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Permanent Battery Storage Rebate

Find out if you qualify for a $5,000 rebate on a permanent battery storage system

Check under "Assistance Programs" results to find out if you're eligible.

Prepare for outages with backup power


Backup power can:

  • Keep the lights on
  • Help appliances stay running
  • Save perishable food
  • Power essential equipment and electronics during an outage

PG&E customers may be eligible for a $5,000 rebate on the purchase and installation of a qualifying permanent battery storage system.


This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, while funding is available.


Verify eligibility: Enter your address and scroll down to "Assistance Programs" in the Permanent Battery Storage Rebate Address Lookup Tool.

Applicants must meet all Terms and Conditions

Download the Terms and Conditions (PDF)


Apply for the Permanent Battery Storage Rebate


Step 1: Submit the Permanent Battery Storage Rebate Reservation Request Form

You will need your PG&E Service Agreement ID, located on page 3 of your bill:

2023 statement with Service Agreement ID highlighted


Step 2: Wait for the email

Within 5 business days you will receive confirmation of your eligibility to apply for the program.

important notice icon Note: Please do not submit more than one rebate reservation form.


Step 3: Purchase and install an approved battery through a licensed contractor

If you need help locating an installer, the contractors on our list have installed permanent batteries through PG&E’s programs, view our contractor list (XLSX).


Step 4: Once your contractor has connected your battery system to the grid, submit your Permanent Battery Storage Rebate application

Before submitting your application, be sure you have the invoice that includes the date of installation, the contractor’s license number and the make/model of the battery.

Eligible customers may participate in both the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) General Market (GM) Budget* and the Permanent Battery Storage Rebate Program.



  • Maximize incentives. Customers may receive up to $7,600 in rebates:
    • $5,000 from the Permanent Battery Storage.
    • Approximately $1,500 - $2,600 from SGIP GM.

Self-Generation Incentive Program Requirements:

The General Market Budget Step 7 available funds require:

  • Customer must be in a Tier 2 or 3 High Fire-Threat District or have experienced 2 or more Public Safety Power Shutoff events.
  • Must be on an SGIP approved Time of Use Rate plan.
  • Must follow all current requirements as outlined in the SGIP Handbook.

*Customers who have participated in the SGIP Equity Resiliency budget are not eligible to participate in the Permanent Battery Storage Rebate.


In addition, customers may be able to leverage the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Visit Federal Solar Tax Credit Resources | Department of Energy to learn more.

Solar customers

Check with your solar provider before purchasing a battery to ensure compatibility with permanent battery storage.

important notice icon Note: Be aware of the important dates and timing below.

  • Rebates must be reserved by December 22, 2024.
  • Your rebate application must be submitted within 12 months from the date you receive the Confirmed Reservation Notice.
  • The application cannot be submitted until the project is interconnected and has received Permission to Operate.
  • Please ensure you have allotted enough time to purchase and install the system and submit the application within the 12-month timeframe.

Frequently asked questions

  • The PBSR offers eligible customers a $5,000 rebate on the purchase and installation of a qualifying permanent battery storage system to prepare for power outages.

  • Submit an interest form on or before December 22, 2024.
  • After the system has been purchased, installed, and interconnected, submit an application through our online application portal.

  • Use the PBSR Address Lookup Tool on the program page to verify eligibility:
    • Input your address in the address search bar.
    • Scroll down to the Assistance Programs Tab to view eligibility.

  • Enrollment in a DR program will be required for 10 years, which is the typical life of the equipment.

Send a request to GeneratorBatteryRebateProgram@pge.com.

important notice icon Note: You do not need to be on the PBSR Contractor List to participate in the PBSR, as long as you have an active California license with the following classifications:

  • A
  • B
  • C-10
  • C-38 (for the combined installation of solar photovoltaics and energy storage projects)
  • C-46 (for the installation of large-scale thermal energy storage system projects) 

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