Click here to view the 2015 EPIC Program Annual Report. Report Abstract:
The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. As part of its overall work, the Energy Commission administers several clean energy research and development programs that drive innovation and advance science and technology in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced clean generation, energy-related environmental protection, energy transmission and distribution, and transportation. The Energy Commission is one of the administrators of the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), which funds innovation investments in clean energy technologies and approaches for the benefit of electricity ratepayers of California’s three largest electric investor-owned utilities. EPIC funding is authorized for applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation. This report outlines the progress and status of Energy Commission activities funded by EPIC from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. It has been prepared in accordance with applicable California Public Utilities Commission decisions and California Public Resources Code Section 25711.5.