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CEC Community Energy Reliability and Resilience Investment (CERRI) Program - Due 07/12; Workshop 04/11

Opportunity Title:

Community Energy Reliability and Resilience Investment (CERRI) Program



California Energy Commission (CEC)


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This solicitation is part of the Community Energy Reliability & Resilience Investment (CERRI) Program, which invests in deployment projects across California that increase community energy reliability and resilience, support California’s climate and energy policies, improve energy justice and equity, and create good-paying jobs.

In recent years, California has experienced increased electrical system outages caused by climate-related events such as increased wildfires, heat waves, and storms, or through public safety power shutoffs (PSPS). These events, as well as aging infrastructure, threaten grid reliability, public health and safety, economic prosperity, communities, and ecosystems. They also pose disproportionate consequences for the most vulnerable populations in both rural and urban areas.

The intent of this solicitation is to invest in projects that increase the electric reliability and resiliency of communities in California by reducing outage frequency, duration, magnitude, and associated community impacts, while bolstering California’s workforce and promoting equity.

The objectives are oriented around four main themes outlined below. These themes are not listed in rank order.

  • Energy reliability and resilience: Reduce the frequency, duration, and magnitude of power outages and strengthen communities’ ability to function during power outages by providing day-to-day and emergency services for its constituents.

  • Community Benefits: Ensure that the benefits of clean, safe, affordable, and reliable energy are shared by all, particularly communities with critical energy reliability and resilience needs.

  • Advancement of Energy and Climate Goals: Support California’s energy modernization and climate goals.

  • Workforce Development and Labor: Create high-quality jobs with strong labor standards and protections that attract and train a skilled workforce for lasting careers in the clean energy industry.

Pre-Application Workshop

CEC staff will hold one Pre-Application Workshop remotely to discuss this solicitation with potential applicants. Participation is optional but encouraged.

Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Remote Access Only)

To join the Zoom meeting and enter the Meeting ID below and select “join from your browser.” Participants will then enter the meeting password listed below and their name. Participants will select the “Join” button:

Webinar ID: 853 5878 3532

Webinar Password: CERRI



  • Electric grid operators

  • Electricity storage operators

  • Electricity generators

  • Transmission owners or operators

  • Distribution providers

  • Fuel suppliers



Questions Due April 26, 2024

Applications Due July 12, 2024



Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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