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ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 25, 2014 — To ensure continued reliable electric service, Southern California Edison (SCE) will invest more than $400,000 to upgrade a distribution circuit that serves parts of Inglewood. The work began last week and will continue through July 21.
SCE will replace and upgrade about two miles of underground cable and replace other underground equipment, including structures and transformers 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.
Marvin Jackmon, Public Affairs region manager for Inglewood, said SCE recognizes its responsibility to keep the lights on.
“Customers will be seeing our crews out in the community working on different projects to modernize the grid and make it smarter,” he said. “There may be some maintenance outages during the project so our crews can work safely, but the relatively short service interruptions will help us avoid more extended and widespread outages in the future.”
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 Inglewood 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.