Southern California Edison Hosts Virtual Wildfire Safety Community Meetings
Wildfire season is quickly approaching, and we must all do our part to be prepared. Over the next few weeks, Southern California Edison will be hosting virtual Community Meetings to discuss our COVID-19 response, 2019 lessons learned, 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan, Public Safety Power Shutoff outages (PSPS), and Customer Care Programs. For more information, meeting dates, and how to register, please visit www.sce.com/wildfiresafetymeetings
Wildfire Safety Is Our Priority
As California’s climate conditions have changed, the traditional idea of a fire “season” has evolved into a year-long battle against stronger, faster wildfires. About a quarter of SCE’s service territory is categorized as a high fire risk area. In order to keep our customers, employees, and the public safe, we’ve made it our priority to invest in improvements to help prevent wildfires and act quickly when they occur.
In addressing the wildfire challenges in High Fire Risk Areas, our proposed 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) outlines areas of exploration and application of a variety of innovative, new technologies that can be used to predict and prevent equipment failures that could spark fires. For a summary of the 2020-22 Wildfire Mitigation Plan, see this fact sheet.