The California Public Utilities Commission rejected one wind power contract with Pacific Gas & Electric and heartily approved another for Southern California Edison May 15. \u201cPG&E needs to take seriously our [administrative] decisions,\u201d said commissioner Dian Grueneich. The rub on the contract--50 MW of imported power from the public utility district of Klickitat County, Washington, for 3.5 years--was that it did not follow the terms and conditions of the state\u2019s renewable portfolio standard order. PG&E asked the commission to approve the contract as a \u201ctradable\u201d transaction for renewable credits. The problem, according to commissioner John Bohn, is that the regulators have not yet put out detailed rules for renewable energy credits. \u201cWe gotta get this REC stuff out,\u201d he said. \u201cWe haven\u2019t focused on the rules of the game.\u201d While unanimously voting against the contract, the commission invited PG&E to resubmit the contract under regulatory rules. Another wind contract from Edison was approved. \u201cIt\u2019s one of the largest contracts in history,\u201d said commission president Mike Peevey. The deal calls for 1,500 MW of power from the Alta project in the Tehachapi Mountains to Edison territory. According to Peevey, the cost of the power would be below market price. It is set to go online in 2010. \u201cIt\u2019s substantial in meeting the RPS [renewable portfolio standard] goals, Peevey added. Stu Hemphill, Edison vice president of renewable energy and alternative power said the contract has built-in flexibility, even though the transmission line from the wind site and the main load use has yet to be built. According to Hemphill, the turbines have multiple online dates. They may arrive earlier or later, depending on the availability of turbines--which are dear in the market at this time. \u201cWe were creative because of all the uncertainty,\u201d he added.