The Self-Generation Incentive Program ( SGIP) invites eligible providers to become Performance Data Providers (PDP) for the new SGIP Program as established in California Public Utility Commission Decision 11-09-015. This document provides information and instructions for non-utility providers wishing to qualify to provide PDP services.
BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS
System owners participating in the Self Generation Incentive Program ( SGIP) with projects larger than 30 kW are required to install performance meters to determine the net energy generated by their generation equipment. In addition combined heat and power ( CHP) projects or electric-only fuels operating on non-renewable fuels are required to monitor fuel consumption. CHP projects operating on non-renewable fuels are additionally required to monitor useful thermal output. Data from the electric generation meters will be used to calculate the annual incentive payment under the SGIP Performance Based Incentive ( PBI) program.
This data may be read and communicated to the Program Administrator (PA) by a third-party Performance Data Provider (PDP). All system owners of SGIP projects (under the Performance Based Incentive ( PBI) program requirements) may choose to either apply for PDP status or contract with an approved PDP to submit performance data complying with the applicable minimum standards as defined in the SGIP Program Handbook.
Providers interested in becoming a PDP for the SGIP must submit information detailing their qualifications to become a PDP for the program. PDP data transfer requirements and application instructions can be downloaded here.
LIST OF APPROVED PDPs
Please click here for an updated list of approved Performance Data Providers.
PDP APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested parties may apply to qualify as a PDP for the SGIP program at any point in time. To apply to qualify as a PDP, the applicant completes the SGIP PDP Application and provides all documentation in the attached questionnaire. Note that the PDP Applicant may submit one application for statewide PDP services to either of the Program Administrators. Contact information is provided in the PDP instructions. The Program Administrator will review the submitted documentation and determine if the PDP Applicant meets the program requirements.
For further information, please contact the Program Administrator in the utility service territory in which you would like to offer PDP services.