What’s in the Forecast? Find Out at the EPIC Symposium!

California, which is on track to meet its goal of having 33 percent of its electricity come from renewable resources by 2020, now has its sights on making that 50 percent by 2030.

The bulk of the renewable resources are expected to come from solar and wind, but there is a potential problem. What happens to the electricity supply when clouds block the sunlight or when the winds aren’t blowing?

How that’s managed will be one of the many topics covered when the California Energy Commission along with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric host the fourth annual Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium on February 7 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

The Energy Commission’s EPIC program supports innovations and strategies to advance clean energy technologies that help California meet its energy and climate goals.

California’s energy markets depend on accurate forecasts of the amount of solar and power that can be counted on in the next hour, next few days, and through the month.

Panelists will highlight cutting-edge advancements in forecast accuracy and quality and explain how wireless sensor technology is helping to improve the modeling and forecasting of California’s water resources so utilities can better manage hydropower generation.

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

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