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Qualifying Facilities (QF)

Find out how existing generators can sell the power they produce

What are Qualifying Facilities?

Qualifying Facilities (QF) are existing generators that are connected to PG&E's transmission or distribution systems, which produce power through wind, hydroelectric, biomass, waste, geothermal or cogeneration facilities. QFs generate about 25 percent of PG&E's energy supply. Energy deregulation has allowed these generators to choose the markets in which they sell the electricity they generate.

Renewal process for Qualifying Facilities

Learn about the types of agreements detailing the terms of a facility's interconnection with PG&E:

Renewal timelines for Qualifying Facilities

Contract conversion timelines vary based on the type of interconnection agreement, whether the generating facility has undergone changes since its interconnection, current metering facilities and time associated with drafting the actual interconnection agreement. Additionally, some deadlines and process timelines are governed by CAISO's New Resource Implementation (NRI)Opens in new Window. process. The renewal process can be lengthy, so PG&E recommends that you begin taking the required steps at least six months before your current PPA expires.

Costs for Qualifying Facilities

Resources for wholesale generation interconnection

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

California Independent System Operator (CAISO)

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)