PALM SPRINGS —Joe Wallace, CEO of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership has been invited to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the California Energy Commission’s EPIC program.

This invitation and acceptance confirm that CVEP and Wallace are receiving statewide recognition while raising awareness for the Coachella Valley and its role in California’s renewable energy solutions, according to a news release.

Wallace to Serve on Energy Commission Panel

Joe Wallace

“The Palm Springs iHub was formed with a core mission of expanding renewable energy solutions, Wallace said. “The fires across our state continue to remind us that a reliable, safe, and resilient electrical grid is vital to maintaining a prosperous business base and to maintain the quality of life that modern society has become accustomed to. I am excited and honored to have been invited to contribute to furthering these goals by the State of California and intend to elevate the visibility of Greater Palm Springs as an exemplary place to do business in California.”

 The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is part of the California Energy Program’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Project. The EPIC project invests in scientific and technological research to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector to meet the state’s energy and climate goals.

EPIC invests more than $130 million annually in order to:

 • Expand the use of renewable energy.
• Build a safe and resilient electricity system.
• Advance electric technologies for buildings, businesses, and transportation.
• Enable a more decentralized electric grid.
• Improve the affordability, health, and comfort of California’s communities.
• Support California’s local economies and businesses.

The California Energy Commission is looking to host several Forums and Symposiums in order to highlight several EPIC Projects. TAC members provide input into the events, including suggested speakers and topics.

About CVEP
The mission of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership is to incite vision-driven transformation in the Greater Palm Springs region. Established in 1994, the nonprofit organization has emerged as a vital innovator of regional business development initiatives by fostering entrepreneurship and diversifying industry. As the only regional entity with the capacity to execute technology-led economic development, the partnership promotes a diversified, year-round economy by facilitating programs that stimulate job creation in key industries through business attraction, retention and expansion. Visit or call 760-340-1575.






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