Discover the Electric Program Investment Charge Program
Get details on the projects
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:
- Distributed Series Reactor (DSR). Visit EPIC Project: Distributed Series Reactor (DSR).
- Grid Operations Situational Intelligence (GOSI). Visit EPIC Project: Grid Operations Situational Intelligence (GOSI).
- DC Fast Charging Mapping. Visit EPIC Project: DC Fast Charging.
Estimated timeline for triennial EPIC investment plans
Letters of Support / Letters of Resource Commitment
If you are an external vendor seeking a letter of support or letter of resource commitment from PG&E for a California-focused research, development and deployment-related project as part of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) EPIC proposal requirement or other research entity, such as the Department of Energy (DOE), please follow the instructions provided below and submit the request and supplemental materials to PG&E at email@example.com.