CalEnergy this morning was moving to file legal documents that would expedite its $45 million lawsuit filed Tuesday against Southern California Edison.
Vince Signorotti, land manager for CalEnergy, said this morning the company cannot wait through a long court process to settle the issue. He said there must be action soon.
"Frankly, we are in a serious cash-flow situation," he said. "We cannot go on indefinitely without being paid."
CalEnergy has a contract to supply power to Edison. Eight of CalEnergy's 10 plants in the Imperial Valley supply power to Edison.
Signorotti said Edison has not made payments to CalEnergy since November.
The lawsuit, filed in Imperial County Superior Court, asks the court to force Edison to pay $45 million in back payments for November and December.