Self-Generation Incentive Program


CSE is the only third-party administrator in California to run the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) for a major investor-owned utility, San Diego Gas & Electric®. SGIP plays a critical role in the adoption of distributed generation and energy storage projects throughout the region. 

Through SGIP, rebates are offered to utility customers who install clean and energy-efficient technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and electric demand on the grid. In San Diego, CSE provides technical and financial assistance to those interested in advancing energy storage, fuel cells, wind, waste energy recovery, pressure reduction turbines and combined heat and power technologies. 

In response to climate change and increasing wildfire threats and power outages, SGIP currently funds primarily energy storage projects with a focus on fire-prone, low-income and disadvantaged communities. 

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SGIP Impacts

$266M in rebates
CSE has awarded more than $266 million in incentives in SDG&E territory.
178 MW of capacity installed
CSE-approved projects are providing more than 178 MW of electric capacity
8,690 energy storage projects

CSE has reserved incentives for more than 8,690 energy storage projects.

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

To reduce electricity demand and greenhouse gas emissions by supporting distributed generation technologies

CSE's Role

Program administrator for San Diego Gas & Electric territory


Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency
Energy Engineering
Energy Storage

Key Partners

California Public Utilities Commission, San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas

State Policies Supported

AB 970, SB 412, AB 1150, SB 861

Impact Statement

CSE has awarded over $214 million for more than 42 MW of clean generation capacity since 2001.