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Why Overhead? Answers to Common Questions About Our Transmission Lines

Almost all high-voltage electric transmission lines are proposed as overhead for three general reasons: cost, repair time, and environmental considerations. SCE’s position on placing transmission lines on overhead structures is rooted in our responsibility to safely provide consumers with the most affordable, reliable power possible.

The California Public Utilities Commission conducts a formal review process on utility-proposed solutions and evaluates public comments in determining the best course of action.