Cheaper Power Goes to Supremes

By Published On: December 3, 2010

The California Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in the next few weeks regarding the City of Los Angeles v. Tesoro Refining case, a territorial rights battle between the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and Southern California Edison. The court was scheduled to hear arguments on this case this week Both utilities had been providing power to the refinery, which is located partially in the cities of L.A. and Carson. The facility’s owner, Tesoro Refining, took action to have power delivered solely by Edison, which offers cheaper rates. The city sued, but lost. LADWP, with other public utilities, then appealed to the California Supreme Court. The court received the case in early November. The court is expected to issue a decision on the appeal in the case by early January.

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