Financial incentives for residential customers installing battery storage

Who is this program for?

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) enables customers greater access to battery storage through a financial rebate. Currently, the rebate is 15-20% of the average battery cost. Any PG&E customer can apply for this program.

For Medical Baseline customers living in Tier 2 or Tier 3 High Fire Threat Districts (HFTD) or have been shut off 2+ times during Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) there are limited incentives available to offset the full price of the battery.

Benefits for battery storage

  • Customers can make their home more resilient during a power outage or a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.
  • Pairing your battery with solar can enable you to recharge during the day – as long there is sufficient sunshine – to extend your home’s backup power for potentially multiple days. How long your system will provide backup power depends on your battery size, critical energy needs and, if paired with rooftop solar, weather conditions. Talk to a battery storage provider to learn more about your specific needs and options.

  • If you’re on a Time-of Use-rate or Home Charging rate, your battery can charge when; electricity is cheaper and discharge electricity for home use when electricity from PG&E’s grid is more expensive. When paired with solar, a battery can help you get the most bill savings under Net Energy Metering and optimize the carbon-reduction impacts from your solar system. PG&E recommends you review the expected financial return on adopting batteries prior to investing in a system.

Information to share with your installer:

  • Limited funds are available to offset full battery costs for eligible Medical Baseline Customers through the equity resiliency budget.
  • Battery incentives decrease over time. Please select the budget category of interest (Small Residential Storage) to track the current incentive.
  • This budget category is open. This budget category will move into Step 7 soon, updates can be found in the statewide announcements page.
  • Please note: the budget for each residential General Market step is available to all residential customers, but when 50% of the budget for the current step is allocated to "non-resiliency" customers (defined as customers who: do not live in Tier 2 or Tier 3 High Fire Threat Districts (HFTD) or have not been shut off 2+ times during PSPS), then PG&E will pause acceptance of applications from non-resiliency customers, and reserve the remaining 50% of the step’s budget for "resiliency" customers (defined as customers who: do live in Tier 2 or Tier 3 HFTD or have been shut off 2+ times during PSPS).
  • Please select the budget category of interest (Small Residential Storage) to track budget allocations.

Please note:

Residential customers applying for battery storage incentives must transition to qualifying home charging rate schedules [EVA, EVB, EV2A or TOU-C (Only for Medical Baseline Customers)] in order to be eligible to receive any SGIP storage incentives. This is to promote a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by providing the right price signals to charge during “off-peak” times when there are more renewables on the grid. You may also save money on these rates by charging your battery storage system during off-peak times and discharging it during “peak” times.


Customer Service Center: 415-973-6436

Mailing address:

PG&E Payment Research
Attn: Self-Generation Incentive Program
PO Box 997310
Sacramento, CA 95899