The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday could address whether Southern California Edison must make back payments to renewable energy providers, including those in the Imperial Valley.
Attorneys for Edison said during a hearing in Imperial County Superior Court on Monday the PUC has an item on the agenda for its Thursday meeting to address the back payment issue.
A PUC spokeswoman said there is an item on the agenda that relates to Edison making payments to renewable energy providers, otherwise known as qualifying facilities.
She said she thinks that matter relates to back payments. However, she did not have specific information on the item.
Edison is embroiled in a legal battle with CalEnergy, which operates 10 geothermal plants in the Imperial Valley, eight of which have been contracted for 10 years to supply energy to Edison.