March 19, 2001

ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 19, 2001-Southern California Edison has scheduled a telephone news conference for 1 p.m. today to inform the media about the local impact of rotating outages in its service area.  SCE and the state's other investor-owned utilities are temporarily interrupting service to groups of customers until Cal-ISO achieves adequate power reserves.

The media may call (888) 476-6127, using access code 348398 (host name Clarence Brown), to join the conference, which will be conducted by Dick Rosenblum, SCE senior vice president for distribution and transmission.

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An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving more than 11 million people in a 50,000-square-mile area within central, coastal and Southern California.  Information explaining what consumers need to know about possible rotating electric outages can be found at www.sce.com.