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Pedro J. Pizarro President & Chief Executive Officer

Our commitment to enabling distributed energy resources facilitates greater customer choice while helping achieve clean energy policies and supporting the growth of new markets.

Edison International is positioned to lead the transformative change under way in the electric power industry, which provides growth opportunities while serving the interests of our customers and the environment.

California is home to more than one-quarter of the nation’s distributed generation. Southern California Edison (SCE) connected nearly 4,500 solar customers to the grid each month in 2016 — and nearly 200,000 to date. We also are a leader in energy storage, with signed contracts for more than 400 megawatts. SCE is demonstrating the use of clean energy resources to avoid a gas-fired peaker through its Preferred Resources Pilot; the goal is to meet projected electricity growth using energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage and distributed generation. Through our competitive businesses at SoCore and Edison Energy, we are helping commercial and industrial businesses integrate distributed and renewable generation into their energy portfolios, along with other energy advisory services.

A Modern, Digital Grid

A robust distribution grid is key to moving our economy toward clean energy. We are in the midst of shifting away from centralized power generation toward more distributed resources. A modernized grid is essential to ensure reliability while enabling the emerging distributed energy future.

SCE’s grid modernization plans will improve reliability, enhance safety and ease integration of the technologies our customers are adopting — rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and smart devices that help reduce or shift electricity usage. We embarked on this journey with our customers to support the widespread adoption of innovative technologies while creating green jobs and lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Transportation Electrification

Leadership in revolutionizing the energy sector also means tackling transportation. In California, transportation is responsible for 36 percent of the state’s GHG emissions and more than 80 percent of nitrogen oxides and particulates. In January, SCE submitted a transportation electrification plan to the California Public Utilities Commission, which focused on GHG reduction and air pollution in disadvantaged communities — areas often located along transportation corridors that are disproportionately affected by pollution.

The plan seeks approximately $570 million to grow all electric vehicle segments in the coming years, including passenger cars, transit, delivery and freight trucks, and warehouse and port equipment.

Our commitment to enabling distributed energy resources facilitates greater customer choice while helping achieve clean energy policies and supporting the growth of new markets.