Event Date

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Location Name

Remote Access Only

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The California Energy Commission (CEC), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) will host a two-day virtual symposium joined by clean energy leaders and entrepreneurs to explore the latest technology and policy innovations that can enable the state to:

 

  • Expand the use of renewable energy.
  • Build a safe and resilient electricity system.
  • Advance electric technologies for buildings, businesses, and transportation.
  • Enable a more decentralized electric grid.
  • Improve the affordability and health of California’s communities.
  • Support California’s local economies and businesses.

This symposium is part of the CEC’s administration of the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC). The EPIC invests approximately $160 million annually in new technology breakthroughs to transform the electricity sector to meet California’s energy and climate policy goals and bring increased benefits to electric ratepayers of the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities – PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E.


A quorum of commissioners from the CEC, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and Lithium Valley Commission, and members of the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) may participate, but no votes will be taken. The symposium will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) to improve and enhance public access to state agency meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing broader access through teleconferencing options. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.


You must register for this complimentary event to access all sessions. To register, visit the EPIC Symposium Virtual Event

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

The virtual symposium will use the Socio platform to provide online meeting services. To receive login information, please register for the event via the Energize Innovation Symposium page. https://www.energizeinnovation.fund/events/epic-symposium#tab-registration


Once registered, you will receive an email before the event from “CEC EPIC epic@gladstein.org” with instructions on how to access the virtual event via desktop web browser and download instructions for our official event app. To access the virtual event platform, you'll need to enter the same email you used to register for the event, create a password, and update your profile.

When attending virtually, presentations will appear on your device screen and audio may be heard via the device. Please be aware that the event will be recorded.


To access the site and each of the sessions, please ensure you are using the latest version of your internet browser. Socio works well with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge browsers. We suggest you use Google Chrome for the best experience. We encourage participants to visit the LIVE Help Desk to view FAQs, chat with LIVE support via chat box or Zoom, or call the events help hotline (888) 993-0302 before the event to ensure a seamless user experience. The LIVE Help Desk support chat and Zoom Room will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT on December 14 and 15.


Via Computer: You’ll receive an email before the event from “CEC EPIC epic@gladstein.org” with the link to access the virtual event via a desktop web browser. Once on the virtual event platform, you'll need to enter the same email you used to register for the event, create a password, and update your profile.


Via Mobile Device: Download the EPIC Virtual Events mobile application from the Apple App Store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1569038769) or Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=events.socio.app2178). You’ll receive an email before the event from “CEC EPIC epic@gladstein.org” with download instructions for our official event app. Once you’ve downloaded the virtual event app, you'll need to enter the same email you used to register for the event, create a password, and update your profile. After you've signed up you can start browsing, networking, and ensuring you're equipped for success in the platform!


Socio: If you experience difficulties with the Socio platform, please check out the FAQs on the LIVE Help Desk page (accessible for registered attendees), visit the LIVE Help Desk Zoom Room on December 14 & 15, or contact the events support team at Epic@gladstein.org or (888) 993-0302.