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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 2015 — Southern California Edison today submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) additional documents related to the commission’s proceeding regarding the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant.
SCE recently discovered about two dozen additional documents that refer to procedural communications between SCE and commission decision-makers related principally to settlement of the commission’s investigation of the permanent shutdown of San Onofre.
In SCE’s view, none of the recently discovered documents reflect any inappropriate discussions or reportable ex parte communications under the commission’s rules. In today’s supplemental filing, SCE described the circumstances that led to the discovery of these additional materials.
“SCE strives to exhibit the highest standards of ethics and integrity and submits these procedural communications to honor our commitment to be transparent,” said SCE President Pedro Pizarro.
Last April, in response to a request from the commission, SCE submitted documents that it located after a two-week search of more than 2 million documents.
In connection with a recent, unrelated document review, SCE located additional documents, prompting further analysis of company records. As a result, SCE identified the additional documents that are referenced in today’s filing, including documents related to three procedural communications with the assigned administrative law judge. These focused on subjects like planning for a community meeting the commission had ordered regarding the San Onofre settlement and the procedural status of SCE’s claims against third parties arising from the San Onofre outages. All of the procedural communications identified in today’s filing occurred after the San Onofre settlement agreement had been executed.
The San Onofre settlement was proposed in April 2014 by four parties representing consumer, environmental and labor interests, as well as by SCE and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The commission, after an extensive and public proceeding, unanimously approved the settlement last November.
SCE announced in June 2013 it would retire San Onofre Units 2 and 3, and begin preparations to decommission the facility. SCE, guided by core principles of safety, stewardship and engagement, has established a Community Engagement Panel to support those principles. For more information, visit songscommunity.com.
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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 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.