Emergency Response Service for SCE Customers

Electrical Inspections for Agriculture

 

Southern California Edison (SCE) emergency inspections:  

559-740-7534

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) emergency inspections: 1-800-743-5000

Growers who need to obtain an emergency inspection and permit to reconnect power to wind machines or other engines will have quicker access to getting power restored.

County building inspectors will be on call to provide an emergency inspection when required and will be able to authorize a temporary permit to allow the utility to reconnect service.  The minimum charge for an emergency inspection call will be $204 (3 hour minimum at $68.00 per hour), plus the cost of the permit and service restoration fees based on amps.  Growers will still need to contact the County Building Division of RMA and pay for the Electrical Building Permit within two business days of the reconnect and finalize the permit fees and paperwork.  A similar process already exists for PG&E customers, and now SCE customers can expect a similar response for outages that impact agriculture.

Growers are reminded that building inspectors will volunteer for on call duty, and will require 30 minutes to approximately 2 hours for response time.  A grower should be prepared to leave a message on the new SCE County Hotline number with their name, phone number, and location of the problem.  The inspector will call them back and arrange for an agreed upon meeting place to locate the equipment in need of repair. The grower will need to arrange to transport the inspector to the actual site if conditions are inclement. For more information, contact the RMA Building Division at 559-624-7000. Farm Bureau wants to extend their thanks to the County and to Dennis Lehman for making this new response service possible.

 

Southern California Edison (SCE) emergency inspections:  

559-740-7534

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) emergency inspections: 1-800-743-5000


updated 01/2016