Self-Generation Incentive Program
Important Notice: Smart inverters will be required for all applications effective September 9, 2017. Coming soon, more information will be available at sce.com/nem in the NEM 2.0 Program section.
About the Program
The Self-Generation Incentive Program has fully subscribed and closed both the Small Residential Energy Storage and Large-Scale Energy Storage incentive budgets for Step 1. Applicants may begin revising and/or creating energy storage applications for submission for Step 2 incentives.
Please make note of the following important dates:
Monday, June 5: Applicants may submit completed Step 2 applications at www.selfgenca.com.
Small Residential Energy Storage and Large-Scale Energy Storage developer caps will be fixed for Step 2 on Monday, May 22.
Please note the following incentive rates for Step 2:
Large-Scale Storage: $0.40/Wh
Large-Scale Storage + ITC: $0.29/Wh
Small Residential Storage: $0.40/Wh
If you are resubmitting an application that was rejected from Step 1, the Reservation Request Form for the new incentive amount must be resigned by all parties. You may also replace the original application fee for 5% of the revised incentive amount.
Incentive funds for Step 1 are still available for Generation projects statewide.
Designed with Business in Mind
If you want to generate your own power, the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) could be a good option for your home or business. SGIP offers rebates to residential, commercial, industrial, government and non-profit customers who install qualifying types of distributed generation to meet all or a portion of their own energy needs.
The SGIP can help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions while also helping reduce electrical system demand, which in turn helps reduce the need to build expensive fossil fuel-fired power plants.
There are several rebate levels based on the technology type you use and how much energy you generate. The SGIP Handbook (PDF) offers a detailed guide to the program, and will answer questions you might have about equipment and rebates.
Eligible Power Technologies
SGIP rebates are offered for energy generation related to wind, fuel cell, waste heat capture, and conventional CHP. Rebates are also provided for advanced energy storage, stand-alone as well as paired with SGIP- eligible technologies or solar.
- Only commercially available and factory new equipment are eligible for rebates, which are based on system type, size, fuel source and out-of-pocket costs.
- Rebuilt or refurbished equipment is not eligible to receive rebates under this program.
- There are no minimum size criteria for SGIP eligible technologies.
- There is no maximum system size limit, although the incentive payment is capped at 3 MW.
- Eligible generation equipment must be certified to operate in parallel with the electric system grid (not back-up generation) and meet other criteria established by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
West LA Basin Local Reliability Area Zip Codes
Attached is zip code list and interactive map of the West Los Angeles Basin Local Reliability Area (LRA) of Southern California Edison’s service territory.
The zip code list may contain zip codes that are fully or partially with in this area. Please use the interactive map to confirm that your site is within the West LA Basin LRA.
The attached map overlay is used in conjunction with Google Earth. The applicant must have Google Earth, a free software available at Google.com, uploaded to their computer or device.
The applicant enters a site address to the interactive map. A plot point of the site address will show if it falls within the West LA Basin LRA.
How to Apply
For most homes and businesses, the SGIP application is a three-step process:
Reserve an SGIP Incentive
To start the application process and reserve your SGIP rebate, you must complete the application online at www.selfgenca.com. Your reservation request will be reviewed by an SGIP Program Administrator and you’ll receive a Conditional Reservation Letter once all forms are received and approved.
If you have Self-Generating Incentive Program questions, please contact us at SGIPGroup@sce.com
- Case Study: Staples Ontario Warehouse
- Commercial Minimum Operating Efficiency Spreadsheet
- Incentive Claim Form & Checklist
- List of Approved California Suppliers
- List of Approved Performance Data Providers
- Net Energy Metering Tariff
- Planned Maintenance Letter
- Project Cost Affidavit
- Project Cost Breakdown
- Request for California Supplier Status
- Reservation Form & Contract
- Residential Minimum Operating Efficiency Spreadsheet
- Rule 21 - Generating Facility Interconnections
- SCE's Electrical Service Requirements Manual
- SGIP Budget Report
- SGIP Handbook
- SGIP Statewide Report