Going Green: Southern California Edison?s New Service Center in Wildomar

June 10, 2009 by  
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Going Green: Southern California Edison¹s New Service Center in Wildomar  


  WILDOMAR, Calif., June 1, 2009 ‹ Demonstrating its commitment to protect

  The environment while maintaining the reliability of the electricity system Southern California Edison (SCE) has opened a new energy-efficient service

Center here that will allow the utility to respond more quickly to power outages in the southern part of Riverside County.


 The 19-acre complex, now home to nearly 300 employees, is 39 percent more

 Energy efficient than similar buildings. The ³green² building, powered by

 solar panels, was built to stringent standards developed by the Leadership

 in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED, a national

 organization that certifies green buildings.


 State-of-the-art energy efficiency lighting allows for 90 percent of the

 interior spaces to have a line of sight to the outdoors. In addition,

 controls automatically raise and lower lighting levels based on natural

 light levels during the day. Among the water conservation features are low water demand landscaping and an underground water purification system that

 releases cleaner water into the environment.


The new service center in Wildomar is a model of energy efficiency, environmentally friendly and vital to providing optimum service to our

 customers in southern Riverside County,² said Cecil House, SCE senior vice president, safety, operations support and chief procurement officer. ³It is

really important to us to be in this growing community so we can better

serve our customers¹ needs.²


Having nearly 300 people working in Wildomar, which has been impacted by tough economic times, will help put money into the local economy, from patronizing restaurants to gas stations. The location of the new service

 center also will allow SCE crews to more quickly respond to areas such as

Temecula, Lake Elsinore and Canyon Lake. The crews previously were based

In San Jacinto.


Southern California Edison¹s opening of its green service center is an illustrative example of shared goals by the City Council and our community partner ‹ combining sustainably developed materials and facilities that coexist with their surroundings, Wildomar Mayor Scott Farnam said.

Having the new service center in our city also benefits our local economy, which is especially important during this economic downturn.

The new service center also will allow SCE to be a part of the community in a different way ‹ it has a community room that holds nearly 270 people

Where some public meetings will be held.


About Southern California Edison An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation¹s largest electric utilities, serving a population of     more

than 13 million via 4.8 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile

service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.



Will Reduce Response Times for Area Power Outages, Boost Local Economy

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