Safety & Preparedness for California.
We’re here to help you and your loved ones stay safe around electricity. From what to do if there’s a downed power line, to how to keep electric cords in good working order, to free service when trees are growing into overhead power lines, turn to us for help in keeping your family safe.
Joining Forces for Safe Communities
We’re working closely with local police, firefighters, and EMTs because public safety is our top priority. From electrical-safety training for first responders to a coordinated approach to information sharing, it’s all about keeping our communities safe.
Upgrading Utility Poles
You may have seen crews in your neighborhood lately. We’re inspecting poles, and repairing or replacing those that don’t meet required standards. It’s part of our ongoing investment in maintenance, safety and repair to ensure that we continue to deliver reliable electric service. Our pole-loading assessment takes about 30 minutes, and crews don’t need to access your home or building. Three contractors are authorized to do this work: Cyient (formerly InfoTech), Utility Data Contractors (UDC), RDI Engineering, and IJUS. For your safety, each crew member carries an Edison-authorized identification badge.
Our Response to the Windstorm
In late 2011, hurricane-force winds swept through the San Gabriel Valley. The winds uprooted thousands of large, mature trees and interrupted the supply of power to 433,945 of our customers. After power was restored, we immediately started investigating what improvements could be made in future storm responses. In addition to conducting an internal review, we asked for an independent assessment by a third party with expertise in utility industry emergency preparedness and storm response. Here are their reports.