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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Clean Air Technology Initiative:
    Technology Advancement Funding

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California Energy Commission

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The Energy Commission has an annual program budget of approximately $100 million to support projects that develop and improve alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels; optimize alternative and renewable fuels for existing and developing engine technologies; produce alternative and renewable low-carbon fuels in California; decrease, on a full fuel cycle basis, the overall impact and carbon footprint of alternative and renewable fuels and increase sustainability; expand fuel infrastructure, fueling stations, and equipment; improve light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle technologies; retrofit medium- and heavy-duty on-road and non-road vehicle fleets; expand infrastructure connected with existing fleets, public transit, and transportation corridors; and establish workforce training programs, conduct public education and promotion, and create technology centers.

Research, Development, and Demonstration Division’s Public Interest Energy Research Program

The Energy Commission's Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Division supports public interest energy research, development, and demonstration. RD&D activities include providing contracts and grants for research and development of energy technologies and related scientific activities. Oversight and detailed policy direction for the RD&D's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program is provided by the Energy Commission's Research, Development, and Demonstration Committee.

Energy Innovations Small Grant Program

The Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program provides up to $95,000 for hardware projects and $50,000 for modeling projects to small businesses, non-profits, individuals and academic institutions to conduct research that establishes the feasibility of new, innovative energy concepts. Research projects must target one of the PIER R&D areas, address a California energy problem and provide a potential benefit to California electric and natural gas ratepayers. To encourage participation in the program, the application and award process has been simplified and assistance is available in gaining access to technical experts.

Solicitations for Transportation Area Programs

Implementation of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (Assembly Bill 118)

Assembly Bill 118 directs the California Energy Commission to develop the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

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