State or Federal?
The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying technologies that are installed to meet all or a portion of the electric energy needs of a facility. This project primarily supports energy storage and generation technologies. The purpose of the SGIP is to contribute to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions, demand reductions and reduced customer electricity purchases, resulting in the electric system reliability through improved transmission and distribution system utilization; as well as market transformation for distributed energy resource (DER) technologies. 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 (AES) systems.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are retail electric and gas distribution classes of customers (industrial, agricultural, commercial, or residential) of Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, Center for Sustainable Energy, Southern California Gas Company. Applicants must be the utility customer of record at the project site. Eligible utility customers may designate a third party to apply on their behalf.
Due Date Notes
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bases until funding is exhausted or until December 31, 2020. Applications for residential and nonresidential projects of less than 10kW will follow a two-step process. Non-residential projects equal to 10kW or greater than10 kW will follow a three-step process.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 17, 2017
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
Match Notes
There are no stated matching requirements, however, applicants must disclose all other relevant incentives and tax credits they have received or may receive. Applicants are required to pay an application fee of 5% of the requested incentive amount.
California Public Utilities Commission
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The following energy storage projects shall have priority in the SGIP lottery process:
- Energy storage projects located within the service territory of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
- Energy storage projects located within the West Los Angeles Local Reliability Area of Southern California Edison’s service territory.
- Energy storage systems paired with an on-site renewable generator.
Generation projects shall have priority in the SGIP lottery in the following order:
1) Renewable projects using wind, waste heat to power, pressure reduction turbines, or 100% on-site biogas will be given first priority.
2) 100% directed biogas will be given second priority.
3) Blended on-site biogas will be given third priority.
4) Blended directed biogas will be given fourth priority.
Further Information
Patrick Doherty
Regulatory analyst
(415) 703-5032
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