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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

Project Start Date: 6/30/2013

Project Amount: $900,000

29764

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Assessment of Residential Natural Gas Emissions

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 8/18/2014

Project Amount: $500,000

29789

Photograph shows the mobile laser scanning (MLS) system that is 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 (GTI)

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

Cal-Adapt 2.0 enables users to investigate climate-related risks to vulnerable communities as defined by CalEnviroScreen.

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

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 Maesurements

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 sophisticaled 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

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: 6/30/2015

Project Amount: $1,000,000

30112

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

30772

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

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Project Start Date: 11/1/2015

Project Amount: $500,000

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

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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

30771

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

The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Project Start Date: 12/1/2015

Project Amount: $500,000

30773

Coastal inundation and cliff edge erosion overlapped with electricity system

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: 12/4/2015

Project Amount: $499,929

30776

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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: 12/4/2015

Project Amount: $456,703

30775

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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

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

Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Project Start Date: 1/4/2016

Project Amount: $599,891

30932

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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

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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

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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

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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

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: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $598,671

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: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $599,236

30985

Example of Species Interaction

Optimizing Solar Facility Configuration Effects on Habitat, Managed Plants, and Essential Species Interactions

Regents of the University of California, Davis

Project Start Date: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $597,865

31024

Weather station locations in LA region used to compare with modeling results.

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

Altostratus, Inc.

Project Start Date: 6/1/2016

Project Amount: $193,326

31053

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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

31019

The research team is systematically integrating understandings of technology, historical energy transitions, policy and behavior, and demand forecasting to illuminate real-world implications of policy and behavioral trends.

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

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: 6/30/2016

Project Amount: $200,000

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

Detail of a sap flow sensor installed on a vine.

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

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Project Start Date: 6/30/2016

Project Amount: $1,097,990

31016

Santa Monica Advanced Energy District

City of Santa Monica

Project Start Date: 9/15/2016

Project Amount: $1,487,609

31335

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Use of Indoor Rearing for Head-Starting Desert Tortoises

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

Project Start Date: 5/8/2017

Project Amount: $493,089

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

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

31336

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Habitat Influences on Desert Tortoise Translocation Success

Zoological Society of San Diego dba San Diego Zoo Global

Project Start Date: 6/1/2017

Project Amount: $499,605

31329

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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: 6/8/2017

Project Amount: $700,000

31466

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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

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: 9/1/2017

Project Amount: $1,222,284

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