Public Interest Natural Gas Research

In August of 2004, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued Decision (D.) 04-08-010 making funds available for public interest natural gas research and development (R&D) projects. Public Interest Natural Gas Research must conform to all of the following criteria:

  • Advances science or technology.
  • Research benefits accrue to California citizens.
  • The research is not adequately addressed by competitive or regulated entities.

In general, the research funded by this program should improve natural gas energy efficiency and environmental quality, develop renewable technologies, and otherwise provide benefits to the public. The research program is administered by the California Energy Commission, and the annual budget for 2005 is not to exceed $12 million.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Gravely
California Energy Commission
Public Interest Natural Gas Research Program
1516 Ninth Street, MS-43
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-0316

Also see the Program Area Contacts page.