Sparking Investment in California's Electricity Landscape
The Energy Commission's EPIC investments strategically target gaps in the energy innovation pipeline to bring new solutions to market and make electricity in California safer, more reliable, and less costly. Smarter, safer energy advancements also reduce air pollution, foster economic development, and help achieve policy goals at the lowest possible cost. The Energy Commission's management of research, development, and deployment projects enhances private investment in California, benefitting ratepayers and the economy.
The Energy Commission plans to offer the following funding opportunities to achieve the goals laid out in its EPIC 2012-2014 Triennial Investment Plan. More details will be available as each solicitation is issued. Information on this page is provided for planning purposes and is subject to change; opportunities could be reduced, adjusted and/or removed. To receive an e-mail when contracts, notices and solicitations are released, please subscribe to the Opportunity list to the right.
When the below upcoming funding opportunities are released via Energy Commission Program Opportunity Notices (PONs), they will be linked to from the chart below. All current EPIC PONs will appear on the EPIC Solicitations webpage.
|Upcoming Funding Opportunities, Beginning March 2014||Funding|
|Developing Technology Improvements for a Flexible and Responsive Electricity Grid||$5 million|
|Demonstrating Secure, Reliable Microgrids and Grid-linked Electric Vehicles to Build Resilient, Low-Carbon Facilities and Communities||$26.5 million|
|Advancing Grid-Level Energy Storage Innovation to Achieve Policy Goals, Lower Costs, and Spur Investment||$6 million|
|Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions: Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings - PON-13-301||$25 million|
|Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities||$19.5 million|
|Creating a Reliable and Predictable Renewable Energy Future: Advancing Utility Scale Renewable Technologies||$9.5 million|
|Human Power: Investing in the Future of California's Clean Energy Workforce||$4.5 million|
|Building a Renewable Energy Future That Protects Human and Environmental Health||$11 million|
|Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid||$27 million|
|Bringing Solutions to Scale: Proving New Efficiency and Demand Response Technologies Work for California's Industrial, Water, and Agricultural Sectors||$27.3 million|
Federal Cost Share
Note: Up to 10 percent of the funding allocated for Applied Research and Development and Technology Demonstration and Deployment strategic objectives can be applied to providing cost share for these types of competitive federal awards.
|Upcoming Funding Opportunities, Beginning July 2014||Funding|
|Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs Through Commercial End-Use Surveys, Phase I||$1 million|
|Developing Technology, Environmental, and Market Roadmaps and Analysis to Guide our Progress||$2 million|
|Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid||$4 million|
|Advancing Solutions That Allow Customers to Better Manage Their Energy Demand||$21.4 million|
|Leveraging Innovation Clusters to Accelerate Deployment of Early Stage Technologies||$27 million|
|Developing the Smart Grid of 2020: Clean, Safe, and Highly Intelligent||$8 million|
|Establish Strategies for Enhanced Local Regulatory Assistance and Permit Streamlining That Will Accelerate Deployment of Clean Energy Infrastructure||$23.3 million|
|Reducing Costs for Communities and Businesses Through Integrated Demand Side Management and Zero-Net Energy Demonstrations||$28 million|
|Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs Through Commercial End-Use Surveys, Phase II||$7 million|
|Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions: Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings, Phase II||$18.3 million|
|Building a Renewable Energy Future That Protects Human and Environmental Health: Phase II||$7 million|
|Connecting Clean Tech Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Others: Creating the Networks Needed to Bring Energy Innovations to Market||$0.8 million|
|Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid||$18 million|
|Measuring Innovation Progress to Guide Future Investment||$4.7 million|
Upcoming Feedback Opportunities
|Clean Energy Apprenticeship Program: The Energy Commission will be soliciting input from stakeholders to inform the development of a grant solicitation for apprenticeship programs that address workforce-related barriers to clean energy deployment in investor-owned utility service areas.||April 2014|
Additional feedback opportunities will be posted when ready.
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