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ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 18, 2014 — To ensure continued reliable electric service, Southern California Edison (SCE) will invest more than $2.1 million to upgrade a distribution circuit that serves parts of Santa Ana. The work began earlier this month and will continue through the first week of July.
SCE will replace and upgrade more than three miles of underground cable and replace other equipment, including transformers and switching equipment to improve reliability. During this work, some customers may experience maintenance outages. SCE will communicate with affected customers well in advance so they can make appropriate arrangements.
Eddie Marquez, Public Affairs region manager for Santa Ana, said SCE recognizes its responsibility to keep the lights on.
“Installation of this new distribution equipment will help minimize the likelihood of unanticipated and extended outages in Santa Ana,” he said. “Customers will see crews in the community making upgrades to the grid and we hope they understand that there might be some lane closures and traffic delays throughout the project’s duration.”
In the next few years, SCE plans to invest billions of dollars to strengthen its system-wide distribution grid, which serves nearly 14 million people. The work in Santa Ana is only one of many infrastructure improvement projects that will take place.
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.