Michigan native, born in Flint and a state resident for most of her life. Growing up, she loved being a Girl Scout, ran track and cross country, enjoyed spending time at the lake in the summer and her love for learning made her an excellent student.
“I always excelled at math and science and had a dream of working for NASA when I was young,” Rivard said.