Self-Generation Incentive Program 

The CPUC's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources. SGIP provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter.  Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat to power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, gas turbines, fuel cells, and advanced energy storage systems. 

CPUC Decision 17-10-004 created the SGIP Equity Budget, which will be implemented beginning with Step 3. This Equity Budget will be allocated 25% of SGIP funds already allocated for energy storage projects, and will provide incentives for customer-sited energy storage in disadvantaged communities and low-income communities in California. For a map of these areas, please click here (any shaded area is eligible). Customers eligible for Equity Budget incentives include non-profits, small businesses, educational institutions and governments. Customers in low-income housing may also access Equity Budget incentives and are eligible even if they do not reside in a disadvantaged community or low-income community. For more information on the Equity Budget, please consult this press release.

The table below shows the total SGIP incentive budget by step and category.

 

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Total

 

Renewable Generation

 

$20,663,203

$20,482,578

$20,482,578

N/A

N/A

$61,628,359

General Generation (includes renewable and non-renewable)

 

$19,073,726

$18,906,996

$18,906,996

N/A

N/A

$56,887,718

Large Scale Energy Storage

(> 10kW)

 

$42,728,094

$102,959,451

$75,890,956

$75,890,956

$32,046,071

$329,515,528

Small Residential Energy Storage

(≤ 10kW)

 

$7,540,252

$14,232,625

$10,526,843

$10,526,843

$5,655,189

$48,481,752

Energy Storage Equity Budget

 

N/A

N/A

$28,805,933

$28,805,933

$12,567,087

$70,178,953

Total

 

$90,005,275

$156,581,650

$154,613,306

$115,223,732

$50,268,347

$566,692,310

 

For the most up-to-date information on the current status of the SGIP budget and whether or not a particular step is open or closed, please visit the SGIP home page by clicking here. In particular, the SGIP site has information on statewide budget status, as well as the status individually for PG&E, SCE, CSE and SoCalGas.

Recent News and Quick Links

Applying for SGIP Incentives 

For information on how to apply for incentives in your area, please contact the Program Administrator for your utility:
  

SGIP Measurement and Evaluation

SGIP conducts regular reports to monitor and evaluate the impact of the program and the administrative processes of the Program Administrators. The full list of reports can be found on this page.

SGIP Weekly Projects & Budget Reports

  • The SGIP Weekly Projects report is available here.      
  • The SGIP budget report is updated regularly and is available here.  

SGIP Regulatory Proceeding Documents 

SGIP Handbook 

To view the latest edition of the Self Generation Incentive Program Handbook, click here.

Program Modification 

Applicants who would like to propose new technologies or specific program modifications for consideration by the SGIP Program Administrators and the CPUC must complete the Request Form contained in the Program Modification Guideline, here. 

Contact Us

Please contact the Program Administrator for your utility, as identified above, for information on applying for SGIP incentives. SGIP contact information can be found on SelfGenCA.com.

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