The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) to provide funding for public interest investments in applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and the market facilitation of clean energy technologies and approaches that benefit the electricity customers of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). The annual EPIC budget of $162 million is collected from customers in electric utility distribution rates at the following levels: PG&E (50.1%), SCE (41.1%), and SDG&E (8.8%).
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will administer 80% of the funding with the ability to invest in all of the approved EPIC activities. PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E will administer 20% of the funding in an amount proportional to their respective collections and are limited to investing only in technology demonstration and deployment activities. The following provide links to each of the EPIC investment plans and the CPUC Decision authorizing their execution and establishing programmatic requirements:
For additional information about Pacific Gas & Electric's EPIC activities, please contact: EPIC_info@pge.com
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