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Should Edison Be Allowed To Profit On San Onofre's Faulty Steam Generators?

I hope to see every ratepayer in SoCal at the CPUC Oct. 1, 2013 San Diego meeting.

If you can't make it be sure to ask for your rebate:

By phone: 866-849-8390

or by email:

September 14, 2013 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Edison Be Allowed To Profit On San Onofre's Faulty Steam Generators?

Here is what Former Japanese PM Kan (1), Gregory Jaczko (2) the Former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and 2 other Nuclear Experts (3) had to say at a June 4, 2013 seminar in San Diego,CA, "Lessons for California" which was based upon what they experienced as the Leaders "in-charge" when 3/11/11 occurred:




September 14, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Edison Be Allowed To Profit On San Onofre's Faulty Steam Generators?

Lets be clear, SCE's replacement steam generator design debacle was responsible for closing down San Onofre, so if you want to ask expertise questions I suggest that you ask SCE, who approved the designs and then used their CA licenses "chop" to sign off on the designs as meeting approved steam generator standards! They are the folks that caused the debacle, so I suggest that you question them, and the other professionals at the NRC that allowed the "like for like" replacement without a through NRC review that include a public review process.

BTW: Good luck finding out, since SCE has redacted its documentation to eliminate their employee's names, to prevent them from being called to testify at the CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) investigation that is ongoing!

SCE is just getting started with their CYA media PR Nuclear Baloney* (NB) but no matter because this perfectly clear, they caused the problems trying to make additional profits for their shareholders and now that they got caught they don't want to pay for it, asking the CPUC to pass all costs on to the ratepayers!

SCE has BRASS but their request to the CPUC will not be approved without massive public outcry which is something that the CPUC can not afford at this time since they are already under investigation for coddling the Utilities they are mandated to regulate!


If you read contract documentation* between SCE and MHI you will learn that SCE had final authority over what was being built despite SCE and MHI employees reservations about the replacement steam generator design!

SCE knew about problems: The SCE Letter to MHI Nov. 30, 2004

SCE cannot on one hand be in charge and on the other say that this was MHI's fault (that they built it as designed and accepted by SCE). This is just yet another ploy by SCE to the media to transfer the blame to MHI, when in fact it is nothing buy SCE CYA...


September 14, 2013 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Edison Be Allowed To Profit On San Onofre's Faulty Steam Generators?

This is just too FUNNY, first SCE promises that their new in-house designed replacement steam generators will save ratepayers over a Billion dollars and then when they fail, almost as soon as they were installed, SCE now thinks we the ratepayers should foot the bill!.

**HA HA HA**

Get ready SCE, because now the ratepayers are going to demand that the CPUC not only make you and your Shareholders cough up the money but also pay for all the additional expenses that are going to be incurred because of your debacle!

Some estimate that bill to be about $13 Billion, so the next CPUC meeting being held in San Diego (imagine that) to discuss rebates will be very interesting.

Notice that SDG&E, a part owner of San Onofre is laying low after informing their ratepayers that everyone's bills will be going up, I wonder why, could it be to reimburse the Utility for the damages they will be force to pay for their part of the San Onofre debacle?

Ratepayers are being suckered by the Utilities and the CPUC that is supposed to regulate them for the public good, instead the Utilities have earned record profits while we the ratepayers are paying the highest rates in the USA thanks to the CPUC and remember,we have enough of sunshine to become an solar energy exporter to the states that need it, which would also jump start our economy with many new GREEN jobs.

The Final Solution?

We the ratepayers need to urge the Governor to re-populate the CPUC with impartial commissioners that will demand that the Utilities start treating us fairly, instead of like the Utilities energy slaves!

September 14, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Edison Be Allowed To Profit On San Onofre's Faulty Steam Generators?

Uprate's: Big Profits for Utilities & Big Losses for Ratepayers

Uprate's allow more power to be generated which is wonderful for the Utilities bottom line (additional profits from same "old" nuclear power plant (NPP), but it is never mentioned that generating that additional power increases the wear and tear on the NPP, which the ratepayers, not the Utility, have to pay for!

At San Onofre NPP in CA (which is also now being decommissioned), SCE wanted to install new replacement steam generators (RSG's) so they could generate more power and make more profits but their poor in-house design resulted in their RSG's failing soon after being installed! Now ratepayers have pushed the CA Public Utility Commission (CPUC) into demanding an investigation into the reasonableness of all the monies spent in order to determine what amount of money should be rebated to ratepayers. Estimates of total cost of their debacle as 13 billion dollars, yet the Utility is claiming they are not responsible! Note, because the NPP was decommissioned prematurely, there is now a shortage of money to decommission the NPP of about 740 million dollars, since this money is collected from ratepayers while the NPP is in service. So get ready ratepayers in VT, chances are that you will soon be learning that you are going to have to pay for any shortage in decommissioning costs that have not been already collected.

Uprating is only a good deal for the Utilities and their shareholders who do not have to pay for the increased maintenance costs required by the uprate due to higher corrosion rates and fatigue stress, which are just past along to the ratepayers, as part of the NPP's ongoing maintenance. Remember, if additional maintenance is required, the Utility also profits from that "extra" work so there is little incentive to prevent wear and tear, especially when Utility profits are at stake!

September 14, 2013 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Edison Be Allowed To Profit On San Onofre's Faulty Steam Generators?

Ha Ha Ha
Now SCE wants $ 2.4 Billion for their shareholders after taking ratepayers to the cleaners with their faulty in-house designed replacement steam generators that was supposed to save ratepayers a Billion dollars but failed almost as soon as they were installed!

Unit 2 & Unit 3 now have more steam generator tube damage that all the rest of the nuclear fleet combined; but the real reason that San Onofre is being decommissioned is that SCE cannot afford to have the CPUC continue its investigation into the reasonableness of the replacement project because should all the facts be made public, SCE (and minority owners SDG&E 20% and Riverside County 2% ) may be potentially on the hook for 10 to 15 Billion dollars in ratepayer REBATES, and since SCE is a deep pocket they cannot afford to take that risk!

September 14, 2013 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Four More Women Accuse Filner

I bet Mayor Filner will take some time off, take some sexual awareness training and come back ready to kick some butt...

These recall people are going to look silly when they fail....
Mayor Filner is a Strong Mayor, and will not be BULLIED

Why are those women that seek to discredit him, supported by Big SD Power Politics & the UT, while other SD News is avoided?

July 26, 2013 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Four More Women Accuse Filner

These four women lost credibility when they did not speak up immediately.

The Mayor of San Diego is a single guy and any one of the described "actions" would deserve no more than a firm shake of the head and some strong language if it happened to a women at a party!

I believe what we are really seeing is a "witch hunt" (no pun intended) because Mayor Filner is not playing ball with the Big Money people in $an Diego. They are using their money and political clout to try to get him removed from office, so he can be replaced with someone that will cater to their demands for ever more BIG Projects like the stadium deal that put our City in Debt, while making them richer!

Where is MSM's reporting about the multi-Billion dollar SCE/SDG&E rip off that occurred at San Onofre that ratepayers are still paying $70 Million a month for?

Why are Big Companies like Jack in the Box, thumbing their noses at City codes and expecting to get away with it?

Why are the real news stories not being aired except perhaps in the SD Reader?

Wake up San Diego, it's past time to stop being force fed T & A scandal stories and start demanding real news about our City that affects all of us instead of just more he said, she said fluff "High School" story.

July 26, 2013 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NRC Considers Voiding Key Ruling On San Onofre

If the NRC voids this ruling they are setting themselves up for yet another investigation, which will lead to an enormous firestorm of public outcry; gone are the days of huge industry *Nuclear Baloney (NB) PR campaigns...

Remember Fukushima! America cannot afford a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster!

June 15, 2013 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NRC Considers Voiding Key Ruling On San Onofre

Ratepayers want low cost, SAFE energy and Solar is now ready to provide it.

There are only three things standing in the way of FIXING our energy problem:

Our powerful Utilities, who want to keep us in Energy Slavery, so that we will be forced to purchase our energy from them instead of producing it ourselves for FREE (after the initial payback).

Our appointed regulators, who have a too cozy relationship with the very Utilities they regulate! They have been putting Utility shareholder profits ahead of following their sworn mandate and demanding that our "public" utilities provide energy to US at the lowest cost possible! Example: Why should Utilities be allowed to rip off residential solar panel owners by not reimburse them for the energy they add to the grid at the very same rate that the Utility pays itself when it adds energy to the grid? This would "level" the energy playing field and greatly reduce the payback periods of owning your own panels, which would make installing solar even a better deal!

Our Political Leaders are beholden to the Powerful Utilities because of large Utility donations and have been until recently hesitant to propose changes to "how the energy game is played" but now with a shrinking economy, the public resistance to ever higher energy costs and record Utility shareholder profits, energy is becoming a HOT political issue that Political Leaders cannot ignore any longer, if they want to stay in office or get elected.

June 15, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )