The California Energy Commission found that a renewable energy contract between the Northern California Power Authority and Western GeoPower met carbon emission performance standards. Under the power purchase agreement signed in mid-May, Vancouver, Canada-based Western GeoPower agreed to supply about 265,000 MWh a year of geothermal base-load power at $98\/MWh for 20 years. Western GeoPower\u2019s 35 MW unit at the Geysers Geothermal Field in Northern California is scheduled to come on line in early 2010. The field is 75 miles north of San Francisco and the largest geothermal electricity producer in the world. The Natural Resources Defense Council took issue with NCAP\u2019s late filing of contract documents with the CEC. Although the filing was two weeks late, the commissioners approved the agreement. Also at the meeting, the commission approved a total of $860,822 in grants for 10 proposals under its Energy Innovations Small Grant Program. The largest grants--each $95,000--went for a solar and gas-powered adsorption heat pump; microwave-induced destruction of pollutants from dairy digester reciprocating engines; and a woody biomass project. Also receiving a $95,000 grant was EnStorage, an Israeli company that develops regenerative fuel cell energy storage systems. Its grant goes toward energy storage for grid and renewable resources.