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Registration Underway for 2019 EPIC Symposium

By Media Office Staff

The California Energy Commission will hold its fifth annual Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Symposium Feb. 19, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company are co-hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

The symposium brings together industry leaders, innovators, builders, entrepreneurs, students and others to discuss clean energy research, advances, and challenges. More than 600 people attended last year’s event.

This year’s symposium will highlight advancements in plug-in electric vehicle smart charging, clean energy portfolios for municipalities, energy storage technologies, and entrepreneurial support strategies. The program will also examine ways research and local actions can help meet the state’s most recent energy goals while providing energy equity to diverse communities.

The symposium will feature panel discussions with members of the Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, investor-owned utilities, business and industry, environmental organizations, academia and government. About 30 recent EPIC grant recipients will also be on hand to discuss their projects.

The EPIC program, which was established in 2011, supports clean energy research. The Energy Commission invests about $160 million annually for projects that improve the energy efficiency of buildings, make the electrical grid more reliable, enhance the integration of renewables, advance the state’s electric vehicle infrastructure, and improve water and energy management.

Registration and lunch options for the event are here.

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