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ARPA-E Announces Agreement with California Energy Commission to Coordinate Advancement on New Energy Technologies

ARPA-E and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), solidifying joint efforts to advance breakthrough energy technologies.

“CEC and ARPA-E have long supported transformational energy innovation, and we have shared goals to enhance the economic and energy security of California and our entire nation,” said ARPA-E Director Evelyn N. Wang. “This collaboration will accelerate our critical work to research, develop, demonstrate, and ultimately deploy energy technologies.”

“Clean energy research and development is key to combatting the devastating effects of climate change,” said CEC Chair David Hochschild. “Our partnership with ARPA-E will advance the clean, innovative technologies of the future while creating jobs and protecting our planet.”

The MOU identifies priority areas that ARPA-E and CEC intend to cooperate on and ways they can pursue common objectives to advance technologies that reduce energy costs, enhance grid reliability and resiliency, and mitigate environmental impacts of how we generate, deliver, and use energy.

ARPA-E and CEC will share publicly available knowledge and results from their funded work both between the two agencies and with the greater public. They will discuss energy research funding opportunities and explore ways to coordinate to advance new energy technologies. They will also promote the development and deployment of ARPA-E projects at sites or facilities associated with the CEC or CEC stakeholders.

ARPA-E and CEC have a history of both supporting exciting, innovative energy technologies. Several ARPA-E projects have gone on to receive funding from CEC, including:

The MOU between ARPA-E and CEC will potentially foster long-term social and economic benefits both within California and across the United States.

Read the full press release from CEC

Read the full MOU