Utilities Can't Recoup Costs Rising From Nuke Plant Outage

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- California utility regulators said Monday that Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric can’t charge customers for replacement power the utilities bought while the now-shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station wasn’t operating until regulators complete their investigation into the outage.

SCE, SDG&E and the city of Riverside, Calif. co-owned the San Onfore plant, which was forced to shut down in January 2012 after a radiation leak. SCE decided to close the plant in June, saying it would be too costly to restore the...
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