California Energy Commission Seeks Comment on Preliminary Draft Research Roadmap

| June 24, 2019

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The California Energy Commission will host an online webinar June 28 to collect public comments on a plan for future research on innovative clean energy technologies. The webinar on the preliminary draft research roadmap begins at 10 a.m. Participation is by WebEx only. In 2018, the Energy Commission contracted with the technology and management consulting firm Energetics Inc. to develop a roadmap for prioritizing future Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) investments. The opportunities should focus on increasing the cost competitiveness, performance, flexibility, and reliability of utility-scale renewable energy generation in California. The investments will benefit investor-owned utility electric ratepayers. The Energy Commission invests about $130 million annually through the EPIC program for scientific and technological research to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector to meet the state’s energy and climate goals.

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