Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers rebates for installing energy storage technology at both households and non-residential facilities. These storage technologies include battery storage systems that can function in the event of a power outage.
What is SGIP?
The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) program that offers rebates for installing energy storage technology in your home. These storage technologies include battery storage systems that can function in the event of a power outage.
In preparation for the next wildfire season, the CPUC has authorized funding of more than $1 billion for SGIP to provide competitive incentives for battery storage. This funding prioritizes:
- Communities living in high fire-threat areas
- Communities that have experienced two or more utility Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPSs)
- Low income customers
- Medically vulnerable customers
The funds are also available for “critical facilities” that support community resilience in the event of a PSPS or wildfire.
What are the benefits of energy storage for your home?
- If you already have solar panels on your roof, you can store excess solar energy and use it when the sun is not out.
- Even if you do not have solar panels, this technology allows you to store energy from the electric grid and utilize that power in the event of a power outage. Depending on the battery and how much you are using it, this could last 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.
There are two categories of new, higher rebates for SGIP: Equity and Equity Resiliency. The Equity and Equity Resiliency SGIP rebates lower the cost of energy storage technology so costs are minimal or completely free.
Rebate Rate: $850/kilowatt-hour
Rebate covers approximately 85 percent of the cost of an average energy storage system.
To learn if you are in a DAC, please visit https://bit.ly/2VCyKMw
Rebate Rate: $1,000/kilowatt-hour
Rebate covers close to 100 percent of the cost of an average energy storage system.
To learn if you are in a HFTD, please visit https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/firemap/
To see which SGIP rebate you qualify for visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/sgip or contact A.M. Sun Solar if you still have questions.
How to get started
- Do local research on battery storage installers in your area and which have the best reviews and reputation.
- Reach out to installers to confirm which SGIP category you qualify for and what technology may be best for your home.
- Complete the application process and install the technology.
Who to contact to learn more
A.M. SUN SOLAR