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Energy Innovation Showcase Highlights Cutting-Edge R&D Projects



Each year, the California Energy Commission funds a portfolio of research and development projects that help California meet its energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

These investments help advance science and technology and drive clean energy innovation. Over the years, funding programs have created billions of dollars in energy savings for California ratepayers, supported the creation of new businesses and thousands of jobs, and attracted billions of dollars in private and federal investment to the state.

A new Energy Commission website, called the Energy Innovation Showcase, gives the public the opportunity to learn about research and development projects funded through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program.

The EPIC Program invests about $120 million annually for technologies and approaches that bring clean energy ideas to market that benefit the ratepayers of California’s three largest electric investor-owned utilities.

The graphically visual webpage gives insight to the various projects, lists the award recipients and funding amount and explains how the project benefits ratepayers. Projects can be searched by location, by areas of support and by research topic. Visitors can also see what energy activities are trending.

The page also highlights the Energy Commission’s goal of increasing diversity in the energy sector and its expanded outreach to efforts to women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT communities.

For more information on EPIC funding projects, contact Lorraine Gonzalez at 916-445-5295.

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