Public Interest Energy Research
Advisory Board

Board Purpose

The PIER Advisory Board has been formed to provide strategic guidance on funding priorities for the Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.

The Advisory Board consists of representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission, California Air Resources Board, California Independent System Operator, consumer organizations, environmental organizations, the investor-owned utilities and others. Additionally, six members of the California Legislature may meet with the Advisory Board and participate in its activities. Energy Commissioners serve as co-chairs of the Advisory Board.
See the Advisory Board Membership list.

The Board's goals are to:
  • Ensure that the PIER program is focused on public interest research consistent with the goals established by the legislation.
  • Provide advice and strategic guidance in the planning and funding of the portfolio of public interest energy research, development and demonstration programs and projects administered by the Energy Commission that will provide highest value benefits to California's electricity and natural gas consumers.

See the PIER Advisory Board Charter for a description of the Board's roles and responsibilities

See the PIER Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Initiatives - Summary of PIER Advisory Group (PAG) Inputs.

See the PIER Fiscal Year 2011-2012 PIER Advisory Group (PAG) Inputs.

Board Meetings and Materials

Meeting Materials from the August 18, 2011, March 30, 2011, and November 10, 2010, PIER Program Advisory Board Meetings have been moved to our Energy Archive for reference purposes. See previous years research notices