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Developing a Path to a Cleaner, Greener Future Leads to Rewards

Utility Dive names SCE “Utility of the Year” for its clean energy vision and leadership.
By Julia Roether

Southern California Edison has a long history, more than 130 years, of innovation. So, it should be no surprise that SCE is working to create a cleaner energy future. A future where the electric grid is powered by 80 percent carbon-free energy. A future where there are more than 7 million electric vehicles on California’s roads. A more sustainable future with cleaner, healthier air for all Californians.

Today, SCE was recognized for its clean energy vision and leadership when it was named Utility of the Year by Utility Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

SCE is well on its way to meeting California's steep renewables standard a decade before its deadline and just rolled out a comprehensive climate plan.

Krysti Shallenberger,
Editor for 
Utility Dive

“SCE is tracking ahead of its peers in taking a holistic approach to deep decarbonization of the power and transportation sectors. It's well on its way to meeting California's steep renewables standard a decade before its deadline and just rolled out a comprehensive climate plan,” said Krysti Shallenberger, editor for Utility Dive. “Any one of these accomplishments are notable, but taken together, they make SCE stand out.” 

“We believe that we must take action now and develop real solutions that create cleaner air and healthier communities, for our children and future generations,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of SCE. “To do this we must take an integrated approach to clean the energy system and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will take engagement from industries from across the economy, working together, to create real transformation.”

The 2017 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. Utility Dive asked its more than 50,000 readers to submit nominations. The editors chose the winners based on the impact they have made in transforming and shaping the future of the energy industry.

In addition to being named Utility of the Year by Utility Dive, earlier this year SCE was named the No. 1 solar utility in the U.S. The company delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance

The company has also won multiple awards for its two Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbines. The hybrid system, a 10-megawatt battery storage system combined with an enhanced gas turbine, cuts greenhouse gas and particulate emissions up to 60 percent. It also saves about 2 million gallons of demineralized water annually.

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