Southern California Edison News

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 …

Utility Seeks Cause of Damaging Southern California Surge

Southern California Edison officials now say they don’t know what caused a power surge that fried appliances in 150 Riverside County homes. Residents and fire officials reported that the March 8 surge fried circuits in refrigerators, washers, dryers, security systems …