Our infrastructure projects are designed to deliver the greatest good for the most people across the region. Whenever possible, we utilize existing utility corridors to minimize our impact on the environment. We also choose power line methods that align with the industry's most cost-effective standards for construction and maintenance.
With the permanent retirement of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, we are focusing on securing enough power for the hottest summer days. This involves accelerating transmission upgrades and seeking new sources of generation to increase reliability and bolster power reserves in the Los Angeles basin. But that’s not all. We are also reaching out and encouraging everyone to conserve electricity.
We are committed to delivering power reliably every day of the year, even during unusual events like heat waves. Your participation in our demand-response and energy-efficiency programs helps keep the power on for everyone while offering you additional opportunities to save.
In the past, when demand for electricity increased, utility companies – including us – built new carbon-emitting power plants. Now, with our Preferred Resources pilot, we are testing the use of preferred resources to potentially reduce or eliminate the need for new gas-fired plants in the area.