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NERC and WECC Submit Joint Answer to Amended Complaint by Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc.

On December 15, 2020, in Docket No. EL21-13-000, NERC and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) submitted a joint answer to the amended complaint by Californians for Green Nuclear Power, Inc. (Complainant). The Complaint alleges that (i) Respondents CAISO, CPUC, CSWRCB, and CSLC have violated NERC’s Reliability Standards through the approval of the retirement of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) planned in 2025; and (ii) Respondents NERC and WECC, as the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) and a Regional Entity, failed to conduct proper oversight or enforce NERC’s Reliability Standards to prevent Reliability Standards violations caused by the retirement of the DCPP in 2025. The answer argues that Complainant failed to satisfactorily address the points raised in the original answer filed by Respondents. Respondents also reiterate their original arguments, with the addition of a motion to dismiss and demonstrate the amended complaint fails to cure deficiencies detailed in the original answer.

To view the Joint Answer, click here.