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EDISON LAUNCHES 'PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUN'; UTILITY ANNOUNCES DRIVE FOR SUSTAINED SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

 ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Edison today launched its ambitious Partnership with the Sun, a broad-based strategy designed to make solar power both commercially viable and available to its customers.
 Edison's Partnership with the Sun has been endorsed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
 Edison announced several new solar projects and further commitments to on-going programs to create sustained solar power development across a broad spectrum of applications.
 "Edison is taking these technologies out of the laboratory and bringing them to its customers," said John E. Bryson, Edison's chairman and chief executive officer. "Solar energy is a non- polluting, inexhaustible energy source that can simultaneously benefit the Southern California economy and environment."
 As part of its Partnership with the Sun, Edison has recently:
 -- Installed the largest fully transportable off-grid photovoltaic power generating plant in the nation near Baker, Calif., for the California State University at Fullerton's desert studies center. Edison will apply by June 1 for a tariff enabling it to begin offering similar service to other customers in remote locations;
 -- Signed the initial set of contracts for the $39 million Solar Two project, the most advanced solar thermal power generating plant in the world, which uses a new, molten-salt technology. The project will be built near Barstow;
 -- Completed construction of a solar carport at the South Coast Air Quality Management District's offices in Diamond Bar, Calif.; and
 -- Has begun working with GM Hughes Electronics to develop the next generation of equipment to deliver photovoltaic electricity to the Edison system. Edison is also continuing to work with Texas Instruments on a promising spheral solar cell technology.
 Bryson said, though, that Edison's efforts need to be supplemented by broad-based public policy support. Edison is willing to pay for the value that solar power brings to its customers, but more public financial support is needed to bridge the gap between solar power's value and its current costs.
 "Solar energy is by far the cleanest energy source -- and we don't have to worry about running out of sunlight," Bryson said. "With the help of public/private partners, such as the Air Quality Management District and the California Public Utilities Commission, we can establish in California a new solar energy industry that can create jobs, increase our energy independence and clean our air."
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 /CONTACT: Ed Van Herik of Southern California Edison, 818-302-2255/


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