The parent company of
The hefty price tag includes inspections, repairs and purchasing replacement power.
They also took some shots at elected officials who have accused Edison of knowingly installing defective equipment at the plant.
The plant has been out of service since last January because of unexpected wear on tubes in the plant's steam generators.
Edison has proposed restarting the less-damaged of the plant's two units and operating it at 70% power, which the company argued would alleviate the conditions that led to the wear. The
Edison indicated Tuesday that the company has looked into what repairs could be done to restore both units to full power, and was told by the steam generator manufacturer,
The report also heralded a potentially protracted dispute between the two companies. Mitsubishi's warranty on the equipment limited payouts to $138 million, of which the company has paid out $45 million to date. Edison is contending that the warranty cap should not apply because of unusual circumstances at San Onofre -- Mitsubishi disagrees.
Edison Chief Executive Ted Craver said the company "bristles" at allegations made publicly by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) that the company was aware of design flaws in the steam generators and did not make fixes in order to avoid triggering a license amendment.