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1516 Ninth Street, MS-29
Sacramento, CA, 95814-5512



California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, the Commission responsibilities include:

Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data. Licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger. Promoting energy efficiency by setting the state’s appliance and building efficiency standards and working with local government to enforce those standards. Supporting public interest energy research that advances energy science and technology through research, development, and demonstration programs. Supporting renewable energy by providing market support to existing, new, and emerging renewable technologies; providing incentives for small wind and fuel cell electricity systems; and providing incentives for solar electricity systems in new home construction. Implementing the state’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies. With energy challenges facing the state, the Commission and its dedicated staff of state employees stand ready to turn challenges into opportunities and help Californians continue to have energy choices that are affordable, reliable, diverse, safe, and environmentally acceptable.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Tesla Motors 10/2012Post IPO Equity$10M1
Propel 6/2012Grant$10.1M1
Propel Fuels 3/2010Grant$1M1
eTec 8/2009Grant$8M1



  1. Tesla Motors to get $10 million from California Energy Commission ( [edit]
  2. Propel Fuels Receives $10.1 Million Grant Award From California Energy Commission to Expand Consumer Access to Alternative Fuels ( [edit]
  3. San Jose biz journal ( [edit]
  4. eTec to Snag $8M From Cali for Mega Electric Car Charging Project ( [edit]
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