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Member of the press, contact our newsroom or Terrie Prosper at or 415-703-1366.

Program Information and Contacts

The CPUC regulates distributed generation programs and policies on both the customer and utility wholesale side of the electric meter.  Customer-side of the meter distributed generation incentive programs include the California Solar Initiative and the Self-Generation Incentive Program, and these programs are overseen by the CPUC and administered through Program Administrators.  Utility side of the meter distributed generation includes wholesale energy generated for sale to utilities, and these procurement programs include renewable portfolio standard program (including competitive solicitations, feed-in tariffs, utility solar programs, and other procurement mechanisms) and the combined heat and power (CHP) feed-in tariff.

Program Name

Program Contact

Go Solar California – Consumer Information on All Solar Programs


Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program


Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program


Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RD&D) Program


CSI - Thermal Program


Other Solar Generation Technologies


Self-Generation Incentive Program


Renewable Portfolio Standard program


Renewable Auction Mechanism

Utility Solar Photovoltaic Programs



Combined Heat and Power tariffs



CPUC Staff Contacts

To contact the Customer Generation Programs staff at the CPUC with a question specific to the CPUC, please email or call our hotline:  415-355-5586. To look up any staff member at the CPUC, please see the CPUC Phone List.

Sara Kamins

  • Supervisor

James Loewen

  • Self Generation Incentive Program
  • CSI General Market
  • California Solar Statistics
  • Post-CSI transition

Shannon O’Rourke

  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)
    • NEM Transition
    • NEM Successor Tariff
  • Virtual Net Energy Metering (VNEM)
  • Customer Generation AB 327 Staff Lead
  • RD&D

Lewis Bichkoff

  • Customer Complaints
  • CSI Data for Researchers
  • CSI-Thermal (Solar Hot Water) Program – general market and low income
  • Measurement and Evaluation lead

Elizabeth Curran

  • CSI Low Income Programs
    • Single Family Affordable Solar Homes Program (SASH)
    • Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program (MASH)

Yikun Liu

  • CSI General Market
  • New Solar Homes Partnership


Last Modified: 7/20/2015

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