Notice and Agenda: CEC Workshop on Implementation of the EPIC Program 6/22

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(See the full Notice here.) California Energy Commission staff, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) (collectively referred to as EPIC Administrators) will conduct a workshop to share the progress on Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) investments related to advanced distribution automation. In addition, this workshop will contribute to ongoing coordination and understanding among administrators, parties, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC); raise awareness and visibility of EPIC investments; and, promote EPIC program transparency. Commissioners from the Energy Commission and CPUC may also be in attendance. The workshop will be held on:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (approximate)

Southern California Edison Company

Advanced Technology Division

14799 Chestnut St.

Conference Room 110K

Westminster, CA 92683

Wheelchair Accessible

Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx™ (Instructions below)

Agenda

The Energy Commission staff will present an overview of three distribution automation applied research and development projects the Energy Commission has funded through EPIC. Also, SCE, PG&E, and SDG&E will present an overview of eight distribution automation technology demonstration and deployment projects they have funded through EPIC. Following the presentations, the EPIC Administrators will lead a roundtable discussion on distribution automation. The agenda and an overview of topics will be available online at http://www.energy.ca.gov/research/epic/documents/.

***As of 6/21, presentations have been made available and are available on the CEC’s website here.****

Background

In Decision (D.) 12-05-037, the CPUC requires the four EPIC Administrators to consult with interested stakeholders no less than twice a year, both during the development of each investment plan and during its execution. D.15-04-020 requires one of these two annual workshops to be an EPIC Innovation Symposium intended to achieve the following: share progress, results, and future plans; improve coordination and understanding among administrators, parties, and the CPUC; raise awareness and visibility of EPIC investments; and, promote program transparency. The four EPIC Administrators plan to hold the second EPIC Innovation Symposium later in 2016.

D.12-05-037 requires EPIC Administrators to provide notice of the biannual meetings to the parties on the service list of CPUC Rulemaking (R.)11-10-003 and any subsequent related proceedings.

Public Comment

The public is invited to provide comments during the workshop. Any comments may become part of the public record in this proceeding [12-EPIC-01].

Public Adviser and Other Commission Contacts

The Energy Commission’s Public Adviser’s Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission proceedings. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser, Alana Mathews, at PublicAdviser@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4489 (toll free at (800) 822-6228).

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at lquiroz@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Media inquiries should be sent to the Media and Public Communications Office at mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4989.

If you have questions on the subject matter of this meeting, please contact Pam Doughman, pamela.doughman@energy.ca.gov or (916) 445-5320.

Remote Attendance

You may participate in this meeting through WebEx, PG&E’s online meeting service. Presentations will appear on your computer screen, and you may listen to audio via telephone. Please be aware that the workshop may be recorded.

To join the workshop:

VIA COMPUTER: Go to https://pge.webex.com/pge/j.php?MTID=m638e699ec32f399e85775ba4717f054e

When prompted, enter your name and email address. You may be prompted for the meeting number and password:

  • Meeting Number: 745 631 820
  • Meeting Password: EPIC2016

The “Join Conference” menu will offer you a choice of audio connections:

  1. To call into the meeting: Select “I will call in” and follow the on-screen directions or call-in directions below.
  2. To have WebEx call you: Enter your phone number and click “Call Me.”

VIA TELEPHONE ONLY (no visual presentation): Call (866) 652-7690 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the conference code: 408 856 6098#

For international callers, go to the following site to for international numbers: https://www.tcconline.com/offSite/OffSiteController.jpf?cc=4088566098.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please contact the WebEx Technical Support number at 800-374-1852.

Availability of Documents

Documents and presentations for this meeting will be available online at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/research/epic/documents/

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