CPUC Decommissioning

Alternate link to Gilmore Opening Brief, October 15, 2015

Pursuant to Rule 13.11 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, Donna
Gilmore submits her Opening Brief in proceeding A.14-12-007. For the reasons set forth below, the Commission should: (1) adopt Ms. Gilmore’s proposed modifications to DCE’s cost estimate for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) to account the system’s uncertain lifespan and the DOE’s uncertain pickup date; (2) deny SCE’s procedural proposal for handling future SONGS decommissioning expenses as it applies to construction projects; and (3) find that the DCE does not provide an adequate basis for authorizing the withdrawal or expenditure of
Decommissioning Trust funds on construction projects.

Donna Gilmore presented testimony and filed briefs on meritorious issues related to nuclear power that were outside the scope of this proceeding.