CPUC Regulatory Process and the SGIP


  The CPUC Rulemaking (R.) 12-11-005 currently handles all issues related to the SGIP program.  Recent decisions related to the SGIP Program include:

  • D.15-12-027 orders SGIP program reopening with partial budget.
  • D.15-11-027 establishes new GHG compliance rules.
  • June 11, 2015: Decision 15-06-002 allows a maximum of three extensions for SGIP applications.
  • June 2, 2015: ALJ Ruling modifies SGIP measurement and evaluation plan for program years 2014 and 2015.
  • December 30, 2014: Ruling reduces frequency of Renewable Fuel Use Report to annual.
  • December 18, 2014: Decision 14-12-033 adopts $83 million annual SGIP collections through 2019.
  • September 23, 2014: Ruling describes implementation of Senate Bill 861 to extend SGIP program
  • On March, 2013, Energy Division submitted an SGIP budget report pursuant to Ordering Paragraph #2 of D.11-12-030
  • On December 15, 2011, the Commission issued D.11-12-030, authorizing an annual budget of $83 million for 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • On September 8, 2011, the CPUC issued D.11-09-015 which modified the program to include eligible technologies that achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • On February 25, 2010, the Commission approved D.10-02-017, which modified D.08-11-044 and revised the technical parameters for advanced energy systems coupled with fuel cells.
  • On December 17, 2009, the CPUC issued D.09-12-047 which adopted an SGIP Program Budget for 2010 and 2011.
  • On September 24, 2009, the CPUC granted a petition to modify the SGIP to allow use of off-site renewable fuels in D.09-09-048.
  • On February 3, 2009, the CPUC issued a ruling on the measurement and evaluation plan for the SGIP program. 
  • On January 29, 2009, the CPUC issued D.09-01-013 to adopt a budget for the SGIP program for 2009. 
  • On November 21, 2008, the CPUC issued D.08-11-044 to add storage technologies into the program (when installed in conjunction with wind or fuel cells) and addressed how to make future program modifications.
  • On April 24, 2008, the CPUC issued D.08-040-49 raised the cap on cash incentives for individual clean energy projects available through its SGIP from 1 megawatt to 3 megawatts.
  • On January 1 2007, the SGIP program stopped offering incentives for solar PV.
  • However, since January 1, 2007, incentives for solar PV are provided through the California Solar Initiative.
  • Prior SGIP issues were handled in R.06-03-004 and R.04-03-017.
  • On March 27, 2001, the Commission issues D.01-03-073 which establishes the SGIP

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