Southern California Edison has a comprehensive Wildfire Mitigation Plan intended to protect against and mitigate fire ignitions that may be associated with utility infrastructure. Residents in Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights may see SCE aircraft on a regular basis over the next few months inspecting poles and equipment on poles.
The company continues to exceed longstanding industry practices in order to further fortify the electric system against the increasing threat of wildfires due to extreme weather conditions heightened by climate change, increased development in wildland-urban interface, and significant build-up of fuel on state and federal forest lands.
This includes enhanced inspections on all of SCE’s overhead power lines in high fire risk areas in the immediate term to identify and remediate potential issues outside of standard inspection cycles.
The company’s goal is to conduct aerial inspections with little to no disruption to residents. If you have any questions, please contact SCE at 800-655-4555. Residents are also encouraged to update their contact information for timely updates by going to SCE.com/PSPS.