Self-Generative Incentive Program Assistance
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) offers financial incentives for battery storage systems. The Self-Generation Incentive Program (also called SGIP) is available to customers throughout California.
Installing a battery system provides energy resiliency along with other benefits. Yet the upfront cost to install a battery can be high. SCP delivers customers the financial incentive at the beginning of your project. We also help with applying for the Self-Generation Incentive Program.
All residential customers can apply to the Self-Generation Incentive Program. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Over time, the incentive amount gets smaller. There are several different levels of rebates depending on your battery size and capacity.
For projects 10 kilowatts and below
Eligibility: Currently only applications for resiliency customers are being accepted. Resiliency customers live in High Fire Threat Districts (Tier 2 or Tier 3) or have experienced 2+ Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
For projects 10.1 kilowatts and above
Incentive: $300/kilowatt-hour or $220/kilowatt-hour if you also apply for the Investment Tax Credit
Equity Resiliency is the highest incentive available. To receive this financial level, customers must meet several requirements listed below. Currently the Equity Resiliency category is full. Applications are placed on a waitlist.
Step 1: Meet one main requirement
Step 2: Meet one more requirement
*Customers who select this item must meet additional requirements including income limits.
More details and incentive information is available here.
Any residential SCP customer can take part of this program. Customers must sign a customer agreement which says:
Start by review our list of participating installers. We recommend you search for reviews and get at least three quotes.
Once you select a participating installer, they will work with SCP to apply to the Self-Generation Incentive Program.
How can I become a participating installer?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on participating in the program.
May I use this program to install a battery used only for emergency back up?
No. The Self-Generation Incentive Program requires that battery systems charge and discharge. This will help meet your onsite electrical needs. It will also help the electric grid. But don't worry, it can keep some energy stored in case of emergencies. If PG&E announces a planned power outage, like a Public Safety Power Shutoff, you can keep it charged up. As long as it reaches the equal of 100% discharge once a week, it qualifies.
Do I need solar?
No, you do not need solar to add a battery. But without solar, you will not be able to recharge the battery during a power outage.
Solar plus battery storage provides other benefits. You can save money, reduce your carbon footprint and help the grid. You can charge the battery during the day with clean solar power. Then in the evening when the grid power is less clean and more expensive, your home can draw power from the battery.
Who does the incentive go to?
SCP can send the incentive to either the customer or the installer. Let us know when you apply.
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