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Serving Our Tribal Partners

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 30 tribal nations, 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
  • Philanthropy
  • 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.

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Partnership Areas

Reducing Wildfires

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.

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Clean Energy

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.   

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Energy Efficiency

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.

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SCE News, Media, and Events for Tribal Nations

See how SCE helps support tribal nations in our service areas.

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2022 PSPS Tribal Nation Workshop


Tribal Nations in high fire risk areas are invited to attend the 2022 Tribal Nation Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Workshop. During our workshop we will discuss updates to SCE’s PSPS protocols and wildfire mitigation plans, tools and resources available for your community, and information on best practices from other tribal nations. These workshops are intended to be an interactive space where we welcome your questions and feedback. Please come to the workshop ready for discussion.

Click to attend: Virtual Meeting 

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This virtual workshop will be hosted on MS Teams. In order to register, please click on the link below; the Microsoft Teams information will be emailed to everyone in advance of the meeting. This is an open forum, please invite others from your organization so that they can register individually.

We hope to see you (virtually) on June 1!

Charge Ready Workshop (Pre-2022 Tribal Leaders' Clean Energy Summit event)


This workshop will delve directly into SCE's Charge Ready program and will serve as a pre-2022 Tribal Leaders' Clean Energy Summit event. Get a jump-start before others do in getting their Charge Ready plans in place. Please see the below agenda (times and presenters may change).

Click to register: https://bit.ly/CRadvantage4

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Time: 10 am - 11:30 am 

  • Welcome/Safety Moment
  • Objectives of this Workshop
  • Overview of Charge Ready Programs (Speaker: Ailsa)
  • Charge Ready Transport
  • TEAS
  • Why is Charge Ready valuable for the tribal nation and its citizens?
  • Tribal Community Guest Speaker
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Q&A
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2021 Events

Event: Tribal Leaders Summit
Date: Tuesday, November 9th
Time: 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Details:

Southern CA Edison is hosting a workshop/summit for all our tribal nation elected leaders on Tuesday, November 9th, from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. The purpose of the summit is to share information on SCE programs and services as it relates to tribal community resiliency and get tribal elected leader feedback about the content.

This summit will help answer the question: How can my tribal community better prepare for extreme weather, emergencies, save money on their bill, etc.

Topics included:

SCE Resiliency and Preparedness Workshop Topics

1. Welcome, Safety & Objective

2. How to Save on Your Bill and Other Financial Assistance Programs

3. Discounts for Customers with Medical Needs, and Information on the New 211 Partnership

4. What Customer Programs Does SCE Offer to Help Prepare for Emergencies?

5. What are the Different Types of Outages and Resources Available?

6. We Would Like To Hear From You: Open Forum for Questions and Feedback

7. Closing Remarks & Wrap Up

Event: SCE All-Tribal Community Resiliency and Preparedness Workshop
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 6 PM
Agenda includes:

SCE Resiliency and Preparedness Workshop Topics

  1. Welcome, Safety & Objective
  2. How to Save on Your Bill and Other Financial Assistance Programs
  3. Discounts for Customers with Medical Needs, and Information on the New 211 Partnership
  4. What Customer Programs Does SCE Offer to Help Prepare for Emergencies? 
  5. What are the Different Types of Outages and Resources Available?
  6. We Would Like To Hear From You: Open Forum for Questions and Feedback
  7. Closing Remarks & Wrap Up

Please email Aaron Thomas, SCE Tribal Liaison at aaron.m.thomas@sce.com to register for this workshop.

SCE will be hosting a subsequent meeting with all-tribal community members on Wednesday, December 1st at 6 PM. We’ve hosted similar workshops for cities and counties but this will be the first time we will be inviting tribal community members to attend. The tribal community workshop material will be similar, but the information will be targeted at your residential community members; this meeting will take place in the early evening, 6 - 7 PM to accommodate work schedules. We would like to get your feedback on workshop material to ensure that what we share with your community members is relevant and useful. If there are additional topics you would like information on, either during the November 9th meeting or for the December meeting, do not hesitate to send me the information.


2022 Events

Event: Grant Making Webinar
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 11 am PT / 2 pm ET
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Every year, millions of dollars in public EV grant funding are available to California fleets. These funding opportunities greatly reduce EV purchase costs, but funding programs are complex and the application process is time-intensive and highly competitive.

Southern California Edison’s newly launched Transportation Electrification Advisory Services Grant Assistance Program helps medium- and heavy-duty fleet owners apply for local and state EV grant funding opportunities—at no cost to the fleet. With dedicated step-by-step grant writing assistance available for small and mid-sized fleets, this brand-new program connects fleets with free grant funding that can greatly reduce their EV purchase costs. Funding experts are here to help you identify the right funding program for your fleet, prepare a competitive application, and apply for EV funding today!

Join this 1-hour webinar to:

  • Hear more about SCE’s free Grant Assistance program and how to apply
  • Learn what funding resources are available specifically to small and mid-sized fleets
  • Listen in as funding experts walk you through the EV grant application process
  • Prepare to apply for South Coast Air Quality Management District’s popular Carl Moyer Program, opening soon

This year will see multiple grants and funding opportunities that Tribal Nations can take advantage of and skills learned in this Grant Writing program can help increase your tribe’s chances of being awarded funding. As a reminder, this opportunity pairs well with SCE Charge Ready programs that offer free to low-cost EV Charging Infrastructure! Learn more at: www.sce.com/chargeready (or call or email me for more information!)

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