[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] This week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved six new long-term contracts between Southern California Edison (SCE) and renewable energy projects that will use wind, biomass, and geothermal energy to generate electricity. As these facilities come online between 2006 and 2009, they will add between 141 and 427 MW to SCE’s renewable power portfolio. Wind power leads the contracts with biomass and geothermal following, respectively. Five of the contracts will result in the construction of new renewable generation capacity at a time when California is attempting to cope with surging population growth and electricity demand. The sixth will significantly expand an existing facility. The full list of specific projects and further details, see the full company PR at the following link.