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Self-Generation Incentive Program

Date Last Updated3/6/2014
Incentive TypeGrant
State/FederalCA
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeCalifornia Public Utilities Commission
Incentive Initiation Date10/12/2003
Incentive Expiration Date1/1/2016
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers incentives to renewable and emerging technology projects and non-renewable fueled conventional CHP projects. The maximum incentive is $5 million with a 40% minimum customer investment. Payment is capped at 3 MW. The following technologies will receive the corresponding incentives:

Renewable and Waste Energy Recovery:
  • Wind Turbine: $1.13/W.
  • Waste Heat to Power: $1.13/W.
  • Pressure Reduction Turbine: $1.13/W.
Conventional CHP projects not fueled with renewables:
  • Internal Combustion Engine (CHP): $0.46/W.
  • Microturbine (CHP): $0.46/W.
  • Gas Turbine (CHP): $0.46/W.
Emerging Technologies:
  • Advanced Energy Storage: $1.62/W.
  • Biogas Adder: $1.62/W.
  • Fuel Cell (CHP or Electric Only): $1.83/W.
Eligible RecipientRetail electric and gas customers of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) or Southern California Gas (SoCal Gas) are eligible for the SGIP, including industrial, agricultural, commercial or residential hosts.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Systems must be sized according to customer's electricity demand.
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Meet or exceed 60% minimum system efficiency.
UtilityPG&E, SCE, SoCal Gas, and SDG&E.
Other Incentive DetailsPG&E, SCE, and SoCal Gas administer the SGIP in their service territories. The California Center for Sustainable Energy administers the program in SDG&E's territory. Customers of PG&E, SDG&E, SCE, and SoCal Gas should contact their program administrator for an application, program handbook, and additional eligibility information. The program budget for 2014 was distributed as follows:
  • PG&E: $33.48 million.
  • SCE: $26.04 million.
  • So Cal Gas: $7.44 million.
  • SDG&E: $10.23 million.
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