|Norris McDonald at SONGS in 2005|
Edison is the senior partner at the massive nuclear plant. Juniors include San Diego Gas & Electric and the city of Riverside's electric utility. SCE's action is about making sure that Mitsubishi takes responsibility for providing the defective steam generators that led to the closing of SONGS" -- the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
In the notice, Edison alleges that Mitsubishi manufactured "a lemon" and could not fix
The contractual dispute is over who is responsible for the problem and how much financial liability is involved. Damages related to the failed steam generators likely will top $2 billion, according to Edison's most recent business update on costs associated with San Onofre.
Edison's notice opens a 90-day window for the two sides to resolve the the problem. If that is unsuccessful, Edison would initiate a binding-arbitration proceeding against Mitsubishi as stipulated in the original contract with the Japanese firm. (L.A. Times, 7/18/2013)