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Southern California Edison, FERC and NERC Reach Settlement Agreement
WASHINGTON, DC – A settlement agreement was issued between the Southern California Edison Company, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation today in the amount of $650,000 for violations of NERC Reliability Standards by SCE related to a September 8, 2011 system event. The civil penalty of $650,000 will be split as follows: $250,000 between the U.S. Treasury and NERC, and $400,000 in investments for SCE reliability enhancements that go beyond the mitigation of the violations resolved in the settlement agreement.
 
The agreement is the third settlement related to the FERC-NERC joint investigation into the outage that left more than five million people in Southern California, Arizona and Baja California, Mexico, without power for up to 12 hours.
 
SCE stipulated to the facts in the agreement. Additional non-public, preliminary investigations related to other entities involved in the September 2011 event are ongoing. 
 
 
 
Posted On: 10/21/2014

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