The average cost of all contracts to meet the state\u2019s renewables portfolio standard reached an all-time high in 2008, at 9 cents\/kWh. It reached close to the same level last year. Geothermal and wind were the lowest cost resources over the last decade. Solar thermal and photovoltaic are still at the high end. The California Public Utilities Commission released the aggregate data Feb. 3 in response to the new state statute--SB 836--requiring more transparency in renewables contracts. Highlights of price information on delivered electricity include: -Southern California Edison--For wind, the total in 2010 was 7.1 cents\/kWh. In 2011, wind cost 8.5 cents\/kWh. Solar thermal for the utility\u2019s contract in 2010 was 13.9 cents\/kWh; in 2011, it was 14.2 cents\/kWh. Photovoltaic delivered costs were redacted, but the contract price for that solar power was 16.8 cents\/kWh in 2010 and 12.6 cents\/kWh in 2011. -Pacific Gas & Electric&#045;-Wind power in 2010 cost 7.2 cents\/kWh; in 2011 it was 7.7 cents\/kWh. Solar thermal in 2011 was 14.4 cents\/kWh for contracted, undelivered, energy. Neither contract, nor delivered, electricity prices on solar thermal were made public for 2011. Photovoltaic cost 17.3 cents\/kWh in 2010 and 18.6 cents\/kWh in 2011. -San Diego Gas & Electric--Wind power was delivered at 4.6 cents\/kWh in 2010. In 2011, wind cost 3.3 cents\/kWh. There is no solar thermal data for that utility, but photovoltaic power was contracted, not delivered, at 13.4 cents\/kWh in 2010. No data were available for photovoltaic power in 2011. In its initial report to the Legislature on contract prices, the commission went back retroactively to yearly prices since 2003. (From now on it is set for a quarterly report to lawmakers.) In aggregate--including solar, wind, small hydro, biomass, and geothermal--contract prices increased between 2003 and 2011 from 5.4 cents\/kWh to 13.3 cents\/kWh. The commission noted that the three major investor-owned utilities supplied 17 percent of their power from renewable resources last year. State law requires 33 percent of utilities\u2019 supplies to be from renewables by 2020.