Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) to assist the development of non-commercialized new and emerging clean energy technologies in California, while providing assistance to commercially viable projects. EPIC consists of three program areas (1) Applied research and development; (2) Technology demonstration and deployment, and; (3) Market facilitation, consisting of market research, regulatory permitting and streamlining, and Workforce development activities.  EPIC activities must be designed to produce electricity ratepayer benefits of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE) customers. The annual EPIC budget of $162 million is collected from customers in electric utility distribution rates at the following levels: PG&E (50.1%), SCE (41.1%), and SDG&E (8.8%).

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will administer 80% of the funding with the ability to invest in all of the approved EPIC activities. SDG&E, PG&E, and SCE will administer 20% of the funding in an amount proportional to their respective collections and are limited to investing only in technology demonstration and deployment activities. The following provide links to each of the EPIC investment plans and the CPUC Decision authorizing their execution and establishing programmatic requirements:

Email at epic@semprautilities.com

Frank Goodman, EPIC Program Manager
(858) 654-1605

JC Martin, Project Manager
PEV Submetering Pilot Project
(858) 654-1162

Kelvin G. Ellis, Project Manager
Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of DER

(858) 654-1724

Yvette Oldham, Project Manager
Energy Efficiency

(858) 541-5734

Alisha Stamps, Administrative Contact
(858) 636-4701

Kendall Broda, Alternate Administrative Contact 
(619) 696-2191

Other EPIC Related Sites

Visit the California Energy Commission

Visit the Office and Ratepayer Advocates

Visit the California Public Utilities Commission Research and Development

Public Postings

EPIC IOU Scoping Webinar Agenda - 2/21/14

Joint IOU EPIC Webinar Presentation (PDF)

IOU Stakeholder Feedback - Joint Webinars/Workshops

EPIC Workshop Presentation - IOU 2015-2017 Triennial Plans