Funding Opportunities for the
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program

The Energy Commission's electricity innovation investments follow an energy innovation pipeline program design, funding applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation to create new energy solutions, foster regional innovation, and bring clean energy ideas to the marketplace.

EPIC Funding Opportunities:

Active Solicitations
Program Area/Strategic Objective Electric Funding Opportunities Funding Amount Release Date
Applied Research and Development (S9)Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid (PON-14-310) $4 million December 18, 2014
Applied Research and Development (S5)Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase I (PON-14-309)$7.4 millionNovember 19, 2014
Market Facilitation (S18)Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs through Commercial End-Use Surveys, Phase I (RFP-14-302)$1.35 millionNovember 4, 2014
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S13)Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Electrical Grid (PON-14-307)$21 millionNovember 4, 2014
Applied Research and Development (S11) & Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S)Federal Cost Share Under the Electric Program Investment Charge (PON-14-308)$10 millionNovember 4, 2014
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S12)Bringing Energy Efficiency Solutions to California's Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors (PON-14-304)$27.3 millionAugust 13, 2014

For information on the approved Electric Program Investment Charge Triennial Investment plan, please go to the following report:


Anticipated Solicitations
Program Area/Strategic Objective Electric Funding Opportunities Funding Amount Release Date
Applied Research and Development (S7) Developing Operational Tools, Models, and Simulations to improve Grid Resource Planning $5 million Nov. 2014 – Jan. 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) Market Analysis of Trends in IOU Load Shapes $2 million Nov. 2014 – Jan. 2015
Applied Research and Development (S1, S12 & S14) Reducing Costs for Communities and Business Through Integrated Demand-Side Management and Zero-Net Energy Demonstrations $29 million Dec. 2014 – Feb. 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) Measuring Innovation Progress to Guide Future Investment $1 million Dec. 2014 – Feb 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) Connecting Emerging Technologies and Strategies to Market Needs and Opportunities $3 million Dec. 2014 – Feb. 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) Conduct Energy Research Gap Assessment and Roadmapping $3 million Jan. 2014 – Mar. 2015
Applied Research and Development (S10) Advancing California's Energy Innovation Ecosystems $24 million Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) Clean Energy Research, Technology Showcase, and Policy Forums $1 million Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2015
Market Facilitation (S17) Investing in California Communities through Building Energy Efficiency Workforce Development $9 million Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2015
Applied Research and Development (S6) Developing Technologies, Tools, and Strategies to Enable the Smart Grid of 2020 $8 million Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2015
Applied Research and Development (S2) Developing New Technologies and Applications that Enable cost-beneficial Customer-Side -of-the-Meter Energy Choices $16.4 millionFeb. 2015 – April 2015
Applied Research and Development (S1) Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions (Phase 2) $11.3 million Mar. 2015 – May 2015
Market Facilitation (S16) Establish Strategies for Enhanced Local Regulatory Assistance and Permit Streamlining that will Accelerate Deployment of Clean Energy $17.3 million Mar. 2015 – May 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) CEUS Phase II $7 million Mar. 2015 – May 2015
Applied Research and Development (S5) Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase II $10.1 million Mar. 2015 – May 2015
Market Facilitation (S18) Market Analysis: Social, Cultural and Behavioral Energy Efficiency Phase II: Industrial and Commercial $1 million Mar. 2015 – May 2015
Closed Solicitations
Program Area/Strategic Objective Electric Funding Opportunities Funding Amount Status
Applied Research and Development (S1)Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions: Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings (PON-13-301)$25 millionClosed
Applied Research and Development (S8)Developing Advanced Energy Storage Technology Solutions to Lower Costs and Achieve Policy Goals (PON-13-302)$6 millionClosed
Applied Research and Development (S4)Advancing Utility-Scale Clean Energy Generation (PON-13-303)$10 millionClosed
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S14)Demonstrating Secure, Reliable Microgrids and Grid-Linked Electric Vehicles to Build Resilient, Low-Carbon Facilities and Communities (PON-14-301)$26.5 millionClosed
Applied Research and Development (S3)Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities (PON-14-303)$19.5 millionClosed
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S13)Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid (PON-14-305)$27 millionClosed
Market Facilitation (S18)Analysis of Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Aspects of Achieving Energy Efficiency Potential (Phase 1: Residential Sector) (PON-14-306)$1 millionClosed
Feedback Opportunities
Program Area/Strategic Objective Description Due Date
Market Facilitation (S14) Request for Comments - The Energy Commission is seeking input from interested stakeholders on development of an EPIC grant solicitation. The purpose of the grant solicitation will be to advance innovative approaches and tools to improve planning and permitting for high-priority clean energy technologies within California investor-owned utility (IOU) service territories. Posted September 17, 2014. October 1, 2014
Market Facilitation (S15)Request for Comments - Development of a grant solicitation for electricity-related clean energy apprenticeship and journeyman training programs. Posted June 6, 2014. June 6, 2014

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Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-310
Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid

Date Released: December 18, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 1/7/2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: 2/6/2015 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-309
Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation
and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase I

Date Released: November 19, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 12/4/14 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications 1/16/15 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-308
Federal Cost Share Under the Electric Program Investment Charge

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: Nov. 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: See Tables, All by 3:00 p.m.

Eligible FOAs for Applied Research and Development Projects (S11.1) and Energy Commission Application Due Date
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number and TitleEnergy Commission Application Due Date
DE-FOA-0001166: Building Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation TechnologiesDecember 4, 2014
DE-FOA-0001171: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology Research and DevelopmentDecember 4, 2014
DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)January 15, 2015
DE-FOA-0001197: Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling December 11, 2014
DE-FOA-0001117: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation December 18, 2014
DE-FOA-0001195: The Physics Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (Predicts 2) February 12, 2015
Eligible FOAs for Technology Demonstration and Deployment Projects (S15.1) and Energy Commission Application Due Date
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number and TitleEnergy Commission Application Due Date
DE-FOA-0001168: Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial BuildingsDecember 4, 2014
DE-FOA-0001219: The Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Initiative February 4, 2015

Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-307
Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California's Industries,
the Environment, and the Electrical Grid

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: Nov. 24, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: January 6 January 16, 2015, by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-306
Analysis of Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Aspects of Achieving Energy Efficiency Potential
(Phase 1: Residential Sector)

Date Released: September 29, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: Oct. 13, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: Nov. 24, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-305
Electric Program Investment Charge
Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid

Date Released: August 12, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: August 27, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: November 7, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-304
Electric Program Investment Charge
Bringing Energy Efficiency Solutions to California's Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors

Date Released: August 13, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: August 29, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Abstracts (Stage 1): October 9, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Proposals (Stage 2): January 9, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Stage One Results, posted November 10, 2014.



Program Opportunity Notice PON-14-303
Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation
to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities

Date Released: August 12, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: August 27, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: October 20 November 13, 2014 By 3:00 P.M.



Request for Proposals (RFP-14-302)
Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs through Commercial End-Use Surveys, Phase I

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 11/17/2014 12/5/2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Proposals: December 16, 2014 January 6, 2015, by 3:00 P.M.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-301)
Demonstrating Secure, Reliable Microgrids and Grid-Linked Electric Vehicles
to Build Resilient, Low-Carbon Facilities and Communities

Date Released: July 3, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 8/1/14 8/8/2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: 11/3/14 11/17/14 by 3:00 p.m.




Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-303)
Advancing Utility-Scale Clean Energy Generation

Date Released: May 15, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: May 28, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: July 22, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award (PDF file posted September 26, 2014)



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-302)
Developing Advanced Energy Storage Technology Solutions to Lower Costs and Achieve Policy Goals

Notice of Proposed Award
Released December 10, 2014

Date Released: April 16, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: May 5, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: July 1 August 4 August 18, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-301)
Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions:
Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings

Date Released: March 21, 2014.

Stage One: Abstracts are due May 30, June 13, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Stage Two: Proposal are due August 14, August 22, August 27, 2014, by 3:00 p.m.

Stage 1 Results.
Posted July 25, 2014.

NOPA - Stage 2 Results.
Posted November 19, 2014.




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