Left to right: Mike Marelli, SCE vice president, Business Customer Division, joins in congratulating KIGT Co-founder and Chief Tech Officer Jatomis Stevenson and KIGT co-founder and CEO Paul Francis, with SCE CEO Kevin Payne, right. KIGT, aka Keep It Green Transit, was recently awarded Edison’s “Clean Energy Champion Award” for being a clean energy champion and strong Edison partner. KIGT, based in Ontario, is the only black owned electric vehicle charging station manufacturer in North America to design and develop its own hardware and software. Also recognized with the “Community Partnership Award” was College Bound, based in Riverside; and A3K Consulting LLC, located in Pasadena, which received SCE’s “Diverse Business Enterprise Award.”
Left to right: KIGT co-founder and Chief Tech Officer Jatomis Stevenson, and KIGT colleague Brandon Aparicio, manned the KIGT (Keep It Green Transit) table at Southern California’s Black History Month celebration at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino. KIGT, based in Ontario, is the only black owned vehicle charging station manufacturer in North America to design and develop its own hardware and software.
By Susan Cox
On Feb. 21, Southern California Edison observed its 17th annual Black History Month celebration at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino. SCE recognized the important contributions African Americans have made, and continue to make, to our country and to the world. SCE honored three businesses and company partners for their achievements and contributions to economic growth, service to the community, and participation as education and energy-efficiency champions. The event is an opportunity for SCE to show its appreciation to the communities it serves. Edison believes that when the community thrives, everyone benefits. That’s why it invests millions of dollars and lots of volunteer manpower to local nonprofits. In 2018, SCE’s parent company, Edison International, gave an estimated $20 million to community programs that help make a difference in education, the environment, public safety & preparedness, and civic engagement.