Discover the Electric Program Investment Charge Program
Learn about EPIC
The Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program enables PG&E, other California Investor-Owned Utilities and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to execute emerging technology demonstration and deployment projects that address emergent grid needs. The projects also provide safe, reliable and affordable services and advance California energy policies in a cost-effective manner.
The current EPIC program is approved through 2020. It includes three, three-year funding cycles that began in 2014.
Learn more about the EPIC program, including CPUC Decisions, Program Applications, Annual Reports and workshops.Review EPIC decisions and more
EPIC projects support PG&E’s ability to:
- Foster wider integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
- Enable more customer choices to adopt clean energy technologies
- Leverage data to better optimize operations
- Advance decision-making, and improve safety and reliability for our employees and customers
The program is focused on four investment areas:
Renewables & Distributed Energy Resource Integration
Grid Modernization & Optimization
Customer Service & Enablement
Cross-cutting/Foundational Strategies and Technologies
- Distributed Series Reactor (DSR). Visit EPIC Project: Distributed Series Reactor (DSR).
- Energy Storage for Market Operations. Visit EPIC Project: Energy Storage for Market Operations.
- DC Fast Charging Mapping. Visit EPIC Project: DC Fast Charging.
Requests for Letters of Support and 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.