Funding Opportunities for the
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program

The Energy Commission's electricity innovation investments follow an energy innovation pipeline program design, funding applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation to create new energy solutions, foster regional innovation, and bring clean energy ideas to the marketplace.

EPIC Funding Opportunities:

Active Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid (PON-14-310) December 18, 2014Applied Research and Development (S9)$4 million
Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase I (PON-14-309)November 19, 2014Applied Research and Development (S5)$7.4 million
Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs through Commercial End-Use Surveys, Phase I (CEUS Phase I) (RFP-14-302)November 4, 2014Market Facilitation (S18)$1 million
ERPA$.35 million
Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Electrical Grid (PON-14-307)November 4, 2014Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S13)$21 million
Federal Cost Share (PON-14-308)November 4, 2014Applied Research and Development (S11)$5 million
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S15)$5 million
Bringing Energy Efficiency Solutions to California's Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors (PON-14-304)August 13, 2014Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S12)$27.3 million

Anticipated Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Reducing Costs for Communities and Business Through Integrated Demand-Side Management and Zero-Net Energy DemonstrationsDec. 2014 - Feb. 2015Applied Research and Development (S1) $6 million
Technology Demonstration and Deployment (S12 & S14)$23 million
Market Analysis of Trends in IOU Load Shapes Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $2 million
Developing Operational Tools, Models, and Simulations to Improve Grid Resource Planning Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015 Applied Research and Development (S7) $5 million
Conduct Energy Research Gap Assessment and Roadmapping Jan. 2014 - Mar. 2015 Applied Research and Development (S10) $3 million
Advancing California's Energy Innovation Ecosystems Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015 Applied Research and Development (S10) $24 million
Clean Energy Research, Technology Showcase, and Policy Forums Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $1 million
Developing Technologies, Tools, and Strategies to Enable the Smart Grid of 2020 Jan. 2015 - Mar. 2015 Applied Research and Development (S6) $8 million
Investing in California Communities through Building Energy Efficiency Workforce Development Feb. 2015 - April 2015 Market Facilitation (S17) $9 million
Developing New Technologies and Applications that Enable cost-beneficial Customer-Side -of-the-Meter Energy ChoicesFeb. 2015 - April 2015Applied Research and Development (S2) $16.4 million
Connecting Emerging Technologies and Strategies to Market Needs and Opportunities Feb. 2015 - April 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $3 million
Measuring Innovation Progress to Guide Future Investment Mar. 2015 - May 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $1 million
Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions (Phase 2) Mar. 2015 - May 2015 Applied Research and Development (S1) $11.3 million
Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase II Mar. 2015 - May 2015 Applied Research and Development (S5) $8.5 million
Market Analysis: Social, Cultural and Behavioral Energy Efficiency Phase II: Industrial and Commercial Mar. 2015 - May 2015 Market Facilitation (S18) $1 million
Establish Strategies for Enhanced Local Regulatory Assistance and Permit Streamlining that will Accelerate Deployment of Clean Energy April 2015 - June 2015 Market Facilitation (S16) $17.3 million
Closed Solicitations
Solicitation Title Release Date Program Area/Strategic Objective Funding Amount
Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions: Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings (PON-13-301)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S1)$25 million
Developing Advanced Energy Storage Technology Solutions to Lower Costs and Achieve Policy Goals (PON-13-302)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S8)$6 million
Advancing Utility-Scale Clean Energy Generation (PON-13-303)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S4)$10 million
Demonstrating Secure, Reliable Microgrids and Grid-Linked Electric Vehicles to Build Resilient, Low-Carbon Facilities and Communities (PON-14-301)ClosedTechnology Demonstration and Deployment (S14)$26.5 million
Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities (PON-14-303)ClosedApplied Research and Development (S3)$19.5 million
Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid (PON-14-305)ClosedTechnology Demonstration and Deployment (S13)$27 million
Analysis of Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Aspects of Achieving Energy Efficiency Potential (Phase 1: Residential Sector) (PON-14-306)ClosedMarket Facilitation (S18)$1 million
Feedback Opportunities
Program Area/Strategic Objective Description Due Date
Market Facilitation (S17) Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Request for Comments on a Draft Solicitation to Fund Workforce Training for Advanced Energy Efficiency. Posted December 26, 2014.
Comments due by January 15, 2015, by 5 p.m.
Attachment A - Draft Solicitation.
January 15, 2015,
by 5 p.m.
Market Facilitation (S16) Request for Comments - The Energy Commission is seeking input from interested stakeholders on development of an EPIC grant solicitation. The purpose of the grant solicitation will be to advance innovative approaches and tools to improve planning and permitting for high-priority clean energy technologies within California investor-owned utility (IOU) service territories. Posted September 17, 2014. October 1, 2014
Market Facilitation (S17)Request for Comments - Development of a grant solicitation for electricity-related clean energy apprenticeship and journeyman training programs. Posted June 6, 2014. Revised due date: July 25, 2014

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Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-310
Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid

Date Released: December 18, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 1/7/2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: 2/6/2015 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-309
Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation
and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase I

Date Released: November 19, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 12/4/14 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications 1/16/15 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-308
Federal Cost Share Under the Electric Program Investment Charge

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: Nov. 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: See Tables, All by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award - DE-FOA-0001171
DE-FOA-0001171 Solid State Lighting Advanced Technology
Research and Development
Posted January 7, 2015, amended January 13, 2015.

Eligible FOAs for Applied Research and Development Projects (S11.1) and Energy Commission Application Due Date
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number and TitleEnergy Commission Application Due Date
DE-FOA-0001166: Building Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation TechnologiesDecember 4, 2014
DE-FOA-0001171: Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology Research and DevelopmentDecember 4, 2014
NOPA Released January 7, 2015, amended January 13, 2015.
DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)January 15, 2015
DE-FOA-0001197: Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling January 20, 2015
DE-FOA-0001117: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation December 18, 2014
DE-FOA-0001195: The Physics Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar 2 (Predicts 2) February 12, 2015
DE-FOA-0001255: Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cells Arrays with Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC) January 30, 2015
DE-FOA-0001186: Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities (CSP: APOLLO) January 20, 2015
Eligible FOAs for Technology Demonstration and Deployment Projects (S15.1) and Energy Commission Application Due Date
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number and TitleEnergy Commission Application Due Date
DE-FOA-0001168: Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial BuildingsDecember 4, 2014
DE-FOA-0001219: The Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Initiative February 4, 2015

Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-307
Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California's Industries,
the Environment, and the Electrical Grid

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: Nov. 24, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: January 6 January 16, 2015, by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-306
Analysis of Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Aspects of Achieving Energy Efficiency Potential
(Phase 1: Residential Sector)

Date Released: September 29, 2014.
Deadline for Written Questions: Oct. 13, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Submit Applications: Nov. 24, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award Posted January 13, 2015. PDF file.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-305
Electric Program Investment Charge
Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid

Date Released: August 12, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: August 27, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: November 7, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Awards
Posted January 22, 2015. Amended January 23, 2015.



Program Opportunity Notice - PON-14-304
Electric Program Investment Charge
Bringing Energy Efficiency Solutions to California's Industrial, Agriculture and Water Sectors

Date Released: August 13, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: August 29, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Abstracts (Stage 1): October 9, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Proposals (Stage 2): January 9, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

Stage One Results, posted November 10, 2014.



Program Opportunity Notice PON-14-303
Advancing Cleaner, Less Costly, More Reliable Distributed Generation
to Enable Customer Solutions and Zero-Net Energy Communities

Date Released: August 12, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: August 27, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: October 20 November 13, 2014 By 3:00 P.M.

Notice of Proposed Awards (posted January 23, 2015).



Request for Proposals (RFP-14-302)
Guiding Future Energy Needs, Plans, and Programs through Commercial End-Use Surveys, Phase I

Date Released: November 4, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 11/17/2014 12/5/2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Proposals: December 16, 2014 January 6, 2015, by 3:00 P.M.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-14-301)
Demonstrating Secure, Reliable Microgrids and Grid-Linked Electric Vehicles
to Build Resilient, Low-Carbon Facilities and Communities

Date Released: July 3, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: 8/1/14 8/8/2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: 11/3/14 11/17/14 by 3:00 p.m.




Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-303)
Advancing Utility-Scale Clean Energy Generation

Date Released: May 15, 2014.

Deadline for Written Questions: May 28, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Applications: July 22, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Notice of Proposed Award (PDF file posted September 26, 2014)



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-302)
Developing Advanced Energy Storage Technology Solutions to Lower Costs and Achieve Policy Goals

Notice of Proposed Award
Released December 10, 2014

Date Released: April 16, 2014.
Deadline for Written Questions: May 5, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Submit Applications: July 1 August 4 August 18, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.



Program Opportunity Notice (PON-13-301)
Developing a Portfolio of Advanced Efficiency Solutions:
Technologies and Approaches for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings

Date Released: March 21, 2014.

Stage One: Abstracts are due May 30, June 13, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.

Stage Two: Proposal are due August 14, August 22, August 27, 2014, by 3:00 p.m.

Stage 1 Results.
Posted July 25, 2014.

NOPA - Stage 2 Results.
Posted November 19, 2014.




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