Energy Commission Preps for Second EPIC Symposium

Registration is open for the California Energy Commission’s second Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium Dec. 1 in Sacramento.

The symposium will highlight some of the many EPIC-funded research and development projects and will feature panel discussions on research areas supported by EPIC investments. About $120 million in grants are awarded annually through the program for innovative projects that bring clean energy ideas to market and that benefit the ratepayers of California’s three largest electric investor-owned utilities (IOUs).

The event is hosted by the Energy Commission, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. It is being held to help researchers, builders, government agencies, innovators and the public engage and learn more about cutting-edge energy strategies that are helping to evolve California’s electricity system.

There will be nine panel discussions and topics will include bringing emerging energy efficiency technologies to low income or disadvantaged communities, overcoming challenges to implementing zero net energy buildings, developing pathways for carbon reductions in the energy sector, creating advanced energy communities, and accelerating the adoption of microgrids and energy storage.

Panelists will include representatives from the Energy Commission, the IOUs, research organizations, and state and federal government. Wall Street Journal reporter Cassandra Sweet will moderate the discussions.

The symposium is free and open to the public. To register, visit the EPIC Eventbrite web page. To participate remotely, register through the Eventbrite link or view WebEx directions in the event notice.

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