SCE conducts aerial inspections of electrical equipment to help reduce risk of wildfires

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HEMET – Southern California Edison has a comprehensive Wildfire Mitigation Plan intended to protect against and mitigate fire ignitions that may be associated with utility infrastructure. Residents in parts of Hemet, Moreno Valley, Perris and San Jacinto may see SCE aircraft intermittently in the next few weeks inspecting poles and equipment on poles.

The company continues to exceed longstanding industry practices to further fortify the electric system against the increasing threat of wildfires due to extreme weather conditions heightened by climate change, increased development in wildland-urban interface and significant buildup of fuel on state and federal forest lands.

This maintenance includes enhanced inspections on all of SCE’s overhead power lines in high fire risk areas in the immediate term to identify and remediate potential issues outside of standard inspection cycles.

The company’s goal is to conduct aerial inspections with little to no disruption to residents. Customers are encouraged to update their contact information for timely updates by going to http://sce.com/outagealerts or calling 800-655-4555.

Submitted by Southern California Edison.