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CPUC Public Hearing Regarding Southern California Edison’s PSPS

CPUC Public Hearing Regarding Southern California Edison’s PSPS

I am sure that we all have had our power shut off recently by Southern California Edison (SCE). There is a legitimate public safety concern that drives the shut offs. However, a monopoly provider of an essential service like electricity has a number of special responsibilities. Two of those responsibilities are meaningful transparency and a […]

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 […]

Notice of Public Forums for Southern California Edison Company’s 2021 General Rate Case A.19-08-013

Notice of Public Forums for Southern California Edison Company’s 2021 General Rate Case A.19-08-013

Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in a public forum regarding SCE’s application to raise electricity rates. At the public forum, you can make comments and raise concerns with the CPUC’s Administrative Law Judge(s) (Judge) who are overseeing this […]

Southern California Edison: Wildfire Season

Southern California Edison: Wildfire Season

  Register on Twitter Wildfire season is quickly approaching and we all must do our part to be prepared. On May 27th, @SCE will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss their wildfire efforts in the Santa Paula and Fillmore areas. To register, please visit conta.cc/2zN3i5h Register on Facebook Wildfire season is quickly approaching, […]

City of Ventura Announces $8 Million Settlement with Southern California Edison for Thomas Wildfire Claims

City of Ventura Announces $8 Million Settlement with Southern California Edison for Thomas Wildfire Claims

Today, the City of Ventura announces an $8 million settlement with Southern California Edison Company to resolve wildfire claims resulting from the 2017 Thomas Fire. The City of Ventura’s $8 million settlement is part of a larger settlement for a group of six public entities, including the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Montecito Debris Flow, […]

County receives $20 million settlement from Southern California Edison for wildfire claims

County receives $20 million settlement from Southern California Edison for wildfire claims

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has agreed to a $20.8 million settlement with Southern California Edison to resolve claims resulting from the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. After costs and attorney’s fees, the County will receive a net total of $16.7 million. “This settlement is a big step in offsetting […]

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 […]

Over 300K Southern California Edison customers could lose power amid wildfire threat

Over 300K Southern California Edison customers could lose power amid wildfire threat

Over 300,000 Southern California Edison customers across southern and central California could lose power as the utility considers preemptively shutting off electricity to reduce the risk of fire. The “public safety power shutoff” is aimed at lowering the threat of blazes erupting amid expected windy conditions, SCE said. Areas without power and under consideration for power […]

Behind the Utility-Induced Blackouts

Behind the Utility-Induced Blackouts

  By Richard Eber With the threat of high winds igniting wildfires in California, the two largest utilities Southern California Edison & Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)  in the name of public safety, have cut power to over one million customers throughout the State. Given what has transpired we have to ask: Are the utilities […]

Parts of the County affected by Blackouts

Parts of the County affected by Blackouts

From the Southern California Edison website: Public Safety Power Shutoff – Am I Impacted? Due to weather conditions that may create the potential for elevated fire risk, Public Safety Power Shutoffs are under consideration in parts of the SCE service territory. To find out if you are impacted, please refer to the information below. If […]

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