Aspen Supports the California Energy Commission in Review of over $150,000,000 in Energy Research and Development Grants

JOTande6Aspen is the prime contractor to the Energy Commission in providing on-call technical assistance for the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. Aspen has helped the Energy Commission evaluate the technical and CEQA adequacy of over 300 separate proposals submitted in response to 10 competitive research and development grant offers issued by the Energy Commission. The Energy Commission has awarded over $150 million in grants to the applicants. The grant topics included:

  • Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Small Hydro, Geothermal, and Wind Energy Technologies (GFO-16-301);
  • Advance Breakthrough and Piezoelectric-Based System Development to Increase Market Penetration of Distributed Renewable Generation (GFO-16-302);
  • Advancing Cutting-Edge Technologies and Strategies to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in the Industrial, Agricultural and Water Sectors (GFO-16-305);
  • Enabling Solar as a Distribution Asset; Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Biomass-to-Energy Systems for the Forest and Food Waste Sectors (GFO-15-325);
  • Solar +: Taking the Next Steps to Enable Solar as a Distribution Asset (GFO-16-309);
  • Emerging Energy Efficient Technology Demonstra­tions (GFO-16-304);
  • Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Wind Energy Technolo­gies (GFO-16-310);
  • Increasing Adoption of Emerging Clean Energy Technologies through Pro­curement Solicitation (GFO-17-301);
  • Demonstrate Business Case for Advanced Microgrids in Support of California’s Energy and GHG Policies (GFO-17-302); and
  • Distribution System Model­ing Tools to Evaluate Distributed Energy Resources (GFO-17-305).

Aspen’s Program Manager for EPIC, Tom Murphy, will be attending the 2018 EPIC Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center on February 7, 2018.  The Symposium will highlight some of the EPIC Energy Research and Development projects on-going at the Energy Commission.