CPUC Decision on EPIC (Phase 2)

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This decision sets up a framework for Commission oversight of the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) established by Decision (D.) 11-12-035 in Phase 1 of this proceeding. The purpose of the funding is to provide public interest investments in applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, market support, and market facilitation, of clean energy technologies and approaches for the benefit of electricity ratepayers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE), the three large investor-owned utilities (IOUs).

EPIC funding is initially authorized in the areas of applied research and development, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation, as further defined in this decision.