EPA Recognizes Southern California Edison for its Global Climate Protection Efforts
Southern California Edison (SCE) received an award from the U.S. EPA Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) Emission Reduction Partnership at its 4th International Conference on SF6 and the Environment. SCE has been instrumental in sharing information with EPA, electric power associations, and other power companies regarding SF6 management practices and emission reduction activities.
SCE, an Irvine, California based electric company, joined the SF6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems in March 2001. The company has since reduced its SF6 emissions by 32 percent. SCE’s SF6 emission rate is lower than the overall average of 8 percent for the Partnership, which is remarkable given the company’s size and the amount of SF6 equipment it maintains. Read the EPA news brief.