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Southern California Edison cuts power to thousands of homes on Thanksgiving due to wildfire risk

Southern California Edison cuts power to thousands of homes on Thanksgiving due to wildfire risk

Los Angeles — Dangerous conditions for wildfires were prompting Southern California Edison to consider shutting off electricity to more than 88,000 customers across five counties on Thanksgiving. By mid-afternoon, the utility had turned off power to nearly 5,000 customers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, according to its website.  Given the risk of fires being sparked […]

Update from SCE on their efforts to reduce the PSPS impacts to Camarillo

Update from SCE on their efforts to reduce the PSPS impacts to Camarillo

Southern California Edison (SCE) is reviewing all circuits and regions that are heavily impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), more specifically looking at the ability to restore the load quickly when it is safe to do so. Regarding the Estaban circuit, there are several underground locations within the Camarillo community that may be temporarily […]

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

Is Leaving Customers in the Dark Really the Solution to preventing Wildfires?

By Debra Tash Residents of Ventura County recently experienced the effects of a Southern California Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  It was the utility’s attempt to prevent wildfires caused by their equipment/grid failures in a high wind event.  Customers were left in the dark for days resulting in food spoilage, revenue loss with businesses […]