Climate Adaptation

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Climate Adaptation

Changing climate conditions have increased the threat of wildfires, heatwaves, drought, and sea-level rise to our communities. SCE is committed to safely providing affordable, reliable, and clean energy to our communities during a time of changing climate.

We are assessing climate change risks to make our electrical infrastructure, operations, and services more resilient. We are also identifying communities that may be most vulnerable when climate-related hazards affect our ability to provide reliable electric service. With SCE customers living in communities vulnerable to climate change risks, we’re focused on partnering with environmental, community, and faith-based groups to find the right solutions.

An integral part of expanding our local outreach efforts to communities most vulnerable to climate-related hazards is the development of our Climate Adaptation Community Engagement Plan. This plan includes approaches for engaging and sharing information with our communities based on their unique needs. In addition to understanding the experiences and collecting the perspectives of our customers regarding climate change risks, in the coming months we will share SCE’s climate adaptation strategies for addressing these risks and keeping our communities safe.

Community Leadership Roles

Throughout SCE’s local outreach efforts, community leaders and stakeholders expressed interest in further supporting climate adaptation community engagement work. We listened carefully and have developed leadership roles for community members to support this effort. If you are a community leader with an organization serving Disadvantaged Vulnerable Communities (DVCs) in SCE’s service area (see map below), please help us reach these critical communities by applying for a paid leadership role:

SCE Climate Adaptation Leadership Role Request for Proposal.

Due Date: Submissions due Sept. 8, 2021

Join us for an Information Session on Sept. 1, 2021 from 12-1 p.m.

Link to Join: Microsoft Teams (For questions, please email climateaction@sce.com)

Or call in (audio only): Phone: (213) 297-0156   Conference ID: 170 529 019 # 

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Vulnerable Communities

The Disadvantaged Vulnerable Communities* map identifies the communities and areas most vulnerable to changing climate conditions. The map uses different colors to show the most vulnerable communities, due to economic burdens and adverse climate impacts.

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*The California Public Utilities Commission designated disadvantaged vulnerable communities are those communities most vulnerable to climate change.

Data sources for the Disadvantaged Vulnerable Communities map include: U.S. Census Bureau 2018 demographic and median household income data maps, California’s CalEnviroScreen data maps, U.S. Department of Interior Indian Affairs  data maps and Bureau of Indian Affairs regional data.