Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

Energy Storage Rebates for Homes, Apartments, and Critical Facilities Available NOW!

Available to electric and/or gas customers of PG&E, SCE, SoCalGas, and SDG&E

 SGIP

 

The CPUC’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers rebates for installing energy storage technology at both residential and non-residential facilities. These storage technologies include battery storage systems that can function during a power outage.

Depending on the battery and how much you are using it, batteries can provide power for several hours, or longer. Battery storage can be an important component of a more robust emergency preparedness plan in the event of a power outage.

In preparation for the next wildfire season, the CPUC has authorized funding of more than $1 billion through 2024 for SGIP. This funding includes prioritization of communities living in high fire-threat areas, communities that have experienced two or more utility Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) events, as well as low income and medically vulnerable customers. The funds are also available for “critical facilities” that support community resilience in the event of a PSPS or wildfire.

The best way to get started in accessing SGIP is to reach out to an installer who can help navigate the application process. Use the "Find an Installer" Tool to help find an installer in your area. (Please note that the CPUC does not endorse or recommend any of these installers. The tool includes information collected through a voluntary survey.)

For any updates or corrections to the installer tool, please email Asal Esfahani at Asal.Esfahani@cpuc.ca.gov.

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Eligibility for Program

Customers must meet various criteria in order to be eligible for SGIP rebates. Please check the Brochures and Fact Sheets above for detailed information about eligibility, and contact your Program Administrator with questions. 

There are two categories of new, higher rebates for SGIP – “Equity” and “Equity Resiliency”. Both categories aim to ensure lower-income, medically vulnerable, and at-risk for fire communities are at the front of the line to receive competitive incentives for battery storage.

The “Equity” and “Equity Resiliency” SGIP rebates lower the cost of energy storage technology to almost, if not completely, free of cost. Depending on which category a customer is eligible for, they can receive $850 per kilowatt hour under the “Equity” Category or $1,000 per kilowatt-hour under the “Equity Resilience” Category. Both of these amounts would mean an energy storage system for the home or facility would be almost, to potentially completely, free of cost. 

For additional information on eligibility pathways for the Equity Resiliency budget you can also review the eligibility matrices for Residential and Non-Residential customers.

 

SGIP Eligibility Maps 

SGIP Eligibility Mapping Tool (Updated August 2020): Residential Eligibility Map (version 2) and Non-Residential Eligibility Map (version 2)

Please note that the mapping tool works best in Chrome or Firefox browser.

The CPUC has also developed mapping tools to assist customers in determining whether they may be eligible for the Equity Resiliency budget. Please review the User Guide for instructions on how to use the maps. Please be aware that these maps do not confer eligibility and are for informational purposes only. Eligibility will be continue to be determined by the SGIP Program Administrators.

 

Learn More

Local Program Administrators will be conducting robust outreach on SGIP in your area. We encourage you to reach out to them to learn more about eligibility and incentive levels. Your Program Administrator depends on who your utility is:

 

For more information about the CPUC and SGIP, please visit:

 


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