Southern California Edison News

PG&E Vows to Reduce Scope of Deliberate Blackouts to Stop Fires

PG&E Corp. said it aims to shrink the breadth and duration of intentional blackouts during California’s wildfire season as part of a $2.6 billion plan aimed at improving safety. The bankrupt utility giant wants to reduce the average geographic reach …

Edison Once Again Seeks to Limit Liability From California Fires

Edison International once again will try to sway a California state court judge to rule that it can’t be held liable for all the damage to private property caused by a wildfire, if it isn’t allowed to pass on some …

Crews Make Progress on Large Southern California Wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of …

California Utilities Warn of Power Cuts on Risk of Wildfire

Almost two weeks after California utilities cut electricity to 2.3 million people, two major power providers warned they may have to halt supplies to thousands across California as strong, dry winds raise the wildfire threat across the state. No major …

Fire Threat Brings Power Cuts to Thousands in California

SAN FRANCISCO — Tens of thousands of Northern Californians will find themselves without electricity Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric cuts power to reduce the threat of hot, dry, gusty weather knocking down power lines and sparking wildfires. The utility …

Edison to Face First Trial Over Woolsey Wildfire Claim in April

The first trial to determine if Edison International’s Southern California utility is liable for damages from the Woolsey wildfire that tore through Malibu last year will begin on April 27, a judge said. California Superior Court Judge William Highberger set …

Risks, Rewards Accompany Faster Cleanup of Closed Nuclear Reactors

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned _ eight years instead of 60 in …

Investigators Pin Thomas Fire on Southern California Power Lines

One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in …

Utility Says its Equipment Helped Spark Thomas Fire in California

Southern California Edison said Tuesday its equipment likely sparked one of two ignition points for the massive wildfire that tore through California’s central coast last year. Witnesses reported flames near the company’s power poles in Ventura County last December and …

Southern Cal Edison Says Power Poles Are Overloaded

Southern California Edison says nearly a quarter of the utility poles checked in a recent study were overloaded and didn’t meet safety requirements. The Orange County Register says the figure comes from a study that the state Public Utilities Commission …