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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 for 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 bills at the following levels: PG&E (50.1%), SCE (41.1%), and SDG&E (8.8%). 

The California Energy Commission (CEC) administers 80% of the funding with the ability to invest in all of the approved EPIC activities; SDG&E, PG&E and SCE administer 20% of the funding with funding shares proportional to their respective collections and are limited to investing only in pre-commercial technology demonstrations. The following are links to each of the EPIC investment plans and the CPUC Decisions authorizing their execution and establishing programmatic requirements:

EPIC Applications

San Diego Gas & Electric Company - CPUC Application A1211002 - 2012-2014 EPIC Triennial Plan - Nov 1 2012
San Diego Gas & Electric Company - CPUC Application A1211002 - 2012-2014 EPIC Triennial Plan - Nov 1 2012
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San Diego Gas & Electric Company - CPUC Application A1405004 - 2015-2017 Triennial EPIC Plan - May 1, 2014
San Diego Gas & Electric Company - CPUC Application A1405004 - 2015-2017 Triennial EPIC Plan - May 1, 2014
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San Diego Gas & Electric Company - CPUC Application A1705009 – 2018-2020 EPIC-3 Triennial Plan – May 1, 2017
San Diego Gas & Electric Company - CPUC Application A1705009 – 2018-2020 EPIC-3 Triennial Plan – May 1, 2017
1.80 MB
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Joint IOUs - CPUC RAP Application A1904026 - April 23, 2019
Joint IOUs - CPUC RAP Application A1904026 - April 23, 2019

EPIC Decisions

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Phase 2 EPIC – Decision 12-05-037 – 2013-2020 - Purpose, Governance Funding Collections – May 31 2012
Phase 2 EPIC – Decision 12-05-037 – 2013-2020 - Purpose, Governance Funding Collections – May 31 2012
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California Public Utility Commission – Decision 13-11-025 – 2012-2014 Triennial EPIC Investment Plan – Nov 19, 2013
California Public Utility Commission – Decision 13-11-025 – 2012-2014 Triennial EPIC Investment Plan – Nov 19, 2013
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California Public Utilities Commission - Decision 15-04-020 – 2015-2017 Triennial Investment Plan – April 15 2015
California Public Utilities Commission - Decision 15-04-020 – 2015-2017 Triennial Investment Plan – April 15 2015
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California Public Utilities Commission - Decision 18-01-008 - Jan 11, 2018
California Public Utilities Commission - Decision 18-01-008 - Jan 11, 2018
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California Public Utility Commission - Final Decision 18-10-052 – Nov 2 2018
California Public Utility Commission - Final Decision 18-10-052 – Nov 2 2018
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California Public Utilities Commission - Decision 20-02-003 - Joint IOU EPIC RAP 2018-2020 - Feb 10, 2020
California Public Utilities Commission - Decision 20-02-003 - Joint IOU EPIC RAP 2018-2020 - Feb 10, 2020

EPIC Projects: Completed or in Progress

Project ID

EPIC Project Title

EPIC-1 Project 1

Smart Grid Architecture Demonstrations

EPIC-1 Project 2

Visualization & Situational Awareness Demonstrations

EPIC-1 Project 3

Distributed Control for Smart Grids

EPIC-1 Project 4

Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (“DER”)

EPIC-1 Project 5

Smart Distribution Circuit Demonstrations

EPIC-2 Project 1

Modernization of Distribution System & Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage

EPIC-2 Project 2

Data Analytics in Support of Advanced Planning and System Operations

EPIC-2 Project 3

Monitoring, Communications, and Control Infrastructure for Power System Modernization

EPIC-2 Project 4

System Operations Development and Advancement

EPIC-2 Project 5

Integration of Customer Systems into Electric Utility Infrastructure

EPIC-2 Project 6 Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia
EPIC-3 Project 3 Application of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Data to Advanced Utility System Operations
EPIC-3 Project 4 Safety Training Simulators with Augmented Visualization
EPIC-3 Project 5 Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Advanced Image Processing for Electric Utility Inspection and Operations
EPIC-3 Project 7 Demonstration of Multipurpose Mobile Battery for Port of San Diego and/or Other Applications

SDG&E EPIC Final Project Reports

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EPIC-1, Project 1 Smart Grid Architecture Demonstrations Program
EPIC-1, Project 1 Smart Grid Architecture Demonstrations Program
9.38 MB
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EPIC-1, Project 2 Visualization and Situational Awareness Demonstration
EPIC-1, Project 2 Visualization and Situational Awareness Demonstration
5.66 MB
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EPIC-1, Project 2 Visualization and Situational Awareness Demonstrations: Module 2, Additional Use Case Work
EPIC-1, Project 2 Visualization and Situational Awareness Demonstrations: Module 2, Additional Use Case Work
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EPIC-1, Project 2 Visualization and Situational Awareness Demonstrations: Module 3, Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Advanced Image Collection and Analytics
EPIC-1, Project 2 Visualization and Situational Awareness Demonstrations: Module 3, Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Advanced Image Collection and Analytics
8.92 MB
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EPIC-1, Project 3 Distributed Control for Smart Grids
EPIC-1, Project 3 Distributed Control for Smart Grids
28.84 MB
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EPIC-1, Project 4 Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Module 1, Pre-Commercial Demonstration and Value Assessment
EPIC-1, Project 4 Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Module 1, Pre-Commercial Demonstration and Value Assessment
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EPIC-1, Project 4 Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Module 2, Pre-Commercial Demonstration of Communication Standards for DER
EPIC-1, Project 4 Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Module 2, Pre-Commercial Demonstration of Communication Standards for DER
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EPIC-1, Project 4 Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Module 3, Pre-Commercial Demonstration of the EPRI DRIVE Tool
EPIC-1, Project 4 Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER): Module 3, Pre-Commercial Demonstration of the EPRI DRIVE Tool
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EPIC-1, Project 5 Smart Distribution Circuit Demonstrations: Module 1, Demonstrations of Advanced Circuit Concepts and Devices
EPIC-1, Project 5 Smart Distribution Circuit Demonstrations: Module 1, Demonstrations of Advanced Circuit Concepts and Devices
9.95 MB
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EPIC-1, Project 5 Smart Distribution Circuit Demonstrations: Module 2, Pre-Commercial Demonstration of Methodologies and Tools for Energy Storage Integration into Smart Distribution Circuits
EPIC-1, Project 5 Smart Distribution Circuit Demonstrations: Module 2, Pre-Commercial Demonstration of Methodologies and Tools for Energy Storage Integration into Smart Distribution Circuits
9.21 MB
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EPIC-2, Project 1 Modernization of Distribution System and Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage
EPIC-2, Project 1 Modernization of Distribution System and Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage
2.28 MB
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EPIC-2, Project 2 Data Analytics in Support of Advanced Planning and System Operations
EPIC-2, Project 2 Data Analytics in Support of Advanced Planning and System Operations
8.94 MB
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EPIC-2, Project 3 Monitoring, Communication and Control Infrastructure for Power System Modernization
EPIC-2, Project 3 Monitoring, Communication and Control Infrastructure for Power System Modernization
7.89 MB
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EPIC-2, Project 4 System Operations Development and Advancement
EPIC-2, Project 4 System Operations Development and Advancement
11.74 MB
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EPIC-2, Project 5 Integration of Customer Systems into Electric Utility Infrastructure
EPIC-2, Project 5 Integration of Customer Systems into Electric Utility Infrastructure
1.97 MB
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EPIC-2, Project 6 Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia: Module 1, Demonstration of Methodology and Tools for Estimating Propensity for Customer Adoption of Photovoltaics
EPIC-2, Project 6 Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia: Module 1, Demonstration of Methodology and Tools for Estimating Propensity for Customer Adoption of Photovoltaics
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EPIC-2, Project 6 Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia: Module 2, Unmanned Aerial Systems Data Lifecycle Management and Deep Learning Demonstration
EPIC-2, Project 6 Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia: Module 2, Unmanned Aerial Systems Data Lifecycle Management and Deep Learning Demonstration

EPIC Workshop and Symposium Presentations

2016 EPIC Summer Workshop - June 22 - Westminster

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2016 EPIC Summer Workshop Overview
2016 EPIC Summer Workshop Overview
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SDG&E Data Analytics Project Presentation
SDG&E Data Analytics Project Presentation
191.34 KB
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SDG&E Distributed Control Project Presentation
SDG&E Distributed Control Project Presentation
430.44 KB
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SDG&E Systems Operations Advancements Project
SDG&E Systems Operations Advancements Project

2016 EPIC Symposium - December 1 - Sacramento

552.40 KB
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SDG&E Modernization of Distribution System Project Presentation
SDG&E Modernization of Distribution System Project Presentation
265.53 KB
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SDG&E Smart Grid Architecture Project Presentation
SDG&E Smart Grid Architecture Project Presentation
343.49 KB
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SDG&E Visualization and Situational Awareness Project Presentation
SDG&E Visualization and Situational Awareness Project Presentation

2017 EPIC Fall Symposium - October 18 – La Jolla/San Diego

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2017 EPIC Fall Symposium Agenda
2017 EPIC Fall Symposium Agenda
2.42 MB
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CEC Presentation
CEC Presentation
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CPUC Presentation
CPUC Presentation
2.87 MB
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PG&E Presentation
PG&E Presentation
1.54 MB
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SCE Presentation
SCE Presentation
5.34 MB
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SDG&E Presentation: Visualization & Situational Awareness Demonstrations / Distributed Control for Smart Grids / Modernization of Distribution System & Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage
SDG&E Presentation: Visualization & Situational Awareness Demonstrations / Distributed Control for Smart Grids / Modernization of Distribution System & Integration of Distributed Generation and Storage

2018 EPIC Symposium - February 7 - Sacramento

2018 EPIC Symposium Agenda
2018 EPIC Symposium Agenda
1.70 MB
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SDG&E Presentation: SDG&E EPIC Program Overview / Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) – EPIC-1, Proj 4 / Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia – EPIC-2, Proj 6 / Smart Grid Architecture Demonstrations Program – EPIC-1, Proj 1
SDG&E Presentation: SDG&E EPIC Program Overview / Demonstration of Grid Support Functions of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) – EPIC-1, Proj 4 / Collaborative Programs in RD&D Consortia – EPIC-2, Proj 6 / Smart Grid Architecture Demonstrations Program – EPIC-1, Proj 1

2018 EPIC Fall Workshop - November 9 - Fresno

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2018 EPIC Symposium Agenda
2018 EPIC Symposium Agenda
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SDG&E Program Overview: Application of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Data to Advanced Utility System Operations / Safety Training Simulators with Augmented Visualization / Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Advanced Image Processing for Electric Utility Inspection and Operations
SDG&E Program Overview: Application of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Data to Advanced Utility System Operations / Safety Training Simulators with Augmented Visualization / Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Advanced Image Processing for Electric Utility Inspection and Operations

2019 EPIC Symposium - February 19 - Sacramento

1.97 MB
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SDG&E - Wildfire Prevention Technologies
SDG&E - Wildfire Prevention Technologies
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SDG&E - Broadening Storage Technologies Beyond Lithium Ion
SDG&E - Broadening Storage Technologies Beyond Lithium Ion
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SDG&E – Investor Owned Utility Coordination of Research Administration Plan & Coordination with EPIC
SDG&E – Investor Owned Utility Coordination of Research Administration Plan & Coordination with EPIC

2019 EPIC Fall Workshop - November 8 - San Diego

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2019 EPIC Fall Workshop Registration Packet
2019 EPIC Fall Workshop Registration Packet
4.15 MB
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2019 EPIC Fall Workshop Participants Packet
2019 EPIC Fall Workshop Participants Packet
2.33 MB
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CEC Presentation
CEC Presentation
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CPUC Presentation
CPUC Presentation
1.66 MB
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PG&E Presentation
PG&E Presentation
915.14 KB
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SCE Presentation
SCE Presentation
2.65 MB
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SDGE Presentation
SDGE Presentation