National Council of Minorities in Energy Partners with Southern California Edison to Present an Outreach Workshop for Diverse Suppliers in Power Procurement

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rosemead, CA, Dec. 20, 2011—The National Council of Minorities in Energy (NCME) and Southern California Edison (SCE) hosted their first workshop to maximize the participation of diverse business enterprises (DBE’s) in the energy procurement process. Information was given on how to submit bids or offers to SCE in order to facilitate utility procurement.

The workshop included presentations by SCE senior managers on power and gas procurement, renewable procurement and supplier diversity programs and development overview. The breakout sessions provided resources and tools on how to become a more successful supplier, which included information on products or services that SCE purchases and the qualification process.

NCME was represented at the workshop by Chairman Ezekiel Patten, Jr., past Chairman Jerry V. Curry, Vice-Chairman Joe Alderete, SCE and, board members Suyen Pell, Frank Geary, and Juan Ramon Zarco. Chairman Ezekiel Patten, Jr. gave an overview of NCME, its purpose, goals and future direction.

About the National Council of Minorities in Energy

NCME is the nation’s premier non-profit business trade association promoting the development and utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the energy sector and energy related industries across the United States and in international markets. The purpose for which the Corporation is organized is to act as a business league within the meaning of Section 501 C (6) of the Code including but not limited to promotion of the development and utilization of minority and/or women -owned businesses in the energy and energy-related industries. For more information, please visit

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. For more information, please visit .


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