Learn about the latest Decisions, Administrator Applications and PG&E Annual Reports

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) to provide funding for public interest investments that benefit the electricity ratepayers of PG&E, Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Learn the details about EPIC on this page.


Understand EPIC investments

EPIC provides funding for the following public interest investments:

  • Applied Research and Development (R&D)
  • Technology Demonstration and Deployment
  • Market facilitation of clean energy technologies and approaches

 

The annual EPIC budget of $162 million is collected from ratepayers in electric utility distribution rates at the following levels:

  • PG&E (50.1 percent)
  • SCE (41.1 percent)
  • SDG&E (8.8 percent)

 

The California Energy Commission (CEC) administers 80 percent of the EPIC funding, with the ability to invest in all of the approved EPIC activities. PG&E, SCE and SDG&E are approved to administer 20 percent of the EPIC funding in an amount proportional to the amount they collect. However, they are limited to investing only in Technology Demonstration and Deployment activities.

Learn about CPUC EPIC decisions

Find out more about CPUC EPIC decisions in the following documents:

Find out more about CPUC EPIC decisions in the following documents:

EPIC 1EPIC 2EPIC 3
EPIC 1 Phase 1 D.11-12-035 (PDF, 138 KB)

December 15, 2011
Established the interim EPIC funding levels in 2011.

EPIC 2 Final D.15-04-020 (PDF, 934 KB)

April 9, 2015
Approved the four program administrators' second triennial investment plan applications in 2015.

EPIC 3 Phase 1 D.18-01-008 (PDF, 923 KB)

January 11, 2018
Approved CEC’s third triennial investment plan application in 2018.

EPIC 1 Phase 2, D. 12-05-037 (PDF, 270 KB)

May 24, 2012
Established the EPIC Program in 2012.

EPIC 2 D.15-09-005 (PDF, 537 KB)

September 17, 2015
Established new project approval process.

EPIC 3 FINAL D.18-10-052 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

October 25, 2018
Approved the four program administrators third triennial investment plan applications in 2018.

EPIC 1 D.13-11-025 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

November 14, 2013
Approved the four program administrators' initial triennial EPIC 1 investment plan applications in 2013.

Learn about EPIC 1 and 2 program applications

To get details about EPIC 1 and 2 program investment plans, download the following Applications for each EPIC Administrator.

To get details about EPIC 1 and 2 program investment plans, download the following Applications for each EPIC Administrator.

EPIC AdministratorEPIC 1 ApplicationsEPIC 2 ApplicationsEPIC 3 Applications

PG&E

SCE

SDG&E

CEC

PG&E EPIC Annual Reports

Download the following Annual Reports and associated project status documents to learn about PG&E's annual accomplishments achieved through its EPIC projects.

Download the following Annual Reports and associated project status documents to learn about PG&E's annual accomplishments achieved through its EPIC projects.

YearPG&E EPIC Annual ReportsPG&E EPIC Annual Project Status

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018


EPIC Workshop Materials

Each year, the four EPIC Program Administrators, including PG&E, Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), hold workshops to consult with interested stakeholders at least twice a year, both during the development of each investment plan and during its execution. These workshops contribute to ongoing coordination and understanding among administrators, stakeholders, interested parties, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), while also raising awareness and visibility of EPIC investments and promoting EPIC program transparency.

Use the links below to access the materials, notices and agendas for past EPIC workshops.

EPIC Joint Administrator WorkshopsDateLocationMaterials

2018 EPIC Joint Innovation Fall Symposium

November 9, 2018

Fresno, CA

2018 EPIC Joint Innovation Winter Symposium

February 7, 2018

Sacramento, CA

2017 EPIC Joint Innovation Fall Symposium

October 17, 2017

San Diego, CA

2017 IOU- Focused EPIC 3 Investment Plan Workshop

March 9, 2017
March 24, 2017

San Francisco, CA
Westminster, CA

2017 CEC- Focused EPIC 3 Investment Plan Workshop

March 14, 2017

Sacramento, CA

2017 EPIC 3 Scoping Workshop

February 3, 2017

Sacramento, CA

2016 EPIC Joint Innovation Winter Symposium

December 1, 2016

Sacramento, CA

2016 EPIC Joint Summer Workshop

June 22, 2016

Westminster, CA

2015 EPIC Joint Innovation Winter Symposium

December 3, 2015

Folsom, CA

2015 EPIC Joint Summer Workshop

August 18, 2015

San Diego, CA