Please visit the SGIP Program Metrics page for the current incentive rates, current available funds and step opening dates for all budget categories.

The tables below show the base incentive rates for energy storage and generation technologies. Incentive levels decline per step. For large energy storage projects not claiming the ITC and small residential projects in the residential budget carve-out, incentives will decline by $0.10/Wh, rather than $0.05/Wh if the prior step is fully subscribed statewide within 10 calendar days from its opening. The incentive for large energy storage projects claiming the ITC will maintain a 72% differential from the incentive rate for non-ITC large-scale storage projects in all steps.

Energy Storage Incentives per Watt-hour (Wh)

Energy StorageStep 1
$/Wh
Step 2*
$/Wh
Step 3
$/Wh
Step 4
$/Wh
Step 5
$/Wh
Large Storage (>10 kW)$0.50$0.40$0.35$0.30$0.25
Large Storage Claiming ITC$0.36$0.29$0.22$0.22$0.18
Small Residential Storage (<=10 kW)$0.50$0.40$0.30$0.30$0.25

*Because Step 1 for all energy storage budgets statewide closed within 10 calendar days of opening, the incentive rates for Step 2 decreased by $0.10 for Large Storage and Small Residential Storage projects and 72% for Large Storage Claiming ITC projects.

 

Generation Incentives per Watt (W)

 Step 1Step 2Step 3
Technology TypeInitial Incentive
Rate
Max
Incentive
w/ bio
gas adder
Initial Incentive
Rate
Max
Incentive
w/ bio
gas adder
Initial Incentive
Rate
Max
Incentive
w/ bio
gas adder
Generation Technologies$/W$/W$/W$/W$/W$/W
Wind$0.90n/a$0.80n/a$0.70n/a

Waste Heat to Power

$0.60n/a$0.50n/a$0.40n/a
Pressure Turbine$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00

Internal Combustion Engine CHP

$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00
Microturbine CHP$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00

Gas Turbine CHP

$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00
Steam Turbine - CHP$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00

Fuel Cell CHP

$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00
Fuel Cell Electric Only$0.60$1.20$0.50$1.10$0.40$1.00

Additional incentive of 20% is provided for installation of eligible technologies from a California Manufacturer.

Examples of how incentives are calculated are available for reference.