July 3, 2001

ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 3, 2001-Southern California Edison (SCE) employees are available to address local groups on a variety of subjects related to the company and the electric industry, including the state's current electricity crisis and ways to conserve energy at a time when energy costs are rising.

"Among other things, our speakers can address the energy crisis, recent changes in our industry, electrical safety, alternate energy sources, electric transportation, career-day presentations, and energy conservation," said Karen Shepard-Grimes, administrator of the company's speakers' bureau.

The free presentations are available to local service organizations, schools, religious groups, and other civic and community groups.  To arrange for a presentation, call Shepard-Grimes at (626) 302-7892.  Requests also can be submitted using SCE's media Web site at www.sce.com.

Due to high demand, requests should be made at least four weeks in advance.

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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.