June 14, 2024

Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)

California Energy Commission Grants Long-Duration Storage Project $31M
A 60 MWh long-duration storage project using vanadium flow and zinc hybrid cathode batteries received a $31 million grant from the California Energy Commission.
CEC Allocates $1.4B to ZEV Programs
The California Energy Commission approved a $1.4 billion spending plan for zero-emission vehicles and re-upped funding for clean-energy projects.
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California Investing in Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
The California Energy Commission is funding battery recycling efforts to deal with the anticipated need to dispose of 60,000 metric tons by 2048.
Wildfires Bolster Case for Biomass Energy in California
Some California lawmakers want the woody biomass from forest thinning efforts to be used for electricity generation.
California EPIC Symposium Talks Trees and EVs
Stakeholders discussed the proliferation of electric vehicles and forest management at the California Energy Commission's EPIC Symposium.
Port System Big Challenge for Calif. Offshore Wind
California’s port infrastructure will pose a key obstacle to the development of floating offshore wind projects along the state’s coastline.
CPUC OKs 1.2 GW of Storage by 2021, 38,000 EV Chargers
The California PUC greenlit a major expansion of the state's EV charging program and approved contracts signed by investor-owned utilities to procure 1.2 GW of battery storage.
Calif. Energy Commission OKs $22M for Storage
The California Energy Commission approved $22M in grants to fund long-term energy storage projects and another $6M to test using repurposed EV batteries.
CCA Summit Explores Storage Options
The California Energy Commission is funding pilot programs for energy storage systems that go well beyond lithium-ion batteries, the summit heard.
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EPIC Interest Growing Rapidly in California
Nearly 600 people crowded into this year's California Energy Commission EPIC Symposium, doubling attendance from last year.

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