LA24 Press Office Charles Coleman, Edison International
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 31, 2016 – LA 2024 today announced Edison International’s support that reinforces the Olympic and Paralympic bid’s commitment to staging an innovative, energy efficient and environmentally friendly Games and that provides experience and support to bring the Games back to the USA for the first time in 28 years. Edison International, headquartered in Southern California, is a leading energy company that, through its subsidiaries, including the Southern California Edison utility, distributes electricity and energy services and technologies. Edison International has contributed to LA 2024 and will collaborate with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, other utilities in the region and LA 2024 to help craft a Games plan that relies on energy that is clean, sustainable and reliable.
LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “We are very pleased to work with Edison International and other local utilities to plan a sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games for 2024. With no permanent construction required to host the Games and working with experienced utility leaders at Edison International and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, environmental protection and conservation will be at the forefront of our planning and our culture as we invite the world to ‘Follow the Sun’ to a New Games for a New Era.”
Edison International President and Chief Executive Officer Pedro Pizarro said: "As a proud member of the Southern California community, Edison International is helping to create a clean future for us all. Sustainability is a key pillar of both LA 2024 and the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 strategic roadmap for the future, and we are pleased to support LA 2024 to achieve their Olympic and Paralympic Games energy plan."
As one of the region’s largest and diverse employers with approximately 12,500 employees across Southern California, Edison International has a committed and very active network of employee and retiree volunteers who are vitally connected to the communities in which they live and work. The company will look to engage this network of active employees and retirees, as well as community and business leaders, to support the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as it did during the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.
About LA 2024
In September 2015, the United States Olympic Committee selected Los Angeles as the American candidate city in hopes of bringing the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games back to US for the first time in 28 years. Harnessing the city’s creativity, innovation and diversity, LA 2024 is ready to welcome the world and connect the Games to the next generation. And with its wealth of existing world-class stadiums, Olympic Village and infrastructure, LA 2024 can offer the most sustainable, fiscally responsible and minimum risk Games in history. LA 2024 invites the world to “Follow the Sun” to a new Games for a new era in 2024. For more information, visit www.la24.org
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy Group, a portfolio of competitive businesses that provide commercial and industrial customers with energy management and procurement services and distributed solar generation. Edison Energy Group companies are independent from Southern California Edison. For more information, visit www.Edison.com
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Edison Energy Group and its subsidiaries are not the same company as Southern California Edison, the utility, and they are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.