Qualifying Facilities Converting to Merchant Status

This page applies to Qualifying Facilities (QF) that currently are under contract to sell their output to Pacific Gas and Electric Company and are contemplating converting their status to merchant (wholesale) in order to sell directly to the market or a third party.

Procedures for Converting to Merchant Status

  1. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) under which the QF sells power to us must be terminated. Please see the Qualifying Facilities information page for contact information.
  2. For facilities interconnected directly to our transmission system (60 kv and above), the following applies:
    • The Special Facilities Agreement specifying cost responsibilities for facilities installed as part of the facility's interconnection to the transmission system must be converted to a Generator Special Facilities Agreement (PDF, 246 KB) (GSFA) that will be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. See the Wholesale Generator page for more information on the GSFA.
    • The generator must install delivery meters that meet the requirements of the California Independent System Operator
  3. For facilities interconnected directly to our distribution system (below 60 kv), the following applies:
    • The Special Facilities Agreement specifying cost responsibilities for facilities installed as part of the facility's interconnection to the distribution system must be converted to a PG&E Wholesale Distribution Tariff (PDF, 434 KB).
    • Pacific Gas and Electric will install, at the facility's expense, meters that meet the requirements of the California Independent System Operator.
  4. Generators that are 1 mw or larger will need to execute our Generator Interconnection Agreement (PDF, 201 KB) (regardless of the voltage of the interconnection) that will be filed with FERC.
    • Generators may have to increase their liability insurance.
  5. Generators must obtain the services of a Scheduling Coordinator and complete other arrangements with the California Independent System Operator.

Contact Us

Please call our Generation Interconnection hotline at (415) 972-5676 or send an e-mail to gen@pge.com.
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