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This solicitation supports the Electric Program Investment Charge 2021-2025 Investment Plan’s (EPIC 4 Investment Plan) strategic objective to “Increase the Value Proposition of Distributed Energy Resources to Customers and the Grid.”[1] The purpose of this solicitation is to fund demonstrations of community-based virtual power plant (VPP) approaches and demonstrations of innovative energy management systems (EMS) in commercial buildings with the goal of increasing demand flexibility.

[1] California Energy Commission Electric Program Investment Charge 2021-2025 Investment Plan

Additional Information

  • Pre-Application Workshop Attendee List (See Solicitation Files)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Presentation (See Solicitation Files)
  • Pre-Application Workshop Event Recording (See Event Page)
  • Questions and Answers (See Solicitation Files)
  • Addendum 1 (See Solicitation Files)

Solicitation Events

March 28, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Access Only

Solicitation Contact

Please contact the Energy Commission agreement officer within the solicitation manual.