AES Huntington Beach Plant Up to Fill the Void of a Summer Without SONGS
As AES provides about 440 megawatts to the region, the California Independent System Operator and Southern California Edison, which operates SONGS, have vowed to also step up transmission upgrades and customer conservation incentives.
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It is estimated that SONGS, where thousands of leaks in relatively new steam generator tubes in two units have been discovered, will be out at least three more months.
Meanwhile, Edison says it will use the down time to perform a $64 million, California Public Utilities Commission-approved study to assess possible impacts from earthquake faults surrounding SONGS.
Guess who gets to pay for that? If you guessed anyone other than ratepayers, guess again.
Edison is hoping to build a case for keeping SONGS humming beyond its scheduled 2022 decommissioning.
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