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The California Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) enables PG&E and the other California Investor-Owned Utilities and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop Smart Grid technology demonstration and deployment projects. In 2012, we proposed a plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to use $49 million to fund 26 electricity projects.

Project initiatives include:

  • Demonstrate real-time data integration and visualization for distributed energy resources.
  • Evaluate benefits and use cases of a single-interface software platform.
  • Provide single-interface software as a tool for distribution operators and engineers/power quality end users.
  • Test visualization tools and alarms.
  • Provide information for a future technology roadmap for the Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) platform.

EPIC 1 featured projects


Following are EPIC 1 featured projects:




Estimated timeline for triennial EPIC investment plans