Research Meetings, Workshops, Notices, Seminars and Symposiums

Earlier Years Research Notices

Advisory Board Meetings and Materials

2014 Meetings


2013 Meetings


2012 Meetings


  • September 26, 2012 - Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities
  • August 23, 2012 - Staff Workshop on Solar Thermal Energy Storage and Solar Cogeneration
  • August 7, 2012 - Potential Pipeline Inspection Technologies for Upcoming Natural Gas Pipeline Research Solicitation
  • March 26, 2012 - Presentation on the U.S. Department of Defense Study: Solar Energy Development on Department of Defense Installations in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts
  • March 14, 2012 - Business Meeting for Possible Approval of the Public Interest Energy Research 2011 Annual Report to the Legislature
  • February 29, 2012 - Research Breakthroughs: What's Needed to Accelerate Path to Market and Achieve California's 2020 Renewable Energy Goals?
  • February 23, 2012 - Workshop on Potential Research Topic Areas for Upcoming Building Energy Efficiency Solicitation
  • February 15, 2012 - Stakeholder and Project Advisory Committees Meeting: Program to Evaluate the Implications of Gas Variability in California
  • January 31, 2012 - Technical Staff Workshop on Software for Estimating Fatalities of Bats and Birds at Wind Energy Facilities
  • January 24, 2012 - Notice of Staff Workshop Public Interest Energy Research Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives For FY 2012/13
  • January 10, 2012 - Staff Workshop on Community Scale Renewable Energy Development, Deployment and Integration

2011 Meetings


  • December 16, 2011 - Staff Workshop on Solar and Wind Forecasting: Achieving a 33 Percent Solution
  • November 15, 2011 - Staff Workshop on 2020 Strategic Analysis of Energy Storage in California
  • August 31, 2011 - Staff Workshop on Potential Research Topic Areas for Upcoming Building Energy Efficiency Solicitation
  • July 28, 2011 - Workshop on Indoor Environmental Quality Research Roadmap
  • July 26, 2011 - Workshop on FY 2011/12 Public Interest Energy Research Integration
  • July 20, 2011 - Staff Workshop on PIER Research Assessing and Reducing the Impacts of Energy Infrastructure on Wildlife
  • July 11, 2011 - CEC and CPUC Joint Staff Workshop on Developing the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Research and Technology
  • June 21, 23 & 24, 2011 - Staff Workshop on FY 2011/12 Public Interest Energy Research Initiatives
  • June 7, 2011 - Venture Capital Forum Encouraging Higher Levels of Venture Capital Investments in PIER Emerging Technologies
  • February 22-23, 2011 - 2011 Renewable Energy Secure Communities (RESCO) Experts Symposium, UC Davis
  • January 27, 2011 - Public workshop on desert research projects funded by the Public Interest Energy Research program



Request for Public Comment on the Draft Buildings Natural Gas Efficiency Research Roadmap




Request for Natural Gas Research Initiatives


2014 Meetings


January 28, 2014
Workshop on Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives for FY 2014/15




2013 Meetings


October 14 - 16, & 18, 2013
Roadmap to Identify Future Research for Energy Efficient Natural Gas Use in Buildings




October 8, 2013
California Energy Commission Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap Stakeholder Workshop




September 19, 2013
Staff Workshop "Development of an Energy, Air, Water and Climate Change Co-Benefits of Renewable Power Generation and Fuels Research Roadmap"




February 28, 2013
Piezoelectric-Based Energy Harvesting Technology




January 22, 2013
Staff Workshop on Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives for FY 2013/14




2012 Meetings


September 26, 2012
Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities




August 23, 2012
Staff Workshop on Solar Thermal Energy Storage and Solar Cogeneration




August 7, 2012
Potential Pipeline Inspection Technologies for Upcoming Natural Gas Pipeline Research Solicitation




March 26, 2012
Presentation on the U.S. Department of Defense Study: Solar Energy Development on Department of Defense Installations in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts




March 14, 2012
Business Meeting for Possible Approval of the Public Interest Energy Research 2011 Annual Report to the Legislature




February 29, 2012
Research Breakthroughs: What's Needed to Accelerate Path to Market and Achieve California's 2020 Renewable Energy Goals?




February 23, 2012
Workshop on Potential Research Topic Areas for Upcoming Building Energy Efficiency Solicitation




February 15, 2012
Stakeholder and Project Advisory Committees Meeting
Program to Evaluate the Implications of Gas Variability in California




January 31, 2012
Technical Staff Workshop on Software for Estimating Fatalities of Bats and Birds at Wind Energy Facilities




January 24, 2012
Notice of Staff Workshop Public Interest Energy Research Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives For FY 2012/13




January 10, 2012
Staff Workshop on Community Scale Renewable Energy Development, Deployment and Integration Solicitation

Update: (2/27/2012) This solicitation is currently scheduled for a tentative release date in mid March 2012. The solicitation schedule has been updated to take the time necessary to clarify issues raised in the January 10th workshop. Also note that an Application Workshop will be held approximately 2 weeks after the solicitation is released to answer any further questions.


2011 Meetings



December 16, 2011
Staff Workshop on Solar and Wind Forecasting: Achieving a 33 Percent Solution


November 15, 2011
Staff Workshop on 2020 Strategic Analysis of Energy Storage in California


August 31, 2011
Staff Workshop on Potential Research Topic Areas for Upcoming Building Energy Efficiency Solicitation


July 28, 2011
Workshop on Indoor Environmental Quality Research Roadmap


July 26, 2011
Workshop on FY 2011/12 Public Interest Energy Research Integration


July 20, 2011
Staff Workshop on PIER Research Assessing and Reducing the Impacts of Energy Infrastructure on Wildlife


July 11, 2011
California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission Joint Staff Workshop on Developing the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Research and Technology


June 21, 23 & 24, 2011
Staff Workshop on FY 2011/12 Public Interest Energy Research Initiatives

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops for participants to discuss and advise the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program's proposed initiatives for the 2011/12 fiscal year. Three workshops conducted with Research Advisory Groups on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Smart Infrastructure will explore research initiatives. The workshop outcomes will help structure future public interest research efforts to maximize ratepayer benefits and eliminate duplication of efforts. The workshop will bring together utilities, researchers, manufacturers, end-users and policy makers from state agencies, federal agencies, and other members of the public.


June 7, 2011
Venture Capital Forum Encouraging Higher Levels of Venture Capital Investments in PIER Emerging Technologies

This event will bring together leading venture capitalists and innovative energy companies in the clean energy sector and encourage greater interaction between them and future PIER funded technologies.


March 22, 2011 Postponed - The event will now take place sometime in late April or early May
Clean Energy Innovations Symposium Small Investments with Big Returns


February 22-23, 2011
2011 Renewable Energy Secure Communities (RESCO) Experts Symposium, UC Davis


January 27, 2011
Public workshop on desert research projects funded by the Public Interest Energy Research program.

The California Energy Commission is hosting a public workshop on desert research projects funded by the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. Principal investigators will provide an overview of six research projects addressing solar energy-related biological impacts in the California desert. Topics include cumulative impacts, desert tortoise, Mohave ground squirrel, and rare plants. The workshop will be held at the Energy Commission (Hearing Room B) in Sacramento on January 27, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 and broadcast via WebEx for remote attendees. Meeting and WebEx information is in the notice below.