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ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 12, 2019 — Southern California Edison is encouraged by the broad scope of Gov. Newsom’s strike force report, which addresses critical wildfire issues including prevention, keeping the state on track to meet its ambitious climate change goals and liability and regulatory reform.
First and foremost, SCE is focused on reducing the threat of wildfires and keeping our communities safe with an aggressive and comprehensive Wildfire Mitigation Plan that is hardening the grid, enhancing inspections of our infrastructure, stepping up vegetation management and deploying high-definition cameras and weather stations. Consistent with these activities, SCE strongly supports the state’s additional commitment to wildfire prevention.
The report also appropriately reflects the need to address wildfire liability and regulatory reform in order to restore confidence in the state’s regulatory compact and support financially healthy investor-owned utilities. SCE looks forward to continuing to engage with state leaders with the sense of urgency Gov. Newsom called for to enact meaningful reforms to reduce wildfire risk, meet the state’s clean energy goals and ensure the safety of our customers and communities.
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 approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.