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Southern California Edison wants their customers to pay a whopping $2.4 billion for the closed San Onofre nuclear power plant. But Consumers shouldn’t pay for Edison’s multi-million dollar mistakes, they should.
SAN ONOFRE CLOSED, RATEPAYERS STILL AT RISK
On June 7, 2013 Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that it will permanently retire its San Onofre nuclear power plant. This announcement concluded the saga of the failed multimillion-dollar upgrade project designed to extend the life of California’s largest nuclear power plant.
Now Edison’s management and shareholders are hoping that the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC)—the overseeing regulator—will sign off on a ratepayer-funded bailout for its mistakes and mismanagement. Edison is looking to collect from their customers a whopping $2.4 billion for the closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.  That’s an average cost of $490 for each customer to pay for a closed plant! 
The PUC is investigating the San Onofre debacle, but one thing is already crystal clear: It is Edison, not ratepayers, which should bear the costs of its mistakes.
And this coming October, when the PUC holds a public hearing on the closure of the San Onofre power plant and considers refunds or reductions for ratepayers, CALPIRG will be there, with your petitions in hand, sending them a clear message that “asking ratepayers to foot the bill for a corporation’s mismanagement is unacceptable.”
 “Edison Wants $2.4 Billion from Ratepayers for San Onofre”, Ronald Campbell, Orange County Register, September 4, 2013.
 Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Fact Sheet, SCE Fact Sheet, June 12, 2013
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