CPUC SEEKS TO DENY SCE, SDG&E COST RECOVERY ON SAN ONOFRE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            
PRESS RELEASE
Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, 
news@cpuc.ca.gov<mailto:news@cpuc.ca.gov>                   Docket #s: 
A.12-08-001, 
A.12-10-002 
CPUC PROPOSALS DENY SCE AND SDG&E COST RECOVERY FOR
SAN ONOFRE-RELATED POWER PURCHASES 
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2013 - The California Public Utilities Commission 
(CPUC) today will issue two proposals for Commissioner consideration regarding 
the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that would deny reimbursement to 
Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for power 
purchase costs incurred due to the non-operation of San Onofre. 
San Onofre Units 2 and 3 were temporarily shut down in January 2012, and were 
permanently closed on June 7, 2013.  The CPUC has an open investigation into 
the unanticipated outage, which includes evaluating whether to remove all costs 
related to San Onofre from the rates of SCE and SDG&E going forward, and 
whether to refund San Onofre-related costs already collected in rates back to 
January 1, 2012. 
"I want to assure customers that they will not pay twice for the costs 
associated with the outage of San Onofre while the CPUC investigation comes to 
its conclusion. This is a question of fundamental fairness to customers," said 
CPUC Commissioner Mike Florio. "We expect SCE and SDG&E to continue to procure 
energy to meet customer needs and according to our long-term plans and 
renewable energy goals." 
If approved, the Proposed Decisions would withhold costs for power procurement 
above and beyond the normal operations of San Onofre from SCE's and SDG&E's 
rates today, and order the utilities to track those costs separately.  The 
withholding will continue until the CPUC resolves the San Onofre investigation.
While SCE's and SDG&E's rates will rise to cover standard procurement costs in 
2013, the CPUC's proposed withholding will keep the increases lower than they 
otherwise would have been.  For SCE's rates, the increase is estimated to be 
approximately $200 million, which is about 0.2 cents/kWh. For SDG&E's rates, 
the increase is estimated at approximately $118 million, which is about 0.5 
cents/kWh. 
The Proposed Decisions are on the agenda of the CPUC's October 31, 2013, Voting 
Meeting and will be available by 5 p.m. today at: 
www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/hottopics/1Energy/September_2013_SCE_and_SDGE_ERRA.htm<http:
//www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/hottopics/1Energy/September_2013_SCE_and_SDGE_ERRA.htm>. 
For more information on the CPUC, please visit 
www.cpuc.ca.gov<http://www.cpuc.ca.gov>.
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Terrie Prosper
Director, News and Public Information Office
California Public Utilities Commission
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