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Publication Number: CEC-500-2020-009
Report Date: February 2020

Electric Program Investment Charge 2019 Annual Report. Staff Report (PDF file, 90 pages, 1.5 mb).

Electric Program Investment Charge 2019 Annual Report. Highlights (PDF file, 12 pages, 8.5 mb).


The California Energy Commission (CEC) is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. As part of its overall mission, the CEC 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 CEC is one of the administrators of the state’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. In administering EPIC, the CEC funds research, development, and demonstrations of clean energy technologies and approaches that will benefit electricity ratepayers of California’s three largest investor-owned electric 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 CEC activities funded by EPIC from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. It has been prepared in accordance with applicable California Public Utilities Commission decisions and California Public Resources Code Section 25711.5.