GFO-23-317 – Energy Storage Innovations to Support Grid Reliability

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To fund applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment projects that will advance short- to long-duration stationary energy storage technologies. The development and advancement of these technologies is critical to establish a robust portfolio of energy storage that enables a more nimble grid to maintain reliability and accelerate the deployment of renewables as California transitions to 100 percent clean energy.


This solicitation will enable more strategic and high-value implementation of energy storage in transmission, distribution, and customer domains to support grid reliability and achievement of clean energy policy goals. Additionally, it will support demonstrations that benefit historically under-resourced communities at risk of being left behind in the clean energy transition. Funded projects could advance short- and long-duration energy storage technologies in terms of cost, performance, safety, and supply chain diversification, and should demonstrate the benefits of various energy storage use cases to support grid reliability. Projects must fall within the following project groups:

·       Group 1: Applied Research and Development (R&D) to Improve Energy Storage Value, Safety, and Sustainability; and

·       Group 2: Multiple-Use Case Demonstrations for Equitable Energy Storage Value Stacking.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Other Legal Entity
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities. 

Eligible Geographies:

No local publicly owned electric utilities. 

Matching Funding Requirement:

Group 1: Match funding is required in the amount of at least 10% of the requested CEC funds.

Group 2: Match funding is required in the amount of at least 25% of the requested CEC funds.

Important Dates

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December 2, 2024
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Until funds expire

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  • State

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EPIC Program

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How to Apply

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For questions about this grant, contact:
Enrico Palo, 1-916-957-7856,