23 & 24 March 2022


Erik Stokes

Chief of the Energy Deployment Office
California Energy Commission

Erik Stokes is the head of the Energy Deployment and Market Facilitation Office at the California Energy Commission. In his 12+ years at the Commission, Erik has spearheaded numerous initiatives to advance low-carbon technology solutions.  Over the past five years, Erik has worked to strengthen California’s innovation ecosystem for cleantech entrepreneurship. This included establishing a statewide network of incubator/accelerator programs, testing facilities and other entrepreneurial support services; as well as developing several non-dilutive funding programs for clean energy entrepreneurs including the world-renowned CalSEED program. These efforts have helped cleantech start-ups supported by the California Energy Commission attract over $1.8 billion in private investment.