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Staff Workshop on the
Energy Innovations Small Grant Program

Agenda and Other Documents for meeting

The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program will conduct a workshop to highlight a sample of innovative energy research projects that have been awarded under the Energy Commission's Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) program. The EISG program awards grants to early-stage proof of concept energy research and development projects. EISG project researchers will be on-hand to present new findings and answer questions about their experience with the EISG program and their technologies.

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Remote Attendance

Internet Webcast - Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web meeting service. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the Remote Attendance section toward the end of this notice.


The Energy Commission's EISG program provides research grant awards to early-stage proof-of-concept research and development projects. Project results are at the pre-commercial stage and often need assistance to turn a research project into a commercial product. To that end, the EISG Technology Transfer program was established to help the EISG program's pre-commercial research projects become market viable.

The purpose of this workshop is to: 1) highlight the project results of several EISG research projects; 2) provide context for workshop attendees who may not be familiar with the EISG program; 3) describe how integration of research and development and market services leads to enhanced California ratepayer benefits; 4) describe how project results in the EISG program can be translated to California ratepayer benefits; and 5) give workshop attendees the opportunity to ask questions.


California has long maintained a leadership position in energy technology research. As part of that leadership, the EISG program releases multiple competitive solicitations throughout the year that seek to fund the most promising, innovative research projects in the electricity, natural gas, and transportation energy sectors. Energy technology advances are recognized in many arenas as being critical to national security, national, regional and local economies, and the engine to create new jobs. However, often technological advances suffer from lack of exposure, and/or under-informed consumers or commercial partners. This workshop will demonstrate the value of EISG research and development investment, the need for continued development support after technical breakthroughs have been achieved, and the technical, developmental and commercial success enabled by the EISG program.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [ ] If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [ ].

If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this meeting, please e-mail Matt Coldwell at [ ].

Remote Attendance

You can participate in this meeting through WebEx, the Energy Commission's online meeting service. Presentations will appear on your computer screen, and you listen to the audio via your telephone. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.

Computer Log-on with Telephone Audio:

  1. Please go to Please go to and enter the unique meeting number: 925 305 275
  2. When prompted, enter your name other information as directed and the meeting password: meeting@9am
  3. After you log-in, a prompt will ask for your phone number. If you wish to have WebEx call you back, enter your phone number. This will put add your name on the WebEx log so that we know who is connected and have a record of your participating by WebEx.
    If you do not wish to do that, click cancel, and go to step 4. Or, if your company uses an older switchboard-type of phone system where your line is an extension, click cancel and go to step 4.
  4. If you didn't want WebEx to call you back, then call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number, which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login via computer. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Telephone Only (No Computer Access):

  1. Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239.

Posted: April 23, 2010