The Electric Program Investment Charge
Proposed 2012-14 Triennial Investment Plan
Staff Final Report
Note: The Commission Final Report was published November 1, 2012.
Download Report, Posted October 23, 2012.
(PDF file, 247 pages, 3.1 MB)
Publication Number: CEC-500-2012-082-SF
Publication Date: October 2012
Errata to the Investment Plan, (PDF file, 8 pages, 63 kb)
Appendices A–E, (PDF file, 84 pages, 946 kb)
Appendix F, (PDF file, 5 pages, 132 kb)
Sample Program Opportunity Notice Template.
(PDF file, 63 pages, 614 kb)
Sample Budget Form.
(Excel file, 1.6 MB)
Sample Invoice Template.
(Excel file, 1.6 MB)
The California Energy Commission has prepared this triennial investment plan (2012 - 2014) for the new Electric Program Investment Charge program in response to the California Public Utilities Commission's May 31, 2012, Phase 2 Decision 12‐05‐037. This decision established the Electric Program Investment Charge program to fund electric public interest investments in applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation for clean energy technologies.
The California Public Utilities Commission approved a total of $162 million annually for the program for the four administrators – the Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company. The Energy Commission is administering 80 percent of the approved Electric Program Investment Charge research funds, or $127.8 million per year, which will be collected beginning on January 1, 2013. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company are administering 20 percent of the funds, or $33.3 million. The remaining $0.8 million is allocated to the California Public Utilities Commission for program oversight.
This first Electric Program Investment Charge investment plan was developed through an open and transparent process that involved public workshops and consultation with key stakeholder groups. Input from these stakeholders is reflected in the recommended funding initiatives discussed in detail in the program plan in Chapters 3, 4, and 5.
The California Public Utilities Commission will conduct a formal proceeding beginning in November 2012 to consider this plan, with anticipated adoption in May 2013. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company are developing their own investment plans to fund technology development and deployment initiatives, and the Energy Commission will coordinate with that effort.
Keywords: California Energy Commission, Electricity Program Investment Charge, applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, market facilitation, clean energy technologies, renewable energy, guiding principles, electricity value chain, energy innovation pipeline, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean generation