For Immediate Release: May 18, 1998
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 654-4989

PIER Policy Advisory Council Formed

The California Energy CommissionÕs Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Committee has created a Policy Advisory Council as part of the CommissionÕs Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. The Policy Advisory Council will recommend methods for reaching the PIER programÕs goals and objectives to the RD&D Committee. Council members include environmentalists, industry participants, electricity suppliers and university representatives.

The CouncilÕs first meeting will be held on June 9, 1998, at the Commission in Sacramento. Topics to be discussed include the status of the PIER Program, current and future program planning and program evaluation.

To insure that public interest energy research continues during CaliforniaÕs transition to a competitive electric industry, the California Energy Commission will provide approximately $62 million a year from 1998 to 2001. These funds will be made available for research projects with a strong potential to increase the reliability, cost-effectiveness and environmental cleanliness of the stateÕs electricity industry. For more PIER information, visit the CommissionÕs Web site at:

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For more information contact:
California Energy Commission
Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director

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