Research Meetings, Workshops,
Notices, Seminars and Symposiums

Earlier Years Research Notices

Advisory Board Meetings and Materials


2016 Meetings

  • December 12, 2016 - Third Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research

  • May 24, 2016 - Joint Energy Agency Workshop to Kick-Off the Development of a Roadmap to Commercialize Microgrids in California

  • March 8, 2016 - Staff Workshop: 2015 Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap - Public Workshop

  • February 22, 2016 - Staff Workshop: Scoping Workshop for a Natural Gas Off-Road Vehicles Solicitation - Fresno

  • February 19, 2016 - Staff Workshop: Scoping Workshop for a Natural Gas Off-Road Vehicles Solicitation - Long Beach

  • January 28, 2016 - Staff Workshop: Workshop for Identifying Challenges and Effective R&D Paths for Promoting Repowering Wind Energy

  • January 28, 2016 - Staff Workshop: Identifying Research Priorities on Flexibility and Other Operational Needs for Existing Geothermal Power Plants: A Pre-Solicitation Workshop

  • January 25, 2016 - Workshop on Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives for FY 2016-17

2015 Meetings

  • December 15, 2015 - Staff Workshop: Scoping Workshop for a Vehicle-Grid Integration Solicitation under the Second EPIC Investment Plan

  • December 14, 2015 - Staff Workshop: Second Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research

  • November 20, 2015 - Joint California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission Long-Term Procurement Plan Workshop on Bulk Energy Storage

  • November 18, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Advanced Distributed Generation Research Workshop: Current Status and Future Recommendations

  • November 10, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Potential Effects of Land Subsidence to Natrual Gas & Oil Infrastructure in the Central Valley, California

  • October 7, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Southern California California Coastal Perspective - San Diego

  • September 30, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Southern California Urban Perspective - Lynwood

  • September 29, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Southern California High Desert Perspective - Victorville

  • September 29, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A San Bernardino Valley Perspective - San Bernardino

  • September 23, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Central Valley Perspective - Fresno

  • September 21, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: North State and Rural Perspective - Redding

  • September 17, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Northern California Bay Area Perspective - Oakland

  • September and October, 2015 - Energizing California's Communities with Renewables -
    Workshops Showcasing Recent Successes and Future Opportunities

  • September 14, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Advanced Breakthrough and Piezoelectric-Based Systems

  • July 29, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Energizing California‚Äôs Communities with Renewables: Recent Successes and Future Opportunities

  • July 16, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management Current Research and Future Research Needs and Opportunities

  • April 16, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Research Opportunities for Application of Carbon Capture Technologies to California Natural Gas Power Plants

  • March 6, 2015 - Staff Workshop on Microgrid Assessment and Recommended Future RD&D investments

  • February 27, 2015 - Staff Workshop - Selecting Climate Scenarios for the California Energy Sector

  • February 24, 2015 - Workshop - Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC): Checking in on the Implementation of the First-Triennial Investment Plan

  • January 13, 2015 - Workshop on Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives for FY 2015/16


2014 Meetings

  • December 1, 2014 - Staff Workshop - An Exploration of Advancements in Energy Storage in California since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • November 19, 2014 - Staff Workshop - First Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research

  • September 3, 2014 - Staff Workshop - Research Results Forum for Renewable Energy Technology and Resource Assessments

  • July 29, 2014 - Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - City of Gardena, Ca.

  • July 9, 2014 - Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - San Jose

  • June 30, 2014 - Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - Fresno, Ca.

  • June 30, 2014 - Workshop to host a panel of representatives from Original Equipment Manufacturers to discuss research and development opportunities

  • June 17, 2014 - Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - Sacramento, Ca.

  • June 16, 2014 - Staff Workshop on Peer Review of Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) Energy Storage and Demand Response Evaluation Methodology

  • May 19, 2014 - Staff Meeting on Climate Scenarios for the California Energy Sector

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

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




Request for Comments on Draft Solicitation, The EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

  • Request for Comments
    Posted July 28, 2015.

    The California Energy Commission is developing a competitive grant solicitation for the development and deployment of Advanced Energy Communities. The Energy Commission is seeking input from interested stakeholders on aspects of the draft solicitation.

    Please submit comments by August 14, 2015 to Marija Krapcevich at Marija.Krapcevich@energy.ca.gov.




Request for Input for EPIC ZNE Buildings and Communities RD&D Focus Areas

Request for Input for EPIC ZNE Buildings - Cover Letter and Attachment 1 - PDF Document

Request for Input for EPIC ZNE Buildings - Cover Letter and Attachment 1 - Word Document

The California Energy Commission is seeking input on potential research areas that will help California achieve its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building goals. Your input will help the Energy Commission better target research for upcoming solicitations that will overcome barriers and increase the penetration and acceptance of ZNE buildings in California.

To provide research input, please complete Attachment 1. Comments should be submitted by August 13, 2014.




Request for Comments - Development of a grant solicitation for electricity-related clean energy apprenticeship and journeyman training programs

  • Request for Comments
    Posted June 6, 2014.

    The California Energy Commission is developing a competitive grant solicitation for electricity-related clean energy apprenticeship and journeyman training programs in California investor-owned utility (IOU) service territories. The Energy Commission is seeking input from interested stakeholders on aspects of the grant solicitation.
    Comments should be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 20, 2014.




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




Request for Natural Gas Research Initiatives


2016 Meetings


December 12, 2016
Third Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research


May 24, 2016
Joint Energy Agency Workshop to Kick-Off the Development of a Roadmap to Commercialize Microgrids in California.


March 8, 2016
Staff Workshop: 2015 Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap - Public Workshop.


February 22, 2016
Staff Workshop: Scoping Workshop for a Natural Gas Off-Road Vehicles Solicitation - Fresno, Ca.


February 19, 2016
Staff Workshop: Scoping Workshop for a Natural Gas Off-Road Vehicles Solicitation - Long Beach, Ca.


January 28, 2016
Staff Workshop: Workshop for Identifying Challenges and Effective R&D Paths for Promoting Repowering Wind Energy


January 28, 2016
Staff Workshop: Identifying Research Priorities on Flexibility and Other Operational Needs for Existing Geothermal Power Plants: A Pre-Solicitation Workshop


January 25, 2016
Workshop on Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives for FY 2016-17


2015 Meetings


December 15, 2015
Staff Workshop: Scoping Workshop for a Vehicle-Grid Integration Solicitation under the Second EPIC Investment Plan


December 14, 2015
Staff Workshop: Second Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research


November 20, 2015
Joint California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission Long-Term Procurement Plan Workshop on Bulk Energy Storage - Docket 15-MISC-05

Comment on this workshop


November 18, 2015
Staff Workshop on Advanced Distributed Generation Research Workshop: Current Status and Future Recommendations


November 10, 2015
Staff Workshop on Potential Effects of Land Subsidence to Natrual Gas & Oil Infrastructure in the Central Valley, California


October 7, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Southern California Coastal Perspective - San Diego, Ca


September 30, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Southern California Urban Perspective - Lynwood, Ca


September 29, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Southern California High Desert Perspective - Victorville, Ca


September 29, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A San Bernardino Valley Perspective - San Bernardino, Ca


September 23, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Central Valley Perspective - Fresno, Ca


September 21, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A North State and Rural Perspective - Redding, Ca


September 17, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: A Northern California Bay Area Perspective - Oakland


September 14, 2015
Staff Workshop on Advanced Breakthrough and Piezoelectric-Based Systems


July 29, 2015
Staff Workshop on Energizing California's Communities with Renewables: Recent Successes and Future Opportunities


July 16, 2015
Staff Workshop on Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management Current Research and Future Research Needs and Opportunities


April 16, 2015
Staff Workshop on Research Opportunities for Application of Carbon Capture Technologies to California Natural Gas Power Plants


March 6, 2015
Staff Workshop on Microgrid Assessment and Recommended Future RD&D investments


February 27, 2015
Staff Workshop - Selecting Climate Scenarios for the California Energy Sector


February 24, 2015
Workshop - Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC): Checking in on the Implementation of the First-Triennial Investment Plan


January 13, 2015
Workshop on Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives for FY 2015/16


2014 Meetings


December 1, 2014
Staff Workshop - An Exploration of Advancements in Energy Storage in California since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act



November 19, 2014
Staff Workshop - First Annual California Multi-Agency Update on Vehicle-Grid Integration Research



September 3, 2014
Staff Workshop - Research Results Forum for Renewable Energy Technology and Resource Assessments


July 29, 2014
Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - City of Gardena, Ca.



July 9, 2014
Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - San Jose, Ca.


June 30, 2014
Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - Fresno, Ca.


June 30, 2014
Workshop to host a panel of representatives from Original Equipment Manufacturers to discuss research and development opportunities


June 17, 2014
Staff Workshop on the EPIC Grant Solicitation Process - Sacramento, Ca.


June 16, 2014
Staff Workshop on Peer Review of Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) Energy Storage and Demand Response




May 19, 2014
Staff Meeting on Climate Scenarios for the California Energy Sector




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