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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Southern California Edison Sending Crews to Assist in Restoration Effort and Damage Repair from Hurricane

  ADDING MULTIMEDIA Southern California Edison Sending Crews to Assist in
  Restoration Effort and Damage Repair from Hurricane Sandy

Business Wire

ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- October 30, 2012

Southern California Edison (SCE) will send about 170 employees and contractors
to Consolidated Edison Company of New York, known as Con Edison, to help
repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Southern California Edison employees at the company's Menifee Service Center
prepare trucks and equi ...

Southern California Edison employees at the company's Menifee Service Center
prepare trucks and equipment to be deployed to New York to help Con Edison
repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: Southern California Edison)

“During natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, it is vital to provide
whatever assistance we can to fellow utilities to help get the power back on
as quickly as possible,” SCE President Ron Litzinger said. “SCE has a long
tradition of helping other utilities during catastrophic events, and our team
will work hard to get the lights back on in damaged areas on the East Coast.”

SCE is responding to a request for mutual aid from Con Edison under the
auspices of the Edison Electric Institute, an association of U.S.
investor-owned electric companies. Costs for the work will be paid for by Con
Edison under the terms of a mutual assistance agreement.

SCE vehicles and equipment will be leaving this week via ground convoy.
Personnel will be flying to the damaged area in time for the ground convoy’s
arrival. Also included in the ground transport will be one of SCE’s mobile
command centers used for field communications and dispatching during
emergencies and disasters.

SCE is sending 12 four-person crews and support personnel, totaling about 90
people. In addition, SCE will be sending 36 contract tree trimmers and 36
contract electrical workers to assist in restoration efforts.

In determining how many people to send, SCE assessed its staffing capacity to
ensure sufficient personnel remained to support its own system.

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one
of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14
million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area
within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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Contact:

Southern California Edison
Lauren Bartlett, (626) 302-2255
 
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