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Attorney General Lockyer Makes Energy Price Gouging Evidence Available to Public on Internet

Widespread Power Withholding, Enron-Type Games Brought Fully to Light
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Contact: (415) 703-5837

(SACRAMENTO) – Attorney General Bill Lockyer today made available to the public previously secret evidence supporting the state's claim for $9 billion in refunds from energy companies who gouged California ratepayers and utilities during the power crisis of 2000 and 2001.

"California consumers, taxpayers and businesses were victmized by a coordinated, pervasive $9 billion get -rich-quick scheme conducted under cover of darkness," said Lockyer. "Today, finally, Californians will be able to see first hand the overwhelming evidence we have developed that shows how the energy companies ripped us off."

The Attorney General's Office posted on its Website 1,770 pages of testimony and evidence from California parties' March 3 filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the state's refund case. Lockyer's action followed FERC's decision to unseal the filing and evidentiary documents.

The state's March 3 filing provided compelling new evidence of widespread withholding of power and Enron-type manipulation that affected 85 percent of the wholesale electricity market. The California parties – including the Attorney General's Office, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the California Public Utilities Commission and the Electricity Oversight Board – submitted the evidence at the end of a 100-day discovery process.

The documents unsealed by FERC include: the state parties' legal brief, including the proposed findings of fact, and request for refunds and other relief; the executive summary of the legal brief; experts' testimony; and exhibits.

The legal brief, executive summary and expert testimony can be viewed on the Attorney General's web site. A list of those documents appears below. Because of the large volume, exhibits are available by purchase only on 11 CD-ROMs that can be ordered individually or as a set through D-M Information Systems. To order the CD-ROMs, call (800) 653-2112.

The following documents unsealed by FERC are available on the Attorney General's web site:

California Parties' Supplemental Evidence of Market Manipulation by Sellers, Proposed Findings of Fact, and Request for Refunds and Other Relief
(746 KB/176 pp)

Complete Executive Summary
(92 KB/12 pp)

Executive Summary Errata
(256 KB/17 pp)

Reply Brief
(238 KB/53 pp)

Reply Executive Summary
(192 KB/10 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Gary A. Stern, Ph.D., on Behalf of the California Parties
(4.5 MB/123 pp)

Rebuttal Testimony of Gary A. Stern, Ph.D.
(240 KB/26 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Robert J. Reynolds, Ph.D., on Behalf of the California Parties
(4 MB/127 pp)

Rebuttal Testimony of Robert J. Reynolds, Ph.D.
(552 KB/43 pp)

Prepared Testimony of William Green, Manager of Billing and Settlements, California Energy Resources Scheduling Division, California Department of Water Resources on Behalf of the California Parties
(2 MB/57 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Peter Fox-Penner, Ph.D., on Behalf of the California Parties
(35 MB/399 pp)

Rebuttal Testimony of Peter Fox-Penner, Ph.D.
(1 MB/88 pp)

Attachments to Rebuttal Testimony of Peter Fox-Penner, Ph.D.
(743 KB/22 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Michael J. Harris, Ph.D., Econ One, on Behalf of the California Parties
(14 MB/281 pp)

Rebuttal Testimony of Michael J. Harris, Ph.D.
(185 KB/14 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Dr. Carolyn A. Berry on Behalf of the California Parties
(8 MB/157 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Philip Hanser on Behalf of the California Parties
(9 MB/217 pp)

Rebuttal Testimony of Philip Hanser
(157 KB/20 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Richard J. McCann, Ph.D. on Behalf of the California Parties
(8 MB/171 pp)

Prepared Testimony of Gary S. Tarplee on Behalf of the California Parties
(3 MB/44 pp)

Declaration of John W. Phillips on Behalf of the California Parties
(272 KB/6 pp)

Rebuttal Testimony of Arthur Lewbel, Ph.D.
(103 KB/28 pp)

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