January 11, 2001 January 11, 2001 ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 11, 2001-With the possibility of rotating outages looming due to an ongoing Stage 3 Emergency declared today by the California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO), Southern California Edison reminds everyone that good judgment and safety should be practiced during any power outage. At the same time, Cal-ISO and SCE are making urgent appeals for all customers to immediately reduce their electricity consumption. If rotating outages become necessary, please follow these cautionary steps: Exercise extreme caution, especially at intersections where traffic signals may not be functioning; Use flashlights, not candles, if you are without lights; Turn off all electrical equipment in use at the time of a service interruption, including sensitive electronic components; Leave one light bulb turned on to signal that power has been restored; and, If possible, monitor radio and television news stations to stay informed of developments and safety instructions. SCE and Cal-ISO, the nonprofit agency that manages 75% of California's transmission power grid and secures power supplies for most of the state's consumers, continue to urge all customers to conserve power during electrical emergencies when a power shortage exists. If SCE is directed by Cal-ISO to implement rotating outages, the company will have less than 15 minutes in which to comply. Customers should monitor television and radio programs for the latest developments. ### An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 11 million via 4.3 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.