For Immediate Release: December 2, 2015
Media Contact: Michael Ward - 916-654-4989


Symposium Highlights Clean Energy Projects

SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission and the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities – Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) – will showcase more than 40 clean energy research projects at the first Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium Thursday, Dec. 3. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Featured projects will highlight energy saving technologies, advances in residential solar power, bioenergy technologies that turn waste to energy and improvements to grid operations.

The projects were funded through the EPIC program, which invests about $160 million annually to support innovative technologies and approaches that bring clean energy ideas to market.

What: A symposium highlighting more than 40 clean energy projects funded through the EPIC program

Where: Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630.

When: Thursday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Who: Participants include the Energy Commission, PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, CPUC, CAL FIRE, the California Natural Resources Agency, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the research community.

The symposium agenda is located on the Energy Commission website and instructions for participating remotely are in the workshop notice.

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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. The agency was established by the California Legislature through the Warren-Alquist Act in 1974. 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.