Two weeks after geothermal producer CalEnergy won its first court victory against Southern California Edison, the two will be back in court Monday for the next phase of their legal battle.
During a hearing to start at 8:30 a.m. before Imperial County Superior Court Judge Donal Donnelly, CalEnergy will ask the court to force Edison to pay at least $99 million owed to CalEnergy.
CalEnergy officials have said Edison owes about $140 million based on a contract in which eight of CalEnergy's 10 geothermal plants in the Valley supplied energy to Edison. Since November Edison has not made payments to CalEnergy.
CalEnergy filed a lawsuit against Edison seeking two court actions; that the court allow CalEnergy to sell its power to a utility that will pay for it and that Edison be forced to pay.