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Energy Innovation

The California Energy Commission invests more than $150 million annually in scientific and technological research to:

  • Expand the use of renewable energy
  • Build a safer and more resilient energy system
  • Advance zero-carbon technologies for homes, businesses, and transportation
  • Implement a more decentralized electric grid
  • Improve the affordability, health, and comfort of California’s communities
  • Support California’s local economies and businesses
  • Ensure California’s transition to a low-carbon economy benefits diverse businesses, disadvantaged- and low-income communities, and tribes.

Highlighting Innovation by the Numbers

$1+ Billion

In CEC funding awarded to organizations working to bring innovative new solutions to California's energy sector

$6+ Billion

In private investment raised by businesses after receiving CEC funding and support

650+

Project Sites in California that have demonstrated new energy technology solutions with CEC funding

Investment Areas

Learn about the key areas of focus for CEC-funded research.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
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Resiliency & Safety

Resiliency & Safety
Building Decarbonization

Building Decarbonization

Building Decarbonization
Agricultural Innovation

Grid Decarbonization & Decentralization

Grid Decarbonization & Decentralization
Agricultural Innovation

Industrial & Agricultural Innovation

Industrial & Agricultural Innovation
Transportation Investment Area Homepage v2

Low-carbon Transportation

Low-carbon Transportation