We understand that outages and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) can disrupt your business, and that’s why we’re offering incentives to help you prepare. Our Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) covers a majority of the costs for qualifying businesses to install an energy storage system. By charging your system while you’re connected to the grid, your business can stay powered on when an outage or PSPS occurs.
Installing an energy storage system can help prepare your business for a PSPS or other outage. A battery will use stored grid or solar energy to keep your business running when grid power is disconnected.
You may be able to receive significant financial incentives. Qualifying businesses may have most installation costs covered, allowing your business to be prepared for the unexpected without great expense to you.
To protect customers during COVID-19, the installation process requires minimal in-person interaction. You can also search for approved developers online to support you through the application and installment process.
You may be eligible for incentives if your business:?
- Is located in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 fire risk area or had its electricity shut off during two or more at least two PSPS events; and
- Is a critical facility or critical facility or critical infrastructure provider; and
- Provides critical services or infrastructure to qualifying communities.*
No Solar Needed: Your business does not need to have solar in order to qualify for this program.
For More Information, check out the SGIP Battery Storage for Non-Residential Customers Fact Sheet.
Find out if your business qualifies with these online resources:
- Download the SGIP Equity and Equity Resiliency Eligibility Matrix to get an in-depth look at the qualifications for businesses.
- To verify if your business is in a qualifying area, check the CPUC Fire Map (for Tiers 2 and 3) and check for qualifying Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) and Low-Income Communities using the DAC/Low-Income Map.
Note: Eligibility will be determined by the SGIP Administrators.
- Find an approved installation vendor on the statewide SGIP Approved Developer List.
- Your chosen installation vendor will work directly with us on your application.
- After approval, your vendor will install your energy storage system.
- Begin charging your new energy storage system for use during a PSPS.
Your energy storage system will charge either from the grid or solar while it is not in use. The amount of stored power will depend on your business’s energy usage as well as the size of your energy system. This stored energy will then keep your business powered on during an outage or a PSPS. You may also be able to take advantage of Time-Of-Use rates by charging your battery when rates are lower during the day or on weekends.
Whether you are considering an energy storage system or have one set up, be sure to review SCE's Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) standards and practices to make sure your system operates safely.
By using energy storage instead of traditional generators, you’re helping us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. From supporting businesses to investing in solar and electric vehicle technology, find out how we’re working toward a carbon-free future for California.
For more information, email us at SGIPGroup@sce.com.
These programs are funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Edison under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program restrictions and limitations may apply. Services may not be available in all areas. Services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Program may be modified or terminated without prior notice. California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full fee service or other service not funded by this program.
*Eligible residential customers must meet under one of the following categories: live in multi-family community deed-restricted housing or a single-family home subject to resale restrictions; be eligible for the Equity Budget; be eligible for the Medical Baseline Allowance program; have notified us of a serious illness or condition that could become life-threatening if electricity is disconnected; or rely on electric pump wells for water supplies. For more information, download the SGIP Equity and Equity Resiliency Eligibility Matrix.
**Eligibility will be determined by the SGIP Program Administrators.