Pacific Power California Solar Incentive Program


In 2011, CSE began helping Californians in the northernmost areas of the state to go solar through the Pacific Power California Solar Incentive Program (PPCSIP), under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The utility chose CSE to administer its solar photovoltaic (PV) program because of our experience and success as program administrators for the California Solar Initiative in San Diego.

The program concluded in March of 2016, demonstrating smaller utility territories can greatly benefit from solar incentives to help drive greenhouse gas reductions and grid resiliency.


Pacific Power California Solar Incentive Program Impacts

$2,240,670 in rebates

As of May 2016, CSE has processed more than 187 PV rebate applications, totaling more than $2,240,670, with additional projects in process.

2.37 MW installed
As of May 2016, PPCSIP has incentivized over 2 megawatts of PV installations, helping to eliminate 2,778 metric tons of CO2. Some 1.38 MW of solar are in process.
78% is customer owned

The majority of the solar PV systems within PPCSIP are self-owned, with only 22% of projects being owned by third parties.

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Add approximately 3.5 MW of new PV generation capacity and support energy efficiency measures

CSE's Role

Program administrator


Renewable Energy

Key Partners

Pacific Power

State Policies Supported

California Public Utilities Commission Decision D.11-03-007

Impact Statement

Program is fully subscribed and is on track to exceed solar PV installation goals