PIER Funding Opportunities
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Most PIER funds are awarded through competitive solicitations and interagency agreements to implement the research projects. To receive information on solicitations sign up to the right.
Big Ideas, Small Investments
Not all research is carried out in large corporations or university setting - individuals can have a slice of the PIER investment funds through the Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program. The EISG provides small businesses, non-profits, individuals and academic institutions up to $95,000 for hardware projects and $50,000 for modeling projects that show the practical side of new, innovative energy concepts. See more information about the EISG Program
How Much Funding is Available?
The Energy Commission leverages an $86.5 million PIER annual budget to maximize research benefits to Californians. The ratepayer-funded PIER program supports pioneering RD&D in these six areas:
- Energy efficiency and demand response
- Renewable energy technologies
- Advanced electric generation
- Advanced grid technology, transmission and distribution
- Energy-related environmental research and climate science
- Advanced transportation technologies