1) The company must have a California business address
2) The company must currently operate out of (or have near-term plans to do business in) one of the four counties in our territory: San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, or San Bernardino.
3) The company's technology must be energy-related with the ability to benefit California's electric ratepayers. It should fall under one of five general categories:a. Energy Efficiency (envelope, lighting, HVAC, plug loads, pumps, energy management software)b. Renewable Energy Generation (wind, solar, wave, geothermal, hydro)c. Energy Storage (battery materials, electrochemical, mechanical, and thermal storage devices)d. Smart Grid & Energy Services (demand response, energy IoT, smart metering, DERMS, data analytics, and microgrid technologies)e. Clean Transportation (EV charging infrastructure and software platforms)
Important Technology Notes:
Intellectual Property: The IP for an applying company's technology must be either owned or licensed exclusively by the applicant's company.
Clean Transportation Technologies: Only electric vehicle infrastructure technologies and software platforms that manage the interaction of EVs with the grid are eligible for the program. SCEIN does not support companies with new vehicle or engine designs. For further details about this distinction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.