The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers rebates to help you save on energy storage systems for your business. Battery storage can help your business be prepared in the event of a power outage. An outage can happen at any time due to weather, an emergency or other factor. With a battery, you can use stored energy to keep your business powered.
Battery storage enables you to:
Any PG&E customer can apply for the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). There are different incentives a business may qualify for. Your rebate amount will depend on the category you qualify for (see “Which rebate does my business qualify for and how much will I receive?” below).
There are a few types of incentives your business may qualify for. Rebate amounts will be higher or lower depending on the category. The categories for energy storage include:
*Please note that there is high demand for these incentives. Check to see if there is a waitlist before applying.
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Equity or Equity Resiliency rebate:
Your business is one of the following:
and meets one of the following criteria:
Equity Resiliency rebate
One of the following criteria must apply to your business:
It must also offer critical services or infrastructure during a PSPS to either:
Additionally, your business must be one of the following:
To apply for a Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) rebate, first reach out to an installer. They will work with you to apply. Consider the following when starting the process:
To get your rebate, first finish the application process and then install your system. Once that is complete, the installer will submit an Incentive Claim Form on the application database. After you are approved, you will get the first 50% of the rebate. The remaining 50% will be paid over five years in annual payments, based on system performance.*
We know it may be a challenge for businesses to pay for the system before getting a rebate. Some installers may be able to cover the initial costs. Please ask about this during your initial discussion with them.
PG&E wants to help you fund your self-generation project. Incentives may be available for the following:*
*Must use 100% renewable fuel to qualify.
To qualify for a rebate, your project must meet certain requirements. This may include conditions for the system's operation, size and fuel. The use of renewable, blended or nonrenewable fuels is also factored in.
The California Public Utilities Commission’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) webpage has more details about the program. There you can find an SGIP handbook, an eligibility map, a list of approved installers and more.