Note Regarding References to ORA: Until September 2018, Public Advocates Office was previously known as ORA - Office of Ratepayer Advocates. 


San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)
2014 Expenses Reasonableness Review


On January 9, 2012, Edison shut down SONGS Unit 2 for scheduled maintenance, followed by the shutdown of SONGS Unit 3 due to a steam generator tube leak on January 31, 2012. Neither SONGS unit ever returned to service.

On April 1, 2015 Edison and SDG&E filed amendments to their January 30 Applications, which were required by the CPUC’s approval of the SONGS Settlement, request:

  • Edison: $213 million (100% share) be found reasonable 
  • SDG&E: $39.4 million be found reasonable

See Resources section below for Testimony served by Edison and SDG&E.

Based on the June 4, 2015 Prehearing Conference, the Public Advocates Office (the Office) anticipates that this proceeding will be deferred until the SONGS Decommissioning Cost Estimate proceeding is resolved.

Public Advocates Office Position 

The Office filed a protest to Edison’s and SDG&E’s Applications stating that it intends to review the filing in-depth and evaluate the reasonableness of the request, as well as conduct an audit of the recorded 2014 numbers. The Office will continue its review of the utilities’
request when the CPUC resumes the proceeding.  

See the Office ’s March 6, 2015 Protest to Edison’s Application.  

See the Office ’s March 9, 2015 Protest to SDG&E’s Application.


Proceeding Docket 

The Edison and SDG&E Applications have been consolidated into one proceeding. 

See the Proceeding docket for a full record of 2014 Expenses Reasonableness Review. 

At this docket you can also subscribe to receive regular proceeding updates.



Edison Testimony on 2014 SONGS Expenses - January 30, 2015

SDG&E Testimony on 2014 SONGS Expenses - January 30, 2015