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Edison Unveils $3.8B Plan To Prevent SoCal Wildfires

Orange County Register-

Southern California Edison on Friday unveiled a $3.8 billion, three-year plan to avoid catastrophic wildfires by employing advanced technology to locate potential breakdowns in the system while reducing the need to shut off power in high-fire areas.

The 2020-22 plan was presented for approval to the California Public Utilities Commission, which has 90 days to review it.

Last year’s plan, the first, called on Edison to cut thousands of fire-fueling trees, inspect thousands of miles of power lines and consider shutting off electrical power in some threatened areas.

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