Current Solicitations 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.

Current Funding Opportunities Within the Energy
Innovation Pipeline:



Applied Research and Development Solicitations

Funding Opportunity TitleFunding Amount

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

$19,500,000

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

$9.5 million

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

$6 million

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

$25 million

Technology Demonstration and Deployment Solicitations

Funding Opportunity TitleFunding Amount

Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid (PON-14-305)

$27 million

Bringing Energy Efficiency Solutions to California's Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors (PON-14-304)

$27.3 million

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

$26.5 million

Market Facilitation

Funding Opportunity TitleFunding Amount

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

$1 million

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.

  • Solicitation Files. (PDF, MS Word, MS Excel files)

  • Pre-Application Workshop

    October 10, 2014
    10:00 a.m.
    California Energy Commission
    1516 9th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Hearing Room B



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.



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.



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

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.




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