Permanent Load Shift-Thermal Energy Storage (PLS-TES) Program incentives are available to electric customers in PG&E’s service territory. To qualify for the PLS-TES Program, an applicant must:
The PLS-TES Program will not provide incentives to a customer who has received additional TES incentives from other utility-funded programs.
No, the PLS-TES Program will not pay incentives if the grid already experiences 0 kW demand from a site during on-peak hours. The PLS-TES incentive is based on demand shift after accounting for on-site renewable for energy production.
Yes, refurbished tanks that are brought back online may be eligible for the PLS-TES Program provided they have not been operable for at least 3 years.
TES systems are required to operate daily during the summer on-peak periods. Eligible TES systems must shift load from the on-peak period to the off-peak period.
Customers must submit trend data to PG&E on a monthly basis for five years. See Appendix B of the PG&E PLS-TES Program Manual for a list of required trend points and detailed monitoring requirements.
The incentive is calculated at $875 per kW of electric load shift on the highest on-peak cooling load day of a customer’s annual cooling load profile. The final incentive amount for a TES system installation can vary from the amount estimated in the application and/or the reserved incentive amount if there are changes in the design or operating parameters.
An example incentive calculation is available in Appendix G of the PLS-TES Program Manual.
A customer will be entitled to the lesser of the project’s calculated load shift incentive and 50 percent of the project’s verified total project cost. There is also a PLS-TES Program incentive cap of $1.5 million per customer.
Customers can receive the incentive in a single installment after the final project verification or receive the incentive in two installments:
PG&E reserves the incentive once the Feasibility Study is approved. Please refer to the PLS-TES Program Manual for further details.