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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, news@cpuc.ca.gov Docket #: Res-E-4230

CPUC TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL WITH APPROVAL OF EDISON CONTRACTS

SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2009 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved two new renewable energy contracts for Southern California Edison, continuing the state's commitment to renewable power.


The table below provides a brief description of the projects:

Generating facility

Type

Term Years

Capacity (MW)

GWh Energy

Expected Online

Date

Location

Flex Kern

Biomass

20

100 kW - 5 MW

.876 - 30.7

June 2012

Edison, CA

Flex Bernardino

Biomass

20

100 kW - 2 MW

.876 - 12.3

June 2012

Redlands, CA

The CPUC's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, one of the most ambitious renewable energy standards in the country, requires Investor Owned Utilities, Energy Service Providers, and Community Choice Aggregators operating in California to obtain 20 percent of their retail sales from renewable energy sources by 2010.

The Flex Kern and Flex Bernardino projects are the second batch of FlexEnergy, LLC projects signed under Edison's Standard Biomass Program. Edison's Biomass Program and the FlexEnergy contracts support the goals of the Governor's Bioenergy Executive Order S-06-06. Both projects will be new gas-to-energy facilities located at landfills and will utilize new technology that can operate using low methane concentrations of landfill gas. Each project will initially have a capacity of 100 kW, which will increase over two years to reach a maximum capacity of 2 and 5 MW. The FlexEnergy projects, which will deliver all of their output to the grid, will advance the development of landfill gas energy production technology.

For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.

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