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Technical Tours

Technical Tours provide participants the opportunity to tour and learn more about industry-related sites and projects. Separate registration and additional fees are required. Spots are limited so we encourage you to sign up early! All tours have sold out, but click here to be added to a waitlist

Required PPE will be provided for each tour, attendees must wear jeans and hard sole shoes, similar to hiking boots.

The 2024 Technical Tours are:

Anaheim GIS indoor Substation (Underground Substation) – Sold Out

Select one of the following time options:
Monday, 6 May, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – SOLD OUT

Monday, 6 May, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – SOLD OUT

Unlocking Anaheim’s Power Potential: A Substation Tour Like No Other!

Nestled seamlessly within Anaheim’s urban landscape, discover the architectural marvel that is the 69/12 kilovolt (kV), 112 megavolt ampere (MVA) Park Gas Insulated Substation (GIS). This groundbreaking facility promises to revolutionize the way Anaheim experiences electrical service, enhancing reliability and boosting power capacity in the heart of this vibrant city, home to approximately 340,000 residents in beautiful Orange County, California.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect on our one-of-a-kind Substation Tour:

🏒 Ingenious Design: Delve into the intricate design of the Battery room, where cutting-edge technology meets architectural innovation.

πŸ”Œ Switchgear Mastery: Explore the world of switchgear design and witness the brains behind the electrical infrastructure that powers Anaheim’s heartbeat.

❄️ Cooling and Ventilation: Uncover the secrets of cooling and ventilation systems that ensure seamless operation within this impressive substation.

⚑ Transformer Excellence: Learn about the cooling mechanisms that keep the 69/12kV Transformers performing at their best.

πŸ”Œ Cable Feeds: Get an insider’s look at the cable feeds that make the power flow seamlessly throughout Anaheim.

πŸ—οΈ Underground Marvels: Explore the fascinating underground construction methods that bring this vision to life while preserving Anaheim’s aesthetic charm.

This tour is your golden ticket to witness the fusion of innovation, engineering, and architectural brilliance. Join us in unlocking Anaheim’s power potential and shaping the city’s electrifying future.

Ready to embark on this electrifying journey? Secure your spot by signing up and prepare to be awed by the transformation of Anaheim’s electrical landscape.

We can’t wait to share this extraordinary experience with you.


Required PPE: None – no loose clothing, no open toed or high-heeled shoes.

Cost: $60 per person

SCE Mesa Substation Tour (Air Insulated Substation) – Sold Out

Monday, 6 May, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Are you passionate about the environment and eager to witness the cutting-edge advancements in renewable energy? Look no further!

We invite you to join our exclusive tour to explore the remarkable developments taking place at the forefront of sustainable energy production.

The State Water Resources Control Board has spearheaded groundbreaking legislation aimed at significantly reducing ocean water usage for cooling purposes. One of the pivotal components of this initiative is the introduction of the 500 kV facility at Mesa, a pivotal step forward in our mission to generate and deliver cleaner, more reliable power to the western regions of our great state.

What can you expect on this enlightening journey? Here are some highlights:

Enhanced Reliability: The Mesa facility is instrumental in bolstering our energy grid’s reliability, ensuring uninterrupted power supply to regions such as Duarte, Eagle Rock, and even as far as Redondo Beach.

Connecting Renewable Energy: Witness how these power transmission lines connect remote renewable energy projects, located miles away from the bustling LA basin, to the doorsteps of our environmentally conscious customers.

Phasing Out Older Plants: Learn about our commitment to sustainability as we gradually phase out older, less eco-friendly plants along the coast.

The Impressive 500kV Substation: Get an exclusive sneak peek at the 87-acre, state-of-the-art 500kV Substation under construction, poised to revolutionize the way we distribute clean energy to the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Our tour promises an eye-opening experience, revealing how Mesa plays a crucial role in ushering in a greener, more sustainable future for energy consumption. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the power of innovation and sustainability in action. To reserve your spot on this enlightening journey towards a cleaner, brighter future, simply sign up and join us in making a positive impact on our environment.

We look forward to sharing this remarkable experience with you.


Required PPE: jeans, hard sole shoes. Hard hat, safety glasses, and Nomex shirt will be provided for the tour.

Cost: $50 Per person

Port of Long Beach – Sold Out

Tuesday, 7 May, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Embark on a Journey to the Future of Sustainable Shipping!

Are you ready to witness a groundbreaking transformation in the world of port operations? Join us for an extraordinary tour of the Port of Long Beach, the first near-zero emissions terminal in all of North America. Here are the key highlights of this remarkable experience:

POLB and POLA: The Port of Long Beach (POLB) and the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) together represent the two largest United States-based ports, handling a staggering 40% of all containerized cargo entering the country annually, amounting to over $400 billion.

Long Beach Container Terminal: Explore the Long Beach Container Terminal, a single facility within the complex that ranks as the 6th busiest container port in America.

Cold Ironing and Electrification: Learn about our cutting-edge “cold ironing” technology, where we harness megawatts of power to electrify ships at berth, replacing traditional fossil fuel sources. Witness the electrified ship-to-shore cranes and the extensive EV charging infrastructure, which now serves battery-electric cargo handling equipment, eliminating the need for diesel power.

This exclusive tour will unveil how the Port of Long Beach is leading the way in sustainable shipping practices, reducing emissions, and revolutionizing the future of the maritime industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history in the making.

Reserve your spot on this transformative journey today by sign up and be part of the movement towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Cost: $105 per person

Irwindale – Energy Education Center and Emergency Operations Center – Sold Out

Wednesday, 8 May, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Step into the Future of Living: Join Our Exclusive Smart Building Tour!

🌟 Are you ready to experience the future of living firsthand? 🌟

Imagine a world where every aspect of your home is seamlessly connected, from state-of-the-art electric appliances to an emergency command center that keeps you safe during any crisis. Now, picture yourself in a futuristic kitchen where culinary dreams come to life.
At our exclusive Smart Building Tour, we’re bringing this vision to life, and we want you to be a part of it! Here’s what awaits you:

🏑 Smart Living: Explore a cutting-edge smart building where technology enhances every facet of daily life. Witness the power of interconnected devices that make your home smarter, safer, and more efficient.

🚨 Emergency Preparedness: Discover our state-of-the-art emergency command center, designed to keep you and your loved ones secure during any unforeseen event. Learn how technology plays a pivotal role in safeguarding your peace of mind.

🍽️ Futuristic Kitchen: Step into the kitchen of tomorrow, where culinary innovation meets convenience. Experience firsthand the magic of a kitchen equipped with the latest in culinary technology, making cooking a breeze.

This tour is your chance to witness the future of living today. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore a world where smart technology meets everyday comfort and security.

Secure your spot on this thrilling journey by sign up and get ready to be amazed by the possibilities of tomorrow’s living.
Join us as we unlock the doors to a smarter, safer, and more exciting future!

Cost: $25 per person

Center Peaker to see one of the “World’s First Low-Emission Hybrid Battery Storage, Gas Turbine Peaker System” – Sold Out

Thursday, 9 May, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Discover the Future of Energy Innovation with the Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbine System!

For years, hybrid cars have captivated drivers worldwide by seamlessly merging gasoline engines with electric motors, offering fuel savings and a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. But what if we told you that this groundbreaking concept is now transforming the world of power generation too?

Introducing the Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbine system, or Hybrid EGT, a revolutionary initiative resulting from a dynamic collaboration between SCE, General Electric, and Wellhead Power Solutions. Here’s a glimpse of what makes this innovation so exceptional:

Instant Energy: Much like a hybrid vehicle, our advanced lithium-ion battery springs into action immediately, providing energy to the grid. This enables a smooth transition as the gas turbine ramps up and takes over, should the need arise. The battery is then diligently recharged to prepare for the next cycle.

World’s First: The Hybrid EGT system represents a groundbreaking achievement as the world’s first of its kind for a power plant. It marries cutting-edge battery storage technology with peaking generation, setting new standards for efficiency and sustainability.

Stellar Environmental Benefits: Join us in celebrating this incredible milestone at the Center Peaker Plant in Norwalk. As SCE President Ron Nichols aptly put it, this innovative plant offers exceptional environmental benefits and paves the way for greater integration of renewable energy sources.

Don’t miss your chance to witness this pioneering energy solution that’s reshaping the landscape of power generation. To be part of this exciting journey, simply sign up and embrace a future where sustainability meets innovation.

We can’t wait to share this momentous experience with you.


Required PPE: jeans, hard sole shoes. Hard hats, safety glasses, and Nomex shirts will be provided for the tour.

Cost: $25 per person

Reliability Utility Owned Energy System – Hinson Substation – Sold Out

Thursday, 9 May, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Experience the Cutting-Edge Reliability of Utility-Owned Battery Energy Storage!

Get ready to delve into the world of cutting-edge energy solutions with our Utility-Owned Battery Energy Storage (RUOES) System. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

Robust Power: Our RUOES System boasts a formidable 2-100 MW capacity, designed with the primary goal of ensuring summer reliability. It’s a direct response to the State of Emergency Proclamation, which was issued on July 30, 2021, by the Governor of California.

Supporting California’s Vision: As one of the three SCE substations equipped with Battery Electric Storage System capacity, we play a pivotal role in supporting California’s Emergency Proclamation. Our mission is to expedite clean energy projects and alleviate the strain on the electrical grid, especially during extreme weather events.

Join us on this exclusive tour to witness firsthand the advanced technology and infrastructure that powers our commitment to reliability, sustainability, and grid resilience.

To secure your spot on this enlightening journey toward a greener, more reliable energy future, simply sign up . Be part of the transformation that’s shaping California’s energy landscape.

We can’t wait to share this remarkable experience with you.


Required PPE: jeans, hard sole shoes. Hard hat, safety glasses, and Nomex shirt will be provided for the tour.

Cost: $25 per person