The California Public Utilities Commission approved October 25 two revised contracts permitting Southern California Edison to receive electricity from two solar power projects owned by BrightSource Energy. The contracts are for 1.3 million MWh annually and will allow for the avoidance of 400,000 MT CO2 per year. The contracts are expected to produce more than 2,000 construction jobs and induce billions of dollars in direct investment in California’s economy. The commission rejected proposals for three other BrightSource power-purchase contracts.