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Publication Number: CEC-500-2019-017
Report Date: APril 2019

Electric Program Investment Charge 2018 Annual Report. Commission Report (PDF file, 1167 pages, 13.2 mb).

Electric Program Investment Charge 2018 Annual Report. Highlights (PDF file, 4 pages, 1.5 mb).


The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. As part of its overall mission, the Energy Commission administers several clean energy research and development programs that drive innovation and advance science and technology in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced clean energy generation, energy-related environmental protection, energy transmission and distribution, and transportation. The Energy Commission is one of the administrators of the state’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. In administering EPIC, the Energy Commission funds investments in clean energy technologies and approaches that will benefit electricity ratepayers of California’s three largest investor-owned utilities and lead to technological advancement and breakthroughs to overcome the barriers that prevent the achievement of the state’s statutory energy goals. EPIC provides funding for applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation.

This report outlines the progress and status of Energy Commission activities funded by EPIC from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. It has been prepared in accordance with applicable California Public Utilities Commission decisions and California Public Resources Code Section 25711.5.