It goes without saying that Halloween won’t be the same this year during the COVID-19 pandemic and it shouldn’t be. Public health officials are not recommending trick-or-treating and other traditions like haunted houses and parades while banning altogether large indoor and outdoor gatherings and parties with non-household members. But decorations,
It’s the largest and most capable heavy-lift fire helicopter in the world and it is now available to help firefighters get a jump on wildfires that erupt. A CH-47 Chinook helitanker, that can drop 3,000 gallons of water or retardant in a single pass, will now support firefighters during wildfires,
More than three million acres have been burned by wildfires in the state this year. That’s more acreage burned than the last two years combined. With resources thin, especially aerial support, Southern California Edison is providing funding for a CH-47 helitanker to provide assistance as Southern California enters the peak
We need your help. Very hot weather is expected to continue for most of Southern California through Wednesday, causing stress on the power grid. Since this heatwave began, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued two statewide Stage 3 emergencies and directed SCE to reduce its electrical power load,
From in person to virtual, celebrations from Mother’s Day to proms to birthdays have continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, despite the virtual celebrations, so have the power outages and electrical safety hazards – Opens in new window caused by adrift metallic balloons, though fewer in number but still troubling.
Working from home has its perks. Less commuting leads to more family time and cleaner air, among them. And there are more people than ever working from home now because of the COVID-19 pandemic and California’s Stay-at-Home order. However, with the perks come some potential safety risks, including electrical hazards.
The women and men of Southern California Edison are as focused as ever on safely providing reliable service to our customers during these challenging times. In keeping with that commitment, we will continue to work 24/7 to serve our communities. Prioritizing critical work We are prioritizing critical work necessary to
Southern California Edison is counting on its customers to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census. Through a partnership with the Secretary of State and U.S. Census Bureau, SCE has launched a community engagement and outreach effort across its service area — one of the most diverse regions in the U.S.
The lettered metallic balloons were stacked perhaps 10-feet tall, the troubleman removing them from power lines was 5 foot 8. And the continuing problem? Well, it’s much bigger than either of them. Southern California Edison experienced 1,022 outages caused by metallic balloons last year, affecting 1.07 million customers and leading
Be it the turkey, side dishes or pies, there’s a prized recipe for just about everything at Thanksgiving. But, a recipe for disaster? Unfortunately, there’s one for that too, no thanks to the nearly fourfold increase in home cooking fires on Thanksgiving that make it easily the leading day for
The estimated Halloween spending this year on decorations, costumes and more: $8.8 billion. Safely displaying decorations and wearing all those costumes: priceless. With millions of Southern Californians among the 172 million Americans expected to participate in the Halloween festivities, Southern California Edison joins public safety experts nationwide in encouraging smart
Edison International and the California Fire Safe Council (CSFC) selected Orange County Fire Watch as a recipient of a 2019 Edison International Fire-Safe Community Grant. Administered through the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC), the $25,000 grant is provided to help advance wildfire safety throughout Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service areas,