Self-Generation Incentive Program


CSE administers the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory, playing 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 distributed generation and storage technologies that reduce on-site electrical demand and greenhouse gas emissions. 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.

SGIP is a ratepayer-funded rebate program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission and available to retail electric and gas customers of the major California investor-owned utilities.


SGIP Impacts

$174M in rebates
CSE has awarded more than $174 million for more than 2,250 SGIP incentives.
106 MW of capacity installed
CSE approved projects are providing more than 106 MW of electric capacity.
831 energy storage projects

CSE has reserved incentives for more than 831 energy storage projects totaling over 68 MW.

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


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 $174 million for more than 106 MW of clean generation capacity since 2001.