Wind power's output is among the renewable sources for which Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed 21 power purchase agreements totaling 259 MW.
The utility says wind power comprises about 20 MW of the total, with the bulk of the agreements stemming from Silverado Power, a San Francisco-based solar firm.
The contracts are a result of SCE's 2010 Renewables Standard Contracts Request for Offers, a voluntary renewable procurement program for small projects that SCE has held for several years.
The independent power producers are responsible for any necessary permitting and conducting environmental impact studies in accordance with local, state and federal jurisdictions. There will be minimal transmission upgrades to accommodate the projects.
It is expected that by the end of 2010, SCE will deliver between 19% to 20% of its power from renewable resources under the state's guidelines for renewable portfolio standards.
SOURCE: Southern California Edison