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Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)

The Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) was established in 2011 and augmented in 2022 with an additional $1 billion in funding to last through 2030. The program expedites the development and demonstration of technologies that increase resilience and decarbonize California’s electric grid and energy use. Specifically, EPIC provides grants to California-based businesses, universities, tribes, and communities for projects that promote the market for and advance the uptake of emerging decarbonization and efficiency technologies, including a wide range of renewable thermal technologies. EPIC offers grant funding opportunities under the California Energy Commission Research and Development Division, including $133 million for innovation in industry and agriculture.

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