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Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

One of the more popular home energy storage systems is the Tesla Powerwall. The Powerwall stores the excess energy produced by solar panel systems and can be used to power a home later on, specifically when solar panels are not producing electricity or during an outage.


SGIP offers equity resiliency applicants a rebate of $1 per watt-hour of battery storage installed.A Powerwall battery holds 13.5 kilowatt hours (kWh). As such, those who qualify for SGIP’s equity resiliency program could be eligible for a rebate of up to $13,500. However, depending on the market cost of the system, you may get a rebate equal to the system cost.

Program Overview

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying technologies that are installed to meet all or a portion of the electric energy needs of a facility. The purpose of the SGIP is to contribute to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions, demand reductions and reduced customer electricity purchases, resulting in the electric system reliability through improved transmission and distribution system utilization; as well as market transformation for distributed energy resource (DER) technologies.

This handbook establishes the policies and procedures of the SGIP for potential program participants and other interested parties. The SGIP has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and is subject to change in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. Any changes made to the SGIP will be published in revisions to this Handbook and/or posted at each Program Administrator’s (PA’s) website. The Program Administrators are Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas) and the Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE).2



Eligibility for the Equity Resiliency Budget

Residential customers are eligible for the Equity Resiliency Budget if they meet each of the following:

  1. Are located in a Tier 3 or Tier 2 HFTD36 or were subject to two or more discrete PSPS events prior to the date of application for SGIP incentives, and

  2. Are one of the following:

  • Eligible for the SGIP Equity Budget; or

  • Medical Baseline customer; or

  • A customer that has notified their utility of serious illness or condition that could become life-threatening if electricity is disconnected; or

  • Rely on electric pump wells for water supplies

Please refer to for the most up-to-date information on current incentive steps, rates, and available funds.

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