The Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT) program allows local governments and college campuses to generate energy for their own use. Energy that is not used can be exported to SCE’s grid. All generation exported to SCE’s grid is converted into "generation credits" and is applied to the accounts you designate. To qualify and enroll in the program, your facility must meet the requirements below and must receive permission-to-operate (PTO).
The RES-BCT program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the combined rated generating capacity of participating customers within SCE’s service territory reaches 124.591 MW out of the 250 MW statewide cap the program will be closed to additional applicants.
Applicants may apply for RES-BCT at any time. To apply please refer to the "How to Apply" section below. Only projects that meet the program requirements and have an executed Rule 21 Generator Interconnection Agreement for Exporting Generating Facilities Applicable to Schedule RES-BCT (Form 14-788), will be allocated towards SCE’s RES-BCT cap. The project must maintain a valid status during the interconnection process and obtain Permission to Operate to receive service under Schedule RES-BCT. Should the applicant withdraw the interconnection request, or the request is deemed withdrawn by SCE, a new interconnection request will have to be submitted.
Once SCE reaches its cap, any new interconnection application seeking to participate in the RES-BCT program will be put on a waitlist. When the capacity of RES-BCT projects with PTO reaches 124.591 MW, the program will be closed to new applications and any projects on the waitlist will be notified of the termination of the program.