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
Solicitation Title Deadline to Submit Applications Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Electricity Sector Vulnerability Studies and Adaptation Options to Promote Resilience in a Changing Climate (GFO-15-303) May 26, 2015 Applied Research and Development (S5) $2.1 million
Market Analysis of Trends in California Investor-Owned Utility Electricity Load Shapes (RFP-15-301) May 29, 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $2 million
Investing in California Communities through Building Energy Efficiency Workforce Development (GFO-15-302) July 29, 2015 Market Facilitation (S17) $9 million
Federal Cost Share (PON-14-308)Ongoing (see website for more detail) Applied Research and Development (S11)$5 million
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S15)$5 million

Anticipated Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Estimated Funding Amount
Conduct Energy Research Gap Assessment and Roadmapping July 2015 - September 2015 Applied Research and Development (S10) $3 million
Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase II July 2015 - September 2015 Applied Research and Development (S5) $8.5 million
Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (SEED) InitiativeJuly 2015 - September 2015 Applied Research and Development (S10) $16 million
Regional Energy Innovation Clusters July 2015 - September 2015 Applied Research and Development (S10) $8 million
Clean Energy Research, Technology Showcase, and Policy Forums July 2015 - September 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $1 million
Measuring Innovation Progress to Guide Future InvestmentJuly 2015 - September 2015 Market Facilitation (S18)$1 million
Establish Strategies for Enhanced Local Regulatory Assistance and Permit Streamlining that will Accelerate Deployment of Clean Energy July 2015 - September 2015 Market Facilitation (S16) $17.3 million
Connecting Emerging Technologies and Strategies to Market Needs and Opportunities July 2015 - September 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $3 million
Developing Technologies, Tools, and Strategies to Enable the Smart Grid of 2020 July 2015 - September 2015 Applied Research and Development (S6) $8 million
Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs through Commercial End-Use SurveysJuly 2015 - September 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $8 million
Reducing Costs for Communities and Business Through Integrated Demand-Side Management and Zero-Net Energy DemonstrationsAugust 2015 - October 2015Applied Research and Development (S1) $3 million
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S12 & S14)$20 million
Developing New Technologies and Applications that Enable cost-beneficial Customer-Side -of-the-Meter Energy Choices August 2015 - October 2015 Applied Research and Development (S2)$16.4 million
Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions (Phase 2) September 2015 - November 2015 Applied Research and Development (S1) $7 million
Developing Operational Tools, Models, and Simulations to Improve Grid Resource Planning October 2015 - December 2015 Applied Research and Development (S7) $TBD
Closed Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions: Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings (PON-13-301)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S1)$25 million
Developing Advanced Energy Storage Technology Solutions to Lower Costs and Achieve Policy Goals (PON-13-302)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S8)$6 million
Advancing Utility-Scale Clean Energy Generation (PON-13-303)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S4)$10 million
Demonstrating Secure, Reliable Microgrids and Grid-Linked Electric Vehicles to Build Resilient, Low-Carbon Facilities and Communities (PON-14-301)ClosedTechnology Demonstration and Deployment (S14)$26.5 million
Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities (PON-14-303)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S3)$19.5 million
Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid (PON-14-305)ClosedTechnology Demonstration and Deployment (S13)$27 million
Bringing Energy Efficiency Solutions to California's Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors (PON-14-304)ClosedTechnology Demonstration and Deployment (S12)$27.3 million
Analysis of Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Aspects of Achieving Energy Efficiency Potential (Phase 1: Residential Sector) (PON-14-306)ClosedMarket Facilitation (S18)$1 million
Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Electrical Grid (PON-14-307)ClosedTechnology Demonstration and Deployment (S13)$21 million
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)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S5)$7.4 million
Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid (PON-14-310) ClosedApplied Research and Development (S9)$4 million
Feedback Opportunities
Program Area/Strategic Objective Description Due Date
Energy Efficiency (S1) Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Request for Comments on a Draft Solicitation to fund the development of next generation plug load devices and the development of plug load integration strategies. Posted June 12, 2015.
Comments due by July 2, 2015 by 5 p.m.
Attachment A - Draft Solicitation.
July 2, 2015,
by 5 p.m.
Market Facilitation (S17) Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Request for Comments on a Draft Solicitation to Fund Workforce Training for Advanced Energy Efficiency. Posted December 26, 2014.
Comments due by January 15, 2015, by 5 p.m.
Attachment A - Draft Solicitation.
January 15, 2015,
by 5 p.m.
Market Facilitation (S16) 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 (S17)Request for Comments - Development of a grant solicitation for electricity-related clean energy apprenticeship and journeyman training programs. Posted June 6, 2014. Revised due date: July 25, 2014

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GFO-15-303
Grant Funding Opportunity
Electricity Sector Vulnerability Studies and Adaptation Options to Promote Resilience in a Changing Climate

Date Released: March 16, 2015.

Deadline for Written Questions: April 8, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: June 5, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.



GFO-15-302
Grant Funding Opportunity
Investing In California Communities through Building Energy Efficiency Workforce Development

Date Released: March 18, 2015.

Deadline for Written Questions: April 2, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: July 29, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.



RFP-15-301
Market Analysis of Trends in California Investor-Owned Utility Electricity Load Shapes

Date Released: March 6, 2015.

Deadline for Written Questions: March 19, 2015, by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Proposals May 29, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.



RFP-14-311
Technical Assistance for the Energy Research and Development Division EPIC Program

Date Released: February 4, 2015.

Deadline for Written Questions: February 13, 2015, by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Proposals March 19, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted April 24, 2015.



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.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted March 16, 2015.



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.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted March 4, 2015.



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

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: On-going.

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

Notice of Proposed Award - DE-FOA-0001225
DE-FOA-0001225: SunShot Technology to Market (Incubator Round 10, SolarMaT Round 3, SUNPATH Round 2)
Posted April 24, 2015.

Notice of Proposed Award - DE-FOA-0001108
DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)
Posted March 11, 2015.

Notice of Proposed Award - DE-FOA-0001197
DE-FOA-0001197 Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling
Applied Research and Development & Technology Demonstration and Deployment
Posted February 9, 2015.

Notice of Proposed Award - DE-FOA-0001171
DE-FOA-0001171 Solid State Lighting Advanced Technology
Research and Development
Posted January 7, 2015, amended January 13, 2015.

Eligible FOAs for Applied Research and Development Projects (S11.1) / Technology Development and Deployment Projects (S15.1) and Energy Commission Application Due Date
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number and TitleEnergy Commission Application Due Date
DE-FOA-001268: Concentrating Solar Power: Concentrating Optics for Lower Levelized Energy CosTS (CSP:COLLECTS)30 days before full application to Federal Agency is due
DE-FOA-0001289: Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems (NODES)5:00 p.m. on the same date the full application to Federal Agency is due

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.

Notice of Proposed Award - Posted March 10, 2015.



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.

Notice of Proposed Award Posted January 13, 2015. PDF file.



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.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted January 22, 2015. Amended January 23, 2015.



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.

Notice of Proposed Awards, posted February 9, 2015.

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.

Notice of Proposed Awards (posted January 23, 2015).



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.

Solicitation Cancelled. February 10, 2015.

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.

Revised Notice of Proposed Awards (Revised March 12, 2015).




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 - Amended.
Posted February 18, 2015.




Contact information for the Energy Commission's Contracts, Grants and Loans Office is contained within each solicitation.