For Immediate Release: December 13, 2021
SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission will hold a virtual symposium Dec. 14 and 15 focusing on innovative research and development efforts that will help transform California’s energy future.
The event highlights how CEC’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program helps California meet its nation-leading climate and energy goals. EPIC is the state’s premier clean energy research and development program. More than $160 million is invested annually through EPIC to improve the resiliency of the electricity system, decarbonize the grid, and energize clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship.
The symposium features panel discussions with leaders from the private sector, research community, and the state and federal government. Speakers include U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, California State Senator Ben Hueso, California Assemblymember Chris Holden, and Tom Steyer, Co-Executive Chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions.
Topics include grid modernization and reliability, building decarbonization, California’s Lithium Valley vision, reducing wildfire risks, advancing solar and storage, and ensuring an equitable transition to clean energy.
The event is held in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and the San Diego Gas & Electric Company.
WHAT: The California Energy Commission’s seventh annual EPIC Symposium. EPIC is the state’s premier clean energy research and development program.
WHEN: 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, and 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec.15.
WHO: Guest participants include U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, California State Senator Ben Hueso, California Assemblymember Chris Holden, and businessman Tom Steyer.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Registration is required to access the free event. Register through the CEC’s Energy Innovation website.
About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, and preparing for energy emergencies.