The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday penalized Southern California Edison $16.7 million for failure to report ex parte communications in a timely fashion and for misleading the commission.
Southern California Edison serves as far north as Tulare, Kings and eastern Fresno counties.
Edison engaged in eight unreported ex parte communications between March 26, 2013 and June 17, 2014 relating to the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The ruling stems from a violation as a failure to report, before or after, ex parte communications between an Edison executive and a commissioner. Edison also violated the commission’s ethics rule twice for its acts and omissions, misleading the commission.
The commission also ordered Edison to develop a public website tracking of all non-public individual communications related to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station investigation by Edison representatives with commissioners.
The full report can be found at: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Published/G000/M156/K155/156155996.PDF.
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