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ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 28, 2013 — To ensure continued reliable electric service, Southern California Edison (SCE) will invest more than $2.2 million to upgrade a distribution circuit that serves portions of the city of Rancho Palos Verdes. The work began this week and will continue through the first week of June.
SCE will replace approximately 150 poles, 57 transformers and 2.75 miles of overhead power lines to improve reliability. During this work, some residents will experience a planned power outage. SCE will communicate with affected customers well in advance so they can make appropriate arrangements.
Marvin Jackmon, SCE Local Public Affairs region manager for South Bay, said SCE recognizes its responsibility to maintain service reliability and to expand and improve its local distribution grid that serves its customers.
“Installation of this new distribution equipment will help minimize the likelihood of unanticipated and extended outages in Rancho Palos Verdes,” he said. “We hope residents will understand that there might be some lane closures and traffic delays throughout the project’s duration.”
In the next two years, SCE plans to invest $1 billion to strengthen its system-wide distribution grid, which serves nearly 14 million people. The work in Rancho Palos Verdes is just 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.