Financial incentives for non-residential customers installing battery storage or generation equipment


Who is this program for?


The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides cash incentives that can cover up to the full cost of a battery and installation. All PG&E customers can apply for SGIP incentives, and as a non-residential customer, you may be eligible for increased incentives depending on your location and if you provide critical services to vulnerable communities. Continuing to serve your community and your customers during a power outage is important, and we want to help you.


Battery storage:


Deciding if a battery is right for you? Check out our battery storage page to see if a battery is right for your needs.


Important SGIP information:


  • To apply for SGIP incentives: complete the online application.
  • Project developers who wish to apply should complete the SGIP Developer Registration Form.
  • Higher base incentives are reserved for those who are both vulnerable to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) outages, and provide critical functions for customers during the outage(s). Whether you are applying for battery storage incentives, generation incentives, or both, please navigate to each tab to learn more about base incentives, eligibility, and timing to apply.

You may be eligible to receive a fully funded battery. Anyone can apply for SGIP incentives, and to help critical facilities and infrastructure stay online for customers and communities vulnerable to PSPS events, SGIP offers incentive levels high enough to potentially provide those facilities with a free battery. Batteries vary in the amount of energy they can store, and this energy storage capacity is typically measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or watt-hours (Wh). To help you address your specific needs and help you cover your specific costs, SGIP incentives are provided on a Wh basis. Please check the “BASE INCENTIVES, ELIGIBILITY & TIMING TO APPLY” section to see what incentive level you may qualify for.

BASE INCENTIVES, ELIGIBILITY & TIMING TO APPLY:

“Equity Resiliency” Incentives“Equity” IncentivesLarge-Scale “General Market” Incentives
Base Incentives

You will receive $1.00/Wh (which could cover up to 100% of your costs). Please note: your base incentive may increase or decrease depending on several factors. Please see the FAQs section below to learn more.

You will receive $0.85/Wh (which could cover approximately 85% of your costs).
Please note: your base incentive may increase or decrease depending on several factors. Please see the FAQs section below to learn more.

General Market (GM) incentives decrease based on the funds still available. To track the current GM incentive “step”, please visit the statewide SGIP site and select the budget category of interest (Large-Scale Storage).
Please note: your base incentive may increase or decrease depending on several factors. Please see the FAQs section below to learn more.

Eligibility Criteria

To receive Equity Resiliency incentives, you must:


  1. be located in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 HFTD; or were subject to two or more discrete PSPS events prior to the date of application for SGIP incentives
    AND
  2. provide either critical facilities or critical infrastructure (see definition below) to at least one community that is:
    1. located in a disadvantaged community or a low-income community
      AND
    2. at least partially located in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 HFTD OR has customers whose electricity was shut off 2+ times during PSPS

To receive Equity incentives, you must:


  1. be located in a disadvantaged community or a low-income community
    AND
  2. be one of the following:
    • local governmental agency
    • state governmental agency
    • educational institution
    • non-profit organization
    • small business (average annual gross receipts of $15 million or less, over the last three tax years)

To receive Large-Scale General Market incentives: the customer is either Commercial, Government, or Non-Profit

Timing to Apply

Equity Resiliency incentives are currently fully subscribed, but you may still apply to join the waitlist. The SGIP Program will process waitlisted applications in order of receipt as funds become available.

Equity incentives are currently fully subscribed, but you may still apply to join the waitlist. Please keep in mind that there is a significant waitlist and this budget category will not receive more funding. Updates can be found in the statewide announcements page.

Large-Scale General Market incentives are currently available in PG&E’s territory. Updates can be found in the statewide announcements page.

Critical Facilities and Infrastructure: Police stations; Fire stations; Emergency response providers (including tribal government providers); Emergency operations centers; 911 call centers (also referred to as Public Safety Answering Points); Medical facilities including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, blood banks, health care facilities, dialysis centers and hospice facilities; Public and private gas, electric, water, wastewater or flood control facilities; Jails and prisons; Locations designated by the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) to provide assistance during PSPS events (IOU-designated Community Resource Centers); Cooling centers designated by state, local or tribal governments; Homeless shelters supported by federal, state, local, or tribal governments; Grocery stores, corner stores, markets and supermarkets that, over the past three years, have average annual gross receipts of $15 million or less as calculated at the single location applying for SGIP incentives; Independent living centers; and Food banks.

PG&E wants to help you fund your self-generation project. Please see eligibility, incentives, application openings, and qualifying equipment below.

ELIGIBILITY, INCENTIVES, AND TIMING TO APPLY:

Customer Eligibility CriteriaIncentive LevelTiming to apply

PG&E customers are eligible if the equipment is considered “Qualified” or “Qualified if with 100% biogas” (see below)

To track the current Renewable Generation incentive, please visit the statewide SGIP site and select the budget category of interest (Generation).

Renewable Generation incentives are currently available in PG&E’s territory. Updates can be found in the statewide announcements page.

GENERATION EQUIPMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

QualifiedQualified if with 100% biogasNot Qualified
  • Wind turbines
  • Onsite biogas or directed biogas or vented biogas
  • Pressure reduction turbines
  • Fuel cells
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Microturbines
  • Gas turbines
  • Solar
  • Flaring biogas otherwise known as use/collect/destroy biogas or use/collect/destroy biomethane baseline

Contact us


Email: selfgen@pge.com

Customer Service Center: 1-877-743-4112, ext. #4, then ext. #3


Mailing address:

PG&E Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
PO Box 7433
San Francisco, CA 94120


Overnight address:

PG&E Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
245 Market St., MC N9K
San Francisco, CA 94105-1797