As the first and only Mexican-American student enrolled in her Omaha public school, Phyllis Barajas was asked by her first grade teacher, “What are you?” Phyllis quickly responded, “I’m Mexican and I’m proud,” as she was taught by her father. Barajas’ immigrant parents prepared their children to live in two different worlds: a predominantly white neighborhood in Nebraska and their Mexican household.
Southern California Edison expands program to improve resiliency during extreme weather and other grid-stressing events.
by Julia Roether, Energized by Edison Writer
Virtual power plants are a relatively new solution for customers seeking to increase their resiliency to extreme weather and provide clean energy to the grid when it needs it. They are drawing more interest from homeowners looking to support and contribute to a clean energy future. Southern California Edison is increasing the number of virtual power plants available for customers to participate in.
Heather Rivard brings a passion for safety and customer care to the utility.
Heather Rivard is a Michigan native, born in Flint and a state resident for most of her life. Growing up, she loved being a Girl Scout, ran track and cross country, enjoyed spending time at the lake in the summer and her love for learning made her an excellent student.
“I always excelled at math and science and had a dream of working for NASA when I was young,” Rivard said.
SCE crews overcome multiple challenges to reenergize key transmission lines toppled by a storm.
By Casey Wian
Published on September 16, 2021
Shortly after midnight on Aug. 13, an unusually strong monsoon knocked down five Southern California Edison transmission towers- Opens in new window over a remote, two-mile stretch of the western Arizona desert.
When an emergency or power outage strikes, SCE customers can help keep their household devices running by incorporating a backup battery or portable generator into their safety kit. The utility is offering rebates for qualifying backup generation.
by Gabriela Ornelas
Published on July 27, 2021
Every day, customers power their lives with the safe and reliable delivery of energy from Southern California Edison. When that service is disrupted, whether due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff, maintenance or repairs to the electric grid or a natural disaster, SCE encourages its customers to be prepared with a plan.
West of Devers transmission line enhances reliability while expanding access to renewable energy, storage
ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 7, 2021 — Southern California Edison’s support of California’s clean energy goals hit a tangible milestone in May with the completion of upgrades to SCE’s West of Devers transmission lines. The project increases transmission capacity necessary to bring renewable generation — more than 7,000 megawatts of renewable and battery energy storage resources in the coming years — from desert areas in the eastern part of California to the population centers of the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley.
After experiencing a devastating wildfire, the Greater Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council is on a mission to make their coast more resilient with grant funding from Edison International.
For a team of volunteers, a morning walk through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is no leisurely stroll. Twice a month, they make their way through the coastal terrain with a clear purpose: decipher signs of fire danger, invisible to the untrained eye.