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6300

Impacted area and natural gas pipeline under 1.0 meter sea level rise scenario

Assessment of Bay Area Gas Pipeline Vulnerability to Sea Water Intrusion

The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the Berkeley campus

Project Start Date: 5/28/2012

Project Amount: $425,000

6649

Evaluation of Opportunities to Mitigate Fugitive Methane Emissions from the California Natural Gas System

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 6/29/2012

Project Amount: $1,100,000

6969

Top-Down Quantification of Methane Emissions from California's Natural Gas System

UC Davis-Sub of UC San Diego

Project Start Date: 6/30/2013

Project Amount: $900,000

29764

Field measurement on sample house

Assessment of Residential Natural Gas Emissions

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 8/18/2014

Project Amount: $500,000

29789

Mobile laser scanning (MLS) system used to measure subsidence with unprecedented detail in space and time.

High Resolution Measurement of Levee Subsidence Related to Natural Gas Infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center

Project Start Date: 10/8/2014

Project Amount: $325,000

29921

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Demonstration of a Novel Ultra-Low NOx Boiler for Commercial Buildings

Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute

Project Start Date: 11/1/2014

Project Amount: $798,788

30001

Solar-Reflective "Cool" Walls: Benefits, Technologies, and Implementation

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 3/30/2015

Project Amount: $2,500,000

29977

A screenshot of the Cal-Adapt tool

Visualizing Climate-Related Risks to the Natural Gas System Using Cal-Adapt

The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the Berkeley campus

Project Start Date: 5/13/2015

Project Amount: $300,000

30108

Visual representation of the modeling to investigate the impact of aerosols on hydropower

Aerosol Impacts on the Hydrology and Hydropower Generation in California

Regents of the University of California, Riverside Campus

Project Start Date: 5/13/2015

Project Amount: $399,818

30111

Comanche Station Power Plant

Evaluation of Cost, Performance and Water Conserving Capability of Hybrid Cooling

Maulbetsch Consulting

Project Start Date: 5/13/2015

Project Amount: $581,580

30124

2030 Strategies for a Decarbonized Grid

Develop Analytical Tools and Technologies to Plan for and Minimize the Impacts of Climate Change on the Electricity System

Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Project Start Date: 5/13/2015

Project Amount: $700,000

30017

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Weather Related Scenarios for the Natural Gas System: California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

The Regents of the University of California, San Diego

Project Start Date: 6/15/2015

Project Amount: $600,000

30109

Installed Equipment for Snowpack Measurements

Improving Hydrological Snowpack Forecasting for Hydropower Generation Using Intelligent Information Systems

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 6/29/2015

Project Amount: $1,100,000

30106

A series of mobile transects in a car outfitted with sophisticated meteorological monitoring equipment helps researchers collect data to resolve fine-scale determinants of the urban heat island effect.

Monitoring the Urban Heat Island Effect and the Efficiency of Future Countermeasures

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 6/29/2015

Project Amount: $500,000

30112

Hatchet Ridge Wind where the StrikeFree bat deterence system is being tested.

Rotor-Mounted Bat Impact Deterrence System Design and Testing

Frontier Wind

Project Start Date: 6/30/2015

Project Amount: $862,875

30105

GHG emission trajectories for two different scenarios

Building a Healthier and More Robust Future: 2050 Low Carbon Energy Scenarios for California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 6/30/2015

Project Amount: $700,000

30123

Change in Delivered Electricity by Resource in 2050 due to Climate Change

Building a Climate Change Resilient Electricity System for Meeting California's Energy and Environmental Goals

The Regents of the University of California, Irvine

Project Start Date: 6/30/2015

Project Amount: $698,792

30110

Golden Eagle

Learning from Real-World Experience to Understand Renewable Energy Impacts to Wildlife

U.S. Geological Survey (Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center - FRESC)

Project Start Date: 10/26/2015

Project Amount: $1,000,000

30770

Cal-Adapt's extreme heat tool shows that in this disadvantaged community in Stockton, the average number of extremely hot days (above 102.2 degrees F) would be expected to increase ten-fold by the end of the century under a high emissions scenario.

Visualizing Climate-Related Risks to the Electricity System using Cal-Adapt

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 11/16/2015

Project Amount: $400,000

30774

Downscaling of Precipitation from a Global Climate Model to California

Probabilistic Seasonal and Decadal Forecasting for the Natural Gas System

The Regents of the University of California, San Diego

Project Start Date: 11/18/2015

Project Amount: $399,467

30773

Map of electricity system assets overlaid with coastal inundation and cliff edge erosion

Potential Impacts and Adaptation Options for the Electricity System from Sea Level Rise in the San Diego Area.

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.

Project Start Date: 12/10/2015

Project Amount: $499,929

30775

Number of approved incentives for single-family and single-family low-income solar thermal water heating installations under the California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-Thermal) program (data as of November 23, 2017).

Understanding and Improving Solar Water Heater Effectiveness in California Households

Regents of the University of California (University of California, Davis)

Project Start Date: 12/15/2015

Project Amount: $500,000

30779

GTI field steam making leak measurement in the kitchen

Assessment of Fugitive Emissions from the Natural Gas System-Commercial Buildings

Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute

Project Start Date: 1/4/2016

Project Amount: $599,891

30771

Map of worst-case percent derating in lines and substations from historical heat waves overlaid with present substation load factors.

Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat

The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Project Start Date: 1/12/2016

Project Amount: $500,000

30776

Aboveground regulators exposed to 100-year coastal wave flooding

Investigate Climate Vulnerability of the Natural Gas System and Identify Resilience Options in the San Diego Area

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.

Project Start Date: 1/12/2016

Project Amount: $456,703

30772

Projected increase in the probability of a large fire along transmission paths by mid-century.

Modeling the Impact of Wildfires on California's Transmission and Distribution Grid

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 2/12/2016

Project Amount: $500,000

30932

Optimizing Hydropower Operations While Sustaining Stream Temperatures and Ecosystem Functions

The Regents of the University of California, Merced

Project Start Date: 4/1/2016

Project Amount: $650,000

30926

Components of hydrology modeling

Improving Hydrologic and Energy Demand Forecasts for Hydropower Operations with Climate Change

The Regents of the University of California, Irvine

Project Start Date: 4/1/2016

Project Amount: $720,000

30982

Preliminary results showing PM2.5 in the reference scenario, PM2.5 in the deep electrification scenario, and the difference showing significant reductions in PM2.5 concentrations

Real World Electrification Options of Energy Services and Environmental Justice (EJ) Considerations

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Project Start Date: 5/13/2016

Project Amount: $799,444

30978

Analysis of weather station data from 233 stations througout California indicates wide variation in both mean seasonal precipitation (indicated by color, with lighter colors corresponding to greater precipitation in mm) and standard deviation of seasonal

Risk Modeling and Cognitive Science Characterization of Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in California Electricity Sector

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 5/30/2016

Project Amount: $350,000

30986

Results for an individual parcel in the DG Screening Tool

Distributed Generation Environmental Planner

Black & Veatch Corporation

Project Start Date: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $199,976

30977

A DWR geologist measures the water depth of a well. Source: Department of Water Resources 2018:   https://water.ca.gov/News/News-Releases/2018/April-18/DWR-Finalizes-Over-85-Million-in-Grants-for-Local-Implementation-of-SGMA

Clarifying and Quantifying Current and Near-Term Groundwater Pumping Energy Use and Costs in California to Improve Energy and Water Systems Reliability

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $625,000

31053

Community well-being depends on interdependent lifelines that span a number of sectors and geographical bounds.

Interdependencies of Electric Grid and Critical Lifelines: Identifying Climate Exposure and Adaptation Strategies

Thalassa Research & Consulting, LLC

Project Start Date: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $128,188

30980

Genoscape map showing genetic populations of yellow warbler and the proportion of warblers killed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System from these populations

Development of a Genoscape Framework for Assessing Population-Level Impacts of Renewable Energy Development on Migratory Bird Species in California

Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Project Start Date: 6/3/2016

Project Amount: $599,236

31024

Percentage change in temperature forecast error. Green and negative indicate a reduction of error.

Intra-urban Enhancements to Probabilistic Climate Forecasting for the Electric System

Altostratus, Inc.

Project Start Date: 6/7/2016

Project Amount: $193,326

31019

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Historical Insights for Electricity Transition Scenarios in California and Flexible Energy Demand Modeling for Residential Air Conditioning with Improved Behavioral Specificity

Ghoulem Research

Project Start Date: 6/13/2016

Project Amount: $400,000

30992

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Research Roadmap for Advancing Technologies in California's Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Sectors

Energetics Incorporated

Project Start Date: 6/20/2016

Project Amount: $647,728

30981

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Carbon Balance with Renewable Energy: Effects of Solar Installations on Desert Soil Carbon Cycle

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 6/24/2016

Project Amount: $499,181

30976

Burrowing Owl with a GPS Transmitter for Tracking

Assessing California's Mitigation Guidelines for Burrowing Owls Impacted by Renewable Energy

Zoological Society of San Diego dba San Diego Zoo Global

Project Start Date: 6/24/2016

Project Amount: $598,671

31010

Phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) compounds, studied under this project, play crucial role in Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for photosynthesis.

New Chemical Compounds for Cost-Effective Carbon Capture

The Regents of the University of California, Davis Campus

Project Start Date: 6/30/2016

Project Amount: $200,000

31003

Energy Efficiency and Water Savings in Agriculture by Innovative Plant-Aware Irrigation System

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Project Start Date: 6/30/2016

Project Amount: $1,097,990

31102

Field measurement of Methane Leaks

Characterization of Fugitive Methane Emissions from Commercial Buildings in California

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.

Project Start Date: 7/18/2016

Project Amount: $599,683

31025

Ratio of annual energy generation to the long term generation average for three California sites

Understanding and Mitigating Barriers to Wind Energy Expansion in California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 7/21/2016

Project Amount: $200,000

31016

Santa Monica Advanced Energy District

City of Santa Monica

Project Start Date: 9/15/2016

Project Amount: $1,487,609

31275

Building Blocks of the Study.  Blue areas represent existing tools that are being updated while the grey areas are new analytical tools being developed as part of this study

A Strategic Assessment of the Long-term Role of Natural Gas in a Carbon Constrained and Water-Efficient Future

Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)

Project Start Date: 4/3/2017

Project Amount: $1,099,733

31270

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Multi-tiered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measurements of California's Natural Gas-Powered Industrial and Fueling Infrastructure

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Project Start Date: 4/6/2017

Project Amount: $1,400,000

31332

Overivew of Considerations in Life Cycle Assessment of Storage Technologies

A Life Cycle Assessment of the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Emerging Energy Storage Technology Deployment

The Regents of the University of California, Irvine

Project Start Date: 5/8/2017

Project Amount: $600,000

31330

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Benefits and Challenges in Deployment of Low GWP A3 Refrigerants in Residential and Commercial Cooling Equipment

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 5/8/2017

Project Amount: $500,000

30891

Typical Methane Plume from a Gas Storage Tank

California Baseline Methane Survey: Identification of Large Fugitive Methane Emitters from the Natural Gas Sector

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Project Start Date: 5/11/2017

Project Amount: $600,000

31215

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The Amador Water Agency In-Conduit Hydropower Development Project (AWA Project)

Amador Water Agency

Project Start Date: 5/15/2017

Project Amount: $750,000

31335

Size comparison of one day old tortoise (on left) with one year old, indoor reared tortoise (on right)

Use of Indoor Rearing for Head-Starting Desert Tortoises

Regents of the University of California (University of California, Davis)

Project Start Date: 5/31/2017

Project Amount: $493,089

31329

PM generating process in cooling tower

Assessing Cooling Tower PM2.5 and PM10 Emissions using Advanced Instrumentation, Plume Transects, and Plume Modeling

The Regents of the University of California, Davis Campus

Project Start Date: 6/15/2017

Project Amount: $700,000

31336

Mojave desert tortoise with tracking device

Habitat Influences on Desert Tortoise Translocation Success

Zoological Society of San Diego dba San Diego Zoo Global

Project Start Date: 6/22/2017

Project Amount: $499,605

31466

Long-Term California Energy Scenarios Promote Job Creation in Disadvantaged Communities in California

Economic Impact Analysis of Long-Term Energy Scenarios and Disadvantaged Communities

Berkeley Economic Advising and Research, LLC

Project Start Date: 6/30/2017

Project Amount: $249,320

31358

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Advanced Statistical-Dynamical Downscaling Methods and Products for California Electricity System Climate Planning

University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography 0955

Project Start Date: 6/30/2017

Project Amount: $1,399,888

31272

Soil chambers used for soil gas methane flux measurements and gas sampling for isotopic analysis

Quantification of Methane from California's Plugged & Abandoned Gas Wells: Effects of Land Subsidence and Other Factors

The Regents University of California, Davis

Project Start Date: 8/17/2017

Project Amount: $597,433

31472

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An Online Siting Tool Application for Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Facilities in California

The Regents University of California, Davis

Project Start Date: 11/8/2017

Project Amount: $1,222,284

31337

Solar energy facilities may appear to be water bodies to some birds

Investigating Avian Attraction to Solar Energy Facilities Through a Lake Effect

US Geological Survey

Project Start Date: 3/11/2018

Project Amount: $499,785

31638

The research team will engage with local communities to integrate locally relevant opportunities and priorities in energy system upgrades and transformations.

Engaging Communities in the Design of Sustainable Energy and Localized Futures (SELF) Models in California's San Joaquin Valley

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 4/16/2018

Project Amount: $1,100,000

31623

Data enable exploration of projected hourly sea levels at nine locations on California's coast, supporting IOUs' siting of coastal transmission towers and assessment of sea level rise-related risks to other infrastructure.

Building on the Cal-Adapt Platform to Deliver Actionable Information in Support of Electricity Sector Resilience

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 4/20/2018

Project Amount: $900,000

31652

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Developing Next-generation Cal-Adapt Features to Support Natural Gas Sector Resilience

The Regents of the University of California

Project Start Date: 5/7/2018

Project Amount: $1,000,000

31651

Machine learning techniques could be used to identify the location and/or existence of an atmospheric river during pre-processing. This would allow Cal-Adapt to employ threshold independent proxies to visualize heavy precipitation events associated with a

Developing Next-Generation Cal-Adapt Features to Support Natural Gas Sector Resilience

Eagle Rock Analytics

Project Start Date: 5/7/2018

Project Amount: $200,000

31648

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Using Chemical and Isotopic Analyses to Improve Life-Cycle Assessments of the Natural Gas Consumed in California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 5/15/2018

Project Amount: $549,978

31621

Machine learning is being trained to identify species in underwater video

Lowering Costs of Underwater Biological Surveys to Inform Offshore Renewable Energy

Cal Poly Corporation

Project Start Date: 5/21/2018

Project Amount: $199,978

31649

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Developing a Methodology to Determine Chemical and Isotopic Composition of Natural Gas Consumed in California

The Regents of the University of California, Irvine

Project Start Date: 5/30/2018

Project Amount: $550,000

31622

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The Distributional Electricity Impacts of Climate Change on California's Residential Communities

The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

Project Start Date: 6/3/2018

Project Amount: $200,000

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