Big Creek: Meaningful Energy

Throughout Edison’s history, we have thought differently about energy, bringing innovative ideas to meet the needs of customers and communities. Nicknamed “the hardest working water in the world,” the waters of the Sierra at Southern California Edison’s Big Creek hydroelectric system have produced clean, renewable energy for over 100 years. 

From powering electric streetcars in 1913 to powering today’s electric vehicles, watch the video below to learn more about this engineering marvel, consisting of six reservoirs, 27 dams and nine power houses.