For Immediate Release: March 22, 2017
Media Contact: Michael Ward - 916-654-4989
Correction to previous advisory -- This advisory provides the new location for the March 27 workshop where California Energy Commission staff will seek public input on R&D funding for disadvantaged and low-income communities. The workshop location has been changed from Lynwood to Los Angeles. Details are below.
Location Changed for Workshop to Examine Future R&D Funding for Disadvantaged Communities
WHAT - The California Energy Commission will hold a public workshop in Los Angeles March 27 to discuss future clean energy research and development funding opportunities for disadvantaged and low-income communities. The workshop was originally planned for Lynwood on the same date.
The Energy Commission wants to increase the diversity of those receiving research dollars. Feedback from the workshops will be incorporated into the Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 2018 – 2020 Triennial Investment Plan. The plan lays out the strategy for administering funds.
During the workshops, attendees will be given an overview of the program and details on the Energy Commission’s diversity outreach efforts. They will discuss community-driven energy research needs and be provided information about how to apply for funding opportunities.
The Energy Commission invests about $120 million a year for clean energy innovations.
Additional details are provided in the public notice.
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
525 South Hewitt Street
10 a.m., March 27
WHO: Representatives from the Energy Commission
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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation and preparing for energy emergencies.