The CPUC determined that Edison engaged in eight unreported ex parte communications between March 26, 2013 and June 17, 2014 related to the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, in violation of Rule 8.4 of the CPUCs Rules of Practice and Procedure stemming from failure to report, before or after, ex parte communications that occurred between an Edison executives and a Commissioner.
In addition, the CPUC determined that Edison twice violated Rule 1.1, the CPUCs ethics rule, as a result of the acts and omissions of Edison and its employees, which misled the CPUC, showed disrespect for the CPUCs Rules, and undermined public confidence in the CPUC.
Of the total penalty:
- $16,520,000 is based on finding that a continuing Rule 1.1 violation was set in motion by Edisons failure to accurately and timely report ex parte communications that occurred in Warsaw, Poland
- $190,000 is for Edisons violations of Rule 8.4 related to unreported ex parte communications
- $30,000 is for a Rule 1.1 violation related to a false statement about ex parte communications