Creating a Clean Energy Future
Creating a clean energy future isn’t just a nice slogan at Edison International. It is part of an ongoing effort of the Fortune 500 company and its subsidiaries, Southern California Edison and Edison Energy, to help fight climate change and its impacts, including wildfires.
“We're creating a future where carbon-free resources power the economy,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “At the core of our vision is our commitment to sustainability and public safety, in particular, our response to the challenge of our time — climate change and its impacts, which include the devastating wildfires California has experienced.”
Edison International recently released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which shows how the company is leading the transformation of the electric power industry and operating its business with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees, with safety as its top value.
Last year, 46% of the energy SCE delivered to the more than 15 million people served by the utility came from carbon-free resources, which is more than halfway to the 80% SCE estimates is needed by 2030 to meet California’s climate change goals.
SCE has installed more than 1,000 electric car charge ports as part of its award-winning Charge Ready program. The utility also launched the nation’s largest truck and transit charging program, all part of the company’s efforts to help clean the air for all communities.
We're creating a future where carbon-free resources power the economy. At the core of our vision is our commitment to sustainability and public safety, in particular, our response to the challenge of our time — climate change and its impacts, which include the devastating wildfires California has experienced.”Pedro Pizarro, Edison International President and CEO
Edison Energy continued to help market-leading companies, including 12 of the Fortune 50, design the optimal energy portfolio solution to meet their sustainability targets. Last year, customers publicly announced more than 450 megawatts of renewable energy purchasing agreements structured by Edison Energy.
The impact of climate change can be seen in the ever-increasing number of wildfires in California. To prevent and respond to the state’s wildfires, SCE is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to harden the grid, enhance situational awareness and expand operational practices by enhancing and accelerating inspections of overhead power lines.
Edison International also invested $20 million in communities throughout SCE’s service area last year, awarding 929 grants to organizations in the areas of environment, education, public safety and emergency preparedness and civic engagement.
To learn more, read the full 2018 Sustainability Report here.
Edison Energy is not the same company as Southern California Edison, the utility, and Edison Energy is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.