SCE urges customers to conserve electricity during hot weather

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station California Southern California Edison urges customers to conserve electricity

Southern California Edison is asking its customers to help conserve electricity to keep the electric grid reliable when power usage peaks during hot weather this summer, particularly without the power generated by the San Onofre nuclear plant.

SCE Senior Vice President for Customer Service Erwin Furukawa said while the utility is making preparations to supply power without the output from the San Onofre facility, customer conservation will be necessary over the summer months.

The utility is taking measures to make up for the power capacity that is lo longer available with the retirement of the San Onofre facility by making infrastructure improvements to its transmission systems and bringing online 1,900 MW of generation from Walnut Creek Energy Park in the City of Industry, CPV Sentinel Energy Project in the Coachella Valley and the El Segundo Generating Station.

SCE said it will be working closely with the California Independent System Operator as well as the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, local and state elected officials and the communities served to address future energy needs.

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