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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2014

Program for Emerging Technologies

Program for Emerging Technologies

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) launched this program in 2012 in order to partner with individuals and companies who want to evaluate, test and implement innovative emerging technologies. The goal is to find and nurture creative products and services that will manage and better use electricity, gas, water and fiber optic services. We want to find the best ideas out there and help get them implemented!

What do you get if your application is successful?  
Under the program, City offers staff time and the Utilities/City infrastructure in Palo Alto as a 'test bed' to evaluate and publicize technologies.  No direct monetary funding is available to applicants under this program.

View a summary of program details!
To read the report submitted in April 2013 to the Council Policy & Services Committee, click here.

The program is accepting applications on a continuous basis with applications being reviewed quarterly.
Applications received by October 15, 2014 will be reviewed from October 15 to 31, 2014. During that time, staff may contact applicants with follow-up questions.

Current application period ends:  October 15, 2014

ATTENTION: The City of Palo Alto Utilities is currently not accepting any new PET applications for solar on light poles through the 2015 calendar year. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014