Event Date

Thursday, August 11, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location Name

Remote Access Only

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a staff workshop to kick off the development of the Community Energy Resilience Investment (CERI) program. The CEC is initiating scoping and development of the CERI program in response to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement for States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Indian Tribes to apply for formula grants designed for preventing outages and enhancing the resilience of the electric grid. The formula grant program is authorized through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Section 40101(d) and will provide $459 million annually to States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Indian Tribes over a five-year period.


The CERI program will enhance electric grid resilience for under-resourced and tribal communities across California. The program will invest in projects that: increase energy resilience and reliability, provide the greatest community benefit in reducing the likelihood and consequences of disruptions to the electricity grid, promote decarbonization of the energy system, improve energy justice and equity, and create good-paying jobs. CEC staff will seek feedback from stakeholders on proposed CERI program objectives and guidelines.


The workshop will be held remotely. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the attendance instructions below. The CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted, and the end time is an estimate based on the proposed agenda. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time.

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

Remote participants may join via Zoom by internet or phone.


Zoom Closed Captioning Service. At the bottom of the screen, click the Live Transcript CC icon and choose “Show Subtitle” or “View Full Transcript” from the pop-up menu. To stop closed captioning, close the “Live Transcript” or select “Hide Subtitle” from the pop-up menu. If joining by phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While closed captioning is available in real-time, it can include errors. A more accurate transcript of the workshop will be docketed and posted as soon as possible after the meeting concludes.


Zoom Spanish Interpreting Services. Open the Zoom meeting. In the “Navigation” panel, click “Settings,” then click the “Meeting” tab. Under “In Meeting (Advanced),” click “Language Interpretation” toggle to enable/ disable. If a verification dialog displays, click “Enable” or “Disable” to verify the change. If the option is grayed out, it has been locked and you will need to contact your Zoom admin. Click “Mute Original Audio” to reduce background noise.


Zoom Difficulty. Contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the CEC Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or by phone at (916) 957-7910.