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Public Interest Energy Research Program

Eligible States CA
Type Grant
Area of Interest Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

Administered by the California Energy Commission the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program supports public interest energy research and development that will help improve the quality of life in California by delivering environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program awards up to $62 million annually to support new energy services and products that create statewide environmental and economic benefits. Topic areas funded include:

- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Climate Change Program
- Energy Innovations Small Grant Program
- Energy-Related Environmental Research
- Energy Systems Integration
- Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation
- Industrial/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency
- Natural Gas Research
- Transportation Research

Proposers can be located outside California, but the proposed research results must exceed current best practices or product improvement. There is no minimum or maximum requirement for the amount of funding requested, but some level of match funding is requested.

Eligible Organizations All
How to Apply Solicitations are posted throughout the year.
For More Information http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/pier.html Exit EPA Disclaimer
Primary Contact Mark Hutchison
California Energy Commission
1516 9th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-6718

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