[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

NOTICE OF WORKSHOPS ON PIER-ENVIRONMENTAL AREA:
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLORATORY GRANT PROGRAM
PROPOSAL SOLICITATION

The staff of the California Energy Commission (Commission) will conduct four workshops to provide information and answer questions concerning the Public Interest Energy Research-Environmental Area (PIER-EA) team's request for grant applications through its Environmental Exploratory Grant Program (EEGP).

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2004
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY
COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California
Meter and Garage Parking available.
For more information contact:
Gina Lopez at 916-654-4586 or
glopez@energy.state.ca.us
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2004
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
6495 Alvarado Road
Suite 200
San Diego, California
Parking is free.
Please RSVP: contact Teresa Sanchez
at tsanchez@sunstroke.sdsu.edu or
619-594-6346
For map and directions,
go to: http://www.sdsu.edu/map/
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2004
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
Customer Technology Application Center
6090 North Irwindale Avenue
Multipurpose Room B
Irwindale, California
Parking is free.
Please RSVP: contact Veronica
Estrada at Veronica.Estrada@sce.com
or 626-302-1154, Front Desk: 1-800-336-2822
For Directions go to:
www.sce.com/sc3/
002_save_energy/002f_ctac/
002f5_visitor_info/default.htm

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2004
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
SAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
8335 Century Park Court
Building 6, Seminar Rooms 1 & 2
San Diego, California
Parking is free.
Must have picture ID & Check in at Building 6.
Please RSVP: contact Suzanne Shumate at
sshumate@semprautilities.com or 858-636-5774
For directions go to Yahoo or MapQuest.

All Workshop Sites are Wheelchair Accessible.

 

Background

The goal of this program is to support the early development of promising, new scientific concepts with the potential to impact the way we understand and/or address energy-related environmental issues. This program is administered through the University of California. The program should enhance the current PIER-EA research portfolio by funding focused projects in areas not presently being supported in its core research program. This information can be found in the Grant Application Manual available at www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/. Approximately $750,000 of PIER funds will be allocated to EEGP grants. The maximum amount of any individual grant award is $75,000. The EEGP is designed to tap into the broad research community to help ensure that PIER-EA is open to research opportunities in the full range of energy-related environmental issues relevant to the mission of the PIER-EA Program.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
5:00 PM PDT, MAY 3rd, 2003

Recommendations

Persons interested in applying for an EEGP Grant should consult the Grant Application Manual (GAM) posted at the following web site: www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/. The GAM contains important details on the preparation and submission of proposals, including instructions that must be followed, forms that must be used, and research restrictions. Copies of the frequently asked questions resulting from the workshops will be posted on the website.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this workshop, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

If you have questions on the technical questions of the subject matter of this notice, please call Gina Barkalow at (916) 654-4057 or [gbarkalo@energy.state.ca.us].

News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Dated: February 4, 2004

ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Research, Development, and Demonstration
Committee


John L. Geesman
Commissioner and Associate Member
Research, Development, and Demonstration
Committee