For Immediate Release: September 29, 2023

Sacramento – The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) ninth annual Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium will be held virtually Oct. 3-4, via Zoom.

EPIC is California’s premier clean energy research and development program. It invests more than $160 million a year to drive clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship and improve the resiliency of the electricity system as climate impacts grow.

The symposium features panel discussions with leaders from the private sector, research community, and state and federal government, along with representatives from environmental justice communities and tribal nations.

It is held in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company.

What: EPIC Symposium

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Who: In addition to CEC leadership, scheduled guests include:

  • Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
  • California State Senator Josh Becker, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee for Resources, Environmental
  • California State Senator Henry Stern, Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies
  • President Alice Reynolds, CPUC
  • Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma, CPUC
  • Leuwam Tesfai, Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy, CPUC
  • Jigar Shah, Director of Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Evelyn Wang, Director, U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
  • Steven Powell, President and CEO, Southern California Edison

How to participate: To register or to view the event agenda, visit the EPIC Symposium Event Page.


About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. It has seven core responsibilities: developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, increasing energy efficiency, investing in energy innovation, advancing state energy policy, certifying thermal power plants, and preparing for energy emergencies.