Serving Tribal Communities
SCE is honored to serve 13 tribal nations within our 50,000-square-mile service area on key electric utility issues. In addition, SCE interacts with more than 40 tribal communities, some federally recognized and others not federally recognized, with our transmission and distribution lines, hydroelectrical facilities, and other electrical infrastructure crossing into those tribal territories. SCE remains committed to safely providing our tribal nations (businesses and residential customers) with reliable, affordable, and clean energy. SCE partners with our tribal nations in these main areas:
- Reducing Wildfires
- Clean Energy
- Energy Efficiency
Our company also partners with the tribal nations on other energy-related issues, such as outage management, transportation electrification, aerial inspections of transmission lines, setting up new service accounts on reservation homes and businesses, and much more. We are proud to be your energy partner.
We are Proud to Serve 13 Federally Recognized Tribes
We also service over 20 state-recognized tribes in various capacities.
With about a quarter of SCE’s service area in high fire risk areas, addressing the threat of wildfires is one of our company’s top priorities.
Tribes that live in High Fire Risk Areas in SCE’s territory include:
- Benton Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe
- Bishop Paiute Tribe
- Bridgeport Indian Colony
- Morongo Band of Mission Indians
- Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
- Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
- Tule River Indian Tribe
Learn more about weather awareness during wildfire season and what SCE is doing to protect your community from wildfires.
California is moving toward a clean energy future to address the impacts of climate change and to clean the air we all breathe. SCE wants our tribal nations to know how they can participate in this transition that can help improve the health of their communities, preserve the environment, and maintain economic competitiveness. SCE’s Pathway 2045 paper outlines our vision for how this clean energy transition can unfold in a way that is both practical and affordable.
To learn more about our path to a clean energy future, visit SCE Clean Energy.
Edison International, the parent company of SCE, is one of the largest corporate charitable contributors in Southern California. Our company supports programs that help our tribal communities, based on certain qualifications. Ask your SCE Government Relations Manager/Tribal Nations Liaison for details.
Read more about our philanthropic giving.
SCE GIVES MONEY TO QUALIFIED TRIBAL NATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SCE provides a variety of money-saving ideas for your homes and businesses, including product rebates and incentives, rate plans and billing options, customized savings recommendations, and information on solar power and electric vehicles.
Visit our Rebates and Incentives for residential and business to learn more.
SCE News, Media, and Events for Tribal Nations
See how SCE helps support tribal nations in our service areas.
Ways to Connect
Lineworker Scholarship Program
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2023 LINEWORKER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OPENS ON MARCH 6, 2023
In 2021, Edison International and Southern California Edison launched the Lineworker Scholarship Program, in partnership with IBEW Local 47, to provide opportunities for applicants from underrepresented communities to become an SCE lineworker. The focus of the program this year is to attract candidates who self-identify as Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American, or female.
The program is funded by shareholders, as well as support from IBEW Local 47, and awards scholarships of up to $25,000 per recipient. The program provides tuition, tools, and support services needed to complete required training at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Graduates will be eligible for an entry-level groundsman position at SCE once they complete the Powerline Mechanic Certificate program, obtain a Class A driver’s license and complete any SCE pre-employment requirements.
Application period: March 6 – May 5, 2023
- Self-identify as Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American, or female
- Enroll at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for fall 2023
- Enroll in the Powerline Mechanic Certificate Program
- Have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent
- Be eligible to work in the United States
- Possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible to obtain a Class A license (must be at least 18 years of age)
Military veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to California residents.
Learn more at edison.com/lineworkerscholarship
- Tribal Nation Land Transfer Notifications
- Tribal Reliability Reports by City and County - Click and scroll down to City/County/Tribal Reliability Reports. Search tribes by selecting the county.
- State Tax Exemption for Tribal Customers- Qualified customers can complete this state tax exempt self-certification form either online or via hardcopy.
DocuSign for Tribal Customers PDF for Tribal Customers