You are a Wholesale Generator if you sell unused power to PG&E directly or on the open market through PG&E's distribution or transmission network.
There are several types of Wholesale Generation projects:
If you are interconnecting to the PG&E Distribution system, are a Qualifying Facility, and sell the power in excess of what you use to PG&E via a Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), review Rule 21 Export requirements.
For information on other Wholesale Generator programs, see the links to the right on this page.
Interconnection is the physical connection that allows your electric generator and the utility system to work together. Regardless of your Wholesale Generation category, you'll need an interconnection agreement with PG&E to meet federal and state regulations. The reasons for this are:
PG&E's Electric Generation Interconnection (EGI) team offers outreach and education to customers, contractors, developers and local governments about the interconnection process. We’re here to help you manage the process to ensure a safe, reliable interconnection to the PG&E electrical system.
If you're just starting down the path of wholesale generation, this website is a great place to learn about interconnection and find links to information about the different wholesale generation categories.
To contact an EGI representative, email firstname.lastname@example.org.