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WCE and SCE are working collaboratively to ensure a smooth transition for customers without any service disruptions and minimal impacts to customers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2021 RIVERSIDE, California – On Wednesday, the Western Community Energy (WCE) Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution to file a “Notice of Deregistration” with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As a result, WCE customers will be transferred back to Southern California Edison (SCE) for their electric service over a two-week transition period. The decision to deregister was taken in consultation with the PUC and SCE as it became apparent that WCE would not have...

State mandates related to COVID-19 and increasing power costs due to state renewable energy requirements cause WCE to seek Chapter 9 Bankruptcy protection and reorganize finances. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2021 RIVERSIDE, California – On Monday, the Western Community Energy (WCE) Board of Directors approved a resolution declaring a fiscal emergency and authorized its legal counsel to move forward with the filing of a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy petition to allow for the restructuring of WCE's financial obligations.  Several external contributing factors have impacted WCE's financial situation since the program was implemented at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in April 2020. In...